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Commercial fire and haz mat incident in Park Ridge, 7-17-19 (more)

Photos from Steve Redick from the Commercial fire and haz mat incident in Park Ridge, 7-17-19

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aftermath of commercial fire in Park Ridge IL

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House fire in Niles, 7-18-19

Excerpts from the Journal-Topics.com:

Niles firefighters suspect a lightning strike as the cause of a fire in a home in the 8300 block of Ballard Road Thursday morning (July 18). Residents in the home heard a loud bang, followed by lights flickering. The lightning strike ignited the fire in a small void space between the home’s vaulted ceilings and the roof itself. Firefighters used pike poles to pull down sections of ceiling to expose and extinguish the flames. 

All residents evacuated safely, there were no injuries, and the fire was extinguished within about 20 minutes.

Pierce Dash CF PUC tower ladder

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Pierce Arrow XT tower ladder

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Niles FD Firefighter James Leibach

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house fire scene

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Pierce Dash CF PUC fire trucks

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roof ladder on house after a fire

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Working fire in Niles, 1-25-19

Firefighters in Niles were sent to 8839 N Washington Street Friday afternoon (1/25/19) for a reported explosion with smoke in the basement of a townhouse unit. Arriving companies had smoke from the eaves which was increasing in volume and requested the working fire upgrade. Firefighters made entry and were able to extinguish the fire. Mutual aid units came from Morton Grove, Des Plaines, North Maine, Glenview, and Park Ridge.

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