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Fatal fire in Bensenville

Excerpts thedailyherald.com:

A man in his mid-80s was killed in a Tuesday morning house fire near Bensenville.

The man’s wife reported the blaze in the basement of the tri-level house on the 4N500 block of Church Road near White Pines Golf Club. Dispatchers received a 911 call at 8:23 a.m. Firefighters arrived at 8:30 a.m., met the wife outside the house and began battling the blaze which was quickly extinguished.

The man likely died from his injuries before firefighters were called, Bensenville Fire Protection District Chief Michael Spain said. The man had been confined to his bed for about 20 years, and fire officials had been to his house numerous times for medical emergencies. The fire was contained to that room, but there was smoke damage throughout the house. The structure was left uninhabitable.

The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the blaze.

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3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17 (part 8)

More on the 3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17

This from Steve Redick:

Took this job in a week ago. Originated as a fire alarm and was filled out to a full response before FD arrival. One civilian fatality, presumably from the fire apartment. When I arrived fire was in the attic space and working it’s way throughout. Water supply was a problem as I was told they have small mains in the area. The smoke conditions here were pretty amazing, very fluid and constantly changing. The really noteworthy things from a “fire fan” perspective was the first use of the brand new Bensenville rearmount E-ONE quint and the first use of Chicago FD Squad 7’s Snorkel. Squad 7 is quartered at rescue station 3 at O’Hare field and has a response area that extends to the northwest side of the city proper, and as in this case, is due on some MABAS alarms in the surrounding suburbs. Their rig is the only one of the four squad sets ordered that is lime green and really doesn’t see much fire duty where an elevated master stream is used. The rig was really put to the test at this job. I am enclosing a few of my favorite images and I would encourage you to see the video and all the images here:

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Leyden Township FPD quint battles a fire

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heavy smoke and flames from apartment fire

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Chicago FD Squad 7A battling a fire

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Chicago FD Squad 7A battling a fire

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Chicago FD Squad 7A battling a fire

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Steve Redick photoChicago FD Squad 7A battling a fire

Chicago FD Squad 7A battling a fire

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Bensenville FPD quint battles a fire

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Chicago FD Squad 7A battling a fire

Steve Redick photo

Leyden Township FPD quint battles a fire

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3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17 (part 4)

video from Larry Shapiro of the 3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17

 

 

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