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Leyden 3-11 (part 2)

Additional images from the Leyden Township 3-11 yesterday submitted by Steve Redick, Jeff Rudolph, and Larry Shapiro.

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club

Flames are visible from a vantage on the east side of the fire after the roof was in. Jeff Rudolph photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club

Westchester's E-ONE Cyclone aerial is set up with an elevated master stream at the east side of the 'A' sector. Jeff Rudolph photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club

Northlake Engine 808 is positioned on the street and awaits water from an in-line operation. Jeff Rudolph photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club

Another shot from the front of the address showing Westchester's master stream. Larry Shapiro photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club

Elmwood Park firefighters carry a 5-inch line to Northlake Engine 808. The Elmwood Park engine is making it's way further west on Grand Avenue to find a hydrant down the street. Steve Redick photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club

Leyden Quint 133 is operating on the west side of the driveway with an elevated master stream and several hand lines. Larry Shapiro photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club

Firefighters work a handline at the rear of the building. Jeff Rudolph photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club

An overview of the western exposure of the fire building from the vacant lot next door. Steve Redick photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club

Bensenville firefighters pull hose from Engine 89 to put additional hand lines into operation to hit the many hot spots throughout the ruins. Larry Shapiro photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club River Grove engine

River Grove Engine 565, a Pierce Saber, is pumping in-line to Bensenville Engine 89 in the rear sector. Steve Redick photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club Bensenville Fire District Engine 89

Bensenville Engine 89, a 2002 Pierce Lance, is supplying several hand lines in the 'C' sector. Larry Shapiro photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club Stone Park Quest Engine

Stone Park Engine 908, is the only E-ONE Quest engine in MABAS Division 20. It is on a hydrant east of the fire scene on Grand Avenue. Jeff Rudolph photo

A gallery of Steve Redick’s images can be seen HERE.

A gallery of Larry Shapiro’s images can be seen HERE.

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Leyden 3-11

The All-Stars Gentlemen’s Club at 11645 W. Grand Avenue in Northlake, IL was destroyed today by fire. The building went up quickly and by all accounts came down just as fast. The temperature was in the high teens, and the header could be seen for a good 20 miles.¬†The club was located within the Leyden Township Fire Protection District one block east of the I-294 tollway. Many departments from MABAS Division 20 were on the scene including Rosemont, Maywood, Westchester, Schiller Park, Melrose Park, Northlake, Stone Park, Elmwood Park, Bensenville, River Grove, Bellwood, and Franklin Park. Several area photographers descended on the scene to document the fire but few arrived in time for the most spectacular images. Steve Redick, Jeff Rudolph, Larry Shapiro, and Tim Olk all arrived after the roof was in. Here are a few quick shots from Tim Olk and a panoramic view showing the back of the site by Steve Redick. More images will follow.

All Star Gentlemen's Club fire - Leyden Township Northlake, IL

After the roof came in on the club, fire was still burning near a neighboring storage yard. Tim Olk photo

All Star Gentlemen's Club fire - Leyden Township Northlake, IL

Heavy fire consumes the remnants of the All Stars Gentlemen's Club in Northlake. Tim Olk photo

All Star Gentlemen's Club fire - Leyden Township Northlake, IL

Leyden Quint 133, an E-ONE Typhoon, was repositioned further from the building after the heat became too intense. Tim Olk photo

All Star Gentlemen's Club fire - Leyden Township Northlake, IL

A firefighter directs the master stream from Westchester's E-ONE aerial ladder. This fire was somewhat unique in that all three elevated master stream devices were straight aerial ladders. No tower ladders went to work here. Tim Olk photo

All Star Gentlemen's Club fire - Leyden Township Northlake, IL

This 180-degree panoramic image shows the rear of the fire scene. Steve Redick photo

Tim Olk’s photos can be seen HERE.

Steve Redick’s photos and videos can be seen HERE.

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