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3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17 (part 4)

video from Larry Shapiro of the 3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17

 

 

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3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17 (part 3)

More photos from Tim Olk and Larry Shapiro of the 3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17

Chicago FD Squad 7A

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apartment building fire in Bensenville IL

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Bensenville FPD Truck 107 battling an apartment building fire

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Wood Dale FPD Engine 69 at apartment building fire

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

Tim Olk photo

apartment building fire in Bensenville IL

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apartment building fire in Bensenville IL

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

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Chicago FD Squad 7A Rosenbauer America Commander ACP-55 Cobra battling a fire

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Chicago FD Squad 7A Rosenbauer America Commander ACP-55 Cobra battling a fire

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firefighters with master streams at fire scene

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Chicago FD Squad 7A Rosenbauer America Commander ACP-55 Cobra battling a fire

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

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apartment building fire in Bensenville IL

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3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17 (part 1)

Bensenville firefighters responded to an automatic fire alarm this morning around 6:15AM at 361 Marshall Road. Within minutes they received multiple calls reporting fire in the building. Arriving police officers advised flames from the window of a third floor unit.

Flames swept through the mansard roof and into the attic. The alarm was upgraded to a Box Alarm and later a 2nd Alarm was struck. After the fire jumped a fire wall, the fire was upgraded to a 3rd Alarm . Elevated master streams from Bensenville Truck 107, Leyden Quint 133, and Chicago Squad 7A were deployed in addition to several large hand lines after companies were pulled out of the building. One resident was unaccounted for and later discovered deceased as companies went inside to overhaul.

Department at the scene included Bensenvlle, Wood Dale, Itasca, Leyden Township, Chicago, Elk Grove, Rosemont, Schiller Park, Franklin Park, Addision, Broadview, Hillside, Westcheseter, Mt. prospect, Roselle, Norwood Park, and York Center.

This is the first of several posts with photos from contributors.

Bensenville FD fire engine at an apartment building fire

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apartment building fire in Bensenville IL

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Wood Dale and Bensenville fire trucks at fire scene

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Bensenville FPD E-ONE Cyclone II HP100 aerial ladder battling an apartment building fire

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Bensenville FPD E-ONE Cyclone II HP100 aerial ladder battling an apartment building fire

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Bensenville FPD E-ONE Cyclone II HP100 aerial ladder battling an apartment building fire

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apartment building fire in Bensenville IL

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Chicago FD Squad 7A Rosenbauer America Commander ACP-55 Cobra battling a fire

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Chicago FD Squad 7A Rosenbauer America Commander ACP-55 Cobra battling a fire

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apartment building fire in Bensenville IL

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Chicago FD Squad 7A Rosenbauer America Commander ACP-55 Cobra battling a fire

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Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Fire swept through an 18-unit apartment building in Bensenville early Sunday morning, killing one resident and displacing many others.

Firefighters from the Bensenville Fire Protection District responded to the blaze at 361 Marshall Road about 6:15 a.m. 

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House fire in Deerfield, 11-13-17

Deerfield-Bannockburn firefighters were called to 1131 Osterman Avenue Monday morning for a report of smoke coming from the second floor of the two-story house. First arriving units confirmed smoke and upgraded the alarm to a working fire. The fire appeared to originate on the first floor and was extinguished quickly.

Units at the scene were Deerfield-Bannockburn Engine 20, Squad 19, Truck 20, Battalion 20, 2000, and 2001; highland Park Battalion 33 and Truck 33; Northbrook Battalion 11, Ambulance 11, and Engine 10; Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Ambulance 52, Engine 52, and 5201; and Lake Forest Truck 421.

