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Wauconda 2-Alarm house fire 4-11-14

This from Sandra Hegji:

Hi there, a friend mentioned I should send these in so I have attached some shots I took at the structure fire at 23737 W Milton Rd in Wauconda Friday afternoon. Thanks for taking a look!
Sincerely,
Sandra Hegji
firemen approach house on fire

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house fire flames through the roof

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house fire flames through the roof

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fire department water tender

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tower ladder immersed in smoke

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firemen at house destroyed by fire

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fire department tender shuttle

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tower ladder with house destroyed by fire

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Pierce fire engine

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4-Alarm house fire in Wadsworth, 1-23-14 (pt 3)

Images from Larry Shapiro of Newport Township’s 4-Alarm house fire on Thursday in Wadsworth, IL

fire department shuttle water to fire scene

Four tankers refill their tanks at dual fill sites. Larry Shapiro photo

fire department shuttle water to fire scene

Three portable tanks for the water supply sector. Larry Shapiro photo

long hose lay at fire scene

LDH from the drafting operations run 2 1/2 blocks to the fire scene. Larry Shapiro photo

Mundelein IL Pierce fire engine pumping

Mundelein engine pumping inline. Larry Shapiro photo

large Wadsworth IL house destroyed by fire

The house visible through a thick wooded area is still quite a ways away via the road. Larry Shapiro photo

large Wadsworth IL house destroyed by fire

The Wintrhop Harbor quint is poised for master stream deployment if stye can get sufficient water. Larry Shapiro photo

large Wadsworth IL house destroyed by fire

Fire burns through the attic space over the garage. Larry Shapiro photo

large Wadsworth IL house destroyed by fire

A Newport Township pumper/tanker supplies lines from the driveway. Larry Shapiro photo

large Wadsworth IL house destroyed by fire

Fire consumes the garage after destroying the house. Larry Shapiro photo

fireman at pump panel

Pump operator managing lines. Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce Quantum fire engine at night fire scene

Pleasant Praire WI pumper/tanker was inline at the base of the driveway. Fireman operates pump at fire scene. Larry Shapiro photo

Antioch FD ambulance

Antioch’s new ambulance (formerly of Paris, WI). Larry Shapiro photo

fire hydrant in the snow

One of the fill stations for tankers. Larry Shapiro photo

rural water supply at winter fire scene

Newport and North Chicago engines drafting from the portable tanks. Larry Shapiro photo

rural water supply at winter fire scene

Grayslake tanker dumps into the portable tanks. Fireman operates pump at fire scene. Larry Shapiro photo

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4-Alarm house fire for Newport Township FPD 10-24-13 (more)

A video by Larry Shapiro from yesterday’s 4-Alarm house fire in Wadsworth.

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4-Alarm house fire for Newport Township FPD 10-24-13

Newport Township firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire this morning in the 35000 block of N. Mill Creek Road in Wadsworth. The house sits well off the road and backs up almost directly to I-94 just past the toll booth.

Newport Township FPD

Tankers dump into multiple tanks to supply water. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD

Fire burns through the roof almost an hour into the initial call for service. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD

The Newport Twp engine in the driveway. Larry Shapiro photo

Arriving companies were unable to spot the fire until they made the long driveway off of Mill Creek Road. They found a large, two-story home with a fire in the upper level. Since the area is without hydrants, the alarm was upgraded immediately to a Box Alarm, then to a 2nd Alarm shortly thereafter. One engine and a 75′ quint made it up the driveway and a relay operation was initiated from the street. Three portable tanks were used on the road as two engines supplied 5″ lines to the quint and the engine in the driveway.

Newport Township FPD

Initially there were two dump sites on the road, one supplying each engine. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD

Dual 5″ lines along the driveway to supply an engine and a quint. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD

Tankers dump into portable tanks on Mill Creek Road. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD

Antioch fire engine drafts from a portable tank. Larry Shapiro photo

As the fire overhead grew, companies had to pull out and resort to a defensive operation. Several hand lines and an aerial pipe were put into operation. Due to the water needs and the route tenders had to take to refill and return, the alarm was upgraded to a 4th Alarm for additional tenders.

