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Working fire in Des Plaines, 7-7-20

Des Plaines firefighters responded to 701 Albany Lane shortly after noon Tuesday for a fire. Companies arrived to find fire in the attic and through the roof of a two-story house. The fire was knocked down within 20 minutes and out of town companies were released not long after arriving in the staging area.

Pierce Arrow XT fire engine

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foam used at house fire

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Working fire in Des Plaines, 12-15-18 (more)

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Firefighters battle a house fire

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Commercial building fire in Des Plaines, 12/29/17

Des Plaines firefighters were called to 1108 E. Oakton this afternoon (12/29/17) for a fire in the Car-X Muffler shop, half a mile from Des Plaines Station 62. Upon arrival Engine 62 reported a fire and initiated an interior attack. The size up reported fire visible from two sides and through the roof very shortly thereafter. Companies were soon ordered out of the building to initiate an exterior attack. Both Des Plaines tower ladders were put to work as the incident was upgraded to a working fire. 

The B-sector wall failed within minutes and portions of the roof went with it. A MABAS Box Alarm was requested bringing additional resources to the scene. Park Ridge Tower Ladder 36 was sent to the rear for a third elevated master stream supplied by a Rosemont engine.

A partial list of units at the scene included: Des Plaines Engine 61, Engine 62, Engine 63, Tower 61, Tower 63, Ambulance 61, Ambulance 62, Ambulance 63, Battalion 61, 6100, and 6101. Mutual aid companies included: Park Ridge Tower 36 and Ambulance 36, Rosemont Engine 156, Glenview Engine 8, North Maine Engine 1, Elk Grove Township Engine 11, Schiller Park Tower 5 and Battalion 5, Morotn Grove Quint 4, Skokie Tower 16, Northbrook Ambulance 10, Wheeling Ambulance 24, a warming bus from Mount Prospect, and Elk Grove Ambulance 7.

Several contributors were at the scene and this is the first of what will be several posts.

massive smoke column from commercial building fire

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massive smoke column from commercial building fire

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Pierce fire engine at fire with smoke and flames

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Des Plaines FD Engine 63 at a fire scene

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smoke and flames from commercial building fire

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Pierce tower ladder battles commercial building fire

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wall collapses during commercial building fire

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Des Plaines FD Engine 62 at fire scene

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Pierce PUC fire engine at fire scene

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Park Ridge FD Tower 36 going to work E-ONE tower ladder

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Park Ridge FD Tower 36 going to work E-ONE tower ladder

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Park Ridge FD Tower 36 at work E-ONE tower ladder

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Des Plaines FD Engine 63 at a fire scene

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