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House fire in Long Grove, 7-10-17

Long Grove firefighters were sent to 4745 Wellington Drive Monday morning before 5:30 for a reported house fire. Based on phone calls received, dispatchers at RED Center upgraded the Code 3 response to a Code 4 for the working fire while units were en route. Long Grove Squad 55 arrived and reported visible fire and initiation of a transitional attack. The fire at the roof’s peak above a two-story front foyer was knocked down quickly. Companies remained on the scene doing extensive overhaul and salvage work.

Water supply was secured through the use of tankers that were nursing Long Grove Squad 55. A partial list of units at the scene included Long Grove Squad, Tanker, and Ambulance 55, 5500, 5501, 5502; Buffalo Grove Quint 27 and Battalion 4; Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Truck and Battalion 51; Arlington Heights Engine and Ambulance 4; Wheeling Engine 23; Countryside Tanker 411; Prospect Heights Tanker and Ambulance 9; plus tankers from Palatine Rural,  Barrington Countryside, and Wauconda; Lake Zurich Engine 4 and 3203; Libertyville Quint 462; Barrington Ambulance 361; Deerfield-Bannockburn Squad 19;  and Palatine Engine 81.

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Lincolnshire Riverwoods FPD Truck 51

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fire trucks at fire scene in driving rain

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aerial ladder reaches roof with set back

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Firefighters with hose line at fire scene

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fire department tanker nursing an engine

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fire department tanker nursing an engine

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panoramic image of house fire scene

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Firefighters on ground ladder overhaul after house fire

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Long Grove FPD Squad 55 E-ONE Typhoon fire engine at fire scene

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Firefighters on ground ladder overhaul after house fire

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Long Grove FPD Squad 55 E-ONE Typhoon fire engine at fire scene

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2-Alarm house fire in Long Grove 9-16-16 (more)

video from the 2-Alarm fire in Long Grove 9-16-16

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2-Alarm house fire in Long Grove 9-16-16

This from Larry Shapiro:

The Long Grove FPD was dispatched with mutual aid companies to the area of Old McHenry Road and Cuba Road Friday night (9/16/16) just after 9:30PM for a reported house fire. The location is just blocks from the fire station and the Long Grove units were in the area within minutes of the call. They found a vacant house in disrepair off of Shagbark Lane with heavy fire.

The Code 3 dispatch was quickly upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire. Nine units were due on the initial dispatch including three tankers and another 12 units with five tenders were due on the Code 4 along with several chief officers.

Long Grove Squad 55 and Tanker 55 used 4,000 gallons of water which was quickly supplemented by another 3,200 gallons from the Wauconda tanker and 1,000 gallons from Lake Zurich Engine 4 as a water supply operation was implemented with a tanker shuttle.

Eventually a Box Alarm and then a 2nd Alarm for tenders only brought multiple additional resources to the scene.

vacant house engulfed in fire

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vacant house engulfed in fire

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vacant house engulfed in fire

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firefighter with hose line at huge house fire

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firefighters climb engine at major fire scene

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firemen pull hose at fire scene

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Long Grove FD Tanker 55 KME

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vacant house engulfed in fire

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portable dump tanks for water supply

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Grayslake FD tender dumps water at fire scene

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Elk Grove Township FD tender dumps water at fire scene

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House fire in Spring Grove, 7-17-16

This from Jeff Rudolph:

07/17/16
Lightning from Sunday morning’s storm struck a house on Rudolph Ct. in Spring Grove. Crews where able to quickly contain and extinguish the fire, holding the response to a full still. The area has no hydrants so tenders nursed into Spring Grove’s engine. Jeff Rudolph

McHenry Township FPD engine

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Fox Lake FD tender

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Spring Grover FD pumper/tanker at fire scene

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Spring Grover FD tender at fire scene

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firefighters at fire scene

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McHenry Township FPD tender

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Richmond FD ambulance

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Truck fire in Schaumburg, 6-8-16 (more)

Video from Larry Shapiro of the Truck fire in Schaumburg, 6-8-16

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Truck fire in Schaumburg, 6-8-16

Schaumburg companies were sent to the SB IL Route 53 local lanes just past I90 just after midnight on Wednesday (6/8/16) for fire in a semi-trailer. They encountered fire in a 40′ trailer that was almost fully-loaded with commercial uniforms. Battalion 5 requested a tanker from Long Grove and the Elk Grove Township to supply Engine 52 with two lines off. Schaumburg Engines 51 and 54 plus Squad 55 were all on the scene and had used their tank water.

Rolling Meadows Engine 16 and Hoffman Estates Engine 21 were also on the scene assisting with manpower during the almost two-hour process to remove the smoldering contents of the truck. Also at the scene were Schaumburg Trucks 52 and 53, and Schaumburg Ambulances 53 and 54.

