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4-Alarm house fire in Wadsworth, 1-23-14 (pt 3)

Images from Larry Shapiro of Newport Township’s 4-Alarm house fire on Thursday in Wadsworth, IL

fire department shuttle water to fire scene

Four tankers refill their tanks at dual fill sites. Larry Shapiro photo

fire department shuttle water to fire scene

Three portable tanks for the water supply sector. Larry Shapiro photo

long hose lay at fire scene

LDH from the drafting operations run 2 1/2 blocks to the fire scene. Larry Shapiro photo

Mundelein IL Pierce fire engine pumping

Mundelein engine pumping inline. Larry Shapiro photo

large Wadsworth IL house destroyed by fire

The house visible through a thick wooded area is still quite a ways away via the road. Larry Shapiro photo

large Wadsworth IL house destroyed by fire

The Wintrhop Harbor quint is poised for master stream deployment if stye can get sufficient water. Larry Shapiro photo

large Wadsworth IL house destroyed by fire

Fire burns through the attic space over the garage. Larry Shapiro photo

large Wadsworth IL house destroyed by fire

A Newport Township pumper/tanker supplies lines from the driveway. Larry Shapiro photo

large Wadsworth IL house destroyed by fire

Fire consumes the garage after destroying the house. Larry Shapiro photo

fireman at pump panel

Pump operator managing lines. Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce Quantum fire engine at night fire scene

Pleasant Praire WI pumper/tanker was inline at the base of the driveway. Fireman operates pump at fire scene. Larry Shapiro photo

Antioch FD ambulance

Antioch’s new ambulance (formerly of Paris, WI). Larry Shapiro photo

fire hydrant in the snow

One of the fill stations for tankers. Larry Shapiro photo

rural water supply at winter fire scene

Newport and North Chicago engines drafting from the portable tanks. Larry Shapiro photo

rural water supply at winter fire scene

Grayslake tanker dumps into the portable tanks. Fireman operates pump at fire scene. Larry Shapiro photo

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2nd Alarm house fire in Lake Zurich 8-23-13 (more)

A video from this morning’s fire scene in Lake Zurich from Larry Shapiro

A gallery of the photos from the scene can be viewed HERE.

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2nd Alarm house fire in Lake Zurich 8-23-13

This from Larry Shapiro:

Lake Zurich FD received a call at 4:34AM reporting a house fire at 23722 S. Lakewood Lane in unincorporated Lake County. FIrst in companies found a well-involved frame house. The alarm was upgraded to a Box Alarm and then a 2nd Alarm for additional tankers as the neighborhood has no hydrants. The house, which was reportedly vacant,  was completely destroyed.

 

Lake Zurich FIre Department house fire

All that was left standing was the lower portion of the front wall around the garage. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FIre Department house fire

Firefighters hit hot spots in what’s left of the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FIre Department house fire

Firefighters hit hot spots in what’s left of the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FIre Department house fire

Firefighters cut out the remaining garage arch. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FIre Department house fire

This Lake Zurich engine was first-in. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FIre Department house fire

Round Lake tanker being dumped. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FIre Department house fire

Two portable tanks were setup for water supply. Larry Shapiro photo

Companies on the alarm include four engines from Lake Zurich plus mutual aid engines from Mundelein, Palatine, Arlington Heights, and Fox River Grove. Trucks were from Wauconda and Buffalo Grove. Lincolnshire-Riverwoods and Libertyville sent ambulances, and tankers were from Long Grove, Cary, Fox Lake, Round Lake, Countryside, Palatine Rural, and Nunda. The Mess Canteen provided support services and chief officers were due from Wauconda, Countryside, Buffalo Grove, Long Grove, and Palatine.

 

Lake Zurich FIre Department house fire

Apparatus staged down the block. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FIre Department house fire

Long Grove tanker nursing the engine. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FIre Department house fire

View of the B-Sector. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FIre Department house fire

View of the B-Sector. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FIre Department house fire

Long Grove Tanker 55 was nursing the Lake Zurich engine. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FIre Department house fire

The second Lake Zurich engine was drafting from the portable tanks. Larry Shapiro photo

I arrived after the structure was already down and have some late images and a video that will follow later.

