Archive for category Apparatus on-scene

House fire in Des Plaines, 9-26-22

A Des Plaines firefighter working in the fire prevention bureau spotted smoke from the eaves of a house at 501 S. Mt. Prospect Road Monday just before 2PM. After speaking with individuals outside the home, he called RED Center to report the house fire. He then entered the home to convince two people to evacuate and subsequently reentered to complete a secondary search.

The working fire response brought three engines, two chief officers, and four Des Plaines ambulances, a chief, truck, and ambulance from Mount Prospect, a chief and truck from Prospect Heights, a Wheeling engine, and a Niles truck. Des Plaines Battalion 61 and Truck 61 were both training at NIPSTA and responded from there.

The origin of the fire was believed to be a second story bathroom, but the entire second floor attic space of the split-level home was involved when suppression companies arrived.

#chicagoareafire.com; #larryshapiro; #shapirophotography.net; #DesPlainesFD; #housefire;

Larry Shapiro photo

#chicagoareafire.com; #larryshapiro; #shapirophotography.net; #DesPlainesFD; #housefire;

Larry Shapiro photo

#chicagoareafire.com; #larryshapiro; #shapirophotography.net; #DesPlainesFD; #housefire;

Larry Shapiro photo

#chicagoareafire.com; #larryshapiro; #shapirophotography.net; #DesPlainesFD; #housefire;; #firefighters;

Larry Shapiro photo

#chicagoareafire.com; #larryshapiro; #shapirophotography.net; #DesPlainesFD; #housefire;; #firefighters;

Larry Shapiro photo

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

House fire in Blue Island, 9-21-22

This from 312 FIRE PHOTOS:

Blue Island, Illinois had a box alarm on Sept. 21st, 2022 in a 2-sty brick home that was well-involved when the first companies arrived. An aggressive interior attack by Blue Island and Posen resulted in a victim being pulled out. Companies were hampered by the overgrowth around the property and the overhead power lines running in front.  Most photos can be seen here

#chicagoareafire.com; #BlueIslandFD; #312firephotos;

312 FIRE PHOTOS

#chicagoareafire.com; #BlueIslandFD; #312firephotos;

312 FIRE PHOTOS

#chicagoareafire.com; #BlueIslandFD; #312firephotos;

312 FIRE PHOTOS

#chicagoareafire.com; #BlueIslandFD; #312firephotos;

312 FIRE PHOTOS

#chicagoareafire.com; #BlueIslandFD; #312firephotos;

312 FIRE PHOTOS

#chicagoareafire.com; #FireTruck; #HME; #BlueIslandFD; #312firephotos;

312 FIRE PHOTOS

#chicagoareafire.com; #BlueIslandFD; #312firephotos;

312 FIRE PHOTOS

#chicagoareafire.com; #312firephotos; #FireTruck; #GardenHomesFPD; #AmericanLaFrance;

312 FIRE PHOTOS

Tags: , , , , , , ,

2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 9-11-22 (more)

This from Eric Haak from the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 9-11-22

Here are some images from Sunday mornings 2-11 in Chicago. There was a deep-seated fire in the basement of the 50×100 auto parts store. Even though the building was 200 feet south of Engine 49’s house, the heavy fire load in the basement prompted a defensive attack early on.

#chicagoareafire.com; #CFD; #EricHaak; #2-11Alarmfire; #EONE;

Eric Haak photo

#chicagoareafire.com; #CFD; #EricHaak; #2-11Alarmfire; #FireTruck; #Spartan;

Eric Haak photo

#chicagoareafire.com; #CFD; #EricHaak; #2-11Alarmfire; #FireTruck; #ACP55; #Rosenbauer; #rosenbaueramerica; #Commander;

Eric Haak photo

#chicagoareafire.com; #CFD; #EricHaak; #2-11Alarmfire; #FireTruck; #ACP55; #Rosenbauer; #rosenbaueramerica

Eric Haak photo

#chicagoareafire.com; #CFD; #EricHaak; #2-11Alarmfire; #FireTruck; #ACP55; #Rosenbauer; #rosenbaueramerica

Eric Haak photo

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 9-11-22 (more)

Photos from Tim Olk of the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 9-11-22

#chicagoareafire.com; #TimOlk; #CFD; #2-11Alarmfire;

Tim Olk photo

#chicagoareafire.com; #TimOlk; #CFD; #2-11Alarmfire;

Tim Olk photo

#chicagoareafire.com; #TimOlk; #CFD; #2-11Alarmfire;

Tim Olk photo

#chicagoareafire.com; #TimOlk; #CFD; #2-11Alarmfire;

Tim Olk photo

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Fatal crash in Prospect Heights, 8-27-22

From the Prospect Heights Fire District:

At 0549 Prospect Heights Squad 9 was dispatched to a car fire at the Motel 6, 540 Milwaukee Avenue. Before they left quarters it was upgraded to an accident with entrapment adding Battalion 9, Ambulance 9, Chief 900, plus Wheeling Ambulance 23, Ambulance 24, Engine 23, Tower 24, and Mount Prospect Truck 14. Multiple calls indicated the car had hit the levee wall and went into the Des Plaines River. Then it was reported there were victims in the river, possibly children. A swift water compliment was added: Wheeling Battalion 24 and Dive Squad 24, Dive 63 and Squad 63 from Des Plaines, and a Lincolnshire-Riverwoods boat.

