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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 Steve Redick:

This last Wednesday I attended the major fire in a condo complex that destroyed 3 full buildings and part of a 4th in Prospect Heights. 96 Units were damaged or destroyed leaving many homeless. The fire began in a second floor unit in a very remote section of the complex and penetrated the mansard style roof and cockloft/ attic space. Tremendous efforts were made in the form of multiple trench cuts and opening the mansard in several places as well as a great deal of interior operations. In the end several master streams were also utilized. It has been said this is the largest MABAS response in the area since the Arlington Park Racetrack fire many years ago. Enclosed are a few images from the 4 hours I was there observing. All the images can be seen here on my website.
 
I am also enclosing an aerial view of the complex.
Steve
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Firefighter vents mansard roof

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Firefighters climb aerial ladder at building fire

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Firefighters climb aerial ladder at building fire

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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 Nick Neziri:

A few photos I took of the Prospect Heights 5th Alarm on 07/18/2018.

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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

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Arlington Heights FD Engine 4 at a fire

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Glenview FD Truck 14 working at a fire

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Prospect Heights FPD fire trucks at fire scene

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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

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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

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

Some images from early in the 5-Alarm fire with 2 Specials and a 2-Alarm EMS Box in Prospect Heights, 7-18-18

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3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17 (part 8)

More on the 3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17

This from Steve Redick:

Took this job in a week ago. Originated as a fire alarm and was filled out to a full response before FD arrival. One civilian fatality, presumably from the fire apartment. When I arrived fire was in the attic space and working it’s way throughout. Water supply was a problem as I was told they have small mains in the area. The smoke conditions here were pretty amazing, very fluid and constantly changing. The really noteworthy things from a “fire fan” perspective was the first use of the brand new Bensenville rearmount E-ONE quint and the first use of Chicago FD Squad 7’s Snorkel. Squad 7 is quartered at rescue station 3 at O’Hare field and has a response area that extends to the northwest side of the city proper, and as in this case, is due on some MABAS alarms in the surrounding suburbs. Their rig is the only one of the four squad sets ordered that is lime green and really doesn’t see much fire duty where an elevated master stream is used. The rig was really put to the test at this job. I am enclosing a few of my favorite images and I would encourage you to see the video and all the images here:

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Leyden Township FPD quint battles a fire

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Chicago FD Squad 7A battling a fire

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Chicago FD Squad 7A battling a fire

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Chicago FD Squad 7A battling a fire

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Chicago FD Squad 7A battling a fire

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Bensenville FPD quint battles a fire

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Chicago FD Squad 7A battling a fire

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Leyden Township FPD quint battles a fire

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3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17 (part 4)

video from Larry Shapiro of the 3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17

 

 

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