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Warehouse fire in Bedford Park, 10-6-16

This from Josh Boyajian:

This afternoon (Thursday, 10-6-16), Bedford Park FD arrived @ 6650 s Oak Park Ave to find smoke showing from a 2-sty commercial building. First engines lead out lines, while Tower 709 and Truck 31 threw their mains to the roof. Companies encountered heavy smoke inside the building which housed a recycling center. Multiple handlines were used to extinguish the fire. Mabas 10 MVU was utilized at the end of the incident to clear the smoke out of the building.
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Roberts Park FPD Ladder 31

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firefighters cut through overhead door

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Bedford Park FD Pierce tower ladder on scene

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Bedford Park FD Engine 710

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firefighters climb aerial ladder at fire scene

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Lyons FD fire chief car Ford Expedition on scene

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Bedford Park FD Engine 711

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firemen break windows at warehouse with pike poles

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firefighters cut through overhead door

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Bedford Park FD Pierce tower ladder on scene

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MABAS 10 MVU at work

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Northbrook Box Alarm 10-10-13

For the second time in a week, there’s been a need for the MABAS Division 1 MVU to clear a large facility of smoke from an fire within the building.

Northbrook companies were dispatched to a fire alarm with a followup call reporting stacks of cardboard burning inside a large industrial building at 725 Landweher Road early Thursday afternoon. The address is within a block of Northbrook Station 10, and the first units arrived very quickly and reported an evacuation with smoke showing. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for additional units after the battalion chief arrived, followed by a MABAS Box Alarm shortly thereafter.

The fire , which was contained to the area of origin, created an extensive amount of smoke, and an impressive header was visible for a good while. The MVU was requested and  companies did their best to pressurize the building to clear the smoke.

warehouse fire in Northbrook

Units at the scene included two engines, two ambulances, a tower ladder, squad, and several chiefs from Northbrook plus mutual aid from Glenview, Deerfield, and Highland Park with trucks, Glencoe, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Buffalo Grove, and Wheeling with engines. Lincolnshire-Riverwoods and Prospect Heights were due with ambulances along with chief officers from Glenview and Wheeling.

Larry Shapiro was at the scene … late … and submitted images and a brief video.

warehouse fire in Northbrook

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warehouse fire in Northbrook

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warehouse fire in Northbrook

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods firefighters

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warehouse fire in Northbrook

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A gallery with more images can be viewed HERE.

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CFD 5-11 Alarm fire 9-30-12 (update 5)

Steve Redick was perhaps the first photographer to the scene and submitted several images from the early stages of the fire once it vented.

Chicago Fire Department 5-11 alarm massive warehouse fire 9-30-12 at 2620 W. Nelson

Companies on Barry ladder the building behind the fire building to gain access. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department 5-11 alarm massive warehouse fire 9-30-12 at 2620 W. Nelson

Silhouette of the firemen. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department 5-11 alarm massive warehouse fire 9-30-12 at 2620 W. Nelson

Heavy fire shows from the north side of the warehouse building. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department 5-11 alarm massive warehouse fire 9-30-12 at 2620 W. Nelson

Tower Ladder 21 gets into position on Barry. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department 5-11 alarm massive warehouse fire 9-30-12 at 2620 W. Nelson

Thick smoke pushes out of the south and east sides of the building. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department 5-11 alarm massive warehouse fire 9-30-12 at 2620 W. Nelson

Engine 106 in front of the building before it was repositioned at the corner. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department 5-11 alarm massive warehouse fire 9-30-12 at 2620 W. Nelson

9-2-3, the mobile ventilation unit was put to work at one of the loading docks on Nelson. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department 5-11 alarm massive warehouse fire 9-30-12 at 2620 W. Nelson

Smoke pushes ot of a second floor window as 9-2-3 works below it. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department 5-11 alarm massive warehouse fire 9-30-12 at 2620 W. Nelson

A view from the south west corner of the warehouse building shows heavy smoke venting from multiple windows on all floors. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department 5-11 alarm massive warehouse fire 9-30-12 at 2620 W. Nelson

Engine 56 pumping at the corner of Nelson and Elston Avenue. Steve Redick photo

A gallery with more images can be found HERE.

More coverage of the fire is HEREHEREHEREHERE, and HERE.

 

 

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