Country Club Hills companies were dispatched for a structure fire today around noon at 4841 W. 173rd Street. They received  a report of an occupant trapped on the roof.  Upon arrival, 1st companies found heavy smoke from the one-story, 40×40 frame, commercial/office building.  The occupant reported trapped was off of the roof prior to the arrival of fire department units and suffered minor burns. This was a Full Still Alarm  plus a MABAS Box Alarm for tankers.

MABAS Division 24 Tanker Box #2410 was requested as a precautionary measure since companies had to lead out almost two blocks to the nearest hydrant.  The fire was under control in roughly 30 minutes. Mutual aid companies came from Oak Forest, Tinley Park, Flossmoor, Markham, Midlothian, and Hazel Crest.

Karl Klotz provided the report and photos. He has a complete gallery HERE.

Country Club Hills Fire Department fire on 173rd Street

Country Club Hills FD Truck 1145, a 104' tower ladder, was setup at the fire today on 173rd Street. Karl Klotz photo

Country Club Hills Fire Department fire on 173rd Street

A view from the rear of the building shows patches of fire along the roof in the 'C' sector. Karl Klotz photo

Country Club Hills Fire Department fire on 173rd Street Crimson

Country Club Hills Engine 1120 is supplying two hand lines to companies advancing on the fire. Karl Klotz photo

Country Club Hills Fire Department fire on 173rd Street

After companies vent the roof of the building, heavy smoke is able to escape which improves conditions for the interior companies. Karl Klotz photo

Country Club Hills Fire Department fire on 173rd Street

Oak Forest Assistant Chief Charlie Sopko was assigned to the 'A' Sector. Karl Klotz photo

Country Club Hills Fire Department fire on 173rd Street

Oak Forest firefighters emerge after performing a primary search of the building. Karl Klotz photo

Country Club Hills Fire Department fire on 173rd Street

Hazel Crest Truck 1220, a 1997 Pierce Lance 105' rear mount quint, in the parking lot near the building. Karl Klotz photo

Country Club Hills Fire Department fire on 173rd Street

Country Club Hills Engine 1120, was built in 2007 by Crimson on a Spartan Gladiator chassis with an Evolution trim package. This engine has a 1500-GPM pump, and a 500-gallon water tank in addition to a 30-gallon foam tank. Both pre-connects have been pulled as well as a bed of 5-inch hose for the long lead out of the supply line. Karl Klotz photo

Country Club Hills Fire Department fire on 173rd Street

Truck 1145 was delivered in 2008 by HME. The chassis is an HME Spectr and the 104' tower ladder is by RK Aerials. Karl Klotz photo

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