Archive for May 21st, 2019

Des Plaines Fire Department news

Excerpts from the

Des Plaines firefighters were called at 11:13 a.m. to an activated fire alarm at a six-story condo building on the 1300 block of Brown Street. The fire was well-advanced within a top-floor unit and smoke was spreading down the hallway. 

Crews launched an attack on the blaze, extinguishing it within 20 minutes. Sprinklers helped keep the fire under control and limited the damage to other units.

Residents safely evacuated the building and no injuries were reported. Most residents were able to return to their condos in the afternoon. Beyond the unit where the fire started, some other units experienced water and smoke damage. The cause is still under investigation.

From a reader:
It was a good fire, 1 line was stretched, 1 unit was totaled with fire and smoke damage. Five units sustained water damage below the fire unit. 

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Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department news

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As seen around … Algonquin

This from Tyler Tobolt:

Here is a photo of the new battalion chief vehicles for Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Battalion 130. 

Tyler Tobolt 
 Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Battalion 130

Tyler Tobolt photo

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New tower ladder for the Cary Fire Protection District (more)

This from the Cary FPD:

Attached find a picture of the cab for our new Sutphen Aerial Tower that is currently under construction.  We are still looking at a late summer to early fall completion date.  

fire truck being built by Sutpehn Fire Trucks

Sutphen Corporation photo

thanks Michael

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