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Chicago Still & Box alarm fire, 6-3-15 (more)

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Here is a video of the still & box house fire on Wallace last week:

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 6-5-15

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Here are some photos of the still & box apartment fire at 2428 W Fillmore St on 6/5/15.

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billowing flames from house fire at night

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firemen fight house fire at night

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Chicago Still & Box alarm fire, 6-3-15

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Here are some photos from the Still & Box at 99th and Wallace on 6/3/15. Companies arrived to the house fully involved with exposure problems on both sides. No squad was available as squad 5 was still on Lowe.

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Chicago bungalow gutted by fire at night

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Chicago bungalow gutted by fire at night

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Chicago bungalow gutted by fire at night

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Chicago bungalow gutted by fire at night

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Chicago bungalow gutted by fire at night

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Back to back Still & Box alarm fires in Chicago, 6-2-15

This from Josh Boyajian:

Tuesday night (6/2/15), the EFAO sent Truck 30 to a still @ 66th & Lowe. We started heading that way when Engine 54 arrived and had a 2-sty, wood frame with fire showing on the 2nd floor. Multiple lines were stretched and they put Squad 5 to work. While crews were in the overhaul stage of this fire, Engine 93 landed with a fully-involved 1.5-sty house @ 99th and Wallace, who then requested a box shortly after arrival. We left 66th street and headed down there. Here are some shots from both fires.

house full engulfed in fire at night

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house full engulfed in fire at night

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house full engulfed in fire at night

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house full engulfed in fire at night

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house full engulfed in fire at night

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Chicago FD Snorkel at night fire scene

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house full engulfed in fire at night

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house full engulfed in fire at night

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house full engulfed in fire at night

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Chicago working fire, 10-13-14

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.:

Shortly after midnight (Monday morning), a CPD patrol car radioed in a fire at 5757 S. Hermitage stating that fire was blowing out of the front window. Only being 4 blocks from the address Josh & I took in the fire. We arrived just ahead of Engine 116 to find fire blowing out of the 1st floor front room and extending up the front of the 2-1/2, 25×50 frame. Engine 116 lead out a line to the front and hit the main body of fire from the outside while Tower 39 went to the roof for ventilation. Engine 123 backed down to Tower 39 and was setup to use their deck gun, but that order was canceled.
Great job by companies in knocking down this fire fast. This area of Hermitage has homes butted up to each other on the sides and this could have gotten out of control quickly.
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house on fire at night

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house on fire at night

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house on fire at night

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night house fire photo

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house on fire at night

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house on fire at night

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house on fire at night

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house on fire at night

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house on fire at night

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DesPlaines house fire 3-15-12

The Journal & Topics Newspapers has an article HERE about a house fire this week in Des Plaines on Grove Street.

 … the house [was] on the 200 block of Grove Avenue. When they arrived within minutes, they found a two-story single-family frame residence totally on fire. No one was living inside the residence at the time, said Fire Chief Alan Wax.

Des Plaines Fire Department house fire 200 block of Grove Street March 15, 2012

Conditions on arrival of fire companies. Des Plaines Fire Department photo

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Long Grove Fire Department controlled burn

The Long Grove Fire Department conducted a controlled burn-down of a vacant house at 1889 Checker Road Saturday morning. The house had been used by the fire department over the past two weeks for live-fire training evolutions to train Long Grove and eight other area departments. The house was the scene of what is being called a fire of suspicious origin this past Thursday, but the fire was stopped before it got hold of the main structure, and it was burned today for the public. A developer owns the property and will begin preparing the property for three new homes.

Tim Olk and Larry Shapiro were in attendance and submitted several images.

Long Grove FPD burn down 9-17-11

A crowd of residents gathers to watch the Long Grove FPD burn down a vacant house. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove FPD burn down 9-17-11

Moments after igniting the fires on the second floor, smoke and flames show from the roof, eaves and windows. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove FPD burn down 9-17-11

Fires were then ignited on the first floor and heavy fire is visible throughout. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove FPD burn down 9-17-11

A view from the north end shows the volume of fire. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove FPD burn down 9-17-11

Fire now is showing from from all but the farthest southern section of the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove FPD burn down 9-17-11

The south end of the house is now well involved as firefighters keep the trees from catching fire. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove FPD burn down 9-17-11

The thick black smoke signifies the roof burning now at the southern end of the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove FPD burn down 9-17-11

The chimney remains standing after the majority of the house has been consumed. Larry Shapiro photo

There is a large gallery with more images from Larry Shapiro HERE.

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Lisle house fire 7/1/11

Stephen Wilcox submitted yet another recent house fire from Dupage County, this time in Lisle. Stephen submitted several images and commentary;

This box alarm was in an unhydranted area in the north end of Lisle’s district. Typically, the weather was hot and humid. No one home at the time of the fire (1115 hours on 7/1/11) may have contributed to a response delay. Structure was one story “L” shaped, about 40″X80″ ordinary, located on Red Oak. Command also called a box for tankers.

