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House fire in Arlington Heights, 3-20-19

Arlington Heights police and firefighters were called to 209 LaSalle Street late Wednesday night (3/20/19) for a reported house fire. Police officers arrived and reported fire in the garage. The first arriving engine confirmed the report and added that there was heavy fire in the rear involving the first and second floors. Lines were deployed to the garage and the rear. A water main ruptured in the parkway two houses to the west of the hydrant being used by Engine 4, so when Engine 3 arrived they laid a supply line from a hydrant on a different main to supplement Engine 4. Arlington Heights Engine 2 was on a hydrant at the other end of the block and supplied Tower 1 and Palatine Quint 83. Buffalo Grove Tower 25 was at the scene and assigned as the RIT company.

 

water main break at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

Arlington Heights FD Pierce Quantum fire engines at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

house fire at night from garage

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Firefighters in bucket of Pierce Dash CF PUC tower ladder going to work at fire scene

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house fire scene at night with Pierce Dash CF PUC

Larry Shapiro photo

Arlington Heights FD Pierce Velocity fire engine at fire scene

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Arlington Heights FD Pierce Quantum fire engine at fire scene

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Arlington Heights FD Pierce Quantum fire engines at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

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Shed fire in unincorporated Palatine, 3-18-19 (more)

More photos of the Shed fire in unincorporated Palatine, 3-18-19

residents watch shed fire in back yard

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shed fire at 21100 Shirley Road in unincorporated Palatine

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MVA with entrapment in Lake in the Hills, 3-9-19

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire District firefighters responded to a crash Saturday afternoon (3/9/19) in the intersection of Algonquin Road and Harvest Gate Road. Companies found two cars with heavy damage. Two occupants of one car and one from the second car required transportation to the hospital. Firefighters removed two doors from one for the cars to access the driver. Two Algonquin ambulances and one from Huntley transported the patients. Other occupants of the second car were uninjured.

 

Firefighters using Hurst eDraulic rescue tools at crash scene

Larry Shapiro photo

panoramic view of crash scene with fire trucks and ambulances

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Mount Prospect Fire Department history

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT:

here are some vintage Mount Prospect fire trucks when the were white over yellow for #TBT

vintage American LaFrance fire engine

Mount Prospect FD Engine 515. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Ford/WS Darley fire engine

Mount Prospect FD rngine. Larry Shapiro photo

American LaFrance Century Series fire engine

Mount Prospect FD Engine 516. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Hendrickson Pierce fire engine

Mount Prospect FD Engine 518 – 1795 Hendrickson 1871S/Pierce. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Hendrickson Pierce fire engine

Mount Prospect FD Engine 517. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage fire department squad truck

Mount Prospect FD Squad 543. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage American LaFrance mid-mount ladder chief fire truck

Mount Prospect FD Truck 531. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Duplex/FMC/LTI mid-mount aerial ladder truck

Mount Prospect FD Truck 530. Larry Shapiro photo

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Vintage 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 12-6-01

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT:

Here are several shots from a 3-11 Alarm fire and EMS Plan 1 at 4344 N Winchester that occurred on 12/6/01. Featured are older apparatus, many of which were new at the time and are now gone or in reserve status. One shot features all three LTI tower ladders in near mint condition. Squad 2 and Tower 5 were less than a year old at the time.

Chicago FD tower ladders staged at fire scene

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3-11 Alarm fire at 4344 N Winchester 12/6/01

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Chicago FD Squad 2 -02000 HME/Central States

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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Multi-victim crash with entrapment in Wheeling, 2-5-19

Wheeling police and firefighters were called to the scene of a head-on crash Tuesday afternoon (2/5/19) on McHenry Road near Manda Lane. Arriving companies found two cars with severe damage and reported multiple patients trapped, some in serious to critical condition. Four ambulances transported patients to area hospitals.

Two cars destroyed after head-on crash in Wheeling, IL 2/5/19 that injured four people.

Larry Shapiro photo

Two cars destroyed after head-on crash in Wheeling, IL 2/5/19 that injured four people.

Larry Shapiro photo

Two cars destroyed after head-on crash in Wheeling, IL 2/5/19 that injured four people.

Larry Shapiro photo

Two cars destroyed after head-on crash in Wheeling, IL 2/5/19 that injured four people.

Larry Shapiro photo

Two cars destroyed after head-on crash in Wheeling, IL 2/5/19 that injured four people.

Larry Shapiro photo

Two cars destroyed after head-on crash in Wheeling, IL 2/5/19 that injured four people.

Larry Shapiro photo

Two cars destroyed after head-on crash in Wheeling, IL 2/5/19 that injured four people.

Larry Shapiro photo

Two cars destroyed after head-on crash in Wheeling, IL 2/5/19 that injured four people.

Larry Shapiro photo

Two cars destroyed after head-on crash in Wheeling, IL 2/5/19 that injured four people.

Larry Shapiro photo

Two cars destroyed after head-on crash in Wheeling, IL 2/5/19 that injured four people.

Larry Shapiro photo

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Working fire in Palatine, 1-28-19

The Palatine FD received multiple calls reporting a house on fire at 635 E. Thornhill Drive late Monday night (1/28/19). A header was visible while companies were en route and the response was upgraded to a Code 4 Working Fire. Arriving units found fire traveling up the outside of the house in the B-sector. The fire was extinguished quickly with minimal extension inside the house. All Palatine companies were at the scene plus an engine from Arlington Heights and a Buffalo Grove ambulance. 

damage to house from fire at night

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MVA with entrapment and medevac in Northbrook, 1-17-19

Northbrook firefighters were dispatched to the southbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Thursday afternoon for a crash involving a car and a tractor-trailer. Companies found the driver of the car needing to be extricated after hitting the back of the truck’s trailer just prior to the southbound exit ramp to Willow Road. 

A Flight For Life medical helicopter was requested to the scene and landed on the highway after all lanes in both directions were shutdown.

 

crash scene on highway with fire trucks and police cars

Larry Shapiro photo

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2-Alarm fire in Northbrook, 1-16-19 (more)

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

A fire that broke out at a home in Northbrook Wednesday morning had three families running for their lives. An off-duty firefighter was on his way to work when he spotted a home in the 2500-block of Melanie Lane fully engulfed by flames. The Northbrook Fire Department was on the scene about 8 minutes later. Helicopter footage shows fire billowing out of the home and spreading to the houses on either side of it.

The woman who owns the home where the fire started said she heard a loud pop, then saw a wall of flames and managed to escape relatively unharmed. The neighbors got out too. 

 

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2-Alarm fire in Northbrook, 1-16-19

Northbrook firefighters along with mutual aid companies responded to a reported house explosion at 2563 Melanie Lane before 6:30 Wednesday morning (1/16/19). Arriving companies found one house engulfed in flames with fire extending into the exposure buildings on both sides. A Box Alarm was requested and then a 2nd Alarm was requested bringing companies from most of Division 3 to the scene. 

house engulfed by fire at night

Tim Olk photo

The original house was totally destroyed, one exposure was virtually gutted, and companies were able to contain the fire to the other house with what appeared to be minimal interior damage. Elevated master streams were deployed by Northbrook Tower 12 and Glenview truck 14. Glenview Engine 8, Northbrook Engine 10, and Northbrook Squad 11 were all pumping.

house on fire destroyed by an explosion

Larry Shapiro photo

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