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Fatal explosion and fire in Waukegan, 5-3-19 (more)

Prearrival video of the waukegan explosion. First in engine was from Gurnee and pulls up in the last minute of the video, you can hear it dragging sheet metal debris as they pull in
 
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Fatal explosion and fire in Waukegan, 5-3-19

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Four employees of a Waukegan chemical plant were hospitalized and another three were reported missing following an explosion late Friday that was heard and felt across Lake County around 9:45 p.m. 

Waukegan Fire Marshal Steve Lenzi reported that first arriving crews were quickly overwhelmed by flames at the AB Specialty Silicones plant at 3790 Sunset Ave., which is on the city’s far northwest side near its border with Gurnee.

Fire personnel from Waukegan plus departments in Lake and Cook counties including hazardous materials crews and structural collapse technicians were involved with both fighting the fire and searching for the missing employees.

Fatal explosion and fire at the AB Specialty Silicones plant at 3790 Sunset Ave. in Waukegan IL 5/3/19

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Fatal explosion and fire at the AB Specialty Silicones plant at 3790 Sunset Ave. in Waukegan IL 5/3/19

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Fatal explosion and fire at the AB Specialty Silicones plant at 3790 Sunset Ave. in Waukegan IL 5/3/19

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Fatal explosion and fire at the AB Specialty Silicones plant at 3790 Sunset Ave. in Waukegan IL 5/3/19

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Fatal explosion and fire at the AB Specialty Silicones plant at 3790 Sunset Ave. in Waukegan IL 5/3/19

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Waukegan FD ARFF unit works at the Fatal explosion and fire at the AB Specialty Silicones plant at 3790 Sunset Ave. in Waukegan IL 5/3/19

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Box Alarm fire in Prospect Heights, 5-3-19 (more)

From the Prospect Heights Fire District:

PROSPECT HEIGHTS —Today, Friday May 3, 2019 at 12:28 p.m. the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District was dispatched to a reported fire at 1535 Cove Drive, part of the Quincy Park Condominiums.  

While still responding to this location, 9-1-1 dispatchers at our Regional Emergency Dispatch (RED) Center received additional information and multiple phone calls indicating the situation was much more serious than first reported. As a result of that information our dispatchers upgraded the response sending even more fire apparatus to the location. At this time, four engines, two aerial ladder trucks, a rescue squad, two ambulances, and multiple chief officers were responding.

Heavy smoke could be seen more than one-half mile away from the scene. When the first fire engine arrived on the scene the fire was visible and coming from the rear of the condo on the east side of the building. The fire had spread up into the second floor and roof.

The building is a two-story, wood-frame structure that has four units, each with its own exterior entrance and an attached garage. With the current fire conditions and the proximity of other structures only feet away, an immediate call for reinforcements was made to our Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS). This added three more engines, one more truck, ambulance, and rescue squad, plus three chief officers. The alarm additionally sent an engine and ambulance to the Prospect Heights fire station to provide coverage to the rest of the city while this fire was fought.

Within a few minutes of their arrival, the first engine had a hose stream on the fire and extinguished the original fire. Efforts were then focused on the fire spreading in the upper walls, roof, and attic. Additional firefighters with hoses were deployed to attack the fire and were successful in keeping it from spreading.  Simultaneous with this, a search was made of all four units and while no humans were located, several cats and dogs were removed from various units that had smoke in them. The fire was brought under control and extinguished within 20 minutes of arrival using three hose lines and more than a dozen fire apparatus. Approximately 50 firefighters composed the response force. Firefighters spent nearly one hour checking for hot spots and fire spread to ensure the fire was completely out.

Besides the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District and Wheeling Fire Department that were initially dispatched, assistance was provided by Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Glenview, Mount Prospect, Northbrook, Northfield, and Palatine fire departments; the Countryside, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Long Grove, and North Maine fire protection districts; and the Rosemont Public Safety Department.

The unit where the fire began and the building’s exterior sustained extensive fire damage. The other three units sustained smoke and water damage as well as some damage made necessary by the firefighter’s efforts to ensure the fire had not spread into other areas. The cause of the fire remains under investigation but is not suspicious in origin. The Prospect Heights Fire Protection District will not be estimating the total dollar loss but expects losses to be several thousands of dollars. Such estimates are best left to the insurance companies.

The Prospect Heights Fire Protections District reminds everyone to always have two ways to escape from their home, to ensure smoke alarms are present and working, and to develop an emergency plan should their home be destroyed by a fire or other disaster.

Fire sprinklers save lives and property. Had this structure been equipped with fire sprinklers, the original fire would have been extinguished prior to the arrival of the fire department or at the worst, contained to the single room where it had started.

more photos and a video from the Box Alarm fire in Prospect Heights, 5-3-19

Townhouse fire at 1535 Cove Dr in Prospect Heights 5-3-19

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Townhouse fire at 1535 Cove Dr in Prospect Heights 5-3-19

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Townhouse fire at 1535 Cove Dr in Prospect Heights 5-3-19

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Box Alarm fire in Prospect Heights, 5-3-19

Prospect Heights firefighters were called to 1535 Cove Drive this afternoon at 12:28 (5/3/19) for a reported fire in a laundry room at a four-unit townhouse. The incident was upgraded to a working fire prior to the arrival of companies and then a Box Alarm when Battalion 9 arrived reporting flames through the 2nd floor roof. First arriving units had heavy fire out the front door, the laundry room was fully engulfed in fire, and flames were traveling up the outside of the building to the roof. The bulk of fire on the first floor was knocked down quickly and companies then attacked fire on the second floor and in the attack. Damage to the adjoining units minimal.

