Archive for October 31st, 2020

Working fire in Buffalo Grove, 10-31-20

This from Larry Shapiro:

Buffalo Grove police and firefighters were sent to 667 Bernard Drive Saturday afternoon (10/31/20) for a reported dryer fire. Arriving units had heavy smoke and the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 Working Fire. The fire apparently originated in the dryer and extended outside of the appliance charging the entire split-level house with smoke. Buffalo Grove units on the scene were Engine 26, Engine 27, Quint 25, Squad 25, Ambulance 25, Ambulance 26, and Battalion 4. They were assisted by Long Grove Tanker 55 and Battalion 55; Arlington Heights Engine 4, Ambulance 4, and Battalion 1; Prospect Heights Engine 39; Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51; Palatine Engine 82; and the Buffalo Grove EMA Mobile Com Unit.

Decon procedures and COVID safety measures were abundant at the scene for firefighters and family members.

Firefighter on ground ladder vents window with smoke #EONE Strength

Larry Shapiro photo

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Chicago Fire Boat – Engine 2 (more)

The Chicago Fire Boat – Engine 2 has returned to service after being repaired and repainted

Chicago FD Engine 2, the fire boat Christopher Wheatley

Tim Olk photo

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Box alarm fire in Zion, 10-30-20

This from Jeff Rudolph:

Zion responded to a report of a basement fire, with the caller still inside the house looking for her dog. Crews arrived to find heavy smoke showing, and the caller outside the home, with no dog. Command ungraded to the working still, and then to box 18-1 to the first alarm. Then dog was reunited with its owners. Fire extended into the attic, and eventually through the roof. Jeff Rudolph
heavy flames and smoke from roof of a house

Jeff Rudolph photo

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