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House fire in Buffalo Grove, 4-6-18 (more)

Excerpts from the ChicagoSunTimes.com:

Four people were taken to a hospital for smoke inhalation Friday morning after their home caught fire in Buffalo Grove.

The fire broke out about 6:20 a.m. in the 600 block of Hickory Drive and was contained to the second-floor bedroom. The family of four evacuated their home and was taken to Northwest Community Hospital for smoke inhalation. Their conditions were described as stable. A firefighter was treated on scene for a minor injury.

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House fire in Buffalo Grove, 4-6-18

Buffalo Grove police and firefighters were called to 643 Hickory Drive around 6:30AM on Friday (4/6/18) for fire in a house. Police officers arrived at the scene reporting light smoke and fire in a second floor rear bedroom with all occupants outside. Arlington Heights Engine 4 was the first fire company to arrive having been on the road returning from a medical call at the time of the dispatch. Buffalo Grove Chief 400 arrived at the same time and confirmed the size up received from the police. 

An interior attack was initiated and the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 working fire. Flames were extinguished within 10 minutes. Units at the scene included Arlington Heights Engine 4, Buffalo Grove 400, 408, Tower 25, Engine 26, Quint 27, Ambulance 25, Squad 26, and Battalion 4 plus Palatine Engine 82, Prospect Heights Engine 9, a Barrington ambulance, Long Grove 5500 and Battalion 55.

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House fire in Buffalo Grove, 9-9-17

Buffalo Grove police and fire units were sent to 96 University Drive Saturday morning (9/9/17) just before 6:30 in the morning after reviewing reports from a passerby of smoke coming from the home. Police officers arrived first and began ringing the doorbell and banging on the doors in an attempt to wake the homeowners.

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Arlington Heights Engine 4 and Buffalo Grove Tower 25 arrived within minutes and stretched a line to the front door before making entry. Smoke was escaping from the second floor, and the first floor was heavily charged with smoke as well. Thick smoke then pushed from the front door as it was breached.

Buffalo Groev Tower 25 Ferrara

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firefighters wait for water before entering house on fire

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The alarm was upgraded to the Code 4 for the working fire and two additional ambulances were requested to the scene when it was reported that three occupants might be inside the house.

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heavy smoke pushes from house on fire

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heavy smoke pushes from house on fire

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Neighbors subsequently informed the police that the cars in the driveway did not belong to the homeowners and that a car that did belong to them was not present. Primary and secondary searches confirmed that the only inhabitants during the fire were two cats. Firefighters attempted to resuscitate the cats which did not survive.

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House fire in Buffalo Grove, 2-21-17

This from Larry Shapiro:

Buffalo Grove firefighters were dispatched after 2PM Tuesday afternoon (2/21/17) for smoke coming from the house at 504 Crown Point Drive. Police officers arrived first and reported smoke from the eaves and the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire.

The house was thought to have no occupants and companies made entry and encountered heavy smoke conditions. The fire was contained to the kitchen though firefighters recovered a dog that perished.

Mutual aid companies included Long Grove, Arlington Heights, Palatine, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, and Mundelein. Other units were assigned to cover the Buffalo Grove stations.

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Firefighters make entry into house on fire

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Firefighter at hydrant with supply line

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FD lieutenant and battalion chief confer at fire scene

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House fire in Buffalo Grove, 10-22-16

This from Larry Shapiro:

Buffalo Grove firefighters were called to #9 Springside Court shortly before 8AM on Saturday, (10/22/16) for smoke in the basement of a single-family house. Police officers arrived and reported smoke visible at the eaves of the house. BG Engine 26 confirmed smoke showing and requested the upgrade to a Code 4 working fire.

Palatine Engine 82, Long Grove Battalion 55, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51, Arlington Heights Engine 4, and Arlington Heights Ambulance 4 responded in addition to Buffalo Grove companies that were in the process of changing shifts.

The entire house was filled with smoke as firefighters made their way into the basement and quickly extinguished the fire.

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firefighters prepare to ventilate house

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KME fire engine with lines off

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LDH Large diameter hose in the street

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House fire in Buffalo Grove, 10-16-16

The Buffalo Grove Fire Department was notified by a neighbor of smoke showing at 1400 Caren Court around 4:30 Sunday afternoon (10/16/16).  Firefighters arrived to find black smoke pushing from the roof vents and the first floor rear of the structure. The Code 3 alarm was upgraded to the Code 4 working fire bringing mutual aid from Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Long Grove, Arlington Heights, and Rolling Meadows in addition to all Buffalo Grove companies. Thought the entire house was charged with smoke, the fire was held to a room on the first floor.

