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House fire in Wilmette, 8-22-16 (more)

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Wilmette Tower Ladder 26

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firefighters vent roof at house fire

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firefighters vent roof at house fire

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firefighters vent roof at house fire

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Wilmette Fire Chief MacGreal

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female firefighter in PPE

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firefighter after a fire

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Glenview FD lieutenant after a fire

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Wilmette FD Engine 27

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House fire in Wilmette, 8-22-16 (more)

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House fire in Wilmette, 8-22-16

As mutual aid companies were picking up and being released from a house fire in Wilmette Wednesday afternoon around 3:30PM (8/22/16), RED Center began grabbing companies to respond to 1220 Chestnut Avenue in Wilmette for another reported house fire. Morton Grove Engine 4 and Highland Park Ambulance 32 on a change of quarters from Wilmette stations, Northfield Truck 29, Winnetka Engine 28,  and Glenview Engine 13 that were on the road back to their quarters, plus Glenview Truck 14, Northfield Squad 29, in addition to Wilmette Engine 26R,  Engine 27, Battalion 26, and Ambulance 26 were all sent on the second reported fire.

The homeowner reported hearing a smoke detector on the second floor, and while going to investigate encountered smoke on the second floor and called 9-1-1. Northfield Truck 29 had light smoke showing on arrival and they found a small fire in a second floor bathroom that was in the wall. The fire was out within 10 minutes and companies began to pickup.

firefighters grab tools from engine at scene

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water shoots from bad valve on fire truck

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firefighters carry ground ladder at scene

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firefighter takes a line through the front door

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firefighter pulls LDH at scene

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firefighter carries hose load over his shoulder

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firefighter in PPE covered with insulation

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two E-ONE e-Max pumpers at fire scene

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Pierce quint with lines of at fire scene

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Pierce quint with lines of at fire scene

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House fire in Wilmette, 8-22-16

Wilmette firefighters were called to their first fire of the day Monday afternoon just before 2PM (8/22/16) at 1336 Ashland Avenue where workers were apparently on the roof. The initial report was a possible attic fire. The house was located within blocks of Station 26 and units arrived quickly and reported smoke from the attic and some visible fire. The alarm was upgraded to the Code 4 working fire which brought mutual aid companies from Evanston, Winnetka, Northfield, Glenview, and Skokie.

The fire was knocked down within 20 minutes though companies remained on the scene for over an hour doing overhaul, venting, and chasing hot spots. Most mutual aid companies were released before 3:30PM when RED Center dispatched another house fire in Wilmette. This will be covered in a separate post.

E-ONE tower ladder at fire scene

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E-ONE tower ladder at fire scene

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firefighter at E-ONE pump panel controls

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vent holes in roof after fire

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Evanston firefighters on roof at house fire

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firefighters exit house after battling fire

Wilmette IL fire scene. Larry Shapiro photo

Wilmette E-ONE Cyclone tower ladder at fire scene with jacks deployed

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E-ONE Cyclone II e-Max fire engine at Willamette fire scene

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Winnetka FD Engine 28 Spartan Smeal

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House fire in Wilmette, 7-30-16

This from Larry Shapiro:

Wilmette firefighters were called to 1826 Elmwood Avenue Saturday afternoon for a reported house fire. Police officers arrived first and advised that there was smoke showing. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire before fire companies arrived on scene. The first engine reported that the residents had exited the building and took a line to the second floor where they found drapes burning and a small fire though the entire house was charged with smoke. Winnetka firefighters rescued a cat that was in distress. The cat was given oxygen and taken to a local vet by Wilmette police officers.

One of the elderly residents suffered a burn to the hand and both were transported to Skokie Hospital. The fire was out quickly and before long some mutual aid companies were returned.

Units at the scene included Wilmette Battalion 26, Tower 26, Engine 27, plus Ambulances 26 and 27. Winnetka Engine 28, Glenview Engine 13, Skokie Squad 18, Northfield Truck 29, Evanston Truck 23, and Glencoe Ambulance 30 were the auto and mutual aid companies.

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firefighter crawls into house on fire with smoke

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Wilmette FD Engine 27 E-ONE e-MAX

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firefighter paramedic aids elderly fire victim

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firefighter rescues cat from house fire

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Winnetka RD Engine 28

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Skokie FD Squad 18 Pierce Dash

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House fire in Wilmette, 10-22-15

Wilmette firefighters were notified of a house under construction that was on fire in the 900 block of Shabona Lane around 10:35PM on Thursday night (10/22/15). An orange glow in the sky was reported by the police and the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire as companies left quarters. Flames were estimated to be 20+ feet above the house and encroaching on the neighbor’s house to the north.

An aggressive interior attack  followed a blitz attack from a deck gun, and the fire was out in about 20 minutes.

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Flames engulf the second floor above the garages and can be seen moving towards the D-side exposure.

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Two northside fires with injuries

It was a busy night in the northern suburbs.

The Evanston Fire Department struck a box alarm for fire in a three-story apartment building in the 700 block of Noyes. The CBS Chicago reports:

Firefighters were called to the 700 block of Noyes Street about 11:24 p.m. and quickly extinguished “heavy” flames in a second-floor apartment, according to a release from the Evanston Fire Department.

A 56-year-old man was rescued from the apartment, suffering from first and second degree burns, as well as smoke inhalation, the release stated. The man was taken to Evanston NorthShore Hospital in critical condition, according to the release.

Early this morning Wilmette firefighters pulled a resident from a burning house on Valley View Drive. The Chicago Tribune reports:

A Wilmette house fire that left a woman critically injured early this morning may have been started by a humidifier plugged into the bedroom wall, Fire Chief Jim Dominik said.

At about 1:15 a.m., Wilmette firefighters were called to a home in the 200 block of Valley View Drive and found the inside of the home fully involved with fire, Dominik said. The smoke was “thick and black, visibility was zero,” Dominik said.

Firefighters found the only resident of the house, a woman in her 60s, unconscious and in critical condition. After emergency treatment at the scene, she was transported to Skokie Hospital, where she was stabilized and then transferred to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

“The personnel first on the scene did a great job of locating and getting the victim out of the house,” Dominik said.

 

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