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House fire in Park Ridge, 4-27-16 (more)

A few additional photos from yesterday’s house fire at 1205 Hoffman Avenue in Park Ridge.

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House fire in Park Ridge, 4-27-16

This from Larry Shapiro:

Park Ridge firefighters were called to 1205 Hoffman Avenue just after 7PM Wednesday evening (4/27/16) for a reported house fire. First arriving units reported heavy smoke from the attic of a single-family house and began an interior attack. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire about 10 minutes later as flames vented through the roof. The fire was contained shortly thereafter and mutual aid companies that had not yet arrived were returned.

There were no injuries. Companies at the scene included Park Ridge Engines 35 & 36,  Ambulances 35 & 36, Rescue & Battalion 36 plus 3500. Mutual aid units were Niles Ambulance and Tower 2, North Maine Engine and Battalion 1, Glenview Engine 7, Lincolnwood Ambulance 15, and Rosemont Truck 158.

The fire was declared to be under control as I arrived.

Pierce fire engine at fire scene

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smoke from house fire in Park Ridge

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smoke from house fire

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E-ONE fire engine at fire scene

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Spartan fire engine at fire scene

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firefighters stand by as RIT

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firefighters with hose line at fire scene

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Niles FD Tower  2 Pierce Dash CF tower ladder at fire scene

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Pierce fire engine at fire scene

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Working fire in Park Ridge, 2-18-16 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Took in this job Thursday. Heavy fire was venting from a frame, one-story addition on the back of the house. Exposure B was threatened for a few minutes prior to my arrival. I believe that quite a bit of opening up concealed areas was needed, probably due to the construction features of the addition. At any rate, well controlled quickly. Note that the tower ladder, first due, was utilized as an engine company and supplied all the attack lines.

E-ONE tower ladder with lines off at fire scene

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scene of Park Ridge house fire

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scene of Park Ridge house fire

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damaged fire engine

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scene of Park Ridge house fire

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Park Ridge FD Battalion Chief 35

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Working fire in Park Ridge, 2-18-16

Park Ridge firefighters responded to a house fire at 105 Elmore Street Thursday morning 2/18/16. RED Center received a call at 7:43 am reporting a fire with the possibility of two trapped occupants and dispatched the fire immediately as a Code 4 for the working fire. Within minutes a neighbor reported that the residents were out of the house. Park Ridge Battalion 35 arrived and reported heavy fire in the rear with an exposure on each side of the fire unit.

Companies made quick work of knocking down the fire and containing the flames. The residents were treated at the scene after inhaling smoke but both refused transport. Mutual aid to the scene included Rosemont, Niles, Des Plaines, Morton Grove, and the North Maine FPD.

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Flames from the rear of a house at 105 Elmore Street in Park Ridge 2-18-16. reader submission

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House fire at 105 Elmore Street in Park Ridge 2-18-16. reader submission

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E-ONE tower ladder with lines off at fire scene

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damage from Park Ridge IL house fire

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firefighter paramedics assist residents after house fire

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Park Ridge FD Rescue 36

Park Ridge Rescue 36. Larry Shapiro photo

E-ONE tower ladder with lines off at fire scene

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scene of Park Ridge house fire

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Working fire in Park Ridge, 2/27/15

This from Steve Redick:

This am … temp at zero … basement fire that went defensive for a few minutes. The only significance of these images is the Niles tower ladder that just went in service a day or so ago and this is the first worker it has been to.

Steve

small house on fire in the winter

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Niles FD Tower Ladder 2 Pierce Dash CF PUC

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Park Ridge FD E-ONE fire engine

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Niles FD Tower Ladder 2 Pierce Dash CF PUC

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Morton Grove FD Squad 4

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small house fire in Park Ridge IL

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firemen at a winter house fire

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Niles FD Tower 2

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fire engine with hose off the rear

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fire hydrant buried by snow

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SpartanERV fire engine North Maine FPD

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fireman at hydrant buried by snow

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Working fire in Park Ridge, 12-13-14

This from Steve Redick:

Took in this job early Saturday evening. Pretty good smoke condition as I was coming down the street, but it was over by the time I got in position. I believe this was an attic fire, and was knocked down with a big line from the outside. Two additional crosslays were used as well. Interesting to see the truck (a quint) operating as an engine, supplying all the lines. I am guessing they must have been first in, or maybe they were down an engine for some reason. I have always liked shots of this type of operation. Not really much to see from where I was but it sounds like this was a pretty good stop.

Steve

E-ONE tower ladder working at fire scene

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smoke from house fire

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smoke from house fire

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smoke from house fire

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smoke from house fire

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E-ONE tower ladder working at fire scene

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Park Ridge house fire 2-15-14

This from Larry Shapiro:

Calls reporting a house fire at 102 S. Chester came in to the Park Ridge Fire Department shortly before 10AM on Saturday (2-15-14). After spotting a header while in route, units arrived at the house on the corner of Chester and Garden to find the back porch on fire and a worker with burn injuries. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire. Engine 35 encountered a frozen hydrant at the corner, so firefighters hand jacked hose from the Tower 36 to another hydrant half a block south of the incident.

Companies made quick work of knocking down the main fire, and found that there was minimal communication to the second floor. The house was unoccupied at the time of the fire, apparently in the final stages of remodeling.

Units at the scene were Park Ridge Engine 35, Tower 36, both Park Ridge ambulances and Battalion 35. Rosemont and Niles responded with trucks, Morton Grove with a squad, Norwood Park and North Maine with engines, plus ambulances from Lincolnwood and Elk Grove Village.

