A video from Steve Redick of the 2-11 Alarm fire at 2917 W. Irving Park Road.
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Steve Redick took in a 2-11 Alarm fire last night at 5601 W Irving Park, having to contend with blowing snow and blistering cold conditions.
From the Chicago Tribune:
n extra-alarm fire in Portage Park left two people injured Sunday night.
The fire started after 8 p.m. in a restaurant on the first floor of a two-story building that has apartments on the second floor. Crews remained at the scene until after 11 p.m.
The two people injured suffered smoke inhalation and were taken to Our Lady of the Resurrection Hospital from the fire, at the corner of Central Avenue and Irving Park Road.
Police said the building was a total loss and everyone who lived there went to stay with relatives.
No firefighters were injured.
Video by Larry Shapiro of Newport Township FPD’s 4-Alarm house fire in Wadsworth on Thursday.
A gallery with photos can be viewed HERE.
Steve Redick’s video from last night’s fire in Evanston.
Lengthy video from Thursday night’s house fire in Prospect Heights.
A gallery of photos is HERE.
This from Prospect Heights Deputy Chief Drew Smith (901) who worked as the interior chief at the fire:
Fire confined to second floor bedroom walk-in closet and office area. Closet was large enough to be its own room and office area was attached to walk-in closet. Multiple peaks of roof and vaulted and cathedral ceilings required extensive overhaul to check for fire spread. A total of five 1&3/4 hose lines were deployed:
Line 1 fire area inside closet
Line 2 fire area outside closet
Line 3 cover balance of second floor while ceiling opened to check for fire spread
Line 4 covered base of stair
Line 5 was used exterior
Terrain and a small stream to the west of this area made access to nearby Wheeling hydrants impractical. Long-distance LDH relay used. Normally, E9 would be attack pumper and E39 would start relay with a mutual-aid company extending the lay if necessary. Since AH E4 arrived first Squad 9 dropped its full bed then E39 finished the lay and pumped. We have a procedure for this, have used it many times, and it allowed us to obtain an ISO Class 3 even in our non-hydranted areas.
Due to the location of the house in relationship to the cul-de-sac (which has an island) and that the first engine and tankers could only get so far out of the way, Tower 12 could only access the roof at the A-B corner. Had there been much fire in the attic and roof areas we may have had a hard time with suppression.
Video by Larry Shapiro of the 4-11 Alarm Fire on Friday at 3106 W. Peterson Avenue in Chicago.
A video by Larry Shapiro from yesterday’s 4-Alarm house fire in Wadsworth.
The Quincy Herald-Whig has an article with video and images of a fire that destroyed a vacant hotel that the city was hoping to have renovated to revitalize the downtown area.
The Newcomb Hotel was destroyed in a devastating five-alarm fire Friday night. Firefighers were expected to remain at the scene through the morning. Flames shot out of the roof, and firefighters were pulled back in case of collapse.
Firefighters initially entered the building to extinguish a fire on the second floor on the west side of the former hotel, which opened in March 1888. However, they were unable to contain the blaze. At 9 p.m. firefighters were battling heavy flames in the three-story addition on the east side that partially collapsed during an April storm. Eventually flames overtook the main building, as well.
The city appeared to have turned a corner on the long-vacant building. Last week, the city agreed to enter negotiations with an Iowa developer to potentially renovate the building into market-rate apartments. The city was also trying to foreclose on the property, which is owned by Skokie developer Victor Horowitz after he failed to pay off a $500,000 loan he received from the city in 2003.
“I’m nauseous,” said Travis Brown, executive director of the Historic Quincy Business District, who stood at Fourth and Maine looking at the burning building. “This is the closest we’ve come in the five years I’ve been here. We finally get to enter negotiations with a legitimate developer who is eager to do the building, and right before we start the negotiations, you see flames coming out the side of it.”
Quincy Fire Chief Joe Henning said about 30 firefighters were battling the fire and most were expected to be on the scene throughout the night. He said firefighters’ biggest concern as the hotel burned was keeping the flames out of the Gardner Museum on the west side of Fourth Street. He said crews were on the roof of the Lincoln-Douglas Apartment building at the northwest corner of Fourth and Maine, keeping an eye on that building, as well. Residents of the apartments were evacuated to the Quincy Senior and Family Resource Center, 639 York.
“This is one of those buildings we don’t take risks in,” Henning said.
A gallery with more images can be found HERE.
Chris Ranck found this helmet cam video from a basement fire in Mt. Zion, IL on 9-4-13 (on Havenwood Court)