Companies at the scene were Prospect Heights Engine 39, Engine 9, Tower 9, Battalion 9, and chiefs 901 and 900; Wheeling Engine 23, Engine 42, Truck 24, Battalion 24 and Chief 2401; Mount Prospect Engine 14 and Battalion 3; Des Plaines Tower 63 and Chief 6101; Northbrook Tower 12 and Ambulance 12; Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51; Arlington Heights Engine 2 and Chief 101; Northfield Squad 29; North Maine Engine 1 and Battalion 1; Palatine Ambulance 82; Glenview Ambulance 8; Long Grove Battalion 55; and Buffalo Grove Engine 26.

A police officer was transported to the hospital with minor injuries incurred while evacuating people from the unit.

Firefighter pulls hose from engine at fire

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Firefighters vent roof of building with smoke and fire

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Firefighter with hose line battles fire

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Firefighter covered with debris after fighting a fire

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Working fire in Chicago, 4-27-19

This from Steve Redick:

Saturday (4/27/29) at 44th & Vincennes. It looked to me like the fire was on 2 floors in a concealed space. Not much to see but a few decent images of a typical operation. All of the trucks seemed to be in spares.
Steve
scene of apartment fire in Chicago

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Chicago FD Engine 45

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Firefighters carry hose at a fire

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Chicago FD Seagrave aerial ladder at work

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Firefighter at fire scene

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Firefighters raise ground ladder at fire

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Chicago fire hydrant with hose attached

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Chicago FD spare apparatus at fire scene

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Box Alarm in the Rutland-Dundee Township FPD, 4-24-19

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

A 911 call came in before noon Wednesday at a business at 37W507 Big Timber Road, just west of Randall Road. Firefighters found a lot of fire in the attic of the one-story business, and flames later spread to the main level. The fire was under control by 2:30 p.m. Twelve departments assisted the Rutland-Dundee Township FPD. The cause of the fire , was electrical in nature and accidental.  The loss is estimated at $1.5 million.

The 30-year-old, 9,000-square-foot building was destroyed, along with a skid-steer loader and a variety of construction tools. 

Employees first noticed sparks coming from electrical wires both outside and inside the building, and got the power shut off within 10 minutes. 

Michael Paige photoKellenberger Plumbing fire

Kellenberger Plumbing fire

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Kellenberger Plumbing fire

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Commercial fire in Rolling Meadows, 4-24-19

Rolling Meadows firefighters were sent to 2905 W. Algonquin Road Wednesday afternoon (4/24/19) for smoke in the building. This was the Egg’lectic Cafe. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 and later a MABAS Box Alarm when fire was discovered in the attic. The fire was contained to the attic area. An incomplete list of companies at the scene included: Rolling Meadows Engines 15 and 16, Ambulances 15 and 16, plus Battalion 15 and the department chiefs; Palatine Engine 84, Tower 84, Squad 85, Battalion 8, and two chief officers; Arlington Heights Tower 1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Ambulance 3, and a chief officer; Palatine Rural Engine 36 and a chief officer; Schaumburg Engine 52 and Squad 55; Elk Grove Township Engine 11; Elk Grove Village Engine 10, Mount Prospect Tower 13; Buffalo Grove Ambulance 25; and a Rosemont ambulance.

fire trucks in staging at fire scene

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Palatine FD Tower 85

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Firefighters vent commercial building roof

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Rolling Meadows FD Engine 16 with lines off

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Schaumburg FD firefighters covered with insulation after overhaul

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Working fire in Ingleside, 4-20-19

Fox Lake firefighters were called to 35656 Franklin Avenue in Ingleside on Saturday (4/20/19) for fire in a vacant house.

Fox Lake FPD tender

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vacant house destroyed by fire

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Fox Lake firefighters at scene of vacant house fire

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Fox Lake firefighters at scene of vacant house fire

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Fox Lake firefighters at scene of vacant house fire

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Round Lake FPD engine

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Fox Lake FPD engine

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Working fire in Chicago, 4-21-19

Photos from Gordon Nord of a working fire at 4010 w Adams 4/21/19

rear porches on fire in Chicago

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rear porches on fire in Chicago

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rear porches on fire in Chicago

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Chicago FD Battalion 18 chief

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rear porches on fire in Chicago

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Working fire in Oak Park, 4-13-19

Photos from Gordon Nord of the second fire that broke out in Oak Park on Saturday, 4/13/19 This was at 710 S. Elmwood Avenue as companies were still working a fire at 530-534 S. Scoville Avenue.

Massive fire engulfs the rear of a building

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Massive fire engulfs the rear of a building

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Massive fire engulfs the rear of a building

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Massive fire engulfs the rear of a building

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