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Working fire in Chicago, 5-22-17

This from Drew Gresik:

5/22/17- The 23rd Battalion of the Chicago Fire Department was sent on a Still Alarm to 88th and Eberhart for the reported house on fire. First-in companies Engine Co. 82 and Truck Co. 42 reported they had a fire in a 2-story frame, 25×50 at 501 E 88th St. Companies encountered heavy fire on the second floor and in the cockloft of the balloon-frame dwelling, They  led out three lines while throwing two main ladders to the roof. Companies operated on scene for about 1.5 hours before picking up. The home was occupied at the time of the fire and unfortunately one family was displaced. Companies on scene: E82 E122 T42 TL34 BN23 Sq5 2-7-5 RIT T30 BN19, A37 A60 4-5-6 & OFI 4-6-6.
 
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-Drew Gresik
firefighters overhaul after house fire

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Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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Chicago FD Truck 45

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Chicago FD Engine 82

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Chicago FD Engine 122

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aftermath of house fire in Chicago

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2-Alarm fire in Hawthorn Woods, 5-20-17 (more)

a few images from the 2-Alarm fire in Hawthorn Woods, 5-20-17

Firefighters prepare to enter house on fire

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silhouette of Firefighter at scene

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Firefighters prepare to enter house on fire

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2-Alarm fire in Hawthorn Woods, 5-20-17

The Countryside FPD received a call reporting a basement fire with explosions at 4 Keuka Court in Hawthorn Woods Saturday night (5/20/17). The homeowner stated that there were model cars with batteries in the basement which might have explained the explosive sounds. A moderate to heavy fog encompassed the area and firefighters arrived to light colored smoke escaping from the house.

The working fire was upgraded to a Full Still and the a Box Alarm for change of quarters companies only. Interior companies had difficulty locating the seat of the fire within the basement and the need for more substantial water supply required an upgrade to a Box Alarm for tenders. This incident occurred within the early stages of the 2-Alarm fire being fought by the Wauconda FPD in an adjacent district. As such, several of the units due to the Countryside fire were already committed at the Wauconda fire which required substituting companies from the next levels off the box card.

fire engine at night with hose off

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firefighters prepare to enter a house as heavy smoke pushes from basement fire

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smoke pushes from everywhere as basement fire rages in a house

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firefighters prepare to enter a house as heavy smoke pushes from basement fire

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Countryside FPD Engine 411

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Spartan Evolution fire engine at night engulfed in smoke

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firefighters prepare to enter a house as heavy smoke pushes from basement fire

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fire truck silhouette at night

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As the fire grew in intensity and compromised a section of the first floor, all crews were ordered out of the building as the tactics changed to a defensive attack. The alarm was upgraded to a 2nd Alarm roughly 35 minutes into the incident. The fire was contained shortly thereafter allowing firefighters to reenter the house to extinguish the remaining hot spots.

The simultaneous extra-alarm fires resulted in some long responses to the fire in Hawthorn Woods including units from Northbrook, Antioch, Newport Township, North Chicago, Hoffman Estates, Prospect Heights, Zion, Fox River Grove, and the Great lakes naval Training Center. By one unofficial count there were eight tenders at this fire.

firefighters battle smokey house fire from outside

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heavy smoke pushes from house fire

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flames burn inside house

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firefighters fight basement fire from outside

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firefighter uses TIC to check for fire

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Mundelein fire engine drafting from a portable tank

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rural water supply at fire scene as engine drafts from portable tank

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2-Alarm fire in Lake Zurich, 5-20-17

Wauconda firefighters were called for a house fire at 25860 Old McHenry Court in an unincorporated area of Lake Zurich Saturday night. Upon arrival of the first units, they reported a fully involved vacant house. The alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm to the 2nd level for tenders (tankers) since there were no hydrants in the area.

Wauconda Tanker 341 was setup to nurse Squad 341 as lines were advanced on the house. As mutual aid companies arrived, portable tanks were dropped at the end of the street with a supply line from a Lake Zurich engine as the tanker shuttle was initiated.

