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2-Alarm fire in Barrington Hills, 5-3-18 (more)

video from Larry Shapiro of the 2-Alarm fire in Barrington Hills, 5-3-18

 

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House fire in the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD, 6-2-17

The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD (LRFPD) was called to 24341 Elm Road early Friday morning (6/2/17) for the report of an ATV on fire. A followup call apparently notified dispatchers that the fire had spread to the attached garage. Lake Forest Engine 422 arrived first  and advised that they had a fully-involved garage fire. LRFPD Engine 52, Squad 51, and Battalion 51 arrived right behind the first engine and all three suppression units exhausted their tank water on the initial attack. Countryside Engine 411 arrived with the Lincolnshire units and supplied their tank water inline as well. The home is located in an unincorporated area of Lake Forest without hydrants. 

On arrival, Battalion 51 upgraded the alarm to a Code 4 for the working fire and simultaneously a MABAS Box Alarm was struck which would bring several water tankers in addition to supplemental fire suppression companies. Portable tanks were dropped from Long Grove and Countryside tankers, While Long Grove drafted from the portable tanks supplying the engines at the scene, tankers from Countryside, Wauconda, Grayslake, and the Palatine Rural FPD shuttled water to the scene from a hydrant roughly a mile away.

The fire was largely contained to the garage with some extension into the house and attic. 

 

rural water supply at fire scene

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fire through roof of an attached garage

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fire through roof of an attached garage

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fire through roof of an attached garage

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smoldering remains of house fire

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aftermath of house fire

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Lake Forest FD Engine 422

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Firefighters vent roof of a house

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charred remains of ATV

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long hose lay at fire scene

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Lincolnshire Riverwoods FPD Engine 52

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fire trucks at scene with lots of hose on the ground

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fire department tanker dumps into portable tank

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Long Grove FD Tanker 55

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4-Alarm house fire in Barrington Hills – 1-30-17 (part 3)

Video (part 2) from Larry Shapiro 4-Alarm house fire in Barrington Hills – 1-30-17

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4-Alarm house fire in Barrington Hills – 1-30-17 (part 2)

Video (part 1) from Larry Shapiro 4-Alarm house fire in Barrington Hills – 1-30-17

Excerpts from Chicago.cbslocal.com:

A large house that was being expanded was a total loss Tuesday morning, after an immense fire in west suburban Barrington, while the family was overseas on vacation. An addition being built onto the 3,800-square-foot home appeared to be about 2,000 square feet.

By the time neighbors saw the fire, it had already grown quite large.

The fire started around 2 a.m. at a home at the end of a quarter-mile driveway on Cuba Road between Old Barrington Road and Route 59. A total of 30 suburban fire departments were called to the scene with more than 100 firefighters.

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2-Alarm house fire in Long Grove 9-16-16 (more)

video from the 2-Alarm fire in Long Grove 9-16-16

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5-Alarm fire with multiple Special Alarms in Barrington Hills, 4-18-15 (more)

More from the 5-Alarm fire with 2 Specials at 245 Rolling Hills, Drive in Barrington Hills (4/18/15)

Images from Mary Klebba

mega mansion engulfed in flames

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mega mansion engulfed in flames

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house fire scene

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firemen at house fire

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mega mansion engulfed in flames

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mega mansion engulfed in flames

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mega mansion engulfed in flames

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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.

fireman carries ladder at night

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

fire department tanker nursing an engine

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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4-Alarm house fire in Wadsworth, 1-23-14 (pt 4)

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.

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Prospect Heights Box Alarm, 11-21-13 (pt2)

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.

Prospect Heights Fire Department fights house fire at 415 Cherry Creek Lane 11-21-13

This is the Box card (as actually filled).

Prospect Heights Fire Department fights house fire at 415 Cherry Creek Lane 11-21-13

Diagram of fire scene.

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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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