Posts Tagged winter fire scene

Working fire in North Maine Township, 2-11-18

The North Maine FPD was sent to 9023 Terrace Place for a dryer fire Monday night just after 10PM. Upon arrival companies found a basement fire and the alarm was upgraded for the Working Fire. There was some extension to another unit in the four-unit townhouse and a MABAS Box Alarm was requested. The fire was extinguished shortly thereafter and some of the additional companies were returned. 

Units at the scene included North Maine Battalion 1, Ambulance 1, and Engine 1; Des Plaines Battalion 61, Engine 61, Ambulance 61, and Tower 61; Niles Battalion 2, Engine 2, and Truck 2; Morton Grove Battalion 4 and Squad 4; Rosemont Truck 158 and Battalion 9; Mount Prospect Engine 13; Park Ridge Battalion 35; Glenview Ambulance 7 and Engine 7; and Northbrook Ambulance 10.

North Maine FPD Engine 1

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Firefighters after battling a fire

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fire hydrant buried by snow with hose line

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North Maine FPD Engine 1 Spartan Metro Star

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fire chiefs and Firefighters at fire scene

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Firefighter pulls hose through a foot of snow

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Firefighter pulls hose through a foot of snow

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townhouse fire in North Maine Township FPD

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3-Alarm house fire in Evanston, 1-4-18 (more)

Video and some additional images from Larry Shapiro of the 3-Alarm fire in Evanston, 1-4-18 at 2865 Sheridan Place.

Units at the scene were: all Evanston engines and both trucks plus Squad 21, two ambulances, the chief, deputy, battalion, and off-duty chiefs. Wilmette 2600 and Tower 26, Winnetka Engine 28, Northfield Engine 29, Park Ridge Engine 36, Niles Engine 2, Morton Grove Squad 4, Skokie Battalion and Tower 16, Des Plaines Tower 61, and Glenview Engine 13.

 

heavy smoke from house on fire

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heavy smoke and flames from house on fire

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firefighter hands axe to another in roof with smoke

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Pierce tractor-drawn aerial at work TFA

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Evanston FD Engine 23

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firefighters on aerial ladder with master stream

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heavy smoke and flames from house on fire

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firefighters work together moving LDH

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firefighters move LDH with straps

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firefighter with PPE and hose with ice

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firefighters roll hose after winter fire

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Evanston FD Shift Commander Bill Muno

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2-Alarm fire in Pell Lake, WI 1/3/18

This from Jeff Rudolph:

1/3/2018

Several Illinois departments responded into Wisconsin Wednesday afternoon 1/3/18. The Bloomfield/Genoa City FD responded to N1369 Thistle Dr. Pell Lake for a house fire, and upgraded to the 2nd alarm. Engines from Woodstock, Wonder Lake, Richmond, Spring Grove, and Hebron Alden responded. Jeff Rudolph

Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Rescue Engine 811

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winter house fire scene

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winter house fire scene

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Richmond FD Engine 1441

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Spring Grove FPD Engine 1845

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Wonder Lake Fire Rescue Squad 1631

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Electrical fire in Wheeling, 1-3-18

Wheeling firefighters responding for a report of smoke in an apartment found the outdoor electric box engulfed in flames on arrival. The call to 950 Lexington Court came in just after 3AM. As firefighters awaited the arrival of Com Ed, they stretched lines and evacuated the building. Approximately one hour on the scene,  the box was de-energized. Water and then foam was used to extinguish the remaining fire. Power was rerouted and restored to the building and residents were then allowed back into their apartments.

 

electric utility box engulfed in flames outside apartment building

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electric utility box engulfed in flames outside apartment building

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electric utility box engulfed in flames outside apartment building

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electric utility box engulfed in flames outside apartment building

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electric utility box engulfed in flames outside apartment building

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firefighters attack electric fire with extinguisher

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firefighter at fire engine panel in the winter

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ground ladders to multiple balconies at apartment fire

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firefighters attack fire in electric box

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flames flare up as firefighters attack fire in electric box

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flames flare up as firefighters attack fire in electric box

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Wheeling FD Engine 42 Rosenbauer Commande3r

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 2-15-16

This from Eric Haak:

It was a very busy early morning for southside companies on Monday (2/15).  At approximately 1:30 there was a fatal pin-in accident at 85th and the Dan Ryan.  Around the same time, Engine 49 landed at 43rd and Packers for an automatic alarm to find a light haze in an industrial building.  This was eventually be elevated to a still and box with stacks of cardboard burning but being held in check by the sprinkler system.  Companies were at that address for over three hours.

