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House fire in Prairie View, 1-3-19

 

The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD was dispatched for a reported house fire at 4:26AM Thursday morning (1/3/19) on North Apple Hill Lane in Prairie View. Responding units from nearby Station 51 saw a glow in the sky and the response was upgraded to a working fire. Arriving companies found a two-story house that was fully engulfed by fire. The house was believed to be vacant and undergoing some renovation. The ladder pipe from Truck 53 went into service right away along with three hand lines as the entire operation was defensive. 

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods and Grayslake trucks were at the scene along with two engines from Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, one each from Lake Forest and Countryside, Buffalo Grove Quint 27, squads from Deerfield-Bannockburn and Libertyville, a Long Grove ambulance, and chief officers from Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Countryside, Libertyville, Long Grove, and Deerfield-Bannockburn.

Firefighters at night house fire scene

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-6-15 (more)

This from Eric Haak:

Arrived way too late for the Still & Box on Oriole (4/6/15) but thought I would send in a few images anyways.  The spare engine is 86’s position at the corner of Belmont and Oriole.  It must have been something to see turning that corner.
spare Chicago FD fire engine at fire scene

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aftermath of house gutted by fire

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aftermath of house gutted by fire

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aftermath of house gutted by fire

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aftermath of house gutted by fire

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aftermath of house gutted by fire

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-6-15

Still & Box Alarm fire today (4/6/15) at 3227 N. Oriole with an exposure on either side of the fire building.

house gutted by fire

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house gutted by fire

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house gutted by fire

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house gutted by fire

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fire hose laying on a car

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Fatal house fire in Antioch, 3-15-15

Excerpts from the ChicagoSunTimes.com:

An elderly man is dead after a house fire … in the 38000 block of Drexel Boulevard in unincorporated Antioch Township  Sunday morning

… according to the sheriff’s office … the fire started in an upstairs room of the three-level home and six of the seven residents were able to escape before firefighters arrived. The seventh resident, identified as 76-year-old Lowell B. Simonson, was found in an upstairs bedroom … and … was pronounced dead on the way to [the hospital]. [His] 74-year-old wife … is in serious condition with smoke inhalation.

The cause and origin of the fire remain under investigation … the house was a complete loss.

rural water supply setup at fire scene

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house damaged by radiant heat of fire next door

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houe gutted by fire

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house fire scene with long hose lays

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fire department water tenner

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fire department water tenders in line

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fire department canteen service unit

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fireman with hose at fire scene

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firemen with hose at fire scene

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firefighters after battling house fire

These two were on the first rig that found the house well involved. They went in and made the grab and got the victim out before the house became untenable. Tim Olk photo

fireman with hose at fire scene

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house fire scene with long hose lays

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Lake Zurich 4th Alarm house fire 4-21-13

Shortly before 8PM on Sunday evening, the Lake Zurich Fire Department received a call reporting a fire at the house across the street. The chief and 1st engine arrived within minutes and reported a 2-1/2 story, wood frame house with heavy fire in the front at 21716 W. Glendale Road. Lake Zurich Engine 3 was the first engine and had water on the fire very quickly. They hit it with a deck gun and knocked down the majority of the fire which was on the exterior of the house consuming cedar shingle siding. As the first company was making their way into the house with a line, they received a report that a resident might still be inside.

The alarm was elevated to a 2nd Alarm which included water tenders since the fire was in an unincorporated subdivision without hydrants. All residents were quickly accounted for at a neighbor’s home. The balance of the fire was knocked within 20 minutes and companies began extensive overhaul.

There were two injuries which required hospital transport. One was a resident and the other was a neighbor who passed out on the lawn. A firefighter injured his arm but after being evaluated at the scene he signed a release. Prior to transporting the second patient, since the ambulances at the scene were committed either to patient care, rehab, or firefighting duties, the alarm was escalated to a 3rd Alarm for ambulances only plus change of quarters companies.

When the firefighter was injured and there was concern that he too would be transported, a 4th Alarm was requested bringing only the ambulances that were due.

There were many departments at the scene including: Lake Zurich, Lake Villa, Long Grove, Round Lake, Libertyville, Deerfield, Palatine Rural, Palatine, Buffalo Grove, Wheeling, Arlington Heights, Fox Lake, Nunda Rural, Mundelein, Wauconda, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, the Quad 2 Command Unit, Countryside, Schaumburg, Highland Park, Lake Bluff, Barrington, and Cary.

Larry Shapiro submitted the following images and a short video.

house fire in Lake Zurich on Glendale Road

A view from the front after the main body of fire was extinguished. Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce fire engine at fire scene

Lake Zurich Engine 3 in front of the house supplies two lines as firefighters chase the remaining fire in the eaves. Larry Shapiro photo

house fire in Lake Zurich on Glendale Roa

The front of the home was fully involved when the first units arrived on the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

Schaumburg Ambulance 54 arrived after the 3rd alarm and medics seen here are about to tend to an injured firefighter. Larry Shapiro photo

Schaumburg Ambulance 54 arrived after the 3rd alarm an are seen here about to tend to an injured firefighter. Larry Shapiro photo

fire engine drafts from portable tanks

This Lake Zurich engine was drafting from the portable tanks and pumping in-line to Engine 3. Larry Shapiro photo

firefighters at fire scene

Mundelein firefighters gear up to go back to work after clearing rehab. Larry Shapiro photo

Nunda Rural FPD tender

Tender from the Nunda Rural FPD is staged. Larry Shapiro photo

fire engines at nighttime fire

Many units staged on Quentin Road. Larry Shapiro photo

Countryside FPD tender

Countryside FPD tanker in staging for the water supply sector. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FD engine

Lake Zurich’s newest engine was parked down the road. Larry Shapiro photo

house badly burned from fire

The house as viewed from the D-C corner. Larry Shapiro photo

house badly damaged by fire

The D side of the house shows massive damage. Larry Shapiro photo

Two portable tanks are tied together to supply the lines. Larry Shapiro photo

Two portable tanks are tied together to supply the lines. Larry Shapiro photo

More images from the scene can be viewed HERE.

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