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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.

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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

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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

Sandra Hegji photo

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

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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

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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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