At 3:45 Engine 101 landed with a working fire at 76th and Artesian.  One hour later there was another still and box at 5141 S. Princeton which is where these images were taken.  Due to battalion chiefs being committed at both earlier fires, Battalion 7 was the still chief at this incident.  There were several frozen hydrants and the fire did spread to the occupied home on the “D” side.  The original fire building was a frame house that had been converted to a church.  I could not confirm but I believe the spare is Engine 122.  The other box engine was Engine 5.

fire from the attic of a house at night

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Chicago fire scene at night

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Chicago FD Engine 60

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fire hose in the snow

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Chicago FD Engine 16

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Chciago spare fire engine at fire scene

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firefighters with hose line at night fire scene

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firemen overhaul after back porches burned in Chicago

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Chicago fire scene at night

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Working fire in Lindenhurst, 1-17-16

This from Jeff Rudolph:

1/17/2016
Around 8 pm reports of a house on fire in the 2800 block of Glenarye Dr. in Lindenhurst began flooding FoxCom dispatch. Lake Villa FPD units arrived to find a large, two-story home well-involved. Companies went defensive and protected exposures on both sides. Mutual aid from Antioch, Gurnee, and Newport arrived to assist, but with a combination of the high winds, extreme cold temps, and the body of fire found on arrival, the home was a total loss. Exposures on either side recieved minor damage. Jeff Rudolph

fire engine coated with ice at fire scene

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female firefighter coated with ice at fire scene

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house fire at night

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female firefighter coated with ice at fire scene

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house fire at night

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Box Alarm in Cicero, 1-11-16 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Monday, at 14th just east of Laramie. Extreme cold conditions as well as falling snow. A very large frame-dwelling with a good volume of fire on the 2nd floor when the companies arrived. Apparently this building has been remodeled several times over the years making for very difficult firefighting conditions as the fire had spread to concealed spaces and voids. I arrived just as they were attempting to complete vertical ventilation as the fire rapidly advanced in the attic space. Eventually three aerial pipes and several handlines were operated. This was a rough job under some tough conditions.

All of the images and video can be seen here:

firemen vent roof at fire with heavy smoke

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firemen descend aerial ladder from flames

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fire scene with heavy smoke

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fire scene with heavy smoke

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fire scene with heavy smoke

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firemen grab hose off engine

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fire engine at fire scene

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Seagrave fire truck at fire

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fire trucks at fire scene

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fire scene with heavy smoke

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And a brief video from Larry Shapiro

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 1-13-16 (more)

This from Jeff Rudolph:

Here are some more pics from the 2-11, Jeff Rudolph

Chicago FD Snorkel at fire

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fireman covered with ice

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Chciago FD Tower Ladder 14

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

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fireman covered with ice

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fire department dog in truck

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fire chief dressed for frigid weather

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And a brief video from Larry Shapiro

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 1-13-16 (more)

Images from Tim Olk of the Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 1-13-16 (more) and a video from Steve Redick

Chicago fire scene

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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heavy smoke from building fire

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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firefighters handle hose line at fire scene

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heavy smoke from building fire

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two tower ladders at fire scene

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firefighter coated with ice at winter fire

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firefighter at fire scene

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firefighter coated with ice at winter fire

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firemen descend aerial ladder

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heavy smoke from building fire

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 1-13-16 (more)

Images from Larry Shapiro of the 2-11 Alarm fire at 3234 N. Central Avenue (1/13/16)

Chicago FD Engine 91

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Chicago FD Engine 108

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

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Pierce tower ladders at Chicago fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 86

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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firefighter covered with ice drinking coffee

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Chicago firefighter at winter fire scene with ice

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fire department portable command board

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firemen carry frozen ladder covered with ice

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ladder frozen at fire scene covered with ice

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