Posts Tagged firefighters with hose line

Working fire in Wheeling, 5-12-17

Wheeling firefighters were called to 1460 Anthony Road on Friday (5/12/17) for fire in a detached garage. Arriving companies found a fully involved, two-car garage. The alarm was upgraded to a. Code 4 bringing units from Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, and Long Grove. The garage and one car parked inside were destroyed while radiant heat caused minor damage to the exterior of the home.

Firefighters at the scene of a detached garage that was destroyed by fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters at the scene of a detached garage that was destroyed by fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters at the scene of a detached garage that was destroyed by fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters with hose line at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters at the scene of a detached garage that was destroyed by fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Rosenbauer America Commander Cobra tower ladder with Iines off

Larry Shapiro photo

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Working fire in Chicago, 1-1-17

This from Eric Haak:

Firefighters in Chicago’s 5th Battalion rung in the New Year by battling this early morning basement blaze on the 6300 block of South Evans.  Companies made an initial interior push before being given orders to evacuate the structure.  At that time, the truck was moved from the front of the building and Squad 5’s Snorkel took a position in sector A.  With the use of the Snorkel and several hand lines, the fire was brought under control and companies were eventually allowed back in to mop up.  The large, frame residence had been vacant for several years.  I wish everyone a very happy and prosperous 2017!
aerial ladder to roof during house fire

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heavy smoke from house fire

Eric Haak photo

Chicago FD Engine 63

Eric Haak photo

house fire with flames

Eric Haak photo

firefighters with hose line

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Chicago FD Squad 5

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Chicago FD Squad 5

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Chicago FD Engine 47

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Stone Park 4-11 Alarm fire 5-28-13

This from Drew Gresik:

Hello everyone,
I’m sure there’s going to be a lot of submissions about this fire, so I’ll keep it short. Here are just a couple of more than 500 photos I took at this job in Stone Park. Fire was in a grocery store with occupied attached apartments, multiple master streams and handlines used. There were a lot of issues with bad hydrants as well, forcing command to request addition engines from many area departments. Thanks again guys.
From,
Drew Gresik
5 alarm massive grocery store fire in Stone Park

Drew Gresik photo

5 alarm massive grocery store fire in Stone Park

Drew Gresik photo

5 alarm massive grocery store fire in Stone Park

Drew Gresik photo

5 alarm massive grocery store fire in Stone Park

Drew Gresik photo

5 alarm massive grocery store fire in Stone Park

Drew Gresik photo

5 alarm massive grocery store fire in Stone Park

Drew Gresik photo

5 alarm massive grocery store fire in Stone Park

Drew Gresik photo

5 alarm massive grocery store fire in Stone Park

Drew Gresik photo

5 alarm massive grocery store fire in Stone Park

Drew Gresik photo

Images from Tim Olk
5 alarm massive grocery store fire in Stone Park

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5 alarm massive grocery store fire in Stone Park

Tim Olk photo

5 alarm massive grocery store fire in Stone Park

Tim Olk photo

5 alarm massive grocery store fire in Stone Park

Tim Olk photo

5 alarm massive grocery store fire in Stone Park

Tim Olk photo

5 alarm massive grocery store fire in Stone Park

Tim Olk photo

5 alarm massive grocery store fire in Stone Park

Tim Olk photo

5 alarm massive grocery store fire in Stone Park

Tim Olk photo

5 alarm massive grocery store fire in Stone Park

Tim Olk photo

5 alarm massive grocery store fire in Stone Park

Tim Olk photo

5 alarm massive grocery store fire in Stone Park

Tim Olk photo

Tim has a gallery with many more images.

Images from John Tulipano
5 alarm massive grocery store fire in Stone Park

John Tulipano photo

5 alarm massive grocery store fire in Stone Park

John Tulipano photo

5 alarm massive grocery store fire in Stone Park

John Tulipano photo

5 alarm massive grocery store fire in Stone Park

John Tulipano photo

5 alarm massive grocery store fire in Stone Park

John Tulipano photo

5 alarm massive grocery store fire in Stone Park

John Tulipano photo

No injuries were reported following an extra-alarm fire that broke out in the potato chip aisle of a grocery store in west suburban Stone Park late this morning, authorities said.

The five-alarm blaze started about noon in the 1600 block of North Mannheim Road, according to a spokeswoman for Stone Park police.

