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Box alarm in Mundelein, 1-6-18

Mundelein firefighters responded to 115 Pinehurst Drive Saturday night (1/6/18) around 8:30 for fire in an attached garage. Upon arrival, the garage was engulfed in fire and within minutes Battalion 43 requested a MABAS Box Alarm. Companies made an aggressive attack deploying three lines and prevented substantial damage into the house. One car in the garage was destroyed and another in the driveway was badly damaged.

Units at the scene included an engine, tower ladder, ambulance and battalion chief from Mundelein, engines from Countryside, Grayslake, and Wauconda, trucks from Libertyville and Lake Forest, a squad from Fox Lake, and Countryside Chief 4100.

 

Mundelein FD Engine 4317 Pierce Enforcer on a hydrant

Larry Shapiro

attached garage destroyed by fire

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attached garage destroyed by fire in Mundelein

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car destroyed by fire

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attached garage destroyed by fire

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Mundelein FD Engine 4317 Pierce Enforcer

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MESS Canteen Service unit at fire scene

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Box Alarm in Buffalo Grove, 6-20-17

Buffalo Grove firefighters were called to 685 Le Parc Circle late Tuesday afternoon after a homeowner was alerted on his phone of an alarm going off. The Code 2 for the alarm investigation was elevated to a Code 3 for the reported fire after receiving an update from the homeowner who arrived home and found smoke in the unit.

Buffalo Grove (BG) Battalion 4 arrived to find light smoke around the eaves and upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire. BG companies went to the roof and inside the unit while mutual aid crews investigated the adjoining units. Heavy smoke conditions inside initially hampered locating the seat of the attic fire and a fear of extension throughout the multiple unit building prompted further upgrading the alarm to a MABAS Box Alarm.

Companies at the scene were: Buffalo Grove Battalion 4, Engine 26, Quints 25 and 27, Squad 25, Ambulances 25 and 26, plus three additional chief officers. Mutual aid companies were: Arlington Heights Engine 4, Ambulance 4, and 400; Long Grove Squad 55 and 5500; Palatine Engine 82; Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51; Wheeling Engine 42 and 2400; ambulances from Barrington Countryside, Lake Zurich, Schaumburg, and Lake Villa; a Libertyville squad, a Countryside engine, trucks from Mundelein and Grayslake (in a spare truck X-Mundelein), the Mess Canteen Unit M5, plus Buffalo Grove EMA.

One firefighter was transported to an area hospital for observation after being evaluated in rehab.

 

townhouse building fire

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heavy smoke from attic vent

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Buffalo Grove FD E-ONE Typhoon fire engine at work

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Firefighters guide hose line into a house

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heavy smoke from townhouse fire

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Buffalo Grove FD KME quint at work

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Buffalo Grove FD E-ONE Typhoon fire engine at work

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Buffalo Grove FD E-ONE Cyclone quint at work

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large diameter hose in the street

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Mess Canteen M5 rehab unit

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Buffalo Grove FD Quint 27

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

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Firefighters rehab at fire scene

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Mundelein FD tower ladder

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Mundelein FD new and old fire trucks

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Northwest Lake County Fire Training Cooperative

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Buffalo Grove FD fire scene

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firefighters after battling a fire

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mom take picture of toddler dressed as a fireman

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Buffalo Grove FD E-ONE Cyclone quint reflecting in a pond

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E-ONE aerial ladder

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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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3-Alarm fire in Evanston, 1-9-15 (more)

Video from Larry Shapiro at the 3-Alarm fire in Evanston 1-9-15

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3-Alarm fire in Evanston, 1-9-15 (more)

Images from Larry Shapiro of the 3-Alarm house fire at 2519 Harrison in Evanston yesterday (1/9/15).

winter house fire scene

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Pierce Arrow XT fire engine at fire scene

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ice covered fireman

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Evanston FD Battalion Chief command officer

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heavy smoke from house fire

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fireman on later with saw covered in ice

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firemen on aerial ladder surrounded by smoke

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firemen on aerial ladder surrounded by smoke

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fireman on later with saw covered in ice

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fire chief covered in ice

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house fire with aerial ladder

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house fire

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fire truck outrigger hits car

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MESS Canteen Service at fire scene

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fireman overhauls house after fire

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fireman overhauls house after fire

