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House fire in Arlington Heights, 1-14-20

Just before 4AM on Tuesday January 14, a resident called the Arlington Heights Fire Department to report smoke from a neighbor’s home at 1415 E. Fleming Drive South. A subsequent call from the homeowner advised the fire department of a possible fire in the microwave oven and that the residents had evacuated. Police officers arrived first and found black smoke coming from the house. Engine 4 confirmed smoke showing and almost immediately they had heavy fire in the C-D corner. The alarm was elevated to a Code 4 for the working fire which brought the balance of units from Arlington Heights along with companies from Buffalo Grove. 

Three lines were used to extinguish the fire including an exterior line flowing foam. Buffalo Grove Ambulance 26 assessed one of the residents and then transported her to the hospital for smoke inhalation. 

House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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American LaFrance Fire Apparatus history (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

Referring back to yesterday’s American LaFrance history, this is an example of an American LaFrance Pioneer series engine from Lake Forest. The Glenbrook Rural Fire Protection District who became the Glenbrook Fire Protection District had three Pioneer engines.

American LaFrance Pioneer Series fire engine

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Box Alarm in Arlington Heights, 1-10-20

Firefighters in Arlington Heights responded to a fire at 1106 N Chestnut around 4AM Friday (1/10/20). Companies had fire in an attached garage on arrival. The incident was later elevated to a MABAS Box Alarm with mutual aid from Buffalo Grove, Mt. Prospect, Rolling Meadows, Wheeling, Palatine, and Prospect Heights.

smoke from house fire at night

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Firefighter silhouette on fire truck

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aftermath of house fire

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aftermath of house fire

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aftermath of house fire

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aftermath of house fire

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Working fire in Buffalo Grove, 1-5-20

Buffalo Grove firefighters were called to the Dengeos Restaurant at 195 W. Dundee Road Sunday night (1/5/20) for a reported fire. Police officers reported smoke outside the building traveling across the road. Companies had flames visible through the trim on the C-D corner of the building with smoke inside. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for additional units. Firefighters vented the roof and tore away at the siding to find heavy charring along the corner of the building. 

Units at the scene included Buffalo Grove Quint 25, Engine 26, Engine 27, Ambulance 25, Ambulance 26, Battalion 4, Car 208, and the deputy chief. Out of town companies included Arlington Heights Engine 4, Ambulance 4, and Battalion 1; Long Grove Squad 55 and Battalion 55; Palatine Engine 82 and Ambulance 82; Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Squad 51, Prospect Heights Engine 39, and ambulances from Lake Forest and the Nunda Rural FPD. 

 

Buffalo Grove FD Quint 27

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Firefighter uses saw at fire

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Firefighters use saw to vent roof

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Buffalo Grove FD Quint 27

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Firefighters use chain saws at fire

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discarded cigarette almost destroys restaurant

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Peotone Fire District history

This from Andy Russell:

I was sent this today from Chief Bill Schreiber in Peotone. This was our 1976 GMC/E-One midi pumper/squad.

vintage E-ONE fire truck

Peotone FPD 1976 GMC/E-One midi pumper/squad

Peotone FPD 1976 GMC/E-One midi pumper/squad

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New engine for Waukegan (more)

Waukegan’s new Seagrave engine is in quarters getting ready to be put into service

new Seagrave engine in Waukegan IL

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Waukegan fire trucks

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Seagrave law tag

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new Seagrave engine in Waukegan IL

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Seagrave pump info tags

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House fire in Wheeling, 10-21-19

Wheeling police and firefighters were sent to 171 W. Manchester Drive Monday night (10/21/19) for a reported house fire. Police officers arrived first and confirmed a fire. Firefighters arrived right afterwards and took a line inside where they encountered heavy fire within the small ranch house. All Wheeling and Prospect Heights companies were at the scene with additional units from Buffalo Grove, Northbrook, and the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD.

Firefighters at house fire

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Wheeling FD Chief Keith MacIsaac

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Firefighters covered with drywall after house fire

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aftermath of fire in hoarder house

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Rosenbauer America Commander fire engine

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Rosenbauer America Commander Cobra tower ladder

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supply line on hydrant at house fire

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Box Alarm house fire in Des Plaines, 8-16-19 (more)

Two-part video from Larry Shapiro of the Box Alarm house fire in Des Plaines, 8-16-19

 

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Box Alarm house fire in Des Plaines, 8-16-19

Des Plaines firefighters were called to a house at 555 Leahy Circle East late Friday night for a fire in the basement. A header was visible while units were en route and the alarm was upgraded to a working fire before arrival. Dispatch advised of hoarder conditions at the residence which was confirmed on arrival by the first company officer walking around the exterior. The residents were already out of the house and firefighters had difficulty entering the premises. Several vent holes were cut in the roof before companies were ordered off and then out of the structure for setting up a defensive posture. The basement fire traveled to the second floor and areas of the first floor had been compromised. Hand lines were directed through windows and doorways but it remained difficult to reach the seat of the fire due to the clutter.

The incident was upgraded to a Box Alarm for additional resources after withdrawing personnel from the interior. Eventually lines were shut down to let the fire burn until it was visible and accessible from the outside and then companies again attacked the flames.  One tower ladder was utilized with a ground level master stream through the front door and living room before it was able to be positioned above the house with access to the fire that vented through the roof. Hand lines were deployed on all sides of the house.

The bulk of the fire was contained by 4AM with companies working at the scene for several more hours.

All Des Plaines units were at the scene along with mutual aid from Prospect Heights, Mount Prospect, The North Maine FPD, Elk Grove Township FPD, Wheeling, Park Ridge, Chicago Squad 7, Rosemont, Bensenville, and Glenview.

heavy smoke pushes from house on fire

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heavy smoke curls around house siding at night fire scene

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smoke pours out of window of hoarder house

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flames engulf house

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flames engulf house

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flames engulf house

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flames engulf hoarder's kitchen

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New ambulance for Alsip (more)

Photos from Larry Shapiro of the Newest ambulance for Alsip

Alsip Ambulance 2042 – 2017 Ford E450/2018 Road Rescue Type III ambulance so 251215

Alsip Ambulance 2042 - 2017 Ford E450/2018 Road Rescue Type III ambulance so 251215

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chevron striping on back of ambulance

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lighted rub rail on ambulance body

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