Images from Tim Olk of the 3-alarm fire in Rolling Meadows Wednesday night (3/4/15).
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Images from Tim Olk of the working fire Sunday morning at 400 E. 87th Street (3/1/15).
A few images from Tim Olk after the fact at the house fire in Lake Zurich at 593 Peach Tree Lane on 2/28/15.
More images of the house fire on Saturday in Robbins (2/21/15) from Tim Olk
This from Josh Boyajian:
Robbins Full Still @ 3744 w 137thHere are some shots from the Robbins full still Saturday afternoon. Fire was in a 1.5 sty frame, it started in the rear and traveled up the wall and into the attic.
Excerpts from the Daily Herald:
[a] house was unoccupied when fire broke out before midnight on Thursday, authorities said. … the homeowner … returned to his house around 2 a.m. to see it up in flames.
Firefighters remained outside the house on the 800 block of North Kaspar Avenue throughout much of Friday, continually putting out hot spots as they flared up. By Friday night, firefighters said, fire operations ceased, and the building was torn down.
Without describing the contents, Arlington Heights Fire Department officials said a “high fire content load” inside the two-story, single-family home kept the fire burning long after the first firefighting crews arrived on scene about 11:45 p.m. Thursday.
Authorities said fire was coming through the roof and first- and second-floor windows when they arrived. But firefighters were unable to make entry into the house due to the excessive flames and heat.
The below-zero overnight temperatures also presented a challenge for [firefighters], who were unable to use the nearest hydrant because it was frozen. After accessing a working hydrant some 300 feet away, firefighters … were able to contain the blaze without it spreading to nearby houses, officials said.
Tim Olk visited the scene this morning.
Images by Tim Olk from the Woman’s Club of Wilmette fire on Tuesday (2/17/15)
Images by Tim Olk from the scene of the EMS Plan II on the Kennedy Expressway today (2/15/15) in the express lanes near North Avenue. Reportedly there were close to 40 cars involved, 59 medical refusals, and 12 patients transported to area hospitals.
Excerpts from the Chicago Tribune:
Lake-effect snow that is expected to hang around Chicago until the middle of the afternoon is causing slippery conditions on some area roadways close to Lake Michigan, leading to multiple accidents like the one that fouled up traffic on the Kennedy Expressway Sunday morning and afternoon.
Police said the snow conditions were responsible for the chain-reaction crash as there are no shoulders on the express lanes. The expressway was reopened at about 11 a.m., police said.
Northbrook firefighters responded to a fire at 2225 Greenview Road Monday morning (2/9/15) and reported heavy smoke from the roof of a large, one and two-story home with a flat roof. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire bringing units to assist from Northfield and Glenview.
The fire was extinguished in short order.
Elmwod Park had a 2-Alarm fire in a commercial structure at 35 Conti Parkway in their downtown area.
Several contributors were at the scene.
Video from Dan Shevlin:
Images from Josh Boyajian:
Here are some shots from the fire today. I have some more shots on my site with a short video. I believe it was Schiller Park’s engine that was three blocks away on a hydrant.
more photos at: Elmwood Park 2-11 Alarm @ 35 Conti – CHI-TOWN FIRE PHOTOS
Images from Tim Olk: