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House fire in Arlington Heights, 12-6-17 (more)

Additional photos of the house fire in Arlington Heights, 12-6-17

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Arlington FD Deputy Chief Pete Ahlman pulls a supply line

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smoke pours from house on fire

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firefighters vent roof from tower ladder bucket

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firefighters mask up before entering house

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Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

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House fire in Arlington Heights, 12-6-17

Arlington Heights firefighters were called to 14oo Thomas Street for a fire in an attached garage of a ranch house. Companies arrived to find small explosions apparently from fireworks stored inside the garage. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire bringing additional units from Arlington Heights as well as from Buffalo Grove and Wheeling.

Fire communicated into the house and was knocked down within a half hour. The house required extensive overhaul and companies were on the scene for quite a while. There were no injuries reported.

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house fire in Arlington Heights

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House fire in Arlington Heights, 11-13-16

Short video from Larry Shapiro of the house fire in Arlington Heights, 11-13-16

 

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House fire in Arlington Heights, 11-13-16

Arlington Heights firefighters were called to 2142 N Orchid Lane early Sunday evening (11/13/16) for a reported house fire. When companies arrived they had a fire on the second floor and upgraded the alarm to a Code 4 for the working fire.  A broken water main and hoarder conditions hampered firefighters who were able to declare the fire under control in under 40 minutes.

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smoke from house fire at night

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smoke from house fire at night

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Arlington Heights FD Tower 1 Pierce Dash CF PUC

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Arlington Heights FD Engine 2 Pierce Quantum

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firefighters climb ladder truck with tools during fire

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water gushes from broken water main

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Arlington Heights Box Alarm 4-18-12

Arlington Heights house fire basement fire 4-18-12 1142 Fernandez

Heavy smoke pushes out from all sides of the house at 1142 Fernandez in Arlington Heights shortly after companies backed out. Larry Shapiro photo

A homeowner at 1142 S. Fernandez Avenue in Arlington Heights was reportedly refinishing the basement floor with a flammable solvent which somehow ignited. The fire department received calls reporting white smoke escaping from multiple areas of the home around 5PM on Wednesday. When police arrived and confirmed the reports, Arlington Heights Battalion 1 upgraded the response to a working fire before companies arrived on the scene. The homeowner fled the house then ran back inside before the fire department arrived. He then escaped with 1st degree burns to his face after taking in smoke as well. Responding at this point were two engines from Arlington Heights plus their tower, a squad, two ambulances, and several chief officers. A truck from Des Plaines, a Rolling Meadows engine, an engine from Elk Grove Township, a Rolling Meadows ambulance, and a Mount Prospect engine were the mutual aid companies.

Arlington Heights house fire basement fire 4-18-12 1142 Fernandez Pierce Quantum

Arlington Heights Engine 3 was the first engine on-scene. Four lines were working off this engine, both pre-connects and two skid loads. Larry Shapiro photo

Arlington Heights Engine 3 took a line into the house and encountered fire and high heat as they descended the basement stairs. A second line followed very quickly, and though companies made progress, the basement became untenable and they had to withdraw.

Arlington Heights house fire basement fire 4-18-12 1142 Fernandez Pierce tower ladder

Arlington Heights Tower 1 was in front of the building and preparing to go up with firefighters to vent the roof. Larry Shapiro photo

Arlington Heights house fire basement fire 4-18-12 1142 Fernandez

Schaumburg firefighters went to the roof to ventilate. Larry Shapiro photo

Realizing that the fire was burning unchecked, the alarm was upgraded again to a MABAS Box Alarm. This added Prospect Heights Squad 9, Palatine Rural Engine 36, the third Arlington Heights engine, Elk Grove Village Engine 9, Elk Grove Township Ambulance 11, and Schaumburg Truck 52.

