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3-Alarm fire in Saint Anne, 1-27-19

The St Anne Fire Protection District in Kankakee County battled a 3-Alarm house fire at 12750 E 7000 S Road today (1/27/19). The area was without hydrants and a tender shuttle was conducted with about a dozen units.

Firefighters battle house fire in frigid temperatures

Tim Olk photo

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Wauconda 2-Alarm house fire 4-11-14

This from Sandra Hegji:

Hi there, a friend mentioned I should send these in so I have attached some shots I took at the structure fire at 23737 W Milton Rd in Wauconda Friday afternoon. Thanks for taking a look!
Sincerely,
Sandra Hegji
firemen approach house on fire

Sandra Hegji photo

house fire flames through the roof

Sandra Hegji photo

house fire flames through the roof

Sandra Hegji photo

fire department water tender

Sandra Hegji photo

tower ladder immersed in smoke

Sandra Hegji photo

firemen at house destroyed by fire

Sandra Hegji photo

fire department tender shuttle

Sandra Hegji photo

tower ladder with house destroyed by fire

Sandra Hegji photo

Pierce fire engine

Sandra Hegji photo

More photos can be viewed at fire scenes.net

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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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4-Alarm house fire for Newport Township FPD 10-24-13

Newport Township firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire this morning in the 35000 block of N. Mill Creek Road in Wadsworth. The house sits well off the road and backs up almost directly to I-94 just past the toll booth.

Newport Township FPD

Tankers dump into multiple tanks to supply water. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD

Fire burns through the roof almost an hour into the initial call for service. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD

The Newport Twp engine in the driveway. Larry Shapiro photo

Arriving companies were unable to spot the fire until they made the long driveway off of Mill Creek Road. They found a large, two-story home with a fire in the upper level. Since the area is without hydrants, the alarm was upgraded immediately to a Box Alarm, then to a 2nd Alarm shortly thereafter. One engine and a 75′ quint made it up the driveway and a relay operation was initiated from the street. Three portable tanks were used on the road as two engines supplied 5″ lines to the quint and the engine in the driveway.

Newport Township FPD

Initially there were two dump sites on the road, one supplying each engine. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD

Dual 5″ lines along the driveway to supply an engine and a quint. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD

Tankers dump into portable tanks on Mill Creek Road. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD

Antioch fire engine drafts from a portable tank. Larry Shapiro photo

As the fire overhead grew, companies had to pull out and resort to a defensive operation. Several hand lines and an aerial pipe were put into operation. Due to the water needs and the route tenders had to take to refill and return, the alarm was upgraded to a 4th Alarm for additional tenders.

Newport Township FPD fights large house fire

Winthrop Harbor quint working in the driveway. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD fights large house fire

Fire in the attic area in the A Sector. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD fights large house fire

Pleasant Prairie tender dumps water. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD fights large house fire

The Round Lake tender leads a line of tenders waiting to dump. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD fights large house fire

Grayslake tanker dumps water. Larry Shapiro photo

Fire departments represented at the scene from Illinois included:

  • Newport Township (2 engines, an ambulance, 2 tenders, and several chief officers)
  • Wauconda with an ambulance
  • Round Lake with a tender and chief
  • Zion with a truck and chief officers
  • Antioch with an engine, an ambulance, and a chief
  • Winthrop Harbor with a quint and a chief
  • Waukegan with an engine
  • Beach Park with an engine
  • Gurnee with an engine and a chief
  • Lincolnshire-Riverwoods with an ambulance
  • Grayslake with a tender
  • Richmond with a tender
  • McHenry Township with a tender
  • Countryside with a tender
  • Lake Villa with a tender
  • Fox Lake with a squad
  • Lake Forest with a squad
  • Quad 2 Rehab Unit and Mobile Command Post

Fire departments represented from Wisconsin included:

  • Bristol with a tender and chief
  • Trevor with a tender
  • South Shore with a tender
  • Salem with a tender
  • Pleasant Prairie with a tender
  • Paris with a tender
  • Twin Lakes with a tender
  • Somers with a tender
Newport Township FPD fights large house fire

Destruction of the upper level. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD fights large house fire

A view of the rear showing the destruction. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD fights large house fire

A view from the front of the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD fights large house fire

Fox Lake firefighters work in the garage. Larry Shapiro photo

Larry Shapiro has a gallery with more images HERE.

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2-Alarm fire in Deer Park, IL 10-3-13

This from Larry Shapiro:

The Lake Zurich FD received a call at 5:30AM reporting flames from a large house in Deer Park. The home, which has been vacant for several years had fire showing from the flat roof on arrival of the first companies. Located in an area without hydrants, a tanker shuttle was initiated after the first-due engine attempted to hit the fire with tank water via the deck gun.

A 2nd alarm was requested for additional tankers. large diameter hose was dropped from Cuba Road to the house, spanning the better part of a block. Fire damaged the roof and attic.

