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House fire in Wheeling, 2-5-22

This from Larry Shapiro:

Wheeling and Prospect Heights firefighters were dispatched to a reported house fire last night (2/5/22) at 8:15 p.m. RED Center upgraded the alarm to a Working Fire prior to the arrival of fire units after receiving multiple calls about a fire at 326 Renee Terrace. At the time of this fire, Wheeling Engine 42 was covering part of Lake Zurich due to a Box Alarm there. They responded to the fire in Wheeling from Lake Zurich.

Wheeling Ambulance 23 was first on the scene reporting heavy smoke and visible flames. All occupants were out of the house. There was a hydrant directly in front of the house with access partially blocked by excess snow near the driveway. Firefighters made entry through the front and darkened the visible flames in short order.  Heavy smoke persisted for several minutes as they extinguished the rest of the fire.

Companies on the scene included all Wheeling units, Prospect Heights Engine 39 and Battalion 9, Buffalo Grove engine 26, Mount Prospect Engine 14, Niles Truck 2, North Maine Engine 1 and Battalion 1, Des Plaines Truck 61, and Arlington Heights Ambulance 2 who transported one resident to the hospital.

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House fire in Kildeer, 12-1-21 (more)

A few images from the house fire in Kildeer, 12-1-21 by Larry Shapiro

Long Grove FPD Tanker 55 at work at night

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house fire at 21469 N Meadowlark Drive in Kildeer IL

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house fire at 21469 N Meadowlark Drive in Kildeer IL

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Excerpts from wgntv.com:

In the darkness that comes earlier these days, flames lit up the sky for miles in Kildeer following a massive fire.

A multi-story home caught fire and is uninhabitable. The structure may be a total loss. The size of the fire necessitated a mutual aid response from a dozen neighboring communities. Firefighters used a dry hydrant where water is pulled from retention ponds because there are no fire hydrants in the area.

Lake Zurich Fire Chief David Pilgrad says that given the flames’ intensity, the exterior side of one of the adjacent homes had to be drenched as a precaution.

Everyone made it out of the home safely and did not require emergency care or hospitalization. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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MVA with fire in Prospect Heights, 5-1-21

This from Prospect Heights FPD Chief Drew Smith:

At 05:07 on Saturday, May 1 Prospect Heights and Wheeling companies were dispatched to an accident with extrication on eastbound Palatine Road near Wolf. First arriving units found a minivan on fire and at least two other cars involved. The scene was located just east of the Canadian National railroad bridge. No one was transported to the hospital despite the damage to the vehicles involved. A Superior ambulance was also on scene as they could not pass the crash scene. I am told they began triage before companies arrived.

Wheeling Firefighters stretch on a car fire after a crash

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House fire in Wheeling, 2-3-20 (more)

a few more images of the House fire in Wheeling, 2-3-20

aftermath of house fire

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Ferrara Inferno tower ladder

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aftermath of house fire

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Firefighter washes down hot spots

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dramatic photo of Firefighter in full PPE

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Prospect Heights FPD Firefighters

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Firefighters drain hose after a fire

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Rosenbauer Commander Cobra tower ladder

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Spartan fire engine on a hydrant

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Commercial fire and haz mat incident in Park Ridge, 7-17-19 (more)

Photos from Steve Redick from the Commercial fire and haz mat incident in Park Ridge, 7-17-19

aftermath of commercial fire in Park Ridge IL

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aftermath of commercial fire in Park Ridge IL

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MVA with rollover in Wheeling, 5-28-19

Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, and Arlington Heights units were simultaneously dispatched to a rollover crash reported with entrapment Tuesday morning (5/28/19) on Hintz Road at Old Buffalo Grove Road. The location is on the border of Wheeling and Arlington Heights and the call went to both RED Center and Northwest Central Dispatch. Four occupants of the SUV, including three children, were out of the vehicle when the fire department arrived. Three ambulances were used to transport the patients.

SUV rolled over on the roof

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Wheeling FD Engine 23

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Firefighters at a crash site with an SUV rolled over on the roof

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Firefighters at a crash site with an SUV rolled over on the roof

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As seen around … Wheeling

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Here are a few shots of Wheeling apparatus at the scene of a small electrical fire in an apartment 12/22/16 at 301 Wood Creek Road.

Wheeling FD Engine 23

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Rosenbauer Commander Cobra tower ladder at night

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Fire in Prospect Heights, 11-28-16

This from Larry Shapiro:

Prospect Heights firefighters were called to 13 Alton Road Monday morning (11/28/16) for a reported garage fire. Battalion 9 arrived with smoke showing from the attached garage of a ranch house and upgraded the alarm to a Code 4 for the working fire. Companies made entry and found the source was debris burning in the garage. After checking for extension, the Code 4 units were subsequently released.

Wheeling FD Engine 23

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Glenview FD Engine 8

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Wheeling Fire Chief Keith MacIsaac

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fire engine and firefighters

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scene of house fire

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Prospect Heights Battalion 9

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Firefighters load hose onto fire engine

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