 

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2nd Alarm house fire in South Barrington 7-9-13 (more)

A video from Larry Shapiro showing yesterday’s 2nd Alarm house fire in South Barrington

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2nd Alarm house fire in South Barrington 7-9-13 (more)

From the Chicago Tribune:

South Barrington police say a mother and her two young children are safe after lightning struck their home this afternoon, starting a fire.

The incident took place around noon in the 0-100 block of Terra Vita Drive in South Barrington, police said—with the family inside—and initially was reported as an explosion.

He said the now-displaced family safely left the two-story, wood-and-brick house without help. No one was hurt but the house appears to be destroyed and has heavy damage to the attic, second floor and parts of the first floor, Deegan said.

Units were called to the scene and found smoke and fire from the roof. Companies initially made an interior attack but were reportedly forced to retreat due to insufficient water. At one point before all of the initial units arrived on-scene, there was some sort of explosion (possibly a smoke explosion) which blew out the front door. Fortunately, no one was injured as companies were preparing to make entry at that time. The alarm was upgraded to a box alarm and the attack went defensive. The house is located on a dead end street with no hydrants, just off Barrington Road.

The Still Alarm and Box Alarm brought: two engines and a 75′ quint from Barrington, a tower ladder from Palatine, tankers/tenders from Palatine Rural, Nunda Rural, Bartlett, Wauconda, and East Dundee. Additional engines came from Lake Zurich, Long Grove, Hoffman Estates, Fox River Grove, and Algonquin-Lake in the Hills. Ambulances came from Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove along with a squad from Cary.

Larry Shapiro was at the scene and submitted several images.

Barrington & Countryside FPD fights house fire

Barrington Engine 2, in the driveway, was the first engine to arrive. Larry Shapiro photo

fire burns through the roof of a house

Fire seen from the rear venting through the roof and is also visible through the upper floor window. Larry Shapiro photo

Barrington Engine 2, the first engine on  the scene, went into the driveway. Palatine Rural Tanker 36 arrived soon after and backed into the driveway to nurse Engine 2 until the tanker shuttle could be setup. One portable tank was dropped in front of Tanker 36 and two were dropped near Barrington Engine 1 just past the house.

These engines would eventually supply a master stream from the Palatine tower ladder and several hand lines in the rear sector.

 

Palatine Fire Department tower ladder

Firefighters from Palatine Tower 85 direct their master stream at the fire. Larry Shapiro photo

Palatine Rural FPD HME 1871 US Tanker

Palatine Rural Tanker 36 was nursing Barrington Engine 2 in the driveway. Larry Shapiro photo

 

The alarm was upgraded to a 2nd Alarm for tenders after it became apparent that more units were needed to maintain a constant water supply. Tankers/tenders came from South Elgin, Crystal Lake, and Fox Lake. With the exception of Palatine Rural Tanker 36 which was stationary, the other tankers each made at least four runs each to refill and dump.

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Firefighters stretch the LDH from Barrington Road to the Palatine Rural tanker. Larry Shapiro photo

rural water supply at house fire

Long Grove Engine 55 setup the portable tanks on Barrington Road for the water supply. Larry Shapiro photo

Nunda Rural FPD tanker

Two tankers dump their water into the portable tanks simultaneously. Larry Shapiro photo

Fox River Grove FPD American LaFrance Eagle fire engine

The Fox River Grove engine replace the Long Grove engine during the operation. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Three portable tanks were dropped and tied together on Barrington Road to provide for a quicker turnaround. Long Grove Engine 55 drafted from these tanks and supplied the palatine Rural tanker through a moderate lay of 5″ LDH.