I arrived well after the fire was out and have images of the scene.

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Mutual aid companies on Chester. Larry Shapiro photo

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Rear of the house as seen from Chester. Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce Impel fire engine

Norwood Park Engine 101. Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce Saber fire engine

Park Ridge Engine 35 at the corner after finding a frozen hydrant. Larry Shapiro photo

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Tower Ladder 36 alongside the house on Chester.Larry Shapiro photo

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Deputy Chief Jeff Sorensen giving a press briefing. Larry Shapiro photo

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The hydrant in front of the house was froze. Larry Shapiro photo

E-ONE tower ladder at fire scene

Park Ridge Tower 36 had two lines off. Larry Shapiro photo

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A Park Ridge firefighter picks up hose. Larry Shapiro photo

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The fire was on the rear porch of the house. Larry Shapiro photo

house fire in Park Ridge IL

Supply hose stretched to a secondary hydrant after the first hydrant was frozen. Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce Impel fire engine

Norwood Park Engine 101. Larry Shapiro photo

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Box Alarm in Park Ridge 9-25-12

This from Steve Redick:

100 block of N Wisner Tuesday evening … apparently there were workers on the roof and they were reporting the fire. As I arrived the horns were being sounded to evacuate , and it sounds like all the searches had been completed. Fire was showing from the rear attic area … but due to the setting sun and access problems it was difficult to shoot. The tower ladder was put to work as well as some exterior handlines, and the exposures were well covered. I was able to finally see the North Maine rebuild, and Desplaines had the E1 (which I think may be a spare) working a large diameter supply line to Park Ridge. It was over pretty quick but caused a lot of damage and a good part of the roof was burned through. I have posted the video here.
house fire on Wisner in Park Ridge 9-25-12

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house fire on Wisner in Park Ridge 9-25-12 Engine 35

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house fire on Wisner in Park Ridge 9-25-12 DesPlaines fire engine

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house fire on Wisner in Park Ridge 9-25-12

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house fire on Wisner in Park Ridge 9-25-12

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house fire on Wisner in Park Ridge 9-25-12

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house fire on Wisner in Park Ridge 9-25-12

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house fire on Wisner in Park Ridge 9-25-12

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house fire on Wisner in Park Ridge 9-25-12

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Park Ridge Box Alarm 8-4-12

Severe storms passed through the city and suburbs late in the afternoon on Saturday keeping many fire departments busy. Park Ridge and North Maine units were picking up from a storm related call shortly after 5PM when a call was received reporting smoke from a house next door to another home with a gas leak. North Maine Engine 1 was first on the scene at 110 N. Home Avenue and reported smoke showing from two sides of a large two-story modern home. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire shortly after the first units arrived.

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Firefighters from Morton Grove Squad 4 work on the roof providing vertical ventilation. Larry Shapiro photo

house fire on Home Avenue in Park Ridge IL 8-4-12

Park Ridge Tower Ladder 36 with ladder to the roof as light smoke vents from the attic. Larry Shapiro photo

Units on the still alarm were Park Ridge with an engine, tower, two ambulances and the battalion chief, Niles Ambulance 3,  plus North Maine Engine 1 and Battalion 1. The Code 4 brought Niles Truck 2, DesPlaines Engine 62, Glenview Engine 7, Lincolnwood Ambulance 15,  tower 158 from Rosemont, plus Squad 4 from Morton Grove.

Park Ridge Fire Department house fire on Home Avenue 8-4-12

Fire burns briefly through a hole in the roof as firefighters in the bucket stand by. Larry Shapiro photo

house fire on Home Avenue in Park Ridge IL 8-4-12

Firefighters on the roof finish cutting several vent holes. Larry Shapiro photo

Companies entered the house and found clear conditions on the second floor until they opened the scuttle to the attic. They encountered high heat, heavy smoke, and active fire. Portions of the attic were finished with a plywood floor which hampered efforts to gain access to parts of the attic from some of the second floor rooms.

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Fire was in the attic of this large two-story house at 110 N. Home Avenue in Park Ridge. Larry Shapiro photo

Two lines were used in the house and multiple holes were cut in the roof. The high humidity and extensive interior work necessitated an upgrade to a Box Alarm for relief companies. This brought engines from River Grove, Norwood Park, and Wheeling, a tower from Mt. Prospect, a squad from Skokie, an ambulance from Buffalo Grove, and Des Plaines Battalion 9. The fire was struck out around 6:30PM.

house fire on Home Avenue in Park Ridge IL 8-4-12

North Maine Engine 1 was the first unit on the scene and had two lines off. Larry Shapiro photo

Larry Shapiro went to the scene and submitted several images.

house fire on Home Avenue in Park Ridge IL 8-4-12

Park Ridge Engine 35 was the second engine to arrive. Larry Shapiro photo

house fire on Home Avenue in Park Ridge IL 8-4-12

Norwood Park’s new Engine 101 was parked on Touhy. Larry Shapiro photo

house fire on Home Avenue in Park Ridge IL 8-4-12

Mount Prospect Tower 13 came in on the Box Alarm. Larry Shapiro photo

house fire on Home Avenue in Park Ridge IL 8-4-12

Glenview Engine 7 was due on the Code 4 and Wheeling Engine 23 came in on the Box Alarm. Larry Shapiro photo

house fire on Home Avenue in Park Ridge IL 8-4-12

Niles Truck 2 was staged behind the Park Ridge tower ladder. Larry Shapiro photo

 

A gallery with more images can be found HERE.

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