Highland Park FD Truck 33

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Deerfield Bannockburn FPD fire trucks

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firefighters at fire scene

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firefighters overhaul after fire

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firefighters overhaul after fire

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firefighter with hose line after a fire

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firefighters remove debris after fire

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Deerfield Bannockburn FPD Battalion 20

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Deerfield Bannockburn FPD Truck 20

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firefighters carry ground ladder at fire scene

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Deerfield Bannockburn FPD Truck 20

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Deerfield Bannockburn FPD Engine 20

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fire chiefs confer at scene

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Deerfield-Bannockburn FPD Deputy Chief Ray Larson

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firefighters overhaul after fire

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Deerfield Bannockburn FPD Squad 19

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Deerfield Bannockburn FPD fire trucks

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Prospect Heights Fire District news (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

A few photos from the walk-out ceremony today for Prospect Heights FPD Battalion Chief Robert Pyzyna

Prospect Heights FPD Battalion Chief Robert Pyzyna

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Prospect Heights FPD Chief Drew Smith

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Prospect Heights FPD Battalion Chief Robert Pyzyna

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Prospect Heights FPD Battalion Chief Robert Pyzyna

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fire chief and son at retirement

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Prospect Heights FPD Battalion Chief Robert Pyzyna

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Prospect Heights FPD Battalion Chief Robert Pyzyna

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Prospect Heights FPD Battalion Chief Robert Pyzyna

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Prospect Heights Fire District history

As Prospect Heights puts a new Tanker 9 into service, here are some photos of the previous Tanker 9 when it was first put into service.

Spartan Gladiator S&S pumper tanker with rear steer

Prospect Heights Fire District Tanker 9. 1994 Spartan Gladiator/S&S 1250/3000. Larry Shapiro photo

fire department tanker with rear dump valve

Prospect Heights Fire District Tanker 9. Larry Shapiro photo

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St Charles Fire Department history

As a follow up to the previous post about the newest pumper in St Charles, here are images representing some of their past engines from various contributors.

Seagrave Anniversary Series fire engine in St Charles IL

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Seagrave Invader fire engine

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vintage Seagrave P-Series fire engine in St Charles IL

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St Charles FD Engine 106

Bill Friedrich photo

St Charles FD Engine 103

John Tulipano photo

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New tanker for Prospect Heights (more)

Photos from Larry Shapiro of the new prospect Heights Tanker 9.

2016 Freightliner M2 112 cab and chassis/Alexis 1250/3000 tanker so 2283

Prospect Heights Tanker 9

Prospect Heights Tanker 9 – 2016 Freightliner M2 112/Alexis 1250/3000 tanker so 2283. Larry Shapiro photo

Prospect Heights Tanker 9

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Prospect Heights Tanker 9

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House fire in Buffalo Grove, 9-9-17

Buffalo Grove police and fire units were sent to 96 University Drive Saturday morning (9/9/17) just before 6:30 in the morning after reviewing reports from a passerby of smoke coming from the home. Police officers arrived first and began ringing the doorbell and banging on the doors in an attempt to wake the homeowners.

heavy smoke from house on fire

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Arlington Heights Engine 4 and Buffalo Grove Tower 25 arrived within minutes and stretched a line to the front door before making entry. Smoke was escaping from the second floor, and the first floor was heavily charged with smoke as well. Thick smoke then pushed from the front door as it was breached.

Buffalo Groev Tower 25 Ferrara

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firefighters wait for water before entering house on fire

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firefighter enters house on fire

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The alarm was upgraded to the Code 4 for the working fire and two additional ambulances were requested to the scene when it was reported that three occupants might be inside the house.

heavy smoke pushes from house on fire

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heavy smoke pushes from house on fire

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fire engine lays hose in the street

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heavy smoke pushes from house on fire

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Neighbors subsequently informed the police that the cars in the driveway did not belong to the homeowners and that a car that did belong to them was not present. Primary and secondary searches confirmed that the only inhabitants during the fire were two cats. Firefighters attempted to resuscitate the cats which did not survive.

firefighter rescues cat from house fire

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Car into a building in Buffalo Grove, 9-1-17

Buffalo Grove firefighters and police were called to 400 W. Dundee Road Friday morning (9/1/17) for a car into t he building. Upon arrival, units found an SUV that had destroyed the glass store front while causing no structural damage to the building. The car’s driver was uninjured and had moved the vehicle into the parking lot.

store damaged by car driving into it

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car into a store in Buffalo Grove

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