Deer Park house fire Lake Zurich Fire Department

Larry Shapiro photo

Deer Park house fire Lake Zurich Fire Department

Larry Shapiro photo

Deer Park house fire Lake Zurich Fire Department

Larry Shapiro photo

Deer Park house fire Lake Zurich Fire Department

Larry Shapiro photo

Deer Park house fire Lake Zurich Fire Department

Larry Shapiro photo

Deer Park house fire Lake Zurich Fire Department

Larry Shapiro photo

Deer Park house fire Lake Zurich Fire Department

Larry Shapiro photo

Deer Park house fire Lake Zurich Fire Department

Larry Shapiro photo

Deer Park house fire Lake Zurich Fire Department

Larry Shapiro photo

Deer Park house fire Lake Zurich Fire Department

Larry Shapiro photo

Deer Park house fire Lake Zurich Fire Department

Larry Shapiro photo

Deer Park house fire Lake Zurich Fire Department

Photo by Vince Clemens

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Fox Lake 2nd Alarm house fire 4-8-13

This from Jeff Rudolph:

 … some shots from Fox Lake … 04/08/13 Fox Lake responded to a fire in the 38000 blk. of Hillandale in un-incorporated Spring Grove . Engine 223 arrived and found an elevated 1-story house well involved. Command called for an Antioch engine and a Spring Grove tender before pulling box 22-14 to the 2nd alarm for tenders and chiefs, as well as a special for squads from McHenry and Newport. Steep terain and limited access proved difficult for both firefighters and apparatus, as tenders had to back down several blocks of narrow winding gravel roads. Initial thoughts that the resident was still inside the burning house proved wrong, as he arrived from a trip to the store to find firefighters attempting to save his home. Crews worked into the night to extinguish and overhaul the remains. No injuries reported.

Fox Lake Fire Department tender

Fox Lake Tender 262 drafting from a portable tank. Jeff Rudolph photo

Antioch Fire Department engine

Antioch’e engine with lines off. Jeff Rudolph photo

firefighter with hose line

A Fox Lake firefighter calls for additional hose. Jeff Rudolph photo

firefighters with hose

Antioch firefighters on a line. Jeff Rudolph photo

Fox Lake pumper tanker

One of Fox Lake’s tenders. Jeff Rudolph photo

Fox Lake house on fire

Another shot from the rear showing the difficulty in accessing the house. Jeff Rudolph photo

Fox Lake house on fire

Heavy fire engulfs the upper level of the house. Jeff Rudolph photo

 

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Beach Park commercial fire 5-20-12

Police officers reportedly spotted a fire early this morning at the Happyland Pet Store located at 11432 W. Wadsworth Road in Beach Park. First arriving companies found heavy smoke the the alarm was upgraded very quickly.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that:

The Beach Park Fire Department said firefighters were called to the building that houses the Happyland Pet Center, 11432 W. Wadsworth Road, at 6:06 a.m.

Initial reports said a person was trapped in one of the apartments above the store, but all residents of the building were able to escape the fire.

The Chicago Tribune has an article which states that:

A Beach Park pet store was completely destroyed this morning after a blaze broke out in the basement and killed hamsters, gerbils, fish and reptiles, officials said.

Firefighters were alerted about 6 a.m. to the Happyland Pet Center located at 11432 W. Wadsworth Rd. and found heavy smoke, said Beach Park Fire Department Chief Paul Tierney.

Firefighters went into rescue mode and searched the upstairs of the structure when a flashover occurred. A water supply issue at the scene slowed down firefighting efforts and assisting companies were called in from 15 surrounding communities including Waukegan, Zion and Newport, Tierney said. About 75 firefighters were called to the scene.

“The fire had been burning for quite some time before we were called,” said Tierney. He added the fire originated in a concrete bunker-type basement that had only one entrance.

Jeff Rudolph, Tim Olk, and Larry Shapiro all went to the scene. Jeff arrived shortly after the 2nd Alarm was pulled and submitted several images.

Beach Park Fire Department pet store fire on Wadsworth Road 5-20-12

Smoke pushes out of the front of the pet store building, Jeff Rudolph photo

Beach Park Fire Department pet store fire on Wadsworth Road 5-20-12

Heavy fire is seen on the second floor which was living space. Jeff Rudolph photo

Beach Park Fire Department pet store fire on Wadsworth Road 5-20-12

The fire on the second floor breaks through the roof as firefighters use hand lines in the rear. Jeff Rudolph photo

Beach Park Fire Department pet store fire on Wadsworth Road 5-20-12 Winthrop Harbor Fire Department

The Winthrop Harbor truck working an elevated master stream from the west side of the building (the 'B' sector) as heavy fire vents through the roof. Jeff Rudolph photo

Beach Park Fire Department pet store fire on Wadsworth Road 5-20-12

The Lake Forest tower ladder was one of three trucks working at the scene. Jeff Rudolph photo

Beach Park Fire Department pet store fire on Wadsworth Road 5-20-12

The entire second floor, attic, and roof are well involved as seen from the rear. Jeff Rudolph photo

 

Beach Park Fire Department pet store fire on Wadsworth Road 5-20-12

Smoke pushes out of the first and second floors as tower ladders from Gurnee and Lake Forest work on opposite sides of the building. Larry Shapiro photo

Beach Park Fire Department pet store fire on Wadsworth Road 5-20-12

A Beach Park engine works of a hydrant near the building, but the operation required more water than the main could handle so a tanker shuttle was instituted. Larry Shapiro photo

Beach Park Fire Department pet store fire on Wadsworth Road 5-20-12

After the main fire on the second floor was knocked down, fire continued to burn in the rear and the basement for quite some time. Larry Shapiro photo

Beach Park Fire Department pet store fire on Wadsworth Road 5-20-12

The Winthrop Harbor quint was relocated to the B-C corner and was put to work again. Larry Shapiro photo

A gallery of Jeff’s images is available HERE. Tim Olk has images available for viewing HERE. Larry Shapiro has a gallery which can be viewed HERE.

More images and a video will be added later.

 

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