As of about 1 p.m., the blaze was mostly out, but smoke and some flames were still visible from the 2-story brick building, which houses the Durango Supermercado on the first level and about four apartments on the upper level.

No injuries have been reported and the blaze burned through its roof, causing a partial collapse of the building.

Thick, black smoke roiled from the building at one point and about 15-20 fire departments remained on the scene.

Firefighters were pouring water on its roof and through one apartment window using two tower ladders.  Several onlookers were standing outside gawking and it appeared that all occupants of the building had escaped.

Manager Jose Rivera was in his office doing paperwork when he heard the smoke alarm go off but he said it’s “very sensitive” so he thought it could just have been cooking smoke that activated it.
When he went to check it out, he found the potato chip aisle was on fire, and the chips were burning.

Rivera sprang into action, grabbed the fire extinguisher and tried to put it out.

“I ran for the extinguisher and managed to control it,’’ Rivera said.

He then raced through the rest of the store, telling the eight customers to “drop their possessions and leave,’’ Rivera said.

Rivera went back inside but the fire had worsened and there was nothing left in the extinguisher. Rivera said he knew he had to leave at that point.Fire officials on the scene said they were letting the fire burn, in a “free burn’’ and would not be able to go inside until it was safe.Rivera’s mother, Imelda Rivera, who is the owner of the store, was outside and appeared very shaken up.

Occupants of the second-story apartments on the building’s south side escaped without being hurt.

Rivera does not know what started the blaze.

Fire department officials said they were performing a “free burn’’ and will not go inside until it’s safe.

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm Fire 3-10-13

This from Dan Shevlin:

Hello
My name is Dan and I work in the Chicago Fire Alarm Office.
Sunday March 10th 2013
Still & Box 1223 S Kildare
Still Time : 1417 hrs
Box Time : 1419 hrs by the MFAO
Engine 38 reported a fire on the 2nd floor of 2 1/2 story ordinary constructed building.  By the time I got there fire was blowing out the attic windows and dog houses.  The order was given to back out and a defensive attack was set up.
Thanks Dan Shevlin
Chicago Fire Department raging house fire

photo by Dan Shevlin

Chicago Fire Department raging house fire

photo by Dan Shevlin

Chicago Fire Department raging house fire

photo by Dan Shevlin

Chicago Fire Department raging house fire

photo by Dan Shevlin

Chicago Fire Department raging house fire

photo by Dan Shevlin

Chicago Fire Department raging house fire

photo by Dan Shevlin

Chicago Fire Department raging house fire

photo by Dan Shevlin

Chicago Fire Department raging house fire

photo by Dan Shevlin

More of Dan’s images can be viewed HERE.

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Wauconda 2nd Alarm house fire 1-23-13

Wauconda firefighters responded to a reported garage fire this afternoon at 26703 N. Main Street in an unincorporated area of their district. Upon arrival, units found a two-story house with heavy fire in the attached garage threatening the living space. The alarm was immediately upgraded to a 2nd Alarm bringing additional companies to the scene. Though the house has smoke damage throughout, only a small area along the garage wall was reportedly damaged by fire. Firefighters advanced two lines into the house to stop the fire from spreading. The fire was out within a half hour of the original alarm.

Mutual aid companies included Long Grove, Countryside, Fox Lake, Round Lake, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Barrington, Nunda, Lake Zurich, Cary, and Mundelein.

Larry Shapiro went to the scene and arrived as the fire was extinguished. Nevertheless, he submitted a few images of the scene and the units that responded.

 

attached garage fire in Wauconda IL

The garage sustained extensive damage and a partial collapse of the roof. Larry Shapiro photo

garage fire damages house

The fire was stopped just as it began to impinge on the house. Larry Shapiro photo

firefighters overhaul garage after fire

Firefighters remove debris from the garage. Larry Shapiro photo

firefighters with a hose line

Firefighters wet down smoldering pockets in the garage. Larry Shapiro photo

burned out car in garage

The charred remains of a car in the garage. Larry Shapiro photo

firefighters rolling hose

Firefighters break down the attack lines and roll hose. Larry Shapiro photo

Wauconda Fire Department tower ladder

The Wauconda tower ladder is positioned in front of the house. Larry Shapiro photo

fire tanker nursing an engine

Wauconda’s tanker is setup to nurse the engine in front of the house at 26703 N. Main Street. Larry Shapiro photo

Click here for a gallery with more fire scene photos by Larry Shapiro.

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