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Box Alarm house fire in Des Plaines, 8-16-19 (more)

Two-part video from Larry Shapiro of the Box Alarm house fire in Des Plaines, 8-16-19

 

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Box Alarm house fire in Des Plaines, 8-16-19

Des Plaines firefighters were called to a house at 555 Leahy Circle East late Friday night for a fire in the basement. A header was visible while units were en route and the alarm was upgraded to a working fire before arrival. Dispatch advised of hoarder conditions at the residence which was confirmed on arrival by the first company officer walking around the exterior. The residents were already out of the house and firefighters had difficulty entering the premises. Several vent holes were cut in the roof before companies were ordered off and then out of the structure for setting up a defensive posture. The basement fire traveled to the second floor and areas of the first floor had been compromised. Hand lines were directed through windows and doorways but it remained difficult to reach the seat of the fire due to the clutter.

The incident was upgraded to a Box Alarm for additional resources after withdrawing personnel from the interior. Eventually lines were shut down to let the fire burn until it was visible and accessible from the outside and then companies again attacked the flames.  One tower ladder was utilized with a ground level master stream through the front door and living room before it was able to be positioned above the house with access to the fire that vented through the roof. Hand lines were deployed on all sides of the house.

The bulk of the fire was contained by 4AM with companies working at the scene for several more hours.

All Des Plaines units were at the scene along with mutual aid from Prospect Heights, Mount Prospect, The North Maine FPD, Elk Grove Township FPD, Wheeling, Park Ridge, Chicago Squad 7, Rosemont, Bensenville, and Glenview.

heavy smoke pushes from house on fire

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heavy smoke curls around house siding at night fire scene

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smoke pours out of window of hoarder house

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flames engulf house

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flames engulf house

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flames engulf house

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flames engulf hoarder's kitchen

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New ambulance for Alsip (more)

Photos from Larry Shapiro of the Newest ambulance for Alsip

Alsip Ambulance 2042 – 2017 Ford E450/2018 Road Rescue Type III ambulance so 251215

Alsip Ambulance 2042 - 2017 Ford E450/2018 Road Rescue Type III ambulance so 251215

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chevron striping on back of ambulance

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lighted rub rail on ambulance body

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Sauk Village Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Here is Sauk Village’s Snorkel #507, a 1980 Hendrikson/3-D 1250/0/65′.
Mike Summa
65' Snorkel

Sauk Village’s Snorkel #507, a 1980 Hendrikson/3-D 1250/0/65′.
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and from our archives:

Sauk Village fire department history

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Sauk Village fire department history

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Sauk Village fire department history

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Storm damage in Prospect Heights/Wheeling 6-27-19

Wheeling and Prospect Heights firefighters were called for an outside fire near a house Thursday evening after a storm passed through the area. Companies arrived to find a primary power line down in the rear posing no threats to any structures. There was some impressive arcing prior to the arrival of crews from ComEd who rendered the situation safe.

Video was provided by Taylor Wallen.

Prospect Heights FD Battalion 9

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Rosenbauer Commander fire engine

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Poor line arcing on the ground

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IHC Altec ComEd bucket truck

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ComEd lineman at work

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ComEd lineman at work

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ComEd lineman at work

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As seen around … Alsip (more)

Photos from Larry Shapiro off the MABAS 19 & 22 Haz Mat Unit 6937 housed in Alsip

MABAS 19 & 22 Hazardous Materials Team Unit

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MABAS 19 & 22 Hazardous Materials Team

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Saulsbury Fire Apparatus law tag

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Truck fire in Lincolnshire, 6-25-19

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD firefighters were dispatched to the BP station at Milwaukee Avenue and Route 22 Tuesday afternoon (6/25/19) for a reported car fire. Police officers arriving first notified the fire district that it was a truck on fire that was fully involved but away from the gas pumps. The Battalion 51 arrived and added Squad 51 to the response which originally was for Engine 53 only. The small box truck was filled with kitchen cabinets. The fire which was in the engine area and truck cab was impinging on the rear cargo section when firefighters extinguished the flames. An additional engine was called to assist with the overhaul.

small box truck destroyed by fire

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small box truck destroyed by fire

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small box truck destroyed by fire

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small box truck destroyed by fire

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MVA in Vernon Hills, 6-6-19

This from Larry Shapiro:

Here are some images from a three-car crash on Milwaukee Avenue at Woodlands Parkway 6/6/19 in Vernon Hills. There were multiple occupants between the three cars but all signed releases at the scene. The accident was apparently caused when one driver pulled to the curb southbound as a Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD ambulance was heading north to a hospital with a patient from an unrelated incident. One car failed to stop and hit the first, and then a third car plowed into the second one.

three car rear end crash

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Engine 53 HME SFO RAT

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ambulance at crash scene

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Linconshire Riverwoods FPD Battalion 51

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three car rear end crash

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Maple Park and Countryside FPD news

fire truck for sale

Maple Park FPD fire truck for sale

Maple Park & Countryside FPD mini pumper/squad

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Maple Park & Countryside FPD mini pumper/squad

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House fire in Mt Prospect, 6-18-19 (more)

More photos and a video from the House fire in Mt Prospect, 6-18-19

 

Mount Prospect house fire at 1318 E Green lane

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Mount Prospect house fire at 1318 E Green lane

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Mount Prospect house fire at 1318 E Green lane

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master stream directed at roof of house fire

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dramatic photo of Firefighter after battling a fire

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Mount Prospect FD Engine 14

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