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2-Alarm fire in Lake Zurich, 5-20-17 (more)

short video by Larry Shapiro from the 2-Alarm fire in Lake Zurich, 5-20-17 (Wauconda Fire District)

 

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2-Alarm fire in Hawthorn Woods, 5-20-17 (more)

a few images from the 2-Alarm fire in Hawthorn Woods, 5-20-17

Firefighters prepare to enter house on fire

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silhouette of Firefighter at scene

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Firefighters prepare to enter house on fire

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2-Alarm fire in Hawthorn Woods, 5-20-17

The Countryside FPD received a call reporting a basement fire with explosions at 4 Keuka Court in Hawthorn Woods Saturday night (5/20/17). The homeowner stated that there were model cars with batteries in the basement which might have explained the explosive sounds. A moderate to heavy fog encompassed the area and firefighters arrived to light colored smoke escaping from the house.

The working fire was upgraded to a Full Still and the a Box Alarm for change of quarters companies only. Interior companies had difficulty locating the seat of the fire within the basement and the need for more substantial water supply required an upgrade to a Box Alarm for tenders. This incident occurred within the early stages of the 2-Alarm fire being fought by the Wauconda FPD in an adjacent district. As such, several of the units due to the Countryside fire were already committed at the Wauconda fire which required substituting companies from the next levels off the box card.

fire engine at night with hose off

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firefighters prepare to enter a house as heavy smoke pushes from basement fire

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smoke pushes from everywhere as basement fire rages in a house

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firefighters prepare to enter a house as heavy smoke pushes from basement fire

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Countryside FPD Engine 411

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Spartan Evolution fire engine at night engulfed in smoke

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firefighters prepare to enter a house as heavy smoke pushes from basement fire

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fire truck silhouette at night

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As the fire grew in intensity and compromised a section of the first floor, all crews were ordered out of the building as the tactics changed to a defensive attack. The alarm was upgraded to a 2nd Alarm roughly 35 minutes into the incident. The fire was contained shortly thereafter allowing firefighters to reenter the house to extinguish the remaining hot spots.

The simultaneous extra-alarm fires resulted in some long responses to the fire in Hawthorn Woods including units from Northbrook, Antioch, Newport Township, North Chicago, Hoffman Estates, Prospect Heights, Zion, Fox River Grove, and the Great lakes naval Training Center. By one unofficial count there were eight tenders at this fire.

firefighters battle smokey house fire from outside

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heavy smoke pushes from house fire

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flames burn inside house

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firefighters fight basement fire from outside

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firefighter uses TIC to check for fire

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Mundelein fire engine drafting from a portable tank

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rural water supply at fire scene as engine drafts from portable tank

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2-Alarm fire in Lake Zurich, 5-20-17

Wauconda firefighters were called for a house fire at 25860 Old McHenry Court in an unincorporated area of Lake Zurich Saturday night. Upon arrival of the first units, they reported a fully involved vacant house. The alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm to the 2nd level for tenders (tankers) since there were no hydrants in the area.

Wauconda Tanker 341 was setup to nurse Squad 341 as lines were advanced on the house. As mutual aid companies arrived, portable tanks were dropped at the end of the street with a supply line from a Lake Zurich engine as the tanker shuttle was initiated.

 

portable tanks on the ground for tanker shuttle

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vacant house engulfed in fire

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Wauconda FD Squad 341 Ferrara

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Wauconda FD Squad 341 Ferrara

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firefighters battle fire in a vacant house

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firefighters battle fire in a vacant house

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firefighters battle fire in a vacant house

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firefighters battle fire in a vacant house

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Wauconda FD Squad 341 Ferrara

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Wauconda FD Tanker 341

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Box Alarm fire in Palatine, 5-20-17

Palatine firefighters were called to 1054 N. Glenview Court for a structure fire after midnight on Saturday (5/20/17). Units arrived to find heavy fire in the rear and through the roof in an end unit of a three-story, four-unit, multi-family structure. Palatine police officers were already evacuating residents as Engine 81 advanced a line to the rear. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 and then a MABAS Box Alarm bringing units from Palatine Rural, Rolling Meadows, Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Wheeling, Lake Zurich, and Barrington. 

The fire was under control prior to the arrival of Box Alarm companies who were returned shortly after arriving in staging. A cat was rescued from one of the units and returned to it’s owner by a Palatine firefighter.

Spartan tower ladder at fire scene

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Firefighter in PPE covered with insulation after overhaul

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Firefighters rest after battling a blaze

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scene of townhouse fire

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Firefighter brings cat from fire building

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flames burning through chimney

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aftermath of townhouse damaged by fire

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aftermath of townhouse damaged by fire

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Ferrara fire engine on a hydrant

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Palatine FD Squad 85 Spartan ERV

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fire trucks with chevron striping on scene at night

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Apartment fire in Park Ridge, 5-16-17

Park Ridge firefighters made quick work of fire in a first floor apartment at 2300 Windsor Mall on Tuesday (5/16/17). Units arrived to find residents evacuating and reporting fire in one unit. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire but the additional companies were released shortly after arriving.

fire engine with hose off the rear

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Park Ridge Firefighters at fire scene

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Norwood Park FPD Engine 101

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open windows after apartment fire

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fire department hose lines going into building

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Park Ridge FD Ambulance 36

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Lightning strike in Lincolnshire, 5-16-17

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods (LRFPD) firefighters responded for smoke in the house at 20729 Eugene Avenue in an unincorporated portion of their district after midnight 5/16/17. Companies found a haze in the home and smoke on the outside from a small fire apparently caused by a lightning strike. LRFPD units at the scene were Battalion 51, Truck 51, Engine 52, Engine 53, and Deputy Chief 5101. Buffalo Grove Engine 26, Ambulance 26, and Battalion 4 were at the scene in addition to Prospect Heights Engine 9, and Long Grove Chief 5500. Other responding units were returned prior to arriving in staging.

Firefighter cuts siding on a house

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Truck 51

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Firefighter with PPE and hand tools

Larry Shapiro photoFirefighters at the scene of a lightning strike and small house fire 5/16/17 in Lincolnshire, IL. Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters descend ground ladder

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aftermath of lightning strike

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26 E-ONE Typhoon

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House fire in Lake Zurich, 5-15-17

Lake Zurich firefighters responded for a house fire at 22580 Somerset Court Monday (5/15/17) and found the garage and several vehicles burning. The alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm that included multiple tenders (tankers) to shuttle water to this area that lacks hydrants.

fire engine nursing another engine at a fire

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Lake Zurich fire engines at a fire

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Firefighter with hose with smoldering ruins

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smoldering house that burned

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aftermath of house fire in Lake Zurich IL

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MESS Canteen service

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fire trucks staged in a line

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Long Grove FPD Tanker 55 dumping into a portable tank

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Fox Lake FPD tanker dumping into a portable tank

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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

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

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

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Firefighters with hose line at fire scene

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

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Rosenbauer America Commander Cobra tower ladder with Iines off

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Evanston Fire Department history

for #throwbackthursday – classic apparatus and ambulance photos from the Evanston Fire Department

vintage Evanston FD ambulance

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vintage Evanston FD ambulance

Perhaps Evanston’s first modular ambulance. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Evanston FD ambulance

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vintage Evanston FD fire engine

Evanston Engine 21. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Evanston FD fire engine

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vintage Evanston FD fire engine

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vintage Evanston FD fire engine

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vintage Evanston FD fire engine

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vintage Evanston FD Seagrave ladder truck

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vintage Pirsch tractor-drawn ladder truck in Evanston IL

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vintage Evanston FD Squad 21

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