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House fire in Lake Zurich, 5-15-17

Lake Zurich firefighters responded for a house fire at 22580 Somerset Court Monday (5/15/17) and found the garage and several vehicles burning. The alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm that included multiple tenders (tankers) to shuttle water to this area that lacks hydrants.

fire engine nursing another engine at a fire

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Lake Zurich fire engines at a fire

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Firefighter with hose with smoldering ruins

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smoldering house that burned

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aftermath of house fire in Lake Zurich IL

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MESS Canteen service

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fire trucks staged in a line

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Long Grove FPD Tanker 55 dumping into a portable tank

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Fox Lake FPD tanker dumping into a portable tank

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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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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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2-Alarm house fire in Long Grove 9-16-16 (more)

video from the 2-Alarm fire in Long Grove 9-16-16

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2-Alarm house fire in Long Grove 9-16-16

This from Larry Shapiro:

The Long Grove FPD was dispatched with mutual aid companies to the area of Old McHenry Road and Cuba Road Friday night (9/16/16) just after 9:30PM for a reported house fire. The location is just blocks from the fire station and the Long Grove units were in the area within minutes of the call. They found a vacant house in disrepair off of Shagbark Lane with heavy fire.

The Code 3 dispatch was quickly upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire. Nine units were due on the initial dispatch including three tankers and another 12 units with five tenders were due on the Code 4 along with several chief officers.

Long Grove Squad 55 and Tanker 55 used 4,000 gallons of water which was quickly supplemented by another 3,200 gallons from the Wauconda tanker and 1,000 gallons from Lake Zurich Engine 4 as a water supply operation was implemented with a tanker shuttle.

Eventually a Box Alarm and then a 2nd Alarm for tenders only brought multiple additional resources to the scene.

vacant house engulfed in fire

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vacant house engulfed in fire

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vacant house engulfed in fire

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firefighter with hose line at huge house fire

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firefighters climb engine at major fire scene

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firemen pull hose at fire scene

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Long Grove FD Tanker 55 KME

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vacant house engulfed in fire

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portable dump tanks for water supply

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Grayslake FD tender dumps water at fire scene

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Elk Grove Township FD tender dumps water at fire scene

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3-Alarm fire in Wadsworth, IL, 11-16-14 (more)

This from Niko Stefani:

Here are some photos I took at Wadsworth’s 3RD Level Box yesterday . I was down the street with a friend when we saw the smoke. I didn’t have a radio on me to see what was going on. We drove down towards the smoke and saw the fire. Newport had just gotten on the scene with the first engine when I arrived. I got some photos of the apparatus and the house. There was a fire in the garage the previous night. Took too long to be a rekindle. This fire is now under investigation.

firemen fight large fire

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rural water supply operation at fire scene

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firemen at fire scene

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Pierce aerial with master stream at fire scene

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firefighters with hose line at house fire

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firefighters with hose line at house fire

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Pierce aerial with master stream at fire scene

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Pierce aerial with master stream at fire scene

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fire department water tender shuttle

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Pierce fire engine at fire scene

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house destroyed by fire

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House fire in Long Grove, 7-4-14

This from Larry Shapiro:

Shortly after 9PM on July 4th, firefighters in Long Grove and neighboring departments responded to a call for fire on the roof of a large house at 5421 Tall Oaks Drive in an unincorporated portion of the district. First arriving units found heavy fire along the peak of a three-story house and made a quick external attack before taking lines inside. After knocking down the bulk of the fire, they chased spot fires inside and along the peak as they had trouble accessing the affected area from the inside. The area was without hydrants. Tanker 55, a 3,000-gallon tanker, nursed the attack engine and a supply line was dropped over a the distance of a long block to the main road where two portable tanks were setup initiating a tanker shuttle to supply additional water.

fireman carries ladder at night

A ladder brought to the rear would assist firefighters in gaining access to the rear peak that was burning Larry Shapiro photo

large house at night with roof fire

A small flame at the roof peak is visible from the side of the house as firefighters deal with trying to access the area. Larry Shapiro photo

small fire at roof peak

Small flames persisted at a hard to access roof peak. Larry Shapiro photo

fire department tanker nursing an engine

Long Grove Tanker 55 nursing Squad 55. Larry Shapiro photo

fire department tanker nursing an engine

Long Grove Squad 55 gets water for the initial attack from Tanker 55. Larry Shapiro photo

fire department tanker on IHC chassis

Long Grove Tanker 56 working at it’s maiden fire. Larry Shapiro photo

rural water supply operation at fire scene

Prospect Heights Tanker 9 drafting from a portable tank on Route 22 at Tall Oaks Drive. Larry Shapiro photo

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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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