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Working fire in Wheeling, 5-12-17

Wheeling firefighters were called to 1460 Anthony Road on Friday (5/12/17) for fire in a detached garage. Arriving companies found a fully involved, two-car garage. The alarm was upgraded to a. Code 4 bringing units from Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, and Long Grove. The garage and one car parked inside were destroyed while radiant heat caused minor damage to the exterior of the home.

Firefighters at the scene of a detached garage that was destroyed by fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters at the scene of a detached garage that was destroyed by fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters at the scene of a detached garage that was destroyed by fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters with hose line at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters at the scene of a detached garage that was destroyed by fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Rosenbauer America Commander Cobra tower ladder with Iines off

Larry Shapiro photo

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House fire in Wheeling , 6/16/16

This from the Wheeling Fire Department:

Around 1:45 on Thursday, June 16, 2016, Wheeling and mutual aid units were dispatched for the Code 4 structure fire on Walnut Ave in Wheeling.  Wheeling’s new Rosenbauer engine and truck took in the fire.  Truck 24 is not yet in service, but companies were on the road doing driver training.  Engine 23 was the attack engine and had three lines off.  Companies had a well-involved attic fire. Buffalo Grove Tower 25, Prospect Heights Tower 9, Lincolnshire Ambulance 52, and Northbrook Engine 11 assisted Wheeling companies.

Wheeling Fire Department apparatus

Wheeling Fire Department photo

Wheeling Fire Department apparatus

Wheeling Fire Department photo

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House fire in Wheeling, 2-18-16

This from Larry Shapiro:

Wheeling firefighters were called just before 4pm to 195 Cindy Lane for a report of smoke in the house. Within minutes the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire when police arrived and reported that the house was fully involved. Two residents that had gotten out of the house were transported to Northwest Community Hospital for smoke inhalation.

The size up from Wheeling Engine 23, the first fire unit on the scene was fire visible through the roof of the single-family home. Companies made an aggressive interior attack with fire in the attic and the second floor. The homeowner was reportedly doing some plumbing and sweating pipes when the fire broke out.

Long Grove, Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, and Mount Prospect units assisted the Wheeling companies.

heavy smoke from house on fire

Larry Shapiro photo

heavy smoke from house on fire

Larry Shapiro photo

heavy smoke from house on fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Spartan fire engine at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

flames and smoke through roof of house

Larry Shapiro photo

firemen pull hose at fire

Larry Shapiro photo

heavy smoke and flames from house on fire

Larry Shapiro photo

firefighters outside house on fire

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flames and smoke through roof of house

Larry Shapiro photo

fire trucks on street with smoke from fire

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Wheeling house fire 7-23-14

This from Larry Shapiro:

Residents called the Wheeling Fire Department Wednesday evening reporting some sort of explosion in the kitchen at 293 Lincoln Road. When the first police officer arrived, he reported smoke showing and that one person needed medical attention. Firefighters arrived within minutes and confirmed a fire inside the split-level house.

One ambulance transported the civilian to an area hospital and the alarm was upgraded tot he working fire. Two interior lines were used to make quick work of extinguishing the fire.

Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, and Northbrook units responded to the scene in addition to two engines, two ambulances, a truck, and two chief officers from Wheeling.

Here are a few images and a short video.

smoke from house fire

Light smoke showing. Larry Shapiro photo

firemen vent roof of house

Larry Shapiro photo

Spartan fire engine at fire scene

Engines from Wheeling and Northbrook. Larry Shapiro photo

firemen fight house fire

Firemen head to the roof as crews work a line on the second floor. Larry Shapiro photo

firemen vent roof of house

The roof is vented. Larry Shapiro photo

Sutphen tower ladder at dusk fire scene

Wheeling Truck 24 had two lines off. Larry Shapiro photo

Sutphen tower ladder at dusk fire scene

Truck 24 in operation. Larry Shapiro photo

new fire hydrant next to old one

It appears that new hydrants are being installed down the block. Larry Shapiro photo

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Attached garage fire in Wheeling 9-7-12

house fire on Strong Avenue in Wheeling 9-7-12

A 2-1/2″ line is directed at the attached garage at 40 W. Strong in Wheeling. Larry Shapiro photo

house fire on Strong Avenue in Wheeling 9-7-12

Smoke pushes out of the attic as a firefighter flakes out another hose line. Larry Shapiro photo

A passerby called 9-1-1 this morning in Wheeling reporting heavy smoke coming from a house in the area of Strong Avenue and Wolf Roads. When companies responded, they reported a large header which was visible from Station 42 on Dundee Road. The first arriving unit reported fire in an attached garage of a single-family home and requested the alarm be upgraded to a Code 4 working fire.

house fire on Strong Avenue in Wheeling 9-7-12

Smoke obscures the area as firefighters attack the garage fire. Larry Shapiro photo

house fire on Strong Avenue in Wheeling 9-7-12

Wheeling Engine 42 was the first engine on the scene and had four lines off. Larry Shapiro photo

Residents were out of the house and firefighters attacked the fire with two 2-1/2 inch lines knocking down the majority of the fire in minutes. Two more lines were used as a company went into the house and the fourth went to another side.

house fire on Strong Avenue in Wheeling 9-7-12

Smoke pours out of the garage after the door failed. Larry Shapiro photo

house fire on Strong Avenue in Wheeling 9-7-12

A hand line is advanced from the front. Larry Shapiro photo

The fire was stopped before it was able to get into the house, though a significant amount of smoke permeated the living quarters.

house fire on Strong Avenue in Wheeling 9-7-12

Buffalo Grove Tower 25 went to the roof to ventilate. Larry Shapiro photo

Northbrook Engine 10, Buffalo Grove Tower 25, and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Ambulance 52 responded for mutual aid.

house fire on Strong Avenue in Wheeling 9-7-12 firefighters attack fire

Two lines are deployed into the garage opening. Larry Shapiro photo

house fire on Strong Avenue in Wheeling 9-7-12

Parts of the car continue to burn and firefighters wait for their line to be switched to foam. Larry Shapiro photo

Larry Shapiro arrived within a minute of the first lines going into operation and still missed the heavy fire and smoke. He has submitted several images and will have more posted on his site.

house fire on Strong Avenue in Wheeling 9-7-12 Corvette destroyed in fire

This Corvette was destroyed in the garage. Larry Shapiro photo

house fire on Strong Avenue in Wheeling 9-7-12

Parts of the Corvette were manufactured with fiberglass. Larry Shapiro photo

house fire on Strong Avenue in Wheeling 9-7-12

What appears to be a commercial-style garage sustained heavy damage. Larry Shapiro photo

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