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Working fire in Palatine, 1-28-19

The Palatine FD received multiple calls reporting a house on fire at 635 E. Thornhill Drive late Monday night (1/28/19). A header was visible while companies were en route and the response was upgraded to a Code 4 Working Fire. Arriving units found fire traveling up the outside of the house in the B-sector. The fire was extinguished quickly with minimal extension inside the house. All Palatine companies were at the scene plus an engine from Arlington Heights and a Buffalo Grove ambulance. 

damage to house from fire at night

Larry Shapiro photo

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Firefighters deal with the cold weather

This from Eric Haak:

I took in three fires on Wednesday and got to all three of them late.  I decided to send in a few images from each in honor of everyone who has to work outside in these conditions.  The first image is from the still & box on the 1500 block of Kostner.  It must have really been going as the entire face of the building was covered with soot.  A dog was rescued from this fire as seen in the third image.
The third and fourth images were taken on the 9100 block of South Crandon which was another still & box.
The last image is of Engine 38 with their second fire of the day on the 1400 block of South Ridgeway.
apartment building  covered with soot from fire

Eric Haak photo

fireman with hydrant in ice and snow

Eric Haak photo

fireman with dog after fire

Eric Haak photo

Chicago fireman after fighting a fire

Eric Haak photo

fireman with steam coming from his head

Eric Haak photo

Chicago FD Engine 38

Eric Haak photo

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