massive house on fire with flames through the roof

Heavy fire through the roof as seen entering the street from Barrington Road. Larry Shapiro photo

massive house on fire with flames through the roof

Firemen standby as the water supply is augmented with additional tankers. Larry Shapiro photo

massive house on fire with flames through the roof

From the C-D corner, a hand line is directed at the second floor and roof area. Larry Shapiro photo

fire blows out the roof of a house

Another view looking at the A-D corer with heavy fire and smoke venting through the roof. Larry Shapiro photo

fire blows out the roof of a house

The fire travels to the D Sector of the roof. Larry Shapiro photo

massive house on fire with flames through the roof HME 1871 fire engine

Palatine Rural Tanker 36 drafts from a portable tank as the fire burns through a fresh section of the roof. Larry Shapiro photo

massive house on fire in South Barrington Illinois

A view of the rear showing hand lines and heavy fire in the attic. Larry Shapiro photo

fireman dumps water from fire department water tanker

A firefighter dumps water from the Nunda tender. Larry Shapiro photo

 

fire blows out the roof of a house

Fire burns through the roof over the garage. Larry Shapiro photo

The fire eventually ran the full length of the attic and burned the entire roof off the large home before the fire was struck out.

Nunda Rural FPD tanker

The Nunda tanker fills a portable tank for Barrington Engine 1. Larry Shapiro photo

massive house on fire with flames through the roof HME 1871 fire engine

A view from the A-D corner after the fire was struck out. Larry Shapiro photo

massive house on fire with flames through the roof HME 1871 fire engine

The rear of the house after the fire has been knocked down. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Larry Shapiro has a large gallery of images. A video will follow.

 

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House fire Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue 3-22-13

This from Matt Tessler:

Here are some pictures of Fox River and Countryside Fire Protection District. They had a two story, wood frame, vacant house approximately 80 x 30. Tenders from West Chicago, Bartlett, St. Charles, Pingree Grove, South Elgin, and Fox River and Countryside.   Photos taken by Matt Tessler.

 

house fire Fox River & Countryside Fire Rescue District 3-22-13

photo by Matt Tessler

house fire Fox River & Countryside Fire Rescue District 3-22-13

photo by Matt Tessler

house fire Fox River & Countryside Fire Rescue District 3-22-13

photo by Matt Tessler

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Barrington Box Alarm 1-8-13 (part 2)

From Scott Peterson

photos of apparatus that I got in staging or lined up as companies were working and shots from the scene
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Algonquin-Lake in the Hills fire engine

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills engine. Scott Peterson photo

water tanker shuttle at barn fire

Staged units upon arrival. Scott Peterson photo

Barrington fire engine working

Barrington Engine 2 with several lines off. Scott Peterson photo

Barrington FD water tanker

Barrington’s tanker.  Scott Peterson photo

water tanker shuttle at fire scene

Long Grove’s tanker dumps while East Dundee’s tanker heads back to the fill site. Scott Peterson photo

water tanker shuttle at fire scene

Long Grove’s tanker dumps water. Scott Peterson photo

smoldering remains of a barn fire

Smoldering remains of the barn. Scott Peterson photo

water tanker shuttle at fire scene

Nunda’s tanker dumping. Scott Peterson photo

Carpentersville fire engine

Carpentersville engine. Scott Peterson photo

East Dundee FPD water tanker HME

East Dundee’s tanker. Scott Peterson photo

Long Grove FPD water tanker

Long Grove tanker. Scott Peterson photo

Palatine Fire Department

Palatine quint. Scott Peterson photo

Wauconda Fire District water tanker

Wauconda tanker. Scott Peterson photo

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Live fire training in Woodstock

The Woodstock Fire Protection District has several new homes at their disposal to burn for training purposes over the coming weeks. Tim Olk was on hand for the first session and submitted several images.

