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House fire in Park Ridge, 2-25-20

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Took this job in Tuesday afternoon. I arrived about 10 minutes in and it was all but over. It appears they had quite a volume of fire but were able to knock it down very quickly. If you notice the Niles engine and tower ladder were set up for master stream operations but not used. The first-in Park Ridge quint was heavily damaged in a previous fire and I believe the ladder is out of service. I think it’s running without the aerial being used.
 
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aftermath of house fire

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Firefighters stand by at house fire

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Pierce Dash CF PUC tower ladder

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E-ONE tower ladder at fire scene

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aftermath of house fire

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Pierce Dash CF PUC fire engine

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Pierce tower ladder

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pierce Enforcer fire engine

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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

aftermath of commercial fire in Park Ridge IL

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aftermath of commercial fire in Park Ridge IL

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Commercial building fire in Des Plaines, 12/29/17 (more)

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Took this job in on Friday…poor weather conditions..heavy overcast and snow with slippery road conditions. Not that much accumulation but occurred during the height of the snow squall. Apparently started as a car fire in the muffler shop. Very early collapse and storage of flammable gases created some severe hazards. I believe this was a bar joist type of truss construction. The collapse area seemed to be indicative of the bar joists distorting from the fire conditions. 3 tower ladders were set up. A class B foam operation with eductor appeared to be in use as well. The box alarm companies seemed to be primarily for relief purposes as the working fire response brings a large response. A nice assortment of apparatus could be seen here including both of Des Plaines new Pierce engines. All the images and video can be seen here:

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massive smoke from building fire

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Des Plaines FD Engine 63

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Spartan fire engines

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Des Plaines FD Tower ladder 63

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Des Plaines FD Engine 62

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Park Ridge FD Tower 36

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Park Ridge FD Tower 36

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Car-X muffler shop fire

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Car-X muffler shop fire

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Des Plaines FD Engine 62

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Des Plaines FD Tower 63

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Commercial building fire in Des Plaines, 12/29/17

Des Plaines firefighters were called to 1108 E. Oakton this afternoon (12/29/17) for a fire in the Car-X Muffler shop, half a mile from Des Plaines Station 62. Upon arrival Engine 62 reported a fire and initiated an interior attack. The size up reported fire visible from two sides and through the roof very shortly thereafter. Companies were soon ordered out of the building to initiate an exterior attack. Both Des Plaines tower ladders were put to work as the incident was upgraded to a working fire. 

The B-sector wall failed within minutes and portions of the roof went with it. A MABAS Box Alarm was requested bringing additional resources to the scene. Park Ridge Tower Ladder 36 was sent to the rear for a third elevated master stream supplied by a Rosemont engine.

A partial list of units at the scene included: Des Plaines Engine 61, Engine 62, Engine 63, Tower 61, Tower 63, Ambulance 61, Ambulance 62, Ambulance 63, Battalion 61, 6100, and 6101. Mutual aid companies included: Park Ridge Tower 36 and Ambulance 36, Rosemont Engine 156, Glenview Engine 8, North Maine Engine 1, Elk Grove Township Engine 11, Schiller Park Tower 5 and Battalion 5, Morotn Grove Quint 4, Skokie Tower 16, Northbrook Ambulance 10, Wheeling Ambulance 24, a warming bus from Mount Prospect, and Elk Grove Ambulance 7.

Several contributors were at the scene and this is the first of what will be several posts.

massive smoke column from commercial building fire

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massive smoke column from commercial building fire

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Pierce fire engine at fire with smoke and flames

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Des Plaines FD Engine 63 at a fire scene

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smoke and flames from commercial building fire

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Pierce tower ladder battles commercial building fire

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wall collapses during commercial building fire

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Des Plaines FD Engine 62 at fire scene

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Pierce PUC fire engine at fire scene

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Park Ridge FD Tower 36 going to work E-ONE tower ladder

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Park Ridge FD Tower 36 going to work E-ONE tower ladder

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Park Ridge FD Tower 36 at work E-ONE tower ladder

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Des Plaines FD Engine 63 at a fire scene

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