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2-Alarm fire in Island Lake, 11-11-14

Images by¬†Jeff Rudolph from Wauconda’s 2-Alarm fire at the Sikh temple last night (11-11-14)

 

Pierce fire engine at fire scene

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firemen with hose line

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firemen with hose line

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firemen with hose line

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firemen with hose line

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pierce tower ladder at fire scene

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Cary FPD SVI squad

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2-Alarm fire in Island Lake, 11-11-14

The Chicago Tribune has an article about last night’s 2-Alarm fire for the Wauconda Fire District:

A fire caused extensive damaged to a Sikh temple in the far northwest suburbs.

Firefighters were called to the Guru Nanak Sikh Mission temple at 217 W. State Road in Island Lake at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday [to answer an automatic alarm] according to Wauconda Fire District¬†officials. Firefighters arrived to see smoke “billowing from the building,” said Wacounda Fire Chief David Dato.

At first, firefighters were able to battle the blaze from inside the building but as flames spread, crews had to take a defensive position, Dato said.

Firefighters put out the blaze just after midnight, and no injuries were reported, officials said.

Fire officials said the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms as well as the Illinois state fire marshal’s office will investigate because the structure housed a place of worship.

Sikh temple destroyed by fire

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McHenry TWP FD Pierce Velocity tower ladder at night fire scene

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Sikh temple destroyed by fire

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Sikh temple destroyed by fire

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Fox Lake FD Nova Quintech SkyArm at night fire scene

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Sikh temple destroyed by fire

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Pierce fire engine with many hose lines at fire scene

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MABAS Air 5 refills air cylinders at fire scene

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Sikh temple destroyed by fire

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Round Lake FD engine at night fire scene with Command Light

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Chicago 2-11 5-28-11

Chicago responded to a reported fire in a church at 3450 W. 15th Street around 6AM this morning. First arriving units encountered heavy smoke and fire in a 50×150 2 1/2-story brick church and immediately requested a Box Alarm. Tower Ladder 5 and Squad 1 went to work right away before a special call was made for the reserve Snorkel. Fire was traveling fro the front towards the rear of the structure and a 2-11 Alarm was sounded.

Companies made quick work of knocking down the fire and preventing further spread. The majority of the 2-11 companies were never used.

Gordon J. Nord, Jr., Tim Olk, and Steve Redick went to the scene though the fire was basically out prior to any of them arriving. Tim and Steve submitted several images.

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 5-28-11 15th Street

Engine 38 was the first engine on the scene and was on a hydrant on 15th Street just past the fire building. Steve Redick photo

 

 

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm church fire 5-28-11 15th Street

Chicago Tower 5 deployed in front put their but right at the big stained glass window for a vantage point into the church. Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm church fire 5-28-11 15th Street

Firefighters from Tower 5 complete overhaul in the large window opening. Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm church fire 5-28-11 15th Street

Squad 1 was setup in the rear of the structure and put firefighters onto the roof. Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm church fire 5-28-11 15th Street

Engine 107, the second-due engine, was on the south side of the building on 15th Street in Sector 1. Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm church fire 5-28-11 15th Street

An interior view showing some of the damage to the building. Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 5-28-11 15th Street

Reserve Snorkel 1 (6-6-1) was special called to the scene from Engine 35's house but was never put to work. Steve Redick photo

 

 

A brief article by the Chicago Tribune is HERE.

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Chicago apparatus on-scene

Steve Redick submitted several images from a 2-11 alarm fire on the 13th of October. His summary is:

1340 E 72nd St last night…traffic was horrendous so there was nothing for me by the time I arrived. The fire involved a large ornate vacant rectory, with what I think was a gable roof. The fire bldg was attached by a walkway on the first floor to the body of a very large traditional style church. It appeared to me that the fire was all top floor and attic so exposure risk was pretty minimal. In my shots of the rear you can see the debris pile from what I assume was the collapsed gable roof. Lots of spares at this job….

Chicago Fire Department Spartan Luverne pumper

This 2002 Spartan/Luverne engine is currently part of the spare apparatus. It is shop #D598 and was previously assigned to Engine 82 at 817 E. 91st Street. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department engine 126

Engine 126 from 7913 S. Kingston is running with a 2001 Spartan/Luverne, shop #D583. This 2001 model is almost indistinguishable from the engines delivered in 2002. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department engine 122 2009 Spartan Crimson engine

Engine 122 has one of the 2009 raised roof Spartan/Crimson pumpers, shop #D650. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department engine 72 Spartan Crimson

Engine 72 has a 2006 raised roof Spartan Crimson engine bearing shop #D633. This is virtually identical in design to the 2009 unit assigned to Engine 122. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department E-ONE tower ladder

Tower 34 was using this spare 1988 E-ONE Hurricane 95' tower ladder with shop #E265 that was previously assigned to them. Steve Redick photo

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