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Crash in Wheeling, 3-13-17

Wheeling police and firefighters were called to the intersection of Hintz and Wolf Roads Monday afternoon (3/13/17) for a two-car crash with extensive damage. One driver was transported to Lutheran General Hospital and the other signed a release at the scene.

heavy damage to car after crash

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Wheeling FD Ambulance 24

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firefighters loading patient onto Stryker cot

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Stryker cot auto load system on ambulance at crash

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heavy damage to cars after crash

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Wheeling FD Engine 23R

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compact car crumpled after crash

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Freightliner M2 ambulance at crash site

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Gene's Towing Century carriers

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Gene's Towing Century carriers

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Trash compactor fire in Buffalo Grove, 3-7-17

Buffalo Grove firefighters were called to 2500 Millbrook Drive Tuesday afternoon (3/7/17) for fire in a trash compactor against a loading dock. The fire was contained to the dumpster outside the building but smoke permeated the warehouse. The fire department requested a wrecker to pull the dumpster away from the building so they could access the material inside. After soaking down what they could get at, an unsuccessful attempt was made to dump the contents to insure there was no additional fire.

The address is along the border with Lincolnshire, and lines were pulled from Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Truck 51 which was first on the scene.

heavy wrecker moves dumpster

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dumpster fire alongside a building

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blowhard fans at fire scene

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Truck 51

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Firefighter with hose dousing dumpster fire

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Ernie's Wrecker Service heavy wrecker

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Firefighters with hose dousing dumpster fire

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26 E-ONE Typhoon

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heavy wrecker lifts dumpster

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New ambulances for Wheeling (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

I grabbed a few quick shots of one of the new ambulances that was recently placed into service in Wheeling.

Freightliner M2 ambulance by Horton

Wheeling Ambulance 24. Larry Shapiro photo

chevron striping on ambulance

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Box alarm fire in Lake Forest, 2-23-17

Lake Forest firefighters were called to 81 W. North Avenue Thursday morning (2/23/17) for smoke in the basement of an occupied house undergoing some renovation. Black smoke was reported on arrival and the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire.

As conditions deteriorated and sections of the first floor became unstable, the alarm was upgraded to a Box Alarm. The fire was declared under control shortly thereafter and the incident commander began releasing companies.

aftermath of house fire

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aftermath of house fire

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aftermath of house fire

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ambulance at fire scene

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fire trucks at fire scene

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This from Steve Redick:

Happened to be in the area, this is a long way from my usual still district. Fire was a done deal but I got to see and shoot a bunch of rigs I never see.

Steve

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Truck 51

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Lake Bluff FD fire engine

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Countryside FPD tower ladder

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Deerfield-Bannockburn FPD Squad 19

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Lake Forest FD fire engine

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Bull dog character on fire truck

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Lake Forest FD fire engine

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Knollwood FD quint

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Highland Park FD Squad 33

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House fire in Buffalo Grove, 2-21-17

This from Larry Shapiro:

Buffalo Grove firefighters were dispatched after 2PM Tuesday afternoon (2/21/17) for smoke coming from the house at 504 Crown Point Drive. Police officers arrived first and reported smoke from the eaves and the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire.

The house was thought to have no occupants and companies made entry and encountered heavy smoke conditions. The fire was contained to the kitchen though firefighters recovered a dog that perished.

Mutual aid companies included Long Grove, Arlington Heights, Palatine, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, and Mundelein. Other units were assigned to cover the Buffalo Grove stations.

smoke from house fire in Buffalo Grove

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Firefighters make entry into house on fire

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Firefighter at hydrant with supply line

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smoke from house fire in Buffalo Grove

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FD lieutenant and battalion chief confer at fire scene

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3-Alarm fire in Oak Park, 2-10-17 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Early morning basement fire in a large occupied apartment building in Oak Park. Fire spread up to all floors and required a lot of tough inside work. Not a lot to see from my vantage point. Also there was a very brief mayday that was quickly secured. Conditions were temps in the teens.

aftermath of apartment building fire

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Oak Park FD Truck 631

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Oak Park FD Truck 631

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Oak Park FD Engine 602

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Oak Park FD Truck 631

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Berwyn FD Engine 903

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aftermath of apartment building fire

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4-Alarm house fire in Barrington Hills – 1-30-17 (part 3)

Video (part 2) from Larry Shapiro 4-Alarm house fire in Barrington Hills – 1-30-17

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4-Alarm house fire in Barrington Hills – 1-30-17 (part 2)

Video (part 1) from Larry Shapiro 4-Alarm house fire in Barrington Hills – 1-30-17

Excerpts from Chicago.cbslocal.com:

A large house that was being expanded was a total loss Tuesday morning, after an immense fire in west suburban Barrington, while the family was overseas on vacation. An addition being built onto the 3,800-square-foot home appeared to be about 2,000 square feet.

By the time neighbors saw the fire, it had already grown quite large.

The fire started around 2 a.m. at a home at the end of a quarter-mile driveway on Cuba Road between Old Barrington Road and Route 59. A total of 30 suburban fire departments were called to the scene with more than 100 firefighters.

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Industrial fire in Wheeling, 1-30-17

This from Larry Shapiro:

Wheeling firefighters were dispatched for a reported fire at Crothall Laundry (formerly Hospital Laundry Services) 45 W. Hintz Road around 10PM on Monday (1/30/17). The alarm was upgraded by RED Center after receiving reports of heavy smoke venting from the rear of the large commercial laundry.

Companies stretched two lines into the building and extinguished the fire. The MABAS Division 1 MVU was later used to clear the building of smoke.

Rosenbauer America Commander Cobra tower ladder at night fire scene with lights

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Firefighters pull hose from engine at fire scene

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lines into building during industrial fire

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Firefighter pulls hose across the street

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Rosenbauer America Commander fire engine at night fire scene with lights and hose lines

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Rosenbauer America Commander Cobra tower ladder at night fire scene with lights

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MABAS Division 1 MVU Tempest mobile ventilation unit

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4-Alarm house fire in Barrington Hills – 1-30-17 (part 1)

The first in a series of posts from the 4-Alarm fire at 26161 W. Cuba Road in Barrington Hills 1-30-17.

E-ONE Typhoon e-MAX drafting from water tank during fire

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firefighters battle fire that destroys a huge mansion

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firefighters battle fire that destroys a huge mansion

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mansion destroyed by flames

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E-ONE Cyclone engine at fire scene

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firefighter silhouette with fire

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using a tower ladder as an engine at fire scene

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E-ONE e-MAX pumper at fire scene

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portable tanks for tanker shuttle at fire scene

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