Long Grove fire department tender nursing an engine

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Schaumburg FD Truck 53

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firemen in tower ladder bucket use saw on truck trailer

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truck trailer fire on the highway

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firefighter uses saw at night with sparks

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fireman empties truck contents after fire

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fire department tender nursing an engine

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Elk Grove Township FD Tanker 11

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Schaumburg FD Engine 51

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firemen empty truck contents after fire

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Schaumburg FD Squad 55

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House fire in Green Oaks, 3-24-16

Libertyville firefighters along with automatic-aid companies were sent to 1470 Greenbriar Drive in Green Oaks (Libertyville FPD) just after 1AM when a homeowner, awakened by a smoke alarm, noticed a van outside had caught fire and was spreading to the attached garage.

The first arriving engine reported flames through the roof of the garage and made an initial quick attack with their deck gun. After the tank water was drained, the engine was nursed by a tanker that arrived after them and a hand line went into operation. A shuttle was setup with successive tankers nursing the Libertyville tanker and in turn the engine in the driveway.

The alarm was elevated to a Box Alarm which brought several tankers (tenders) to the neighborhood that is without hydrants. Though the garage and contents were heavily damaged, the fire did not communicate into the house.

The box was struck out about an hour later and companies began to pickup.

firefighters with tools approach fire scene

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tender nursing an engine during a fire

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engine nursing an tender during a fire

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Pierce fire engine with ail-burt light tower at fire scene

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tender nursing another tender during a fire

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attached garage destroyed by fire

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Pierce fire engine with ail-burt light tower at fire scene

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charred remnants of van fire

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firefighters with house line at night fire scene on the rain

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aftermath of house fire

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3-Alarm fire in South Barrington, 5/18/15

The Barrington Countryside FPD was called for a house fire at 2 Windridge Road in South Barrington today (5/18/15) around 1PM. Arriving units found sections of the cedar shake roof on fire and requested a MABAS Box Alarm. As the wind was prevalent, the alarm was upgraded to a 2nd Alarm and then a 3rd Alarm as companies were withdrawn front the house for an exterior attack.

Several hand lines were used, some applying foam. Firefighters went back into the house after a section of the roof was burned off to chase hot spots and extinguish the balance of the fire.

There was a sizable fire pit smoldering in the backyard, up wind of the house.

Some of the units at the scene included: Barrington Countryside with two engines and two tenders; engines from Barrington, Lake Zurich, Algonquin, Fox River Grove, Hanover Park, West Dundee, Schaumburg,and Carpentersville; trucks from Hoffman Estates, McHenry Twp, Countryside, and Palatine; squads from Libertyville and Cary; ambulances from Buffalo Grove and Long Grove; tenders from Long Grove, McHenry Twp, Nunda Rural, Crystal Lake, Prospect Heights, Palatine Rural, East Dundee, Bartlett, Wauconda, and Rutland-Dundee; MABAS Air 5 and the MESS Canteen.

Several contributors were at the scene.

large hose on fire

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large house on fire

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firemen apply foam during house fire

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smoldering fire pit at house fire

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firemen apply foam during house fire

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Freight liner fire truck at fire scene

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E-ONE fire engine at fire scene

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firemen at house fire scene

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firemen with hose at fire scene

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fire department full station for tenders

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line of fire trucks staged

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firemen at fire scene

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McHenry Township Fire Department tender

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Cary Fire District Super Vac squad

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Countryside FPD tower ladder Metz

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Libertyville FD squad

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Long Grove Fire Department tender

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firemen fill air bottles at fire scene

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Wacounda Fire Department tender

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Hoffman Estates FD tower ladder

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Barrington Countryside FPD tender

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fire photographers at fire scene

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Detached garage fire in Prospect Heights, 5-3-15

This from Larry Shapiro:

The Prospect Heights FD received multiple calls for a detached garage on fire at 240 E. Camp McDonald Road Sunday night (5/3/15). Flames could be seen from Station 9, less than a block away. The three-car, 1 1/2-story garage was fully-involved and was reported to have a 55-gallon drum of racing fuel and acetylene torches inside.

Engine 9 dropped two lines and Tanker 9 setup to nurse the engine. Engine 39 dropped a supply line to a hydrant approximately 1/3 of a mile away as Long Grove Tanker 55 arrived to continue nursing Engine 9. The bulk of the fire was knocked down quickly, and the other tankers were released from the staging area.

When I arrived the roof had collapsed and there was still some visible fire.

firemen pull hose from an engine at night

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firemen fight a garage fire

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firemen fight a garage fire

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fire department tenders nursing an engine

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Spartan fire engine at night scene

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firemen fight a garage fire

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Long Grove house fire, 10-13-14

This from Larry Shapiro:

Long Grove firefighters responded along with mutual-aid companies to a reported basement fire at 20900 Middleton Drive in Kildeer late Monday evening. Smoke was visible on arrival and firefighters entered the house with a line to find a fire in the furnace area of the basement.

The house was filled with smoke, but no extension was discovered.

Here are some images from the scene.

smoke from house fire at night

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smoke from house fire at night

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KME fire engine at night fire scene

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smoke from house fire at night

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KME fire engine at night fire scene

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fire department tanker nurses fire engine at fire scene

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