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5-Alarm fire with 2 Specials and a 2-Alarm EMS Box in Prospect Heights, 7-18-18 (more)

Larry Shapiro video (part 1) 

 

More photos from the 5-Alarm fire with 2 Specials and a 2-Alarm EMS Box in Prospect Heights, 7-18-18 

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Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

When firefighters responded to a fire at one of the 16 buildings that make up the River Trails Condominium complex in Prospect Heights Wednesday afternoon, they knew the blaze could quickly get out of hand.

Investigators said a juvenile accidentally ignited the blaze. No charges have been filed. The blaze started in a second-floor unit in the southernmost building on McIntosh Court and rapidly spread upward and outward. Once it reached the attic, the blaze had unfettered access to the other three buildings. The mansard-style roof that hangs over the third floor also allowed the fire to glide effortlessly along the structure’s side as the flames fed on air inside the enclosed eaves. A mild breeze then helped stoke the flames.

Firefighters made every attempt to stop or slow the spread of flames, but they were thwarted by the fire’s ability to keep moving until it got to the northernmost building. There, they made a successful stand against the encroaching flames.

“We tried to cut in several spots before that to try and stop it,” Prospect Heights Fire District Chief Drew Smith said. “It was a futile effort. If this would have happened at 1 a.m. instead of 1 p.m. like it did, I don’t know how this would have turned out.”

Fire safety officials blame the speed and scope on a lack of modern fire safety devices and construction. The 46-year-old complex had no building-wide fire alarms, sprinkler systems, fire walls or attic separators — all fire safety features that experts say would have stopped or significantly slowed the inferno.

New apartments are required to have sprinkler systems, firewalls to keep fires from spreading to other units, and attic separators that restrict overhead air flow in the building to lower the risk of fires spreading. None of the buildings that burned Wednesday had those, and none had building-wide fire alarms. Because of their age, the Prospect Heights buildings were not required to have those fire safety measures in place.

And under current city code, if the apartments are rebuilt, they still might not have them. If more than 50 percent of the buildings that burned are salvageable, the city can’t force the owners to retrofit the buildings to comply with modern fire codes.

Prospect Heights Fire District Chief Drew Smith warns against rebuilding the apartments as if nothing happened. “We are going to meet with the city and try to put forth a strategy for what comes next,” he said. “We need them to have a fire alarm in these buildings, at the very least.”

On Christmas Eve morning 2006, a blaze caused by Christmas lights in a second-floor unit had the entire third floor engulfed in 10 minutes. That fire also spread to a neighboring building, though firefighters were able to quickly extinguish it. In the end, only 30 percent of the building was destroyed and it was reconstructed without a sprinkler system or other modern fire suppression measures.

Estimates indicate retrofitting existing buildings with sprinklers costs between $2 and $7 per square foot, according to the National Fire Protection Association. The 16 buildings at River Trails contain roughly 380,000 square feet of living space, putting the estimated cost at somewhere between $760,000 and $2.7 million. That the cost would require a special assessment that would possibly be passed on to renters, who might then be priced out of their homes. Most of the River Trails units are individually owned and rented out to others. 

Several towns require sprinklers in new construction of single-family homes.

thanks Dan

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5-Alarm fire with 2 Specials and a 2-Alarm EMS Box in Prospect Heights, 7-18-18 (more)

more photos from the 5-Alarm fire with 2 Specials and a 2-Alarm EMS Box in Prospect Heights, 7-18-18 

Buffalo Grove Quint 27 at a fire

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Arlington Heights FD Engine 4 at a fire

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Glenview FD Truck 14 working at a fire

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Prospect Heights FPD fire trucks at fire scene

Chi-Town Fire Photos

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5-Alarm fire with 2 Specials and a 2-Alarm EMS Box in Prospect Heights, 7-18-18 (more)

Photos from Dan McInerney of the 5-Alarm fire with 2 Specials and a 2-Alarm EMS Box in Prospect Heights, 7-18-18

heavy fire guts apartment building

Dan McInerney photo

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5-Alarm fire with 2 Specials and a 2-Alarm EMS Box in Prospect Heights, 7-18-18 (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

Here is the next set of photos from the 5-Alarm fire with 2 Specials and a 2-Alarm EMS Box in Prospect Heights, 7-18-18 taken after my previous submission.

Glenview FD Truck 14 battling a fire Pierce Arrow XT aerial ladder

Larry Shapiro photo

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As seen around … Glenview

More from Josh Boyajian:

Glenview FD Ambulance 7

Josh Boyajian photo

Glenview FD Reserve Battalion 6

Glenview FD Reserve Battalion 6. Josh Boyajian photo

Glenview FD Truck 14

Glenview FD Truck 14. Josh Boyajian photo

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2-Alarm building fire in Northbrook 7-1-13 (more)

Images from Tim Olk from the 2-Alarm condo building fire in Northbrook at 620 Ballantrae Drive on July 1st.

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

The Northbrook fire chief in Sector B alerts interior companies about deteriorating conditions from outside the building. Tim Olk photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

Firefighters on the balcony address the fire from the outside. Tim Olk photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

A Highwood firefighter benting the mansard roof and exposing hidden fire. Tim Olk photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

A Glenview lieutenant on the tip of Truck 14’s ladder after exposing fire behind the mansard roof. Tim Olk photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

Two Glenview firefighters on the ladder continue to create access to the fire hidden in the void spaces behind the mansard roof. Tim Olk photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

Glencoe firefighters with a 2 1/2-inch line at the B-C corner of the building. Tim Olk photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

Medical supplies from the EMS company on standby. Tim Olk photo

 

Tim has a gallery with more images HERE.

More images from the scene were posted HERE.

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2-Alarm building fire in Northbrook 7-1-13 (more)

Additional images and a video from the 2-alarm fire yesterday in Northbrook.

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

Glenview firefighters work from Truck 14 to open sections of the mansard roof on the east side of the building. Larry Shapiro photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

Winnetka Engine 28 working off a hydrant from the parking lot behind Northbrook Station 11. Larry Shapiro photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

Highwood Truck 37 working from the B-C corner. Larry Shapiro photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

Fire vents through a hole in the mansard roof cut by the Glenview company. Larry Shapiro photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

The north end of the third floor unit shows where the initial fire was. Larry Shapiro photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

The new Glenview Truck 14, possibly working it’s first fire, is engulfed in smoke on the access road along the east side of the fire building. Larry Shapiro photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

A 5″ line is stretched from Wheeling Engine 42 to supply Glenview Truck 14. Larry Shapiro photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

Two hand lines and the deck gun from Glencoe Engine 30 work in the C Sector. Larry Shapiro photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

Highwood firefighters on the ladder tip overlook flames venting through the mansard roof. Larry Shapiro photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

Highland Park firefighters in the foreground shield themselves from the spray of a hand line while a Highwood firefighter cuts into the mansard from another ladder. Larry Shapiro photo

A gallery with many images can be found HERE.

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