Posts Tagged controlled burn

Prescribed burn in Busse Woods, 3-31-15

This from Larry Shapiro:

It’s the season for controlled or prescribed burns, so I followed a huge header Tuesday afternoon (3/31/15) to the Busse Woods Forest Preserve where the Cook County FPD Resource Management firefighters were burning in a large field. I walked in and stayed for about 45 minutes as they moved through the area. Here are some images from the burn area of what’s called the Nature Preserve on the north side of the Salt Creek.

huge flames and heavy smoke from prescribed burn

Larry Shapiro photo

huge flames and heavy smoke from prescribed burn

Larry Shapiro photo

huge flames and heavy smoke from prescribed burn

Larry Shapiro photo

huge flames and heavy smoke from prescribed burn

Larry Shapiro photo

wildland firefighter uses drip torch in field

Larry Shapiro photo

wildland firefighter at prescribed burn

Larry Shapiro photo

wildland firefighter uses drip torch in field

Larry Shapiro photo

wildland firefighter at prescribed burn

Larry Shapiro photo

wildland firefighter with huge flames

Larry Shapiro photo

huge flames and heavy smoke from prescribed burn

Larry Shapiro photo

An extensive gallery is at shapirophotography.net

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Wildland burn at the Illinois Beach State Park, 3/18/15

Images and a brief video from Tim Olk of a burn conducted at the Illinois Beach State Park in Zion.

controlled wildland burn

Tim Olk photo

controlled wildland burn

Tim Olk photo

controlled wildland burn

Tim Olk photo

controlled wildland burn

Tim Olk photo

controlled wildland burn

Tim Olk photo

controlled wildland burn

Tim Olk photo

controlled wildland burn

Tim Olk photo

controlled wildland burn

Tim Olk photo

controlled wildland burn

Tim Olk photo

controlled wildland burn

Tim Olk photo

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Controlled wildland burn in January

Tim Olk submitted several images of a private wildland burn recently in South Elgin. The burn took place in a suburban area surrounded by residential homes and involved grasses over 20-feet tall.

controlled prairie burn in South Elgin

controlled prairie burn in South Elgin

controlled prairie burn in South Elgin

controlled prairie burn in South Elgin

controlled prairie burn in South Elgin

controlled prairie burn in South Elgin

controlled prairie burn in South Elgin

controlled prairie burn in South Elgin

controlled prairie burn in South Elgin

controlled prairie burn in South Elgin

controlled prairie burn in South Elgin

controlled prairie burn in South Elgin

controlled prairie burn in South Elgin

controlled prairie burn in South Elgin

controlled prairie burn in South Elgin

controlled prairie burn in South Elgin

controlled prairie burn in South Elgin

controlled prairie burn in South Elgin

controlled prairie burn in South Elgin

controlled prairie burn in South Elgin

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Long Grove Fire Department controlled burn – update

A video has been posted by Larry Shapiro of the Long Grove burn down of the house on Checker Road. It’s a bit long, but details the operation from start to finish.

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Long Grove Fire Department controlled burn

The Long Grove Fire Department conducted a controlled burn-down of a vacant house at 1889 Checker Road Saturday morning. The house had been used by the fire department over the past two weeks for live-fire training evolutions to train Long Grove and eight other area departments. The house was the scene of what is being called a fire of suspicious origin this past Thursday, but the fire was stopped before it got hold of the main structure, and it was burned today for the public. A developer owns the property and will begin preparing the property for three new homes.

Tim Olk and Larry Shapiro were in attendance and submitted several images.

Long Grove FPD burn down 9-17-11

A crowd of residents gathers to watch the Long Grove FPD burn down a vacant house. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove FPD burn down 9-17-11

Moments after igniting the fires on the second floor, smoke and flames show from the roof, eaves and windows. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove FPD burn down 9-17-11

Fires were then ignited on the first floor and heavy fire is visible throughout. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove FPD burn down 9-17-11

A view from the north end shows the volume of fire. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove FPD burn down 9-17-11

Fire now is showing from from all but the farthest southern section of the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove FPD burn down 9-17-11

The south end of the house is now well involved as firefighters keep the trees from catching fire. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove FPD burn down 9-17-11

The thick black smoke signifies the roof burning now at the southern end of the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove FPD burn down 9-17-11

The chimney remains standing after the majority of the house has been consumed. Larry Shapiro photo

There is a large gallery with more images from Larry Shapiro HERE.

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