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5-Alarm fire and 3-Alarm EMS Alarm in the North Maine FPD, 9-16-18

The North Maine FPD was called to 9396 Landings Lane in unincorporated Des Plaines Sunday morning around 8AM for a reported fire. The incident went to a 5-Alar fire box and a 3-Alarm ambulance box. 

Firefighters battle a fatal 5-Alarm fire at 9396 Landings Lane in unincorporated Des Plaines, IL 9-16-18

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This from Eric Haak:

Here are a few images from North Maine’s 5th alarm on Sunday morning (9/16). Images were taken about 40 minutes in. There was one fatality reported from this incident.

Firefighters battle a fatal 5-Alarm fire at 9396 Landings Lane in unincorporated Des Plaines, IL 9-16-18

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Working fire in Des Plaines – 8/3/18

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Another fire in Des Plaines – quick knock of a kitchen fire. 1 line.  Roof checked and no extension. Station 63, 61, 62 

Des Plaines firefighters at a fire scene

Des Plaines firefighters at a fire scene

Des Plaines firefighters at a fire scene

Des Plaines firefighters at a fire scene

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New & Live!! Des Plaines Fire Department @DesPlainesFD on Twitter!!

Gonna have weekly tweets about run totals & any significant calls of Fires, EMS & Fire Dept in nature. We’ll be posting photos & videos when possible. 

 

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Des Plaines Fire Department news

Excerpts from the journal-topics.com:

Firefighters from four area departments responded to a house fire on Des Plaines’ south side at approximately noon 5/18/18. First arriving crews reported light smoke showing from the single-family residence at 2032 Welwyn Ave. just east of Des Plaines River Road. The response was quickly upgraded to a Code 4 bringing in Firefighters from Park Ridge, Rosemont, and North Maine.

According to Des Plaines Fire Chief Alan Wax, the fire started in a back room and spread to the attic. Someone from the home called 911 to report the fire. A cause was not immediately known. The fire was out by approximately 12:30 p.m.

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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)

Photos from Larry Shapiro of the House fire in Des Plaines

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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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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