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Box Alarm house fire in Des Plaines, 8-16-19 (more)

Two-part video from Larry Shapiro of the Box Alarm house fire in Des Plaines, 8-16-19

 

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Box Alarm house fire in Des Plaines, 8-16-19

Des Plaines firefighters were called to a house at 555 Leahy Circle East late Friday night for a fire in the basement. A header was visible while units were en route and the alarm was upgraded to a working fire before arrival. Dispatch advised of hoarder conditions at the residence which was confirmed on arrival by the first company officer walking around the exterior. The residents were already out of the house and firefighters had difficulty entering the premises. Several vent holes were cut in the roof before companies were ordered off and then out of the structure for setting up a defensive posture. The basement fire traveled to the second floor and areas of the first floor had been compromised. Hand lines were directed through windows and doorways but it remained difficult to reach the seat of the fire due to the clutter.

The incident was upgraded to a Box Alarm for additional resources after withdrawing personnel from the interior. Eventually lines were shut down to let the fire burn until it was visible and accessible from the outside and then companies again attacked the flames.  One tower ladder was utilized with a ground level master stream through the front door and living room before it was able to be positioned above the house with access to the fire that vented through the roof. Hand lines were deployed on all sides of the house.

The bulk of the fire was contained by 4AM with companies working at the scene for several more hours.

All Des Plaines units were at the scene along with mutual aid from Prospect Heights, Mount Prospect, The North Maine FPD, Elk Grove Township FPD, Wheeling, Park Ridge, Chicago Squad 7, Rosemont, Bensenville, and Glenview.

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heavy smoke curls around house siding at night fire scene

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smoke pours out of window of hoarder house

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flames engulf house

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flames engulf hoarder's kitchen

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Working fire in Des Plaines, 12-15-18 (more)

From a reader:

Here’s a better photo of first arriving DES PLAINES Eng. 63 & Twr 63 interior fire fight of course

Arrival photo of a House fire at 625 Millers Road in Des Plaines, IL12/15/18

Arrival photo of the house fire at 625 Millers Road in Des Plaines 12/15/18

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Working fire in Des Plaines, 12-15-18 (more)

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Firefighters battle a house fire

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Des Plaines Fire Department news

Excerpts from the journal-topics.com:

Firefighters from four area departments responded to a house fire on Des Plaines’ south side at approximately noon 5/18/18. First arriving crews reported light smoke showing from the single-family residence at 2032 Welwyn Ave. just east of Des Plaines River Road. The response was quickly upgraded to a Code 4 bringing in Firefighters from Park Ridge, Rosemont, and North Maine.

According to Des Plaines Fire Chief Alan Wax, the fire started in a back room and spread to the attic. Someone from the home called 911 to report the fire. A cause was not immediately known. The fire was out by approximately 12:30 p.m.

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House fire in Des Plaines, 4-5-18

Excerpts and photos from the Journal-Topics.com:

Thick, black smoke poured from the windows and doors of a Des Plaines home on Thacker Street and Warrington Road early Friday morning forcing two adults and a child out of the premises. 

Des Plaines firefighters from the Thacker Street station were first on the scene from the firehouse across the street.

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House fire in Des Plaines, 1-26-18 (more)

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Pierce fire trucks at Des Plaines house fire

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Des Plaines FD Tower 63

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aftermath of Des Plaines house fire

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firefighters ventilate roof with a saw

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Des Plaines FD Engine 63

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Pierce fire trucks at fire scene

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aftermath of Des Plaines house fire

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aftermath of Des Plaines house fire

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Des Plaines FD Engine 61

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Des Plaines FD Engine 63

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Des Plaines fire trucks Pierce

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Elk Grove Township FD Ambulance 11

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House fire in Des Plaines, 1-26-18

Des Plaines firefighters were called to 539 Westmere Road around 12:20PM on Friday (1/26/18) for reports of fire in an attached garage. The initial call was followed by multiple 9-1-1 calls. Engine 63 arrived first and reported heavy fire from the attached garage that spread into the second floor of the split-level house. Strong winds blew smoke across the street obscuring visibility on the street. 

The fire was too intense to make entry so an exterior line was used with foam to make an initial attack and Tower Ladder 63 was setup to the roof for ventilation. Four lines were used and the fire was knocked down within 20 minutes. All three Des Plaines engines, both towers, the three ambulances, plus the battalion chief and 6100 were at the scene. Additional companies were Mount Prospect Engine 12, Tower 13, and Battalion 3, plus Elk Grove Township Ambulance 11.

Thanks to Nick Marcinkowski for these photos.

house fire at 539 Windmere Road in Des Plaines

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house fire at 539 Windmere Road in Des Plaines

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house fire at 539 Windmere Road in Des Plaines

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House fire in Des Plaines, 1-4-16

Des Plaines firefighters responded to a house fire Monday morning (1/4/16) at 441 Dulles. Arriving units found heavy smoke from a split-level house. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire but was under control before the additional units arrived and were subsequently returned.

Images here are from the Des Plaines Firefighters IAFF Local 4211.

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firefighters on roof of house to vent during fire

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winter house fire scene

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garage fire attached to a house

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fireman rescues cat from house fire

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Des Plaines house fire 12-8-12

This from the Des Plaines Patch:

A fire that erupted in a garage attached to a house early Saturday morning displaced the two Des Plaines residents who live there. The two occupants and their family cat, which was rescued by firefighters from the basement of the house, received housing assistance from the city’s emergency management agency, according to a report from the Des Plaines Fire Department, because the house was uninhabitable following the fire.

The Des Plaines Fire Department responded to the fire report at 256 Kathleen Drive at 2:02 a.m. on Dec. 8, according to the report, arrived on the scene at 2:07 a.m. and the fire was extinguished within 20 minutes of their arrival on the scene.

The residents heard a noise in the garage, the fire department stated, and when one of the residents opened the door from the living space to the garage, suffered a slight burn to one hand and found the fire. They exited the house and called 9-1-1, according to the report.

The resident who was burned was evaluated by paramedics, the fire department stated, and released on the scene with no treatment needed.

Firefighters rescued the family cat from the basement, according to the report, and gave it oxygen using a mask designed for pets.

The article and photos can be found HERE.

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