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Working fire in Prospect Heights, 12-28-18

 

This from the Prospect Heights Fire District:

Prospect Heights firefighters were dispatched at 25 minutes after midnight to a reported fire at 107 North Schoenbeck Road after a passerby spotted smoke coming from the roof area. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered the building was charged with smoke and smoke was coming from multiple areas of the roof. A quick search of the building determined it was unoccupied and the fire was in the crawlspace. The fire was quickly extinguished without extension into the walls or ceiling. 
 
During the initial fire attack, one firefighter fell through a hole in the floor into the crawlspace.  The firefighter was not injured and was immediately assisted out of the crawlspace. 
 
Prospect Heights firefighters were assisted at the scene by Wheeling, Mt Prospect, Arlington Heights, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Palatine Rural, Elk Grove Township, Des Plaines, and Long Grove  firefighters. This area of Prospect Heights is not serviced by hydrants so tankers from the Palatine Rural and the Elk Grove Township fire districts were requested to reinforce efforts. 
 
The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire. Prospect Heights police were able to locate the homeowner who is not currently residing in the home apparently due to renovations underway. Much of the home sustained smoke and water damage.
 
As of 3:00AM the cause of the fire remained under investigation.
smoke from roof of house on fire

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Firefighters pull hose at fire scene

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Firefighters prepare to make entry to house on fire

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Battalion chief as sector officer at house fire

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smoke from eaves of house on fire

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smoke from eaves of house on fire

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fire trucks at night fire scene

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Firefighters open garage door during house fire

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Firefighters overhaul after fire

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Prospect Heights FPD Tanker 9

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Prospect Heights FPD Engine 9

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Prospect Heights FPD Engine 9

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Palatine Rural FPD Tanker 36

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Prospect Heights FPD Tanker 9

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Working fire in Hawthorn Woods, 12-18-17 (more)

Photos from Craig Uglinca of the Working fire in Hawthorn Woods, 12-18-17

Lake Zurich FD Engine 324

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Countryside FPD Tanker 411.

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House fire in Hawthorn Woods

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Fire department tanker nursing an engine

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House fire in Hawthorn Woods

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Working fire in Hawthorn Woods, 12-18-17

Lake Zurich firefighters were called to 45 Gentry Drive in Hawthorn Woods Monday evening for a reported house fire. Police units arriving first confirmed fire in a second floor bedroom. The area is without hydrants and tankers responded from Countryside and Long Grove. One Lake Zurich engine setup at the end of the street with a portable-tank and the firs-in engine was nursed by the Countryside tanker in front of the house. The fire was extinguished within 20 minutes.

Also at the scene was a Buffalo Grove engine, a Wauconda truck, and a Lincolnshire-Riverwoods ambulance.

Lake Zurich FD Engine 324 drafting from a portable tank

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House fire in Hawthorn Woods

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Fire department tanker nursing an engine

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Countryside FPD Tanker 411

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Lake Zurich FD Engine 324 drafting from a portable tank

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Long Grove FPD Tanker 55

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

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House fire in Prospect Heights, 6-1-17

Prospect Heights firefighters were called to 409 Etowah Avenue Thursday night (6/1/17) at 9PM for a house fire. First arriving units had fire showing from the B-Side of the house and made a quick hit from the exterior. The area is without hydrants and the first-due tanker was out of service. As Prospect Heights Engine 39 laid out 1,500′ of 5″ hose to a nearby school, Long Grove Tanker 55 supplied water to Prospect Heights Engine 9 in front of the house. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire bringing companies from Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Wheeling, Elk Grove Township, Northbrook, and the Palatine Rural FPD.

 

flames from window of house on fire

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flames from window of house on fire

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FF with hose line at house fire

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Spartan Gladiator Classic Alexis fire engine

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Long Grove FD Tanker 55

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Prospect Heights FPD Battalion 9

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aftermath of house fire

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Prospect Heights FD Engine 9

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Firefighters prepare PPE before entering house on fire

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Firefighters after battling a house fire

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House fire in Spring Grove, 7-17-16

This from Jeff Rudolph:

07/17/16
Lightning from Sunday morning’s storm struck a house on Rudolph Ct. in Spring Grove. Crews where able to quickly contain and extinguish the fire, holding the response to a full still. The area has no hydrants so tenders nursed into Spring Grove’s engine. Jeff Rudolph

McHenry Township FPD engine

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Fox Lake FD tender

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Spring Grover FD pumper/tanker at fire scene

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Spring Grover FD tender at fire scene

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firefighters at fire scene

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McHenry Township FPD tender

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Richmond FD ambulance

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Truck fire in Schaumburg, 6-8-16 (more)

Video from Larry Shapiro of the Truck fire in Schaumburg, 6-8-16

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Truck fire in Schaumburg, 6-8-16

Schaumburg companies were sent to the SB IL Route 53 local lanes just past I90 just after midnight on Wednesday (6/8/16) for fire in a semi-trailer. They encountered fire in a 40′ trailer that was almost fully-loaded with commercial uniforms. Battalion 5 requested a tanker from Long Grove and the Elk Grove Township to supply Engine 52 with two lines off. Schaumburg Engines 51 and 54 plus Squad 55 were all on the scene and had used their tank water.

Rolling Meadows Engine 16 and Hoffman Estates Engine 21 were also on the scene assisting with manpower during the almost two-hour process to remove the smoldering contents of the truck. Also at the scene were Schaumburg Trucks 52 and 53, and Schaumburg Ambulances 53 and 54.

Long Grove fire department tender nursing an engine

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Schaumburg FD Truck 53

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firemen in tower ladder bucket use saw on truck trailer

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truck trailer fire on the highway

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firefighter uses saw at night with sparks

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fireman empties truck contents after fire

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fire department tender nursing an engine

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Elk Grove Township FD Tanker 11

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Schaumburg FD Engine 51

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firemen empty truck contents after fire

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Schaumburg FD Squad 55

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House fire in Green Oaks, 3-24-16

Libertyville firefighters along with automatic-aid companies were sent to 1470 Greenbriar Drive in Green Oaks (Libertyville FPD) just after 1AM when a homeowner, awakened by a smoke alarm, noticed a van outside had caught fire and was spreading to the attached garage.

The first arriving engine reported flames through the roof of the garage and made an initial quick attack with their deck gun. After the tank water was drained, the engine was nursed by a tanker that arrived after them and a hand line went into operation. A shuttle was setup with successive tankers nursing the Libertyville tanker and in turn the engine in the driveway.

The alarm was elevated to a Box Alarm which brought several tankers (tenders) to the neighborhood that is without hydrants. Though the garage and contents were heavily damaged, the fire did not communicate into the house.

The box was struck out about an hour later and companies began to pickup.

firefighters with tools approach fire scene

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tender nursing an engine during a fire

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engine nursing an tender during a fire

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Pierce fire engine with ail-burt light tower at fire scene

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tender nursing another tender during a fire

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attached garage destroyed by fire

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Pierce fire engine with ail-burt light tower at fire scene

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charred remnants of van fire

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firefighters with house line at night fire scene on the rain

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aftermath of house fire

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