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3-Alarm fire in Rolling Meadows, 3-4-15 (part 3)

Images from Tim Olk of the 3-alarm fire in Rolling Meadows Wednesday night (3/4/15).

huge apartment building fire

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huge apartment building fire

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huge apartment building fire

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huge apartment building fire

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huge apartment building fire

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huge apartment building fire

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huge apartment building fire

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huge apartment building fire

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fireman with hose at night fire scene

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fireman covered with ice at winter fire scene

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fireman covered with ice at winter fire scene

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fireman covered with ice at winter fire scene

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tress covered with ice after building fire

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tress covered with ice after building fire

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Working fire in Chicago, 3-1-15

Images from Tim Olk of the working fire Sunday morning at 400 E. 87th Street (3/1/15).

fire at Church's Chicken restaurant

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fire at Church's Chicken restaurant

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fire at Church's Chicken restaurant

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fire at Church's Chicken restaurant

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fire at Church's Chicken restaurant

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fire at Church's Chicken restaurant

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fire at Church's Chicken restaurant

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firemen on aerial ladder with stripping ladder

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fire at Church's Chicken restaurant

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fire at Church's Chicken restaurant

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fireman picking up hose after fire

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firemen loading hose after fire

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firemen pose for group shot after battling a fire

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Box Alarm in Lake Zurich, 2/28/15

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.

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Lake Zurich fire engine

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House fire in Robbins, 2-21-15 (more)

More images of the house fire on Saturday in Robbins (2/21/15) from Tim Olk

 

flames from attic of house on fire

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firemen in tower ladder platform at fire scene

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firemen pose after fighting a fire

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firemen in tower ladder platform at fire scene

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firemen overhaul house fire

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E-ONE tower ladder at fire scene

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heavy smoke at house fire

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heavy smoke at house fire

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fireman with hose on ladder

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heavy smoke at house fire

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heavy smoke at house fire

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House fire in Robbins, 2-21-15

This from Josh Boyajian:

Robbins Full Still @ 3744 w 137th

Here 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.
heavy smoke at house fire

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heavy smoke at house fire

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heavy smoke at house fire

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heavy smoke at house fire

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flames from attic of house on fire

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heavy smoke at house fire

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heavy smoke at house fire

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heavy smoke at house fire

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heavy smoke at house fire

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heavy smoke at house fire

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Seagrave fire engine from the Alsip Fire Department

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House fire in Arlington Heights, 2/20/15 (more)

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.

thanks Dan

Tim Olk visited the scene this morning.

hoarder house demolished after fire

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hoarder house demolished after fire

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house demolished after fire

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Box Alarm in Wilmette, 2/17/15 (more)

Images by Tim Olk from the Woman’s Club of Wilmette fire on Tuesday (2/17/15)

firemen with hose line at winter fire

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Peirce tower ladder at smokey fire scene

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fireman climbs aerial ladder at fire scene

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tractor drawn aerial at huge fire scene

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heavy black smoke from building fire

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heavy black smoke from building fire

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E-ONE tower ladder working at huge fire

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Peirce tower ladder at smokey fire scene

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American flag at building fire

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firemen with hose line at winter fire

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fireman covered with ice

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fireman covered with ice

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fireman covered with ice

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fireman covered with ice

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firemen covered with ice

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Chicago EMS Plan II on I90/94 2-15-15

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.

winter multiple vehicle crash in Chicago

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winter multiple vehicle crash in Chicago

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winter multiple vehicle crash in Chicago

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winter multiple vehicle crash in Chicago

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winter multiple vehicle crash in Chicago

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winter multiple vehicle crash in Chicago

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winter multiple vehicle crash in Chicago

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winter multiple vehicle crash in Chicago

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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.

 

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House fire in Northbrook, 2-9-15

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.

firemen at house fire scene

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firemen at house fire scene

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firemen at house fire scene

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firemen at house fire scene

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firemen at house fire scene

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firemen at house fire scene

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firemen at house fire scene

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firemen at house fire scene

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HME Sle fire engine at fire scene

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Pierce Velocity tower ladder

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2-Alarm fire in Elmwood Park, 2-6-15

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.

Pierce Dash CF PUC fire engine at a fire scene

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fire through the roof of a business

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fire through the roof of a business

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fire through the roof of a business

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fire hose down two blocks

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more photos at: Elmwood Park 2-11 Alarm @ 35 Conti – CHI-TOWN FIRE PHOTOS

Images from Tim Olk:

firemen in tower ladder bucket fight fire with huge smoke

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firemen make entry with hose line

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E-ONE quint at fire scene

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firemen at fire scene

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firemen in tower ladder bucket fight fire with huge smoke

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fire in a business district

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firemen in tower ladder bucket fight fire with huge smoke

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