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House fire in Evanston, 7-11-20

From the City of Evanston:

Evanston Fire Department press release

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Box alarm fire in Evanston, 4-8-20

Excerpts from fox32chicago.com:

Evanston firefighters were called at 9:09 p.m. for a fire in a the single-family home in the 2200 block of Sherman Avenue Sunday night.

Firefighters arrived to find the south side of the house engulfed in flames with heavy smoke throughout. They removed a confused resident from the front doorway and rescued the family cat from inside the home.

The fire was extinguished within an hour. The resident was taken to a hospital in good condition. Two firefighters were also taken to hospitals with minor soft tissue injuries.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Evanston FD command car

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Evanston Fire Department news

Excerpts from Evanstonnow.com:

Evanston Firefighters found smoke coming from the roof and windows of a residence at 1017 Mulford St. when they arrived on the scene about 4:25 p.m. Wednesday 11/20/19.

As the first crews arrived on scene, they determined that the fire was in the first floor kitchen and was already extending into the second floor through a void space. None of the residents were at home, but a dog perished due to smoke inhalation.

Evanston fire companies were assisted by neighboring communities in both handling the fire as well as providing fire and EMS coverage for the remainder of the city during the incident.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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Box alarm fire in Evanston, 11-26-18

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Evanston firefighters responded about 6:49 a.m. Monday to a single-family home in the 1100 block of South Boulevard and found heavy smoke and moderate fire conditions in the front of the building. Firefighters entered the home and put out the fire within 30 minutes. Three firefighters suffered minor injuries. Investigators say the fire was caused by candles used for Christmas decorations.

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3-Alarm house fire in Evanston, 1-4-18 (more)

Video and some additional images from Larry Shapiro of the 3-Alarm fire in Evanston, 1-4-18 at 2865 Sheridan Place.

Units at the scene were: all Evanston engines and both trucks plus Squad 21, two ambulances, the chief, deputy, battalion, and off-duty chiefs. Wilmette 2600 and Tower 26, Winnetka Engine 28, Northfield Engine 29, Park Ridge Engine 36, Niles Engine 2, Morton Grove Squad 4, Skokie Battalion and Tower 16, Des Plaines Tower 61, and Glenview Engine 13.

 

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firefighter hands axe to another in roof with smoke

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Pierce tractor-drawn aerial at work TFA

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Evanston FD Engine 23

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firefighters work together moving LDH

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firefighter with PPE and hose with ice

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firefighters roll hose after winter fire

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Evanston FD Shift Commander Bill Muno

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House fire in Evanston, 9-19-17

Excerpts from the ChicagoSunTimes.com:

At 12:27 a.m. on Tuesday, the Evanston firefighters were returning from an automatic fire alarm when they smelled something burning in the area of the 2300 block of Ridge Avenue.

The firefighters parked and walked around Ridge Avenue, finding a two-story, single-family home with activated smoke detectors that was full of smoke. The home was rehabbed and unoccupied.

Crews upgraded the alarm to a Box Alarm, and several other agencies helped extinguish the blaze within 24 minutes. An Evanston firefighter was treated and released from the hospital for heat exhaustion.

No other injuries were reported.

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House fire in Evanston, 10-10-16

This from Steve Redick:

325 Sherman in Evanston. Pretty much done when I finally got in there. Looked like a good inside truck work job. Note the images of the Skokie tower … this is soon to be replaced by a new rig. The last image is a panorama.

All the images can be seen here

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Skokie FD Tower 16

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Skokie FD Tower 16

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2-Alarm house fire in Evanston – 3/20/15 (more)

A short video clip from Jim McCall shows the conditions early into the 2-Alarm house fire at 2820 Harrison in Evanston (3/20/15) as firefighters leave the roof surrounded by heavy smoke.

2-Alarm house fire in Evanston IL 3/20/15

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Evanston 2nd Alarm fire 6-5-13

Evanston Fire Department units responded to reports of smoke coming from the rear of a 3-story building at 1301 Judson Avenue around 2:15 this afternoon. When Evanston Battalion 21 turned down the street and saw the amount of smoke, he immediately upgraded the Code 3 response to a MABAS Box Alarm. The building, at the north east corner of Judson and Dempster, is a multi-unit, u-shaped, three-story building. Fire was in the attic and vented through the roof quickly. After making an interior attack, conditions worsened and all companies were ordered out of the building. A ladder pipe was put to work on the Dempster Street side of the building from Evanston Truck 22. Truck 23 was to the roof in front of the building on Judson. The alarm was upgraded to a 2nd alarm which brought additional companies.

After the attic and roof fire was knocked down, companies went back into the building to hit the remaining fire, conduct the secondary searches, and then begin to overhaul the interior.

In addition to five Evanston engines and their two trucks, mutual aid at the scene consisted of engines from Wilmette and Winnetka, a squad from Morton Grove, and trucks from Skokie and Northfield.

The fire was contained to one side of the structure and did not communicate to the second floor.

Tim Olk and Larry Shapiro were at the scene, both arriving after the fire had been knocked down. Some images and a video from Larry are in this email. Images from Tim should be forthcoming.

 

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Evanston Battalion 21 was the operations chief. Larry Shapiro photo

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Area where the fire vented through the roof. Larry Shapiro photo

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A view of the structure looking east on Dempster. Larry Shapiro photo

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Evanston Engine 24 on a hydrant. Larry Shapiro photo

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Evanston Truck 23 in Sector A on Judson. Larry Shapiro photo

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The building was on the northeast corner of Judson and Dempster. Larry Shapiro photo

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Evanston Truck 22 deployed the ladder pipe after the building was evacuated. Larry Shapiro photo

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Evanston Truck 22 alongside the building on Dempster. Larry Shapiro photo

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Evanston Engine 23 was on a hydrant near Truck 22. Larry Shapiro photo

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View of the interior courtyard. Fire was on the left side in this picture and did not communicate across. Larry Shapiro photo

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A view at the roof line showing where the fire burned through the attic. Larry Shapiro photo

A gallery of more images by Larry Shapiro is HERE.

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Evanston 2nd Alarm fire 4-24-13

This from Jeff Rudolph:

From this afternoon’s fire in Evanston. Jeff R.

04/24/13  1937 Hartrey 2nd alarm.
One police officer was treated for smoke inhalation after attempting to make entry into a 2 story home burning on Evanston’s west side. Heat and smoke drove him out, and first in crews where able to make entry and remove one victim. The victim would succumb from his injuries. Command elevated the alarm to a MABAS 2nd alarm. Fire heavily damaged the building of origin and spread to the exterior of the B side exposure house.

This from the Chicago Tribune:

A man died this evening after suffering second- and third-degree burns in a fire at an Evanston home this afternoon, officials said.

The man, believed to be in his mid-60s, died after being taken to Evanston Hospital for treatment of second- and third-degree burns following the fire at a home in the 1900 block of Hartrey Avenue, an Evanston Fire Department spokesman said.

The fire started about 5:15 p.m., and when firefighters arrived they found the man on the first floor of the single-family frame home, where the bulk of the fire was contained, the spokesman said.

The fire spread up to the home’s second floor, but did not do much damage there, and also damaged the siding of a nearby house, the spokesman said.

Evanston firefighters had the fire under control before 6 p.m. Crews from eight other North Shore suburbs assisted in fighting the fire.

Images from the scene.

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Evanston Truck 22. Jeff Rudolph photo

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Evanston firefighters after overhauling the interior. Jeff Rudolph photo

Evanston FD Engine 25

Engine 21 was on a hydrant. Jeff Rudolph photo

Evanston FD Engine 25

Evanston Engine 25. Jeff Rudolph photo

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An Evanston firefighter exits the house. Jeff Rudolph photo

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Evanston Battalion 21 and firefighters in front of the house. Jeff Rudolph photo

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