 

Woodstock Fire District live fire training 2012

Tim Olk photo

Woodstock Fire District live fire training 2012

Tim Olk photo

Woodstock Fire District live fire training 2012

Tim Olk photo

Woodstock Fire District live fire training 2012

Tim Olk photo

Woodstock Fire District live fire training 2012

Tim Olk photo

Woodstock Fire District live fire training 2012

Tim Olk photo

Woodstock Fire District live fire training 2012

Tim Olk photo

Woodstock Fire District live fire training 2012

Tim Olk photo

Woodstock Fire District live fire training 2012

Tim Olk photo

More of Tim’s photos can be found HERE.

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Plainfield Box Alarm 6-27-12

This from Jim Skrabel:

Thought you may want a few photos of the fire in Plainfield on Rolf road. The address was 23648 Rolf Road. One house totally destroyed and there was heavy damage to another.
Plainfield Fire Department house fire on Rolf Road 6-27-12

Jim Skrabel photo

Plainfield Fire Department house fire on Rolf Road 6-27-12

Jim Skrabel photo

Plainfield Fire Department house fire on Rolf Road 6-27-12

Jim Skrabel photo

Plainfield Fire Department house fire on Rolf Road 6-27-12

Tanker operations. Jim Skrabel photo

Plainfield Fire Department house fire on Rolf Road 6-27-12

Tanker operations. Jim Skrabel photo

The Herald News Sun has an article that states:

 Fire destroyed one house and damaged another Wednesday night in the 23600 block of Rolf Road.

No one was injured in the fire, which Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton said was reported at 5:41 p.m.

“Crews arrived to find the front of the two-story house on fire, the car on the driveway had started on fire and there were flames on the wall of the house next door from the heavy winds,” Stratton said.

The entire article can be found HERE.

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5-Alarm ++ fire in Peru (IL) – update

Tim Olk took a drive on Monday to visit the fire scene in Peru, IL. When he went down there, they were over 30 hours into the fire and had requested a 4th Alarm for tankers to the scene. Tim found fires still burning and producing large amounts of smoke throughout many areas of the complex. He took a large amount of photos during the time he was on-scene which will be online in the coming hours. Here are a few samples of what he found in Peru. Earlier coverage of the fire can be found HERE.

Massive fire in Peru IL Western Clock Company

A Pierce tower ladder from the Mendota Fire Department works an elevated master stream into one building in the Westclox complex in Peru, IL. Tim Olk photo

Massive fire in Peru IL Western Clock Company

Another Pierce tower ladder, this one belonging to the Peru Fire Department, works at an adjacent building. Tim Olk photo

Massive fire in Peru IL Western Clock Company

Firefighters direct a hand line into one of the buildings in an effort to extinguish some of the fire that still burns more than day after the fire broke out. Tim Olk photo

Massive fire in Peru IL Western Clock Company

A section of the former clock company that has been totally destroyed. Tim Olk photo

Massive fire in Peru IL Western Clock Company

An engine from LaSalle pumps water from the porta-tanks that are constantly refilled by one of the many tankers on the scene. Tim Olk photo

Massive fire in Peru IL Western Clock Company

A tanker from the Oglesby Fire District takes a turn at the porta-tanks. Tim Olk photo

Massive fire in Peru IL Western Clock Company

The water supply officer prepares to send this tanker from the Standard Fire Protection District to dump it's water. Tim Olk photo

Massive fire in Peru IL Western Clock Company

A Darley engine from the Dixon Rural Fire District pumps at the fire scene. Tim Olk photo

Massive fire in Peru IL Western Clock Company

Firefighters were kept at a distance during the height of the fire due to the intense heat and are just now able to move in and hit all of the remaining fires. Here they douse a dumpster in a loading dock area near several burned trailers. Tim Olk photo

Massive fire in Peru IL Western Clock Company

Well over a day after the initial fire was intentionally set, parts of the scene are still shrouded in thick smoke. Tim Olk photo

Massive fire in Peru, IL Western Clock Company

A Pierce Arrow engine from Peru pumps from another porta-tank set up in a different section of the complex. Tim Olk photo

Tim has a large gallery of images that can be found HERE.

 

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