video from the 2-Alarm fire in Long Grove 9-16-16
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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.
Additional images can be viewed at shapirophotography.net and a video will follow.
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.
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.
more images at shapirophotography.net
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
More photos can be viewed at fire scenes.net
Images from Larry Shapiro of Newport Township’s 4-Alarm house fire on Thursday in Wadsworth, IL
A video by Larry Shapiro from yesterday’s 4-Alarm house fire in Wadsworth.
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.
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.
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.
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
Larry Shapiro has a gallery with more images HERE.
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.