Archive for August 26th, 2020

2-Alarm house fire in Buffalo Grove, 8-26-20

Buffalo Grove police and firefighters were called to 25 Dellmont Court today (8/26/20) for a house fire. First arriving units had fire from a roof vent of a two-story, single-family house. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 working fire and then to a MABAS Box Alarm for additional resources. Companies advanced several lines into the house and had difficulty gaining access to the attic. The fire self vented through the rear with flames and heavy smoke pushing out. An exterior line was used to darken down the fire before companies were again able to make an interior attack. The alarm was later elevated to a 2nd Alarm for additional manpower due to the excessive heat. Two firefighters were transported from the scene with heat related injuries.


Two Buffalo Grove engines and Long Grove Tanker 55 were on hydrants. An incomplete list of mutual aid companies includes units from Long Grove, Prospect Heights, Wheeling, Palatine, Countryside, Libertyville Lake Forest, Grayslake, Highland Park, Schaumburg, Mount Prospect, Deerfield, Northbrook, Lake Villa, Lake Zurich, Hoffman Estates, and Winnetka.

house on fire

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Firefighters with hose line at fire

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Buffalo Grove FD Quint 27

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Firefighters battled a 2-Alarm house fire at 25 Dellmont Court in Buffalo Grove 8/26/2

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

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Firefighters battled a 2-Alarm house fire at 25 Dellmont Court in Buffalo Grove 8/26/2

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Civil unrest in Kenosha, WI 8-25-20 (more)

Images from Tim Olk from the rioting in Kenosha 

storefront engulfed by flames during Kenosha riots

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Civil unrest in Kenosha, WI – 8-24-20 (more)

This from Jeff Rudolph:

08/24/20 – Night two of protests in Kenosha,WI led to several business looted and set ablaze. The largest was several storefronts along 22nd av. Kenosha activated a MABAS response to the 5th alarm Bringing in several Illinois departments, most sat in the staging area most of the night, but crews from Zion, Newport, Gurnee, and several others were put to work.  Jeff Rudolph
Zion Firefighters battle a fire

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3-Alarm fatal fire in Glendale Heights, 8-24-20 (more)

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Two people were found dead, and a child was injured, in a condo fire Monday morning in Glendale Heights. Three firefighters and a police officer also were injured. Numerous residents were displaced.

Police said, shortly after 10 a.m., officers and firefighters responded to the Waters Edge Condominiums complex on the 100 block of Dunteman Drive, where they saw fire in one of the condo buildings. The fire started in one condo before spreading to others.

As firefighters worked diligently to knock down the fire, neighbors said before crews arrived, they heard loud noises – possibly an explosion from the unit.

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