Lisle-Woodridge FPD house fire on Red Oak 7/1/11

"D" side on my arrival, also the area of ignition. Stephen Wilcox photo

 

Lisle-Woodridge FPD house fire on Red Oak 7/1/11

"A" side upon arrival of companies. Stephen Wilcox photo

 

Lisle-Woodridge FPD house fire on Red Oak 7/1/11

"A" side, members are moving hose lines into position. Stephen Wilcox photo

Lisle-Woodridge FPD house fire on Red Oak 7/1/11

The fire is moving rapidly from the "C-D" corner towards "B". Notice fire starting to show in the window as we go by. Stephen Wilcox photo

Lisle-Woodridge FPD house fire on Red Oak 7/1/11

Same window a few moments later, a bit closer of a look. Stephen Wilcox photo

Lisle-Woodridge FPD house fire on Red Oak 7/1/11

The rear at the height of the fire fight. Stephen Wilcox photo

Lisle-Woodridge FPD house fire on Red Oak 7/1/11

Heavy fire vents from the "B" side as a line can be seen that was stretched to the rear. Stephen Wilcox photo

Lisle-Woodridge FPD house fire on Red Oak 7/1/11

Another view shows fire burning through the roof. Stephen Wilcox photo

Lisle-Woodridge FPD house fire on Red Oak 7/1/11

Lisle firefighters use a 2-1/2 in the front as they darken down the interior fire. Stephen Wilcox photo

Lisle-Woodridge FPD house fire on Red Oak 7/1/11

Members have a 2-1/2 with water and are making what progress they can, keeping in mind the defensive attack, collapse zone, etc. Stephen Wilcox photo

 

Lisle-Woodridge FPD house fire on Red Oak 7/1/11 Winfield FPD Engine 64

Winfield Tender 614 was called to the scene since the area was without hydrants. Stephen Wilcox photo

Lisle-Woodridge FPD house fire on Red Oak 7/1/11 York Center FPD tanker tender

York Center FPD Tender 76 was also due on the tanker box. The tenders were utilized 'in-line' to supply water to the pumping engines. Stephen Wilcox photo

Lisle-Woodridge FPD house fire on Red Oak 7/1/11  Engine 511 Pierce Arrow XT PUC

The newest engine in Lisle, Engine 511, is shown here pumping at it's first working fire. Stephen Wilcox photo

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Glen Ellyn Box Alarm 6-27-11

Glen Ellyn house fire Dawes Avenue June 27, 2011 fully involved house fire

Firefighters arriving to a house fire at 555 Dawes Avenue in Glen Ellyn in the overnight hours of June 27th were met by heavy fire conditions. The house was two-stories in the front and three in the rear. Stephen Wilcox photo

The Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Department in MABAS Division 12 responded to a reported house fire in the 500 block of Dawes Avenue at 4:40AM on June 27, 2011. Stephen Wilcox responded and arrived with first companies to find heavy fire coming out of the front door and completely involving both floors in the rear. The alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm. The family was able to escape the house unharmed.

The Daily Herald reported :

A Glen Ellyn house was seriously damaged Monday following an early morning fire, authorities said.

The two-story structure in the 500 block of Dawes Avenue was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived about 4:30 a.m. The homeowners were awakened by smoke detectors and escaped without injury, according to Craig Eldridge, spokesman for the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company.

Glen Ellyn house fire Dawes Avenue June 27, 2011 heavy fire conditions

The B-C corner of the house shows complete involvement on the lower floor and the first floor. Stephen Wilcox photo

Stephen Wilcox adds this description:

Going towards the rear, the escape window is on the right side of the shot and we begin to see the conditions in the rear (“C”). There is a double sliding glass door in the middle of the lower level; a deck goes all across the back of the house and fire has taken hold of this sector.

Glen Ellyn house fire Dawes Avenue June 27, 2011 heavy fire conditions

From the rear the entire house is involved in fire. Stephen Wilcox photo

More from Stephen:

Our first look at the fire in the rear. Need I repeat, the absolute necessity of doing a 360° walk around the fire building at all fires. It is surely a different ballgame with the information you now see. The point of origin is between the steps on the right and the double door opening. A cooking pit had been used earlier and replaced, in that area along with three propane tanks. The tanks exploded adding the initial energy to the fire spread. The family is reported to have self evacuated through those double doors

 

Glen Ellyn house fire on Dawes June 27, 2011

Companies deploy handlines and darken the fire. Stephen Wilcox photo

Two and a half inch lines used to knock this fire before the tower was brought into play to finish the job. The water supply was lean. The lines in the area are only four inch so it was necessary to control water usage. The tower had great placement to reach the roof-attic area. Both collapsed as did the second floor during this fight.

Glen Ellyn house fire on Dawes June 27, 2011

Fire has been knocked down on the first floor and still burns on the second floor and through the roof. Stephen Wilcox photo

Glen Ellyn house fire on Dawes June 27, 2011

As the sun begins to rise, the extent of the damage done at this fire is clearly evident. There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians. Stephen Wilcox photo

 

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