Arlington Heights house fire basement fire 4-18-12 1142 Fernandez Pierce Quantum

At one point in time there were six Pierce Quantum engines at the scene. Engine 3 was the still alarm engine with multiple lines off. Larry Shapiro photo

Arlington Heights house fire basement fire 4-18-12 1142 Fernandez

Another hose line is stretched to the front of the building. There would eventually be seven lines on the fireground. Larry Shapiro photo

Arlington Heights house fire basement fire 4-18-12 1142 Fernandez

Heavy smoke continues to vent from the house. Larry Shapiro photo

A total of seven lines were used throughout the three-hour battle to contain the fire. Smoke pushed out of all sides and firefighters put two cellar nozzles to work attempting to hit the basement fire. Roughly 20 minutes into the fire, command was informed that a portion of the first floor had burned through and all companies were ordered to remain outside in a defensive posture. One firefighter from Arlington Heights was taken to the hospital after being knocked onto his back while exiting the house early in the operation.

Arlington Heights house fire basement fire 4-18-12 1142 Fernandez injured firefighter

An Arlington Heights firefighter receives assistance after being pulled out of the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Arlington Heights house fire basement fire 4-18-12 1142 Fernandez injured firefighter

Heavy smoke envelopes the injured firefighter and the medics as they head toward the ambulance. Larry Shapiro photo

The basement was reportedly filled with water to the window level after several hours of flowing multiple lines through the window wells, the first floor, and a hole that was breached in the front of the house.

Arlington Heights house fire basement fire 4-18-12 1142 Fernandez

Working on the 'D' side of the house, a hose line is directed into the basement through a window well. Larry Shapiro photo

Arlington Heights house fire basement fire 4-18-12 1142 Fernandez

Smoke vents on the 'B' side of the house from the first floor. Larry Shapiro photo

Arlington Heights house fire basement fire 4-18-12 1142 Fernandez

A front corner wall was breached to allow a line to reach another section of the basement between the floor joists. Larry Shapiro photo

The fire was struck out near 8PM.

Larry Shapiro submitted several images and has a rather large gallery HERE.

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Palatine updates apparatus graphics

The Palatine Fire Department has begun changing the graphics on their apparatus to match the new package that was initiated with the arrival of Engine 82.  Quint 83 with the updated graphics was spotted Tuesday night at a house fire in Arlington Heights.

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Palatine Quint 83 with new graphics design. Larry Shapiro photo

Palatine Fire Department Quint 83

Previous graphics design.

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Arlington Heights house fire 12-20-11

Arlington Heights Fire Department units responded to a reported fire in a house at 901 W. Lynwood Avenue last night and found a fire involving the furniture. Heavy smoke on arrival prompted an upgrade to the Code 4 working fire which brought Palatine and Buffalo Grove units to the scene. The fire was contained quickly, and the Daily Herald reports HERE that the house was deemed uninhabitable due to the smoke damage.

Arlington Heights house fire Lynnwood Avenue 12-20-11

The occupants of this house were not home at the time of the fire. Larry Shapiro photo

An Arlington Heights fire has forced residents from their home and caused an estimated $100,000 in damage, according to fire officials.

Firefighters responded to the 900 block of West Lynnwood Avenue just after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and found smoke billowing from a ranch house, said Arlington Heights fire Cmdr. Tom Zerfass.

Arlington Heights house fire Lynnwood Avenue 12-20-11

Arlington Heights Engine 2 was the first engine on the scene at 901 W/ Lynnwood Avenue. They encountered a house that was heavily charged with smoke upon arrival. Larry Shapiro photo

Arlington Heights house fire Lynnwood Avenue 12-20-11

Charred sofas were brought out of the house after the fire was quickly extinguished. Larry Shapiro photo

 Fire officials said the blaze caused heavy fire damage to a living room, but the structure itself was not badly damaged.

Arlington Heights house fire Lynnwood Avenue 12-20-11

Arlington Heights responded with a tower ladder, two engines, two ambulances, both squad units, and the battalion chief. Larry Shapiro photo

A small gallery with images can be found HERE.

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