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firefighters swap SCBA bottle at scene

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Working fire in Buffalo Grove, 9-6-14

This from Larry Shapiro:

Buffalo Grove firefighters were called to 1062 Harvard Lane in the early morning hours of September 6th for smoke in the house. The area had been hit hard earlier in the day by a fast moving storm that knocked out power to many homes including this one. Thick black smoke met the first arriving companies who quickly found a small fire in the basement, but not before the entire house was charged with smoke. Here are a few images and a short video from the scene.

smoke pushes from a house at night as firefighters prepare to enter

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smoke pushes from a house at night as firefighters prepare to enter

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smoke pushes from a house at night as firefighters prepare to enter

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Storms keep fire departments busy

This from Martin Nowak:

This picture was taken by someone for me. During the storms on 4/17/2013 around 5 P.M. near the intersection of 77th Street and Roberts Road in Bridgeview, lightning struck a transformer.

 

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Transformer fire in Bridgeview.

This from Larry Shapiro:

Buffalo Grove firefighters were called to 414 Manchester Court just before 3PM for a reported structure fire. An apparent lightning strike caused a fire on the building’s exterior that extended slightly into the second floor. Here are a few images from the scene.

 

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A firefighter strips facia from a ladder. Larry Shapiro photo

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Damage was to the outside of the building. Larry Shapiro photo

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Engine 26 was first on the scene and had two lines off. Larry Shapiro photo

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Buffalo Grove Engine 26 on a hydrant. Larry Shapiro photo

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Buffalo Grove Quint 27 going to the roof. Larry Shapiro photo

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Squad 26 and Tower 25. Larry Shapiro photo

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Buffalo Grove house fire 9-14-12

The Buffalo Grove Fire Department received calls last night reporting smoke coming from a home near the corner of Evergreen Place and White Pine Road. The first unit reported smoke showing and the alarm was upgraded for the working fire which brought additional units from Buffalo Grove plus companies from Long Grove, Arlington Heights, Palatine, Prospect Heights, and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods.

Buffalo Grove Fire Department house fire 9-14-12 at 647 Evergreen Place

Smoke escapes through the roof after companies vented. Larry Shapiro photo

Upon entry, the first companies encountered a house that was completely charged with smoke. The roof and windows were ventilated and a fire was located and contained in a corner bedroom on the second floor. A cat was found inside and received aid from Buffalo Grove medics while multiple birds perished.

Buffalo Grove Fire Department house fire 9-14-12 at 647 Evergreen Place

After venting the rear windows, firefighters prepare to check the basement for a possible victim. Larry Shapiro photo

Larry Shapiro submitted images from the scene.

Buffalo Grove Fire Department house fire 9-14-12 at 647 Evergreen Place

A Buffalo Grove lieutenant takes the cat that was resuscitated and prepares to hand it off for a trip to a vet. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department house fire 9-14-12 at 647 Evergreen Place

Buffalo Grove Tower 25 was the first unit on the scene and had two lines off. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department house fire 9-14-12 at 647 Evergreen Place

The first hydrant was not usable and another was used to supply the tower ladder. Larry Shapiro photo

A small gallery with additional images can be found HERE.

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Buffalo Grove house fire 8-31-11

Neighbors called the Buffalo Grove Fire Department this afternoon reporting smoke from a house at 710 Farrington Drive. Police arrived and confirmed smoke from the house. The response was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire before the fire units arrived. Engine 26 was not far away on their way back from a fire alarm and arrived within minutes. They entered with a line and found the kitchen fully involved with fire. Heavy fire was venting out of the kitchen windows in the rear.

The fire was extinguished with one line and contained to the kitchen although thick smoke filled the entire house and attic. The homeowner was not home but two dogs were in the house. One survived and the other died. Buffalo Grove was assisted by Long Grove, Wheeling, Palatine, Arligton Heights, and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods.

Buffalo Grove house fire on Farrington Drive 8-31-11

Smoke vents from the house after firefighters knock down a fire in the kitchen on Farrington Drive in Buffalo Grove. Larry Shaoiro photo

Buffalo Grove house fire on Farrington Drive 8-31-11

A firefighter administers oxygen to one of two dogs that was inside the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove house fire on Farrington Drive 8-31-11

Firefighters ventilate the roof as others fight the fire from inside the house. Larry Shapiro photo

 

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