Newport Township FPD fights large house fire

Winthrop Harbor quint working in the driveway. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD fights large house fire

Fire in the attic area in the A Sector. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD fights large house fire

Pleasant Prairie tender dumps water. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD fights large house fire

The Round Lake tender leads a line of tenders waiting to dump. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD fights large house fire

Grayslake tanker dumps water. Larry Shapiro photo

Fire departments represented at the scene from Illinois included:

  • Newport Township (2 engines, an ambulance, 2 tenders, and several chief officers)
  • Wauconda with an ambulance
  • Round Lake with a tender and chief
  • Zion with a truck and chief officers
  • Antioch with an engine, an ambulance, and a chief
  • Winthrop Harbor with a quint and a chief
  • Waukegan with an engine
  • Beach Park with an engine
  • Gurnee with an engine and a chief
  • Lincolnshire-Riverwoods with an ambulance
  • Grayslake with a tender
  • Richmond with a tender
  • McHenry Township with a tender
  • Countryside with a tender
  • Lake Villa with a tender
  • Fox Lake with a squad
  • Lake Forest with a squad
  • Quad 2 Rehab Unit and Mobile Command Post

Fire departments represented from Wisconsin included:

  • Bristol with a tender and chief
  • Trevor with a tender
  • South Shore with a tender
  • Salem with a tender
  • Pleasant Prairie with a tender
  • Paris with a tender
  • Twin Lakes with a tender
  • Somers with a tender
Newport Township FPD fights large house fire

Destruction of the upper level. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD fights large house fire

A view of the rear showing the destruction. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD fights large house fire

A view from the front of the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD fights large house fire

Fox Lake firefighters work in the garage. Larry Shapiro photo

Larry Shapiro has a gallery with more images HERE.

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2-Alarm fire in Deer Park, IL 10-3-13

This from Larry Shapiro:

The Lake Zurich FD received a call at 5:30AM reporting flames from a large house in Deer Park. The home, which has been vacant for several years had fire showing from the flat roof on arrival of the first companies. Located in an area without hydrants, a tanker shuttle was initiated after the first-due engine attempted to hit the fire with tank water via the deck gun.

A 2nd alarm was requested for additional tankers. large diameter hose was dropped from Cuba Road to the house, spanning the better part of a block. Fire damaged the roof and attic.

Deer Park house fire Lake Zurich Fire Department

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Deer Park house fire Lake Zurich Fire Department

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Deer Park house fire Lake Zurich Fire Department

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Deer Park house fire Lake Zurich Fire Department

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Deer Park house fire Lake Zurich Fire Department

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Deer Park house fire Lake Zurich Fire Department

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Deer Park house fire Lake Zurich Fire Department

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Deer Park house fire Lake Zurich Fire Department

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Deer Park house fire Lake Zurich Fire Department

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Deer Park house fire Lake Zurich Fire Department

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Deer Park house fire Lake Zurich Fire Department

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Deer Park house fire Lake Zurich Fire Department

Photo by Vince Clemens

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5-11 Alarm fire in Salem WI 9-27-13

This from Tim Olk:

Salem Fire Protection District 5-Alarm fire with an interdivisional Box Alarm at 9730 276th Ave in Camp Lake. Two-story apartment building 100×75. The fire was reported around 4 a.m. Friday.

rural water supply at fire scene

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Salem Fire Department 5-alarm apartment building fire in Camp Lake

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Salem Fire Department 5-alarm apartment building fire in Camp Lake

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Salem Fire Department 5-alarm apartment building fire in Camp Lake

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Tim has a gallery with more images HERE.

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2nd Alarm house fire in Hawthorn Woods 8-17-13 (more)

Larry Shapiro posted a video of the Hawthorn Woods 2nd alarm fire from last Saturday.

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2nd Alarm house fire in Hawthorn Woods 8-17-13

This from Larry Shapiro:

Just before 7PM, the Lake Zurich Fire Department received a report of a house fire in the 26000 block of N. Fairfield Road in Hawthorn Woods. The first engine on scene reported smoke and fire from a two-story vacant frame house. Companies were instructed to remain outside of the structure and initiate a defensive attack. A box alarm was struck and the 2nd engine laid a supply line from the long gravel driveway to the street to prepare for tanker operations. A 2nd alarm for tankers only was requested shortly thereafter and the fire was largely knocked down quickly. Companies made a search of the building but it was deemed unsafe to remain inside to fully extinguish the fire and perform overhaul.  A decision was made to standby outside as the fire grew and eventually demolished the structure.

The fire department was called to the same address less than a year ago for a fire in another vacant structure on the same property.

Four tankers responded and shuttled water to sustain hand lines used at various times throughout the 3+ hour incident. Companies on the scene included all four engines from Lake Zurich, a truck from Wauconda, engines from Palatine, Long Grove, Fox River Grove, and Palatine Rural (they were due with a tanker which is currently out of service). Tankers came from Cary, Fox Lake, Round Lake, and Nunda. Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Barrington, and Libertyville had ambulances on the scene along with the MESS Canteen.

The 2nd alarm was struck out after 2 1/2 hours, although companies remained on the scene and began to extinguish the remaining fire and begin overhaul after that.

