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Box Alarm fire in Des Plaines, 1-10-18 (more)

More from the Box Alarm fire in Des Plaines, 1-10-18 – photos and audio recording

Niles FD Truck 2

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Maine Scrap Metals fire

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

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Des Plaines FD Tower 63

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

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Des Plaines FD Engine 63

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Niles FD Truck 2

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Des Plaines FD Tower 61

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Working fire in Des Plaines, 1-11-18

Des Plaines firefighters were called for a kitchen fire at 2148 Chestnut Street at 3:30AM 1/11/18. This occurred as many units were still working at the Maine Scrap Metals fire that started several hours earlier. Callback Des Plaines firefighters staffing reserve units and change-of-quarters companies responded to this alarm. The first arriving units reported fire blowing out of the front windows of this end unit. One occupant signed a release and was not transported. Companies at this fire were Des Plaines Engine 64 (using Engine 62), Des Plaines Ambulance 64, Des Plaines Battalion 62, Rosemont Engine 156, North Maine Engine 1, Niles Ambulance 2, and Glenview Ambulance. Schiller Park Truck 5 and Battalion 5 responded from the other fire scene.

 

aftermath of apartment fire

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firefighters after battling an apartment fire

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firefighter in PPE after battling a fire

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Rosemone FD Engine 156

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firefighters after battling an apartment fire

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firefighters in PPE after battling a fire

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scene of gutted apartment fire

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Des Plaines FD Engine 62

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North Maine FPD Engine 1

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Schiller Park FD Truck 5

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Box Alarm fire in Des Plaines, 1-10-18 (more)

Three part video series by Larry Shapiro of the Box Alarm fire in Des Plaines, 1-10-18

 

 

 

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Box Alarm fire in Des Plaines, 1-10-18 (more)

Video by Steve Redick of the Box Alarm fire in Des Plaines, 1-10-18

 

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Box Alarm fire in Des Plaines, 1-10-18

Des Plaines firefighters responded to a fire at Maine Scrap Metals at 1274 Rand Road just after 11PM on Wednesday (1/10/18). They arrived and had fire inside the building and upgraded the alarm to a working fire. Within minutes they were defensive with flames through the roof and a compromised exterior wall. The alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm as master streams were put into operation. Eventually four elevated streams were deployed from Des Plaines Tower 61, Des Plaines Tower 63, Niles Truck 2, and Chicago Squad 7A. 

After the bulk of the fire was out and access to the smoldering fire was difficult due to the roof collapse, a front end loader was brought in to knock down the remains of the D-Sector wall which bordered a limousine company. Several parked vehicles were damaged on this property. Mount Prospect Hose/Foam Tender 12 was called several hours later and they applied one large tub of foam in hopes of smothering the stubborn remnants of fire.

Companies at the scene included Des Plaines Engines 61, 62, 63, Towers 61 63, Ambulances 61, 62, 63, Battalion 61, 6101, and 6100. Mutual aid engines came from Wheeling, Mount Prospect, Elk Grove Village, Park Ridge, and Skokie. Trucks came from Arlington Heights, Niles, and Schiller Park. Squads were from Prospect Heights and Chicago Squad 7 from O’Hare. Ambulances on the scene were from Mount Prospect, North Maine, Niles, and Park Ridge. Chief officers came from Mount Prospect, Elk Grove Village, North Maine, Schiller Park, and Chicago.

While companies were still working this fire, Des Plaines had a working fire on the south end of town. 

There will be more images and videos from this fire.

flames through the roof of commercial building

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Des Plaines Tower Ladder 61 Pierce tower ladder battles a fire

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Chicago FD Squad 7A at a fire Rosenbauer Commander ACP-55 Cobra Articulating platform

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Des Plaines Firefighters with Draeger SCBA fighting a fire

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Firefighters in Pierce tower ladder overhaul fire

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Commercial building fire in Des Plaines, 12/29/17 (final)

audio from the Commercial building fire in Des Plaines, 12/29/17

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Commercial building fire in Des Plaines, 12/29/17 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Took this job in on Friday…poor weather conditions..heavy overcast and snow with slippery road conditions. Not that much accumulation but occurred during the height of the snow squall. Apparently started as a car fire in the muffler shop. Very early collapse and storage of flammable gases created some severe hazards. I believe this was a bar joist type of truss construction. The collapse area seemed to be indicative of the bar joists distorting from the fire conditions. 3 tower ladders were set up. A class B foam operation with eductor appeared to be in use as well. The box alarm companies seemed to be primarily for relief purposes as the working fire response brings a large response. A nice assortment of apparatus could be seen here including both of Des Plaines new Pierce engines. All the images and video can be seen here:

Happy New Year

Steve Redick

massive smoke from building fire

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Des Plaines FD Engine 63

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Spartan fire engines

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Des Plaines FD Tower ladder 63

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Des Plaines FD Engine 62

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Park Ridge FD Tower 36

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Park Ridge FD Tower 36

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Car-X muffler shop fire

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Car-X muffler shop fire

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Des Plaines FD Engine 62

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Des Plaines FD Tower 63

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Commercial building fire in Des Plaines, 12/29/17 (more)

Additional photos from the Commercial building fire in Des Plaines, 12/29/17

firefighters at winter fire scene

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Mount Prospect FD hose wagon

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Des Plaines FD Truck 63

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firefighters posing after battling a winter fire

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Des Plaines FD Truck 61

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car=X auto shop destroyed by fire

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Skokie FD Truck 16

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firefighters in PPE at fire scene

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firefighter at fire scene in PPE

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Des Plaines FD Engine 62

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Mount Prospect FD foam tender/hose wagon

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Glenview FD Engine 8

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car-X auto shop destroyed by fire in Des Plaines IL

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Des Plaines FD Engine 62

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car-X auto shop destroyed by fire in Des Plaines IL

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car-X auto shop destroyed by fire in Des Plaines IL

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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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New ambulance for Des Plaines

From the Foster Coach Sales Facebook page:

Brand new custom Horton conversion on a Freightliner chassis 

Des Plaines FD Ambulance 63

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Des Plaines FD Ambulance 63

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Des Plaines FD Ambulance 63

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Des Plaines FD Ambulance 63

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new ambulance interior

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