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Box Alarm fire in Winnetka, 2-26-14 (more)

More on last night’s house fire in Winnetka. A video from Larry Shapiro and some images from Tim Olk at the scene this morning.

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Box Alarm fire in Winnetka, 2-26-14

This from Larry Shapiro:

The Winnetka Fire Department was called to a house with smoke coming from the attic at 924 Pine Tree Lane just after 9PM on Wednesday evening. Prior to the fire department’s arrival, police units confirmed smoke from a house at the corrected address of 910 Pine Tree Lane.

The first engine turned down the street and was completely immersed in smoke with near zero visibility. They pulled past the house and the truck was able to back up to the driveway. Heavy smoke at the scene was the updated size up at a split level house that was being renovated. Companies attempted an interior attack as fire burned through the roof at the rear of the house. Northfield Truck 29 reported seeing heavy fire as they rounded the corner two blocks away.

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Winnetka Truck 28 at work as fire consumes the entire house. Larry Shapiro photo

The interior attack was abandoned shortly thereafter as the fire spread throughout the attic space. Fortunately the interior crews spotted a hole in the first floor before it could cause injury to any firefighters.

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Fire consumes the entire house. Larry Shapiro photo

house fully engulfed in fire at night

A Winnetka firefighter at the turntable operating the master stream from Truck 28. Larry Shapiro photo

The alarm was upgraded to a Box Alarm as an elevated master stream was put into operation from Winnetka Truck 28 in addition to multiple hand lines. As the fire progressed, Northfield Truck 29 also put an elevated master stream into service. The house backed up to Tower Road, and trucks from both Glenview and Skokie setup there but did not deploy master streams. Both ladders were put over the scene to provide illumination for firefighters.

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Another view from the driveway as Truck 28′s master stream works. Larry Shapiro photo

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Northfield Truck 29 and Winnetka Truck 28 working from the front of the house. Larry Shapiro photo

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Heavy smoke blankets the scene and Northfield Truck 29 in Sector A. Larry Shapiro photo

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A firefighter pulls hose from Tower Road to the rear of the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Companies at the scene included engines from Winnetka, Glencoe, Highland Park, Northbrook, Highwood, and Evanston. Trucks on-scene were from Winnetka, Northfield, Glenview, and Skokie. Other units included a squad from Morton Grove, an ambulance from Wilmette, the MESS Canteen, and multiple chief officers.

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A firefighter covered with a light coat of ice in Sector A. Larry Shapiro photo

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Glenview Truck 14 had two lines off from Tower Road in the rear. Larry Shapiro photo

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Three lines off Winnetka Engine 28 in front of the house. Larry Shapiro photo

A video from the scene will be posted soon.

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Glenview to go ahead with plans for new fire station

The Glenview Announcements has an article on the updated progress of the new headquarters fire station to be built for the Glenview Fire Department.

Glenview officials on Wednesday approved the larger of two designs for a new downtown fire station headquarters.

Trustees asked architects to design a facility with three vehicle bays and nine firefighter rest bunks for $6.3 million. The original plan was for 2 ½ bays and six bunks for future expansion at $5.6 million.

Also, a peaked roof to hide mechanical equipment and a tower to comply with downtown designs were added to the plan.

“Expanding could cost a lot more later. I’m comfortable with (Fire Chief Wayne Globerger’s) need for a third bay,” Britton said.

Trustees also approved design appearances, such as banded-stone exterior facades, pilasters and a mid-building tower.

“The fire station should compliment other buildings in the area. It’s a long-term, and should be a marquee and held to the same standards as other contracted buildings,” Trustee Michael Jenny said. In May, trustees voted to support a new fire station and headquarters next to Village Hall on Waukegan Road.

In December 2012, the Village Board approved a plan to demolish and redevelop the old fire station headquarters at 1815 Glenview Road into a four-story structure that includes 142 rentals with first-floor retail storefronts.

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Multiple fatalities at Glenview crash 10-15-13

Glenview Police and Fire Departments were called early this afternoon for an accident involving a garbage truck and an SUV which occurred at the intersection of Harlem Avenue and Harrison Street. The garbage truck, from the Village of Skokie, was fully loaded when it struck the other vehicle that reportedly crossed in it’s path. As the truck, which had a large plow assembly on the front, pushed the car along the parkway, the car rolled over and onto the roof. The truck came to rest on top of the car, and a fire ensued involving the cab of the truck and the car.

An undetermined number  Three occupants were trapped in the car, all of whom perished. The truck driver was able to free himself from the truck and was apparently unharmed.