I have photos and video showing the progression of the fire which eventually involved the whole house. Here are a few images with more to follow plus the video.

 

Lake Zurich FD house fire in Hawthorn Woods

Two Lake Zurich engines prepare for the arrival of tenders to setup a water shuttle. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FD house fire in Hawthorn Woods

Long hose lay down the driveway. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FD house fire in Hawthorn Woods

House after the initial fire was knocked down. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FD house fire in Hawthorn Woods

Fire begins to grow on the second floor. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FD house fire in Hawthorn Woods

Fire spreads throughout the second floor and attic. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FD house fire in Hawthorn Woods

View of Sector C fully involved before the collapse. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FD house fire in Hawthorn Woods

The front of the house after the roof collapsed. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FD house fire in Hawthorn Woods

Heavy fire extends to Sector D. Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Zurich FD house fire in Hawthorn Woods

Fire consumes the entire first floor. A small fire devil (fire tornado) can be seen in the upper left corner. Larry Shapiro photo

A gallery with more images can be found HERE.

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Inverness house fire goes to 3 alarms for Palatine Rural FPD (more)

Video from Larry Shapiro of the house fire in Inverness that went to 3 alarms on Tuesday evening

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Inverness house fire goes to 3 alarms for Palatine Rural FPD

This from Larry Shapiro:

Inverness house destroyed by fire

For the second time in a week, Palatine Tower 85 is used at a multiple alarm fire. Larry Shapiro photo

Homeowners at 14 Carnoustie Lane in Inverness called the Palatine Rural FPD and reported fire in the attic of their house shortly before 5PM on Tuesday. The large home is located in an area without hydrants roughly 1/2 mile from the fire station. First arriving companies attempted an interior attack and were forced to retreat and change to a defensive strategy. Heavy fire took hold of the attic and self vented through the roof as the alarm was escalated for additional units and water tankers. Two Palatine Rural firefighters from the initial attack company were subsequently transported to an area hospital.

Inverness house destroyed by fire

After the roof collapse as seen from the rear. Larry Shapiro photo

Inverness house destroyed by fire

View from Sector B. Larry Shapiro photo

Inverness house destroyed by fire

Another line is stretched to the Rolling Meadows engine. Larry Shapiro photo

Inverness house destroyed by fire

The Rolling Meadows engine with a line off. Larry Shapiro photo

A tanker shuttle was initiated as Palatine Tower 85 was put to work with an elevated master stream. The temperature as companies arrived was 94 degrees with a heat index near 100 degrees. A 2nd alarm was struck for additional tankers and then a 3rd alarm was requested when all companies in the staging area had been depleted.

Inverness house destroyed by fire

Firefighter colls off. Larry Shapiro photo

Inverness house destroyed by fire

Units in the staging area. Larry Shapiro photo

Inverness house destroyed by fire

Cary tender dumping. Larry Shapiro photo

Inverness house destroyed by fire

Prospect Heights Tanker 9. Larry Shapiro photo

Inverness house destroyed by fire

Heavy fire burning in the garage. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Companies included engines from Palatine Rural, Palatine, Hoffman Estates, Rolling Meadows, Barrington, Lake Zurich, Carpentersville, Roselle, Elk Grove Village, Elk Grove Township, and Mount Prospect. Trucks came from Palatine, Buffalo Grove, Hoffman Estates, Wheeling, and Des Plaines. Tankers working included Palatine Rural, Long Grove, Prospect Heights, Roselle, Cary, Fox River Grove, Rutland-Dundee, Wauconda, and Crystal Lake. Departments with ambulances included Palatine, East Dundee, Crystal Lake, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Bartlett, and Arlington Heights.

Inverness house destroyed by fire

The Palatine reserve engine is being used by Palatine Rural. Larry Shapiro photo

Inverness house destroyed by fire

The tanker from Fox River Grove dumps at the portable tanks. Larry Shapiro photo

Inverness house destroyed by fire

Roselle Tender 561 at the portable tanks. Larry Shapiro photo

Inverness house destroyed by fire

Tender from Rutland-Dundee FPD. Larry Shapiro photo

Inverness house destroyed by fire

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A hand line was dedicated to monitor hot embers that landed on a neighbor’s cedar shake roof which caused some concern early into the operation.

Inverness house destroyed by fire

The house sustained severe damage. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Inverness house destroyed by fire

Palatine EMA using former Palatine FD ambulance. Larry Shapiro photo

Mutual aid companies were being released around 8PM and the alarm was struck-out just before 9PM.

More images can be viewed HERE.

A video will be posted tomorrow.

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