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House fire in Des Plaines, 4-5-18

Excerpts and photos from the Journal-Topics.com:

Thick, black smoke poured from the windows and doors of a Des Plaines home on Thacker Street and Warrington Road early Friday morning forcing two adults and a child out of the premises. 

Des Plaines firefighters from the Thacker Street station were first on the scene from the firehouse across the street.

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Des Plaines Firefighters at house fire

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Des Plaines Fire Department news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Three members of a Des Plaines-area family were killed when their car was hit broadside while turning through an intersection. Two other people were injured in the crash shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday at Rand and Golf roads in Des Plaines, including a 16-year-old boy who was driving the family’s car. He is in critical condition at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

The Cook County Medical Examiner identified the victims as 20-year-old Amra Dilji and her parents, 48-year-old Edije Dilji and 57-year-old Serif Dilji, all of the 8900 block of North Parkside Drive in unincorporated Maine Township.

The family was in a Volkswagen Passat traveling northwest on Rand Road when the 16-year-old driver attempted to turn west on Golf Road. A man driving a Lexus southeast on Rand Road broadsided the passenger side of the family’s vehicle as it attempted to make the left turn during a green light. The collision caused the family’s vehicle to roll over once and hit a curb, moving about 25 yards.

The driver of the Lexus was injured in the crash but has been released from the hospital.

Des Plaines firefighters extricated the boy from the car and took him to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and his condition was improving when police checked on him  Monday.

There is no indication of intoxication or impairment for either driver. Speed also does not appear to be a factor, though investigators are still gathering evidence. The speed limit in the area is 40 mph. Police have viewed footage from a red-light camera at the intersection.

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House fire in Des Plaines, 1-26-18 (more)

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Pierce fire trucks at Des Plaines house fire

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Des Plaines FD Tower 63

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aftermath of Des Plaines house fire

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firefighters ventilate roof with a saw

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aftermath of Des Plaines house fire

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Des Plaines FD Engine 63

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firefighter with hose line at fire

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firefighters with hose line at fire

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Pierce fire trucks at fire scene

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aftermath of Des Plaines house fire

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aftermath of Des Plaines house fire

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aftermath of Des Plaines house fire

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Des Plaines FD Engine 61

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Des Plaines FD Engine 63

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Des Plaines fire trucks Pierce

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Elk Grove Township FD Ambulance 11

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House fire in Des Plaines, 1-26-18

Des Plaines firefighters were called to 539 Westmere Road around 12:20PM on Friday (1/26/18) for reports of fire in an attached garage. The initial call was followed by multiple 9-1-1 calls. Engine 63 arrived first and reported heavy fire from the attached garage that spread into the second floor of the split-level house. Strong winds blew smoke across the street obscuring visibility on the street. 

The fire was too intense to make entry so an exterior line was used with foam to make an initial attack and Tower Ladder 63 was setup to the roof for ventilation. Four lines were used and the fire was knocked down within 20 minutes. All three Des Plaines engines, both towers, the three ambulances, plus the battalion chief and 6100 were at the scene. Additional companies were Mount Prospect Engine 12, Tower 13, and Battalion 3, plus Elk Grove Township Ambulance 11.

Thanks to Nick Marcinkowski for these photos.

house fire at 539 Windmere Road in Des Plaines

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house fire at 539 Windmere Road in Des Plaines

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house fire at 539 Windmere Road in Des Plaines

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house fire at 539 Windmere Road in Des Plaines

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house fire at 539 Windmere Road in Des Plaines

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house fire at 539 Windmere Road in Des Plaines

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house fire at 539 Windmere Road in Des Plaines

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house fire at 539 Windmere Road in Des Plaines

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house fire at 539 Windmere Road in Des Plaines

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house fire at 539 Windmere Road in Des Plaines

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house fire at 539 Windmere Road in Des Plaines

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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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