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3-Alarm fire in Lake Forest, January 28, 2014

Lake Forest firefighters responded to a reported basement fire Tuesday afternoon at 180 W. Laurel Avenue. The first arriving unit reported nothing showing from the outside, but found smoke upon entering the large house. Within roughly 9 minutes, the alarm was upgraded to a working still alarm, a MABAS Box Alarm, and then a 2nd Alarm as smoke began escaping from the eaves.

winter fire scene photos with E-ONE quint

Larry Shapiro photo

winter fire scene photos with E-ONE quint

Larry Shapiro photo

There was a hydrant at the end of the long, curvy driveway. The first-due Lake Forest engine and the Knollwood quint both made the driveway … with some difficulty. Fire was located in the void space beneath the first floor and then in some walls on the second floor.

winter fire scene photos with E-ONE quint

Larry Shapiro photo

winter fire scene photos with Pierce engine

Larry Shapiro photo

The alarm was upgraded to a 3rd Alarm for additional companies to standby in the event that the fire got away from the companies working inside. The fire was contained before long without doing extensive damage to the structure of the house. Temperatures were hovering just above 0 with a negative windchill.

fireman wearing his air mask

Larry Shapiro photo

firefighter on cold day after fighting fire

Larry Shapiro photo

fire chief with radio at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

Highland Park fireman after fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Larry Shapiro and Tim Olk took it in.

Lake Bluff Fire Departmetn squad unit

Lake Bluff squad. Larry Shapiro photo

many fire trucks at fire scene

Apparatus lined the narrow street. Larry Shapiro photo

Companies at the scene were:

  • Lake Forest with two engines, an ambulance, a tower ladder, and chief officers
  • Knollwood with a quint
  • Highwood with a quint
  • Mundelein with an engine
  • Lake Bluff with an engine
  • Libertyville with an engine
  • Beach Park with an engine
  • Highland Park with an engine
  • Grayslake with an engine
  • Lake Villa with an engine
  • Wauconda with an engine
  • Round Lake with an engine
  • Countryside with a truck and a chief
  • Gurnee with a truck
  • Great Lakes with a truck
  • Fox Lake with a squad
  • Lincolnshire with an ambulance, squad and chief
  • Northbrook with an ambulance
  • Long Grove with an ambulance
  • Barrington Countryside with an ambulance
  • Quad 2 Mobile Command Post
  • Deerfield chief
photo of Seagrave fire engine

Beach Park Engine 1222. Larry Shapiro photo

Spartan fire engine photo

Round Lake Engine 262. Larry Shapiro photo

photo of Pierce tower ladder

Great Lakes Truck 1931. Larry Shapiro photo

The complete set of Larry’s images will be posted soon to his site.

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2nd Alarm Fire plus Haz Mat Box Alarm in Cary 3-6-13 (pt2)

From Tim Olk:

Cary Fire Protection District 2-11 Alarm Building Explosion and Level 1 Haz-Mat at 640 Industrial 3-6-2013

 

industrial explosion and haz mat in Cary IL

Tim Olk photo

Tim Olk photo

Tim Olk photo

industrial explosion and haz mat in Cary IL ARFF at fire scene

Tim Olk photo

fire hydrant buried in snowfire hydrant buried in snow

Tim Olk photo

industrial explosion and haz mat in Cary IL

Tim Olk photo

industrial explosion and haz mat in Cary IL

Tim Olk photo

industrial explosion and haz mat in Cary IL

Tim Olk photo

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Tim Olk photo

industrial explosion and haz mat in Cary IL

Tim Olk photo

industrial explosion and haz mat in Cary IL

Tim Olk photo

industrial explosion and haz mat in Cary IL

Tim Olk photo

industrial explosion and haz mat in Cary IL

Tim Olk photo

industrial explosion and haz mat in Cary IL

Tim Olk photo

industrial explosion and haz mat in Cary IL

Tim Olk photo

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2nd Alarm Fire plus Haz Mat Box Alarm in Cary 3-6-13

An explosion occurred in Cary at 640 Industrial Drive Wednesday.

This is from the Chicago Tribune:

Three people were injured this afternoon after several explosions at a paint manufacturing warehouse in northwest suburban Cary, officials said.

Cary police and firefighters were called to the Fox Valley Services, 640 Industrial Drive, at about 1:15 p.m. after a report of an explosion, said Cary Police Chief Steven Casstevens. The fire was struck out at about 5 p.m., he said.

When emergency crews arrived a second explosion occurred in the 2-story warehouse building, said Casstevens. The combination of the two explosions caused the front of the brick structure to be blown off, he said. The explosions also caused a small hole at the rear of the building, he said.

Three workers at the facility were taken to area hospitals for treatment, Casstevens said. Their conditions were not immediately available but their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, he said.

A hazerdous materials response was called the building as a was a unit that dispenses foam to put out the fire at the paint manufacturing facility, he said.

Jim Hursh said sometime around 1 p.m. he heard an explosion come from Fox Valley Services, 640 Industrial Drive, located about a block from his own business, Whitey’s Crane Rentals.

“We walked up to the door (and) holy crap there was … major smoke coming out of the building,” Hursh said.

He then heard a second explosion. Within moments, Hursh saw several fire trucks and ambulances arrive and at least one man who appeared to have been burned on his face.

Veath said two of the three employees injured in the fire were transported to Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, and one was flown by helicopter from Good Shepherd to a burn center. There were no injuries to firefighters, he noted.

The entire article is HERE.

This from Tyler Tobolt:

Cary Fire Department Arrived at 640 Industrial Dr around 3pm, Heavy Smoke Showing on arrival and Multiple explosions happened, Command Requested MABAS Box #5-281 to the 2nd Level Which brought multiple towns to the scene about 2 hour into the incident command requested a Haz-Mat box to the scene due to possible chemical spill

 

industrial explosion and fire in Cary injures 3

Tyler Tobolt photo

industrial explosion and fire in Cary injures 3

Tyler Tobolt photo

industrial explosion and fire in Cary injures 3

Tyler Tobolt photo

industrial explosion and fire in Cary injures 3

Tyler Tobolt photo

industrial explosion and fire in Cary injures 3

Tyler Tobolt photo

More from Scott Peterson:

Several pics of the Cary 2nd alarm & Hazmat Box about 15 mins after FD first arrived on scene. Unfortunately I had to leave and I guess things got real interesting after that point.¬† This front wall is at one end of the bldg, and looking at Google Maps, looks like almost a seperate bldg attached to the main one. This front wall about 1/2 of the height was blown out the entire length. There was also explosion damage in the rear which had the CN&W RR tracks and Rt 14 (NW Hwy) in back of. In front are Flammable tanks that co’s where greatly concerned about having an incident with them. They had 2-3 large handlines led out as well as their tower ladder flowing. As I was leaving the Algonquin Tower ladder was moved up and used. Channel’s 5 & 7 have some good aerial video. Pics where quick as the entire area was being evacuated for about 2 blocks due to the hazards.
Scott
industrial explosion and fire in Cary injures 3

Scott Peterson photo

industrial explosion and fire in Cary injures 3

Scott Peterson photo

industrial explosion and fire in Cary injures 3

Scott Peterson photo

industrial explosion and fire in Cary injures 3

Scott Peterson photo

industrial explosion and fire in Cary injures 3

Scott Peterson photo

The Daily Herald has an article HERE.
thanks Chris

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