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House fire in Des Plaines, 2-17-24

Des Plaines and mutual aid fire companies responded for fire in an attached garage on Middleton Court Saturday afternoon.  Des Plaines Engine 61 arrived on the scene and confirmed the garage fire. Companies made an aggressive attack as some fire communicated into the house. Engine 61 was on a hydrant in the cul-de-sac. Interior companies reported fire at the top of the stairs on the second floor and in the attic.

Des Plaines was assisted by Prospect Heights, Mount Prospect, Niles and the North Maine FPD.

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Lemont Fire Protection District history

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT

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1982 American LaFrance Century Series engine with 500 gallons of water and a 1,500-GPM pump. Larry Shapiro photo

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1983 American LaFrance Century Series 75? Water Chief Quint (1500/500). Larry Shapiro photo

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House fire in Evanston, 1-22-24

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

There was a large response after a fire broke out in the basement of a home in the 1100 block of Florence Avenue in Evanston at about 9:45 a.m. The fire quickly spread to other floors. The first floor partially collapsed, trapping two firefighters and prompting a mayday call.

Both firefighters were removed and taken in stable condition to a nearby hospital.

A cat died in the fire, and all three residents were displaced. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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Palos Heights Fire Protection District history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This was the Palos Heights FPD’s Engine 6413, a 1996 Pierce Lance 1250/750.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
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From our files … a sister engine

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New truck for Palatine FD (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

Spotted the new Palatine FD Tower 85 on the street this week.

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Christmas eve fires from previous years (more)

Chief Drew Smith reminded us of two other past Christmas eve fires, both of which occurred prior to the existence of the #chicagoareafire.com blog

4-Alarm fire in Prospect Heights, 12-24-06 (2006 River Trails Condos in Prospect Heights. 4th alarm MABAS box)

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5-Alarm fire in Wheeling, 12-24-93 (1993 Franklin Foods grocery store fire in Wheeling)

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Apartment fire in Wheeling, 12-19-23

Wheeling and Prospect Heights firefighters were sent to 375 Plum Creek Drive on Tuesday morning after a Wheeling Police Department Community Service Officer spotted heavy smoke from a fourth floor apartment. On arrival, flames and smoke were pushing out of a fourth floor balcony in the center of the building with extension to the fifth floor balcony. Wheeling Truck 24 hit it with an elevated master stream and Prospect Heights Engine 39 stretched a 2 1/2″ line to hit it from the base of the building before crews got into place for an interior attack. 

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This is the second fire this year in the same building. In March, they had fire in an end unit on the same floor.

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Calumet Park Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This was the Calumet Park Fire Dept.’s Engine 2223, a 1997 HME/Ferrara 1500/500.  Enjoy and comment. Happy Thanksgiving.
Mike Summa
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The All-Stars Gentlemen’s Club fire 12-8-2010

For #TBT from Larry Shapiro:

The All-Stars Gentlemen’s Club fire

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Crash with car fire in the Prospect Heights Fire District, 11-1-23

Firefighters from Buffalo Grove, Prospect Heights, and Wheeling along with police officers from Buffalo Grove and the Cook County Sheriff’s Police responded to a reported car fire Wednesday night near Dundee Road and Buffalo Grove Road. The police arrived first and reported a vehicle fully engulfed by fire on Buffalo Grove Road at East Park Place, which is almost a quarter of a mile south of Dundee Road in a small area of unincorporated Cook County that is within the Prospect Heights Fire District (PHFD).

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The area which is without hydrants, is served through an agreement between the PHFD and Buffalo Grove. The initial response included Prospect Heights Battalion 9 with Ambulance 9 along with Buffalo Grove Tower 25. While en route, Battalion 9 requested a second engine after the report of a well-involved car fire and Wheeling Engine 24 was added to the response.  A Buffalo Grove ambulance was sent at the request of Tower 25 upon their arrival and the discovery of a two-vehicle crash. Prospect Heights Tanker 9 was added to the response in lieu of using a several block supply line as it became evident that the tank water from both the tower and the engine was not going to be sufficient.

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The car’s occupant self extricated and it appeared that the driver of the pickup truck may have fled the scene before the police arrived. One person was transported to the hospital and several others signed releases at the scene.

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