Glenview Engine 6 arrived on the scene and hit the fire with tank water through the deck gun and then a hand line was used to fully extinguish the fire and lay down a layer of foam.

An area resident who attempted to assist with a fire extinguisher was driven back by the intense heat.

Tray Cashman, who lives down the street, captured this video of Engine 6 arriving and hitting the fire.

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garbage truck crash kills several in Glenview

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garbage truck crash kills several in Glenview

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garbage truck crash kills several in Glenview

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garbage truck crash kills several in Glenview

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garbage truck crash kills several in Glenview

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garbage truck crash kills several in Glenview

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garbage truck crash kills several in Glenview

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garbage truck crash kills several in Glenview

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garbage truck crash kills several in Glenview

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garbage truck crash kills several in Glenview

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Glenview FD building new fire station headquarters

The TribLocal has an article about Glenview trustees concerned about the final cost of the new Glenview FIre Department headquarters Station 6.

Glenview trustees have expressed concern about the rising cost of the village’s new downtown fire department headquarters.

Officials originally estimated the building at 1215 Waukegan Road would cost about $5.44 million. But at a recent village meeting, the project’s developers warned that the price may rise about 15 percent, or about $816,000, over the initial estimate because of the expansions and additional architectural features that were recommended to be added to the designs by officials at previous meetings.

The new fire station is slated for the site of a former police station. It’s needed because a four-story development now under construction forced one of the village’s fire stations out of its previous location at 1815 Glenview Road. While the new headquarters is under construction, a temporary fire station opened at the intersection of Glenview Road and Roosevelt Avenue earlier this spring.

Village trustees approved a conditional use ordinance, final site review and preliminary subdivision approval for the fire station on Oct. 1. Crews started to put up construction fences around the site on Monday, preparing for the demolition of the former police station building. But the project’s budget isn’t scheduled to be finalized until a November trustees meeting. Because of the holdup with finalization of the project, Glenview Fire Chief Wayne Globerger said he expects the construction to finish a couple of months behind the original target of June or July of 2014.

Some trustees questioned the need for an expanded fire station, which added about $375,000 to the project, and said they’d like to stick to the original estimated budget cost.

Trustee Deborah Karton reminded officials about the importance of the look of the building that would be in the downtown area, for which officials spent a long time developing a vision and a plan.

Glenview Fire Chief Wayne Globerger said his goal is to make sure the building is functional. He explained that having an expanded fire station, which would have space for three additional bunks and an extra half bay, helps the department prepare for different future scenarios. He mentioned a possibility of consolidating the nearby Fire Station 13 with the new one.

The issue of the building’s “street appeal” is affecting the cost.

Globerger said that there has been some talk among village officials about possibly moving the village campus next to the recently built Glenview Police Department headquarters at 2500 E. Lake Ave.

This idea is still being discussed but could affect the exterior design of the new fire station, he said. At the moment, the village hall looks very different from the village trustees’ vision of what downtown Glenview should look like.

“We’re trying to get pricing both ways,” Globerger said. “… The question is how fancy do they want the outside of the fire station to look?”

Previous posts on the new fire station are HERE, HERE, and HERE.

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Glenview box alarm for high-rise fire 9-11-13 (more)

The Chicago Tribune has an article stating that the high-rise fire at 3925 Triumvera Drive on 9-11-13 was caused by cigarettes.

Cigarettes sparked the fire in Glenview last week from which a mother and her 14-year-old son had to be rescued, according to authorities.

“The cause of fire was smoking, misplaced cigarettes,” said Glenview Fire Chief Wayne Globerger.

The blaze broke out in a bedroom of a man’s apartment at around 12:30 a.m. Sept. 11, on the ninth floor of a high-rise condo building at 3925 Triumvera Drive. About 40 firefighters worked to extinguish the fire, evacuating every resident from the 16-story building, Globerger said.

Glenbrook South High School student Sungwon Choi and his mother were stuck on a balcony of their apartment, which was adjacent to the fire, and had to be rescued via a 100-foot ladder. The blaze was put out in minutes, and no one needed treatment at a hospital. But the fire caused about $500,000 in damage to the building, mainly affecting two units on the ninth floor and one on the eighth floor, Globerger said.

Most of the residents of the building are back in their apartments, but for some it may take months before their condominiums are livable once again.

Larry Shapiro also posted this short video of the fire scene

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Glenview box alarm for High-rise fire 9-11-13 (more)

A few images from Larry Shapiro of the high-rise fire scene last week at Triumvera in unincorporated Cook County, covered by the Glenview Fire Department.

