Posts Tagged Larry Shapiro

MVA with entrapment and medevac in Northbrook, 1-17-19

Northbrook firefighters were dispatched to the southbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Thursday afternoon for a crash involving a car and a tractor-trailer. Companies found the driver of the car needing to be extricated after hitting the back of the truck’s trailer just prior to the southbound exit ramp to Willow Road. 

A Flight For Life medical helicopter was requested to the scene and landed on the highway after all lanes in both directions were shutdown.

 

crash scene on highway with fire trucks and police cars

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2-Alarm fire in Northbrook, 1-16-19 (more)

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

A fire that broke out at a home in Northbrook Wednesday morning had three families running for their lives. An off-duty firefighter was on his way to work when he spotted a home in the 2500-block of Melanie Lane fully engulfed by flames. The Northbrook Fire Department was on the scene about 8 minutes later. Helicopter footage shows fire billowing out of the home and spreading to the houses on either side of it.

The woman who owns the home where the fire started said she heard a loud pop, then saw a wall of flames and managed to escape relatively unharmed. The neighbors got out too. 

 

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2-Alarm fire in Northbrook, 1-16-19

Northbrook firefighters along with mutual aid companies responded to a reported house explosion at 2563 Melanie Lane before 6:30 Wednesday morning (1/16/19). Arriving companies found one house engulfed in flames with fire extending into the exposure buildings on both sides. A Box Alarm was requested and then a 2nd Alarm was requested bringing companies from most of Division 3 to the scene. 

house engulfed by fire at night

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The original house was totally destroyed, one exposure was virtually gutted, and companies were able to contain the fire to the other house with what appeared to be minimal interior damage. Elevated master streams were deployed by Northbrook Tower 12 and Glenview truck 14. Glenview Engine 8, Northbrook Engine 10, and Northbrook Squad 11 were all pumping.

house on fire destroyed by an explosion

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New home for the Schiller Park FD tower ladder

The Glenville Fire Department in Minnesota is the new home of former Schiller Park Tower 5.

former Schiller Park FD Truck 5 is now with the Glenville FD in MN

from the Glenville FD Facebook page

former Schiller Park FD Truck 5 is now with the Glenville FD in MN

from the Glenville FD Facebook page

Schiller Park FD Truck 454

Schiller Park FD Truck 454. Larry Shapiro photo

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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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Commercial fire in Des Plaines, 12-31-18 (more)

Short video from Larry Shapiro of the Commercial fire in Des Plaines, 12-31-18

 

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4-Alarm fire in Justice, 12-30-18 (more)

Video from Larry Shapiro of the 4-Alarm fire in Justice, 12-30-18

 

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Commercial fire in Des Plaines, 12-31-18

Des Plaines firefighters were sent to the Wonton Gourmet restaurant at 1405 N Elmhurst Road late Monday afternoon for an alarm. They received a call reporting smoke from the building and the response level was upgraded. Engine 63 arrived with smoke showing from a roof vent and reported a fire in the kitchen. The fire was extinguished in short order but not before the entire building was charged with smoke.

In addition to all Des Plaines companies, Elk Grove Township Engine 11, Prospect Heights Tower 9, and ambulances from Elk Grove Township, Rosemont, and Mt Prospect were at the scene.

smoke from restaurant fire

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4-Alarm fire in Justice, 12-30-18

The Roberts Park FPD was called to 8701 W. 85th Place Sunday night (12/30/18) for fire in a 3rd floor apartment. They eventually elevated the incident to a 4-Alarm fire which gutted the top floor and caused extensive damage to the first and second floors. The fire was in the end section of three buildings separated by firewalls, and though fire did apparently get into one unit of the adjoining building, the remainder of that building plus the end building were saved. Elevated master streams from Bedford Park, Pleasantview, and Evergreen Park trucks on two sides of the building operated for several hours in addition to multiple large lines from the ground and deck guns from Roberts Park and Bridgeview engines. 

An incomplete list of units at the scene represented  Roberts Park, Bridgeview, Lemont, North Palos, Lyons, Palos Heights, Crestwood, Orland, Pleasantview, Alsip, Evergreen Park, Bedford Park, Central Stickney, Chicago Ridge, Summit, Oak Lawn, and Chicago.

Bedford Park FD Tower 709 Pierce Dash CF aluminum tower ladder battling a fire

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Seagrave Marauder fire engine at fire scene

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Working fire in Prospect Heights, 12-28-18

 

This from the Prospect Heights Fire District:

Prospect Heights firefighters were dispatched at 25 minutes after midnight to a reported fire at 107 North Schoenbeck Road after a passerby spotted smoke coming from the roof area. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered the building was charged with smoke and smoke was coming from multiple areas of the roof. A quick search of the building determined it was unoccupied and the fire was in the crawlspace. The fire was quickly extinguished without extension into the walls or ceiling. 
 
During the initial fire attack, one firefighter fell through a hole in the floor into the crawlspace.  The firefighter was not injured and was immediately assisted out of the crawlspace. 
 
Prospect Heights firefighters were assisted at the scene by Wheeling, Mt Prospect, Arlington Heights, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Palatine Rural, Elk Grove Township, Des Plaines, and Long Grove  firefighters. This area of Prospect Heights is not serviced by hydrants so tankers from the Palatine Rural and the Elk Grove Township fire districts were requested to reinforce efforts. 
 
The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire. Prospect Heights police were able to locate the homeowner who is not currently residing in the home apparently due to renovations underway. Much of the home sustained smoke and water damage.
 
As of 3:00AM the cause of the fire remained under investigation.
smoke from roof of house on fire

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Firefighters pull hose at fire scene

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Firefighters prepare to make entry to house on fire

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Battalion chief as sector officer at house fire

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smoke from eaves of house on fire

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smoke from eaves of house on fire

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fire trucks at night fire scene

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Firefighters open garage door during house fire

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Firefighters overhaul after fire

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Prospect Heights FPD Tanker 9

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Prospect Heights FPD Engine 9

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Prospect Heights FPD Engine 9

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Palatine Rural FPD Tanker 36

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Prospect Heights FPD Tanker 9

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