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3-11 in Schiller Park 1-27-11

The Schiller Park Fire Department responded to a fire at the Horse Shoe Inn at 9639 Irving Park road before 4:00 this morning. The tavern is located a half block west of the fire station and arriving companies were met by thick smoke blowing across the street. Little fire was visible initially, but within minutes of the fire department’s arrival, flames were coming out of the front door. The fire was upgraded to a 2-11 bringing mutual aid from several neighboring departments in MABAS Division 20 including Franklin Park, Norwood Park, Leyden Township, Northlake, River Grove, Elmwood Park, Rosemont, and Stone Park.. Firefighters reportedly pulled a victim from the building with a gunshot wound to the head who was transported to the hospital by medics. The stubborn fire travelled through the older building requiring extensive overhaul and the alarm was elevated to a 3-11 shortly after 5AM bringing companies from Des Plaines, Melrose Park, Bensenville, and Park Ridge.

While this fire was active, the Maywood Fire Department, also in MABAS Division 20, requested a box alarm for a house fire in their town that occupied additional Division 20 companies.

A brief article can be found HERE and HERE.

Firegeezer.com has a thorough article on the fire HERE.

Steve Redick and Larry Shapiro both took in the fire and will have images to add later today.

Schiller Park Fire Department 3-11 at 9639 Irving Park Road Jan 27, 2011

Firefighters prepare to hit fire that is burning off the second floor of the Horse Shoe Inn at 9639 Irving Park Road in Schiller Park. Larry Shapiro photo

A gallery of images by Larry Shapiro can be seen HERE.

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Apartment fire in Arlington Heights 1-19-11

Arlington Heights firefighters were called to 2150 S. Goebberts Road on Wednesday afternoon for a report of smoke in the hallway of a two-story apartment building measuring roughly 45×200. While en-route to the scene, the police department reported black smoke coming from one of the units, and the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 (working fire). Although the first arriving unit (Arlington Heights Engine 3) reported nothing visible from the direction that they came in, they found smoke upon entering the building and pulled a pre-connect. Mt. Prospect Engine 12 arrived next and assisted with securing a supply line before entering the building. The fire was contained to one unit and extinguished quickly.

Larry Shapiro arrived at the tail end of the suppression efforts and submitted a few images. Several more can be seen in a gallery HERE.

Arlington Heights Fire Department apartment fire Goebberts Road

The first engine on the scene had one line off. A second line was pulled from a different engine. Arlington Heights Engine Company 3 was using a spare engine today. All of the engines in the current fleet are from Pierce on Quantum chassis. Larry Shapiro photo

Arlington Heights Fire Department apartment fire Goebberts Road

Light smoke is visible escaping from the first floor apartment. Larry Shapiro photo

Arlington Heights Fire Department apartment fire Goebberts Road

Both Arlington Heights and Mt. Prospect have Pierce Quantum engines. Behind Arlington Engine 3 is Mt. Prospect Engine 12. Both have first generation Quantum cabs. Larry Shapiro photo

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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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Action image submission

Drew Gresik answered our call for photos with this image from a recent MVA in North Riverside.

North Riverside IL Fire Department on-Scene at MVA

On September 25, 2010, there was a head-on collision between two vehicles on 1st Avenue in North Riverside. The occupants in the cars were injured and taken down the road to Loyola University Medical Center. The North Riverside Fire Department and Police Department as well as the Chicago Zoological Society Police Department and the Brookfield Police Department were the first units on-scene. The first ambulances on-scene were from fellow MABAS 11 departments Berwyn and Forest Park. Riverside and Broadview ambulances were called, but only Broadview was needed. Drew Gresik photo

Drew posts his images at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ilfirephotos/

Thank you Drew

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