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Glenview box alarm for high-rise fire 9-11-13

The Chicago Tribune has an article about a fire this morning in Glenview. Fire on the 9th floor and two walked down the aerial ladder.

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Glenview firefighters made a dramatic rescue of two people from a high-rise apartment fire overnight.

Firefighters arrived on scene to the fire at 3925 Triumvera Drive at 12:30am to find flames shooting out a 9th floor window, as a 14-year-old boy and his mother waited for help on their nearby balcony.

Emergency crews evacuated the entire building, while firefighters used their ladder truck to reach the 9th floor balcony.   Sungwon Choi, 14, and his mother were safely rescued down the ladder.

Glenview Fire Chief Wayne Gloverger says the fire was extinguished quickly and there were just a few minor injuries at the scene and no one was transported to the hospital.

Choi said is was a long way to climb down but it was “like rock-climbing, but in reverse.” Choi said he listened to the firefighters to make sure he was safe.

More to follow later.

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New Glenview fire station passes first hurdle

The Chicago Sun-Times has an article about the new headquarters fire station for Glenview getting plan commission approval.

The Glenview Plan Commission has approved the final site plan for the new fire station to be built at 1815 Glenview Road.

Approval came at a meeting that also served as a public hearing, allowing residents to voice their concerns and make suggestions about the new station. Most concerns raised by the public were about lighting and noise from trucks entering and exiting the station. In response to worries about noise, Deputy Fire Chief Ralph Ensign said the trucks use sirens and horns only when absolutely necessary, even during the day. The new traffic design at the intersection in front of the future station also allows trucks to pull out without horns and sirens.

When it comes to lights, Jeff Brady, Glenview’s director of planning, said proposed landscaping and fences act as a buffer. The fire department is also using new trucks with headlights situated lower than before, which keeps them from shining into windows.

Before commissioners approved the final plan and conditional-use permit, they made suggestions to architects from the AT Group, which is managing the project, regarding the appearance of the building. Most notable was the discrepancy between the residential style of the administrative portion of the building and the commercial style of the station portion.

“It looks like two different buildings,” said commission member Mark W. Igleski.

The administrative portion, which will hold offices, was designed in a more residential style, with high ceilings and peaked gables, aspects that concern commission member Ellen Dickson.

“This is not a residence,” she said. “Basically we’re building empty space for looks. … I would strongly encourage the Village Board to not mix their metaphors and allow a civic building to look like a civic building.”

The suggestions will be considered when the plan is reviewed by the appearance board Wednesday. If there are no problems with the final design, the final plan could go under review at the Sept. 17 Village Board meeting.

Full plans and previous posts can be found HERE.

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Glenview to build new FD headquarters (more)

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Glenview Fire Department

The Chicago Tribune (local) has an article about updated plans for the new fire department headquarters being built in Glenview.

Final designs are underway for the new Glenview Fire Department headquarters near the village hall campus.

Glenview trustees recently discussed the project at 1215 Waukegan Road, the site of a former police station.

The fire station had to move from its location at 1815 Glenview Road because that site is part of a four-story development between Pine and Church streets.

The former police department building, which has been vacant for six or seven years, was originally considered for renovation, but after the village looked closer at the costs of updates it was decided to tear down the building and construct a new one, said Village Manager Todd Hileman.

“There was no real budgetary difference between rehabbing and ripping the building out and starting anew,” Hileman said.

The project, budgeted at about $5.5 million, is scheduled to be finalized by the village trustees in August, he said.

“We are currently bidding out the work right now for demolition and site work,” he said, adding that the former police station is scheduled to be demolished in September.

During a July 16 village meeting, trustees directed the architects to look into expanding the station so it can accommodate three fire trucks. They also considered different options for the size and material of the building’s roof that could change the cost of the project.

Trustee Michael Jenny supported expanding the station, increasing the number of bunk beds from six to nine, and other officials agreed.

“I’d be much more inclined to spend on flexibility as opposed to aesthetic improvements,” Jenny said during the meeting, adding that he would prefer the cheaper shingled roof.

Most of the other trustees also favored a shingled roof instead of a metal one, which costs more but lasts longer, according to the project’s planners.

Fire Chief Wayne Globerger said he would prefer to expand the station even more to include a half bay for the battalion chief’s vehicle. This way during winter time, for example, the battalion chief, who travels to every incident in town, could easily access his car through the garage, Hileman explained.

But Globerger said the department could adjust its operational details.

“We’ll make it work with whatever you give us,” Globerger said.

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Previously we posted articles on the move and temporary quarters.

The entire packet with drawings can be downloaded : GlenviewSta6.

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