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2-Alarm fire in Des Plaines, 1-5-23

This from Larry Shapiro:

After being dispatched to a working fire at an unknown address because of the volume of 911 calls into RED Center, firefighters from the North Maine FPD followed a header and travelled less than 1/2 mile to 9320 Noel Street in unincorporated Maine Township. They pulled up to heavy fire blowing out what was left of one unit of a four-unit, two-story apartment building. The entire front of the second unit from the street had been blown out. The alarm was upgraded to a Working Fire and then a MABAS Box Alarm, followed within minutes by an upgrade to the 2nd Alarm bringing units from as far away as Glencoe and Lincolnshire.

Multiple hand lines and three elevated master streams were used to battle the fire, the majority of which had been knocked down prior to my arrival.

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Working fire in Des Plaines, 12-23-22

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During the sub-zero temperatures on Friday, 12/23/22, Des Plaines, North Maine, Niles, and Park Ridge firefighters handled a fire at 221 Good Avenue. The house was just blocks from North Maine Station 1. The fire was in the floor near the rear of the house over a crawl space.

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Box Alarm fire near Des Plaines, 12-2-22 (more)

Some photos from Larry Shapiro of the Box Alarm fire near Des Plaines, 12-2-22

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Box Alarm fire near Des Plaines, 12-2-22 (more)

brief cellphone video from the Box Alarm fire near Des Plaines, 12-2-22

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Box Alarm fire near Des Plaines, 12-2-22

The North Maine FPD along with firefighters from Des Plaines and Niles were sent to a somewhat remote location in unincorporated Des Plaines for a house fire Friday morning (12-2-22). The large house at 9609 Reding Circle sits on a small lake off of Golf Road and I-294. Reding Circle is a narrow, private road with minimal access. 

As smoke was reported on arrival, the alarm was upgraded to a working fire, and it wasn’t long before flames were venting through the roof of the vacant house. Companies made an interior attack and were pulled out to transition into a defensive attack with aerial operations. Three trucks were put to work with master streams; Des Plaines Tower 61, Niles Tower 2, and Glenview Truck 14. North Maine Engine 1, Niles Engine 3, and Prospect Heights Squad 9 were pumping. Truck 2 was on their own hydrant. 

The alarm was upgraded again to a MABAS Box Alarm, although most of those mutual aid companies were not put to work.

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House fire in Des Plaines, 11-10-22

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Des Plaines house fire – 11-10-22

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House fire in Des Plaines, 9-26-22

A Des Plaines firefighter working in the fire prevention bureau spotted smoke from the eaves of a house at 501 S. Mt. Prospect Road Monday just before 2PM. After speaking with individuals outside the home, he called RED Center to report the house fire. He then entered the home to convince two people to evacuate and subsequently reentered to complete a secondary search.

The working fire response brought three engines, two chief officers, and four Des Plaines ambulances, a chief, truck, and ambulance from Mount Prospect, a chief and truck from Prospect Heights, a Wheeling engine, and a Niles truck. Des Plaines Battalion 61 and Truck 61 were both training at NIPSTA and responded from there.

The origin of the fire was believed to be a second story bathroom, but the entire second floor attic space of the split-level home was involved when suppression companies arrived.

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New rescue squad for Des Plaines (more)

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Des Plaines has placed a new unit in service at Station 63. Rescue 63 is a 2021 Ford F-550 Alexis 12′ Response Rescue. Des Plaines is using this unit to run on non emergency calls, follow the ambulance instead of the squad, fire calls, and is also the jump company for their 4th ambulance. Station 63 staffs (2) on Ambulance 63, (3) on Squad 63, (2) on Rescue 63/Ambulance 64. 

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New squad for Des Plaines (more)

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Squad Co. 63 – 2021 Pierce Enforcer 1500/750 – Job# 35763
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House fire in Des plaines, 6-14-22

Excerpts from the journal-topics.com:

The Des Plaines Fire Department responded to a single-family home just south of Oakton Street at 3:14 p.m. Tuesday afternoon and arrived to find heavy smoke coming out of the home. The only occupant had escaped unharmed. Crews from multiple area departments assisted at the scene while also battling 95-degree heat.

After the blaze at 1817 Lee St., fire officials pointed to an already problematic window air conditioner unit plugged into an extension cord as the cause of the fire.

The fire department’s investigation concluded that the fire started at the center and rear rooms of the house. At one point, a power line burned away from its connection to the home, creating an electrical hazard as the live power line fell in the backyard and across a metal fence.

The Red Cross was contacted to help the resident with relocation from the now-uninhabitable home, with damage estimates over $100,000.

 

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