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fireman at winter fire scene

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Box Alarm fire in Vernon Hills, 7-20-14

This from Sam Borcia:

The Countryside Fire Department were dispatched initially to a smoke investigation inside a townhouse at 821 Faulkner Place in Vernon Hills Sunday, 7-20-14, at around 8:40 PM. It was upgraded to a working fire and soon after a Box Alarm. I’ve included some of the photos,
Thanks, Sam Borcia.
fire engine at night

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ambulance at night

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night fire scene with smoke

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fire truck at night

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firemen at night at smokey fire scene

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night fire scene with smoke

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night fire scene with smoke

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fire engines at night

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here is a link to the photos on my Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.684353098313590.1073741907.229793033769601&type=1.

Some images from Larry Shapiro who arrived much later.

firemen use high expansion foam to fight a basement fire

High expansion foam generator. Larry Shapiro photo

firemen use high expansion foam to fight a basement fire

A hole in the kitchen floor allows for foam to be dispensed into the basement. Larry Shapiro photo

townhouse damaged by fire at night

The rear of the unit that was involved. Larry Shapiro photo

sign noting dangerous conditions at house

Warning sign posted at the fire unit. Larry Shapiro photo

firemen use high expansion foam to fight a basement fire

Front door of the end unit where the fire occurred. Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce fire engine at night

Countryside engine with lines off. Larry Shapiro photo

While one engine, investigators, and the shift commander were still on the scene around 1:40AM, they noticed smoke in the residence adjoining the original fire unit. A full still alarm response was sent back to the scene as they uncovered the fire in a void space between the units. Highwood Truck 37, in Vernon Hills on a change of quarters from the original alarm, sent their company to the roof after setting up thee aerial.

Companies were released around 3AM.

More images from Larry Shapiro:

fire truck at night on scene

Highwood Truck 37 was deployed to the roof. Larry Shapiro photo

firemen immersed in high expansion foam

High expansion foam on the rear deck and inside of the original fire unit. Larry Shapiro photo

fire department ladder truck at night fire scene

Highwood Truck 37 sporting new decals and striping after being refurbished. Larry Shapiro photo

fireman directing whose line into a townhouse

Countryside firefighters on the rear deck of the original fire unit wetting down the common wall. Larry Shapiro photo

 

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4-Alarm fire with 2 specials in Northlake 2-15-14 (pt 6)

At long last, an epic 20 minute video from Larry Shapiro that includes the work of the Chicago Foam Task Force.

The series of postings from this fire can be viewed beginning HERE.

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4-Alarm fire with 2 specials in Northlake, 2-15-14 (part 4)

Images from Larry Shapiro from the 4-Alarm fire in Northlake, 2-15-14. He was on-hand when the Foam Task Force from O’Hare arrived and was deployed to apply a foam coating to the contents of the building. There will be a video coming too.

Seagrave aerial at big fire

Franklin Park Truck 2 working in front of the building on Mannheim Road. Larry Shapiro photo

Oshkosjh Striker ARFF at building fire

6-5-3 covered the interior of the demolished building with a foam coating. Larry Shapiro photo

Oshkosjh Striker ARFF at building fire

6-5-3 discharging foam into the building. Lary Shapiro photo

heavy wrecker working at fire scene

The towing company pulls the truck away from the building. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago ARFF at fire scene in the snow

Chicago 6-5-3 from O’Hare Airport came as part of the foam task force. Larry Shapiro photo

Century wrecker at night in the snow

Heavy wrecker brought in to remove a box truck. Larry Shapiro photo

canteen service aids firefighters at fire scene

MESS Canteen’s new unit working it’s second fire scene. Larry Shapiro photo

ireman controls an elevated master stream

A Franklin Park firefighter controls the ladder pipe. Larry Shapiro photo

fireman with a hose line at a fire scene

Leyden Township firefighters on a hand line. Larry Shapiro photo

fire ball erupts from tire warehouse

The B-C corner well into the fire. Larry Shapiro photo

fire engine at night

River Grove engine (X-Schaumburg). Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce fire singe at night fire scene

Park Ridge Engine 35 was one of four engines pumping inline to supply the Schiller Park tower ladder. Larry Shapiro photo

A gallery with many more images can be viewed HERE.

Part 3 in this series is HERE.

Other images are at fire scenes.net

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