 

portable tanks on the ground for tanker shuttle

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vacant house engulfed in fire

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Wauconda FD Squad 341 Ferrara

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Wauconda FD Squad 341 Ferrara

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firefighters battle fire in a vacant house

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firefighters battle fire in a vacant house

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firefighters battle fire in a vacant house

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firefighters battle fire in a vacant house

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Wauconda FD Squad 341 Ferrara

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Wauconda FD Tanker 341

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Box Alarm fire in Palatine, 5-20-17

Palatine firefighters were called to 1054 N. Glenview Court for a structure fire after midnight on Saturday (5/20/17). Units arrived to find heavy fire in the rear and through the roof in an end unit of a three-story, four-unit, multi-family structure. Palatine police officers were already evacuating residents as Engine 81 advanced a line to the rear. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 and then a MABAS Box Alarm bringing units from Palatine Rural, Rolling Meadows, Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Wheeling, Lake Zurich, and Barrington. 

The fire was under control prior to the arrival of Box Alarm companies who were returned shortly after arriving in staging. A cat was rescued from one of the units and returned to it’s owner by a Palatine firefighter.

Spartan tower ladder at fire scene

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Firefighter in PPE covered with insulation after overhaul

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Firefighters rest after battling a blaze

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scene of townhouse fire

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Firefighter brings cat from fire building

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flames burning through chimney

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aftermath of townhouse damaged by fire

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aftermath of townhouse damaged by fire

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Ferrara fire engine on a hydrant

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Palatine FD Squad 85 Spartan ERV

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fire trucks with chevron striping on scene at night

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Interdivisional Box Alarm and Haz Mat in Park Forest, 5-16-17

An Interdivisional Box plus a Haz Mat Box on Monday (5/16/17) at Star Disposal Service, 20 South Street in Park Forest. Photos by Tim Olk.

HME fire truck at fire sene

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Matteson FD tower ladder

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Park Forest FD Engine 56

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end loader clearing debris after a fire

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Park Forest FD Engine 56 on scene

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firefighters with hose line mopping up after a fire

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front end loader destroyed by fire

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firefighters with hose line mopping up after a fire

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front end loader at salvage yard fire

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firefighter with hose hitting hot spots

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Lightning strike in Lincolnshire, 5-16-17

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods (LRFPD) firefighters responded for smoke in the house at 20729 Eugene Avenue in an unincorporated portion of their district after midnight 5/16/17. Companies found a haze in the home and smoke on the outside from a small fire apparently caused by a lightning strike. LRFPD units at the scene were Battalion 51, Truck 51, Engine 52, Engine 53, and Deputy Chief 5101. Buffalo Grove Engine 26, Ambulance 26, and Battalion 4 were at the scene in addition to Prospect Heights Engine 9, and Long Grove Chief 5500. Other responding units were returned prior to arriving in staging.

Firefighter cuts siding on a house

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Truck 51

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Firefighter with PPE and hand tools

Larry Shapiro photoFirefighters at the scene of a lightning strike and small house fire 5/16/17 in Lincolnshire, IL. Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters descend ground ladder

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aftermath of lightning strike

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26 E-ONE Typhoon

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House fire in Aurora Township, 5-14-17

This from Dave Weaver:

5/14/17 AURORA TWP – Montgomery & Countryside FPD General Alarm House Fire 2220 W. Prairie St.

 

Montgomery & Countryside FPD fire truck

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firefighters with hose at fire scene

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Aurora FD Engine 10 with lines off

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smoke from roof of house on fire

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firefighters vent roof with heavy smoke

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firefighters vent roof with heavy smoke

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 5-7-17

This from Erick Haak:

Images are from a still & box on the 5600 block of South LaSalle this morning. Engine 84 landed around 5:20 with rear porches and asked for the box. 

Firefighters with hose line at house fire

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Firefighters with hose lines at house fire

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Engine 84

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Firefighters overhaul after house fire

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Engine 84

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Engine 47

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Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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Fatal Box Alarm in Berwyn, 5-5-17 (part 2)

More photos from the Fatal Box Alarm in Berwyn, 5-5-17

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