Archive for January 5th, 2023

2-Alarm fire in Des Plaines, 1-5-23 (more)

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2-Alarm fire in Des Plaines, 1-5-23

This from Larry Shapiro:

After being dispatched to a working fire at an unknown address because of the volume of 911 calls into RED Center, firefighters from the North Maine FPD followed a header and travelled less than 1/2 mile to 9320 Noel Street in unincorporated Maine Township. They pulled up to heavy fire blowing out what was left of one unit of a four-unit, two-story apartment building. The entire front of the second unit from the street had been blown out. The alarm was upgraded to a Working Fire and then a MABAS Box Alarm, followed within minutes by an upgrade to the 2nd Alarm bringing units from as far away as Glencoe and Lincolnshire.

Multiple hand lines and three elevated master streams were used to battle the fire, the majority of which had been knocked down prior to my arrival.; #larryshapiro;; #NorthMaineFPD; #firescene;

Larry Shapiro photo; #larryshapiro;; #NorthMaineFPD; #firescene;

Larry Shapiro photo; #larryshapiro;; #NorthMaineFPD; #firescene;

Larry Shapiro photo; #larryshapiro;; #NorthMaineFPD; #firescene;

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A brief video from Steve Redick


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Working fire in Chicago, 1-4-23

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A fire Wednesday at Pier 11 Marina on the city’s Far South Side caused serious damage to at least four boats, and damages will most likely surpass $1.1 million.

It was around 10 a.m. when crews with the Chicago and Dolton fire departments responded to the marina at 826 E. 138th St. – along the Little Calumet River on the southern boundary of the city. Fire crews found three boats on fire.

As firefighters attempted to put out the flames, the fire spread to a fourth boat. The fire was started when a recreational boat owner was attempting to winterize his boat, a process that involves placing a plastic cover over the boat which is sealed in by heat. That owner was using a propane tank – and at some point, his boat caught fire.

Among the casualties was a historic vessel used in tours along the Chicago River that was owned and operated by Chicago First Lady cruises and its sister line, Mercury Cruises.

From ChicagoFDMedia on Twitter:

Marina fire 824 East 138. Two boats. Companies have been pouring water for hours. Dolton responded first realized it’s Chicago and called CFD but stayed on scene with aerial unit to help pour on water. Fire may have started from winter sealing mishap; boatfire;

ChicagoFD Media photo; #DoltonFD; #Sutphen;

ChicagoFD Media photo; boatfire;

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New engine for Dolton FD (more)

New engine for Dolton FD from EONE’s Facebook page; #EONE; #EONEStrength; #FireTruck; #DoltonFD;

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thanks Martin

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Stone Park Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This was the Stone Park Fire Dept.’s Engine 903, a 1971 Pirsch 1250/750.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa; #FireTruck; #TBT; #MikeSumma; StoneParkFD; #Pirsch;

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