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Working fire in Des Plaines, 1-11-18

Des Plaines firefighters were called for a kitchen fire at 2148 Chestnut Street at 3:30AM 1/11/18. This occurred as many units were still working at the Maine Scrap Metals fire that started several hours earlier. Callback Des Plaines firefighters staffing reserve units and change-of-quarters companies responded to this alarm. The first arriving units reported fire blowing out of the front windows of this end unit. One occupant signed a release and was not transported. Companies at this fire were Des Plaines Engine 64 (using Engine 62), Des Plaines Ambulance 64, Des Plaines Battalion 62, Rosemont Engine 156, North Maine Engine 1, Niles Ambulance 2, and Glenview Ambulance. Schiller Park Truck 5 and Battalion 5 responded from the other fire scene.

 

aftermath of apartment fire

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firefighters after battling an apartment fire

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firefighter in PPE after battling a fire

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Rosemone FD Engine 156

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firefighters after battling an apartment fire

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firefighters in PPE after battling a fire

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scene of gutted apartment fire

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Des Plaines FD Engine 62

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North Maine FPD Engine 1

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Schiller Park FD Truck 5

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Lisle-Woodridge FPD Box Alarm 11-11-13

This from John Tulipano:

I took in the box alarm in Lisle-Woodrdge at 14 Bittersweet Ct in Woodridge.
Eng 52 arrived to heavy fire in the rear of a 2sty frame (4-unit) town house complex approximately 50×100.
The heavy fire was already knocked down when I arrived, however there was a gas feed fire in the rear of the complex, all companies worked 2-handlines in rear to keep the fire in check until the arrival of Nicor, it took approximately 1-1/2 hours for Nicor to arrival and dig up the rear of the complex find the gas line and cap off the free flowing gas.
Box Alarm Companies were  Downers Grove Eng 5, Bolingbrook Eng 5, Lombard TL52, Naperville TL?, York Center Sqd 77
John
Lisle-Woodridge FPD tackles townhouse fire

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Lisle-Woodridge FPD tackles townhouse fire

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Lisle-Woodridge FPD tackles townhouse fire

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Lisle-Woodridge FPD tackles townhouse fire

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Lisle-Woodridge FPD tackles townhouse fire

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Lisle-Woodridge FPD press release

Structure Fire, 13-16 Bittersweet Court, Woodridge
November 11, 2013

At 12:42 P.M. on Monday, November 11, 2013, the Lisle Woodridge Fire District was notified by way of a 9-1-1 call from a resident reporting a two story 4-unit multi-family home on fire at 13 – 16 Bittersweet, Woodridge. The first unit arrived on scene and reported heavy fire and smoke showing from the rear side of the structure.

A General Alarm was dispatched at 12:44 P.M. and upgraded to a Box Alarm, sending four (4) engines, two (2) ladder trucks, two (2) medic units, and a Command Team to the scene, providing nearly twenty five (25) Lisle-Woodridge Fire District personnel. In addition, resources were also provided from several surrounding fire departments and fire districts.

The first arriving crews on the scene stretched multiple hose-lines and began extinguishment of the fire while additional personnel set up the two responding truck companies to provide ventilation. The other companies strategically placed ladders around the building, assisted with hose lines and performed search and rescue for occupants inside the homes. There were two people home at the time of the fire; they exited safely from the building.

The majority of the fire was under control approximately forty (40) minutes after the Fire District’s arrival; however due to a gas leak, the fire continued to burn until crews could coordinate an effort to secure the leak and suppress the remainder of the fire. Several Emergency Units remained on the scene until approximately 5:30 P.M. performing salvage duties and overhauling the burned areas of the structure. Power was turned off to the building and all of the units were determined to be uninhabitable.

Other departments provided coverage at Lisle-Woodridge Fire District stations that were vacated to fight the fire. There were no civilian injuries however there were two minor injuries to firefighters during this incident.

The Lisle-Woodridge Fire District fire investigation team is investigating the cause of the fire. No further information is available at the time. Additional information will be disseminated as it becomes available. If you have further questions, please contact Bureau Chief Jim French at (630) 353-3030.

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