The crash was located just south of the Motel 6 at the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue and River Road. On arrival, companies found an SUV that had crashed through the guard rail and went over the concrete levee wall into the Des Plaines River. One occupant was ejected with other possible occupants in the car. First arriving companies laddered the levee wall and went down the embankment to the car, where they extinguished the fire before starting a shore-based search. The ejected victim was DOA. The search of the river did not reveal any additional victims.

The Des Plaines River levee is a concrete wall that runs along the east side of Milwaukee Avenue south from Palatine Road to just north of Euclid/Lake Avenue. It is about 12 inches thick and extends several feet below grade so as to resist erosion. It extends above grade anywhere from a few feet tall to a height of over ten feet. At the location impacted by this car, it was 5-6 feet high. It appeared the impact may have moved the top of the levee wall as much as two inches closer to the river.

 

#chicagoareafire.com; #ProspectHeightsFPD; #fatalcrash; #FireTruck; #Spartan;

Prospect Heights FPD photo

#chicagoareafire.com; #ProspectHeightsFPD; #fatalcrash; #FireTruck; #Spartan;

Prospect Heights FPD photo

#chicagoareafire.com; #ProspectHeightsFPD; #fatalcrash; #FDdivers; #carfire;

Prospect Heights FPD photo

#chicagoareafire.com; #ProspectHeightsFPD; #fatalcrash; #FDdivers; #carfire;

Prospect Heights FPD photo

 

Tags: , , , , ,

House fire in Buffalo Grove, 8-25-22

On Thursday, 8-25-22 just after 6PM, Buffalo Grove and Long Grove firefighters were sent to 2112 Brandywyn Lane where residents reported a burning odor with light smoke visible. On arrival, Buffalo Grove Engine 27 requested an upgrade to the Working Fire after confirming light smoke visible. Firefighters then entered the house which was charged with smoke. They found fire and not long after reported a hole in the first floor. Reports stated that the fire may have originated in the basement.

Units at the scene were Buffalo Grove Tower 25, Engines 26 and 27, Ambulances 25 and 26, Battalion 4, 408, and 401. Mutual aid included Long Grove Squad 55 and Battalion 55, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51, Ambulance 51, and Battalion 51, Mundelein Ambulance 432, Prospect Heights Squad 9, Elk Grove Village Tower 8, and Buffalo Grove MobileComm.

 

#chicagoareafire.com; #larryshapiro; #shapirophotography.net; #BuffaloGroveFD; #housefire;

Larry Shapiro photo

#chicagoareafire.com; #larryshapiro; #shapirophotography.net; #firetrucks; #BuffaloGroveFD; #Ferrara;

Larry Shapiro photo

#chicagoareafire.com; #larryshapiro; #shapirophotography.net; #firetrucks; #BuffaloGroveFD; #EONE; #EONEStrength; #Cyclone;

Larry Shapiro photo

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Box Alarm fire in Prospect Heights, 8-25-22

Prospect Heights and Wheeling firefighters were dispatched for a fire at 818 Old Willow Road on Thursday at 1PM. RED Center reported receiving multiple calls with shouting in the background and upgraded the incident to a Working Fire within minutes of the initial dispatch. Prospect Heights Chief 900 arrived first and reported heavy smoke and fire venting from the roof of a two-story, multi-unit apartment building with multiple people evacuating.

Crews made an interior attack and found heavy fire in the attack and an interior wall. The alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm for additional personnel to assist the initial companies. Des Plaines Tower 61 vented the roof. Of note, Des Plaines FD Tower 61 has been running with the reserve Northbrook FD Tower 12 for several months and is shown in front of the fire building.

Possibly six units sustained damage from the fire, water, or checking for extension, but the Prospect Heights Building Department deemed the entire building temporarily uninhabitable for all residents.

Companies at the scene included Prospect Heights Engine 39, Squad 9, 900, and Battalion 9; Wheeling Ambulance 24, Engine 23, Truck 24, 2400, 2401 and Battalion 24; Mount Prospect Ambulance 14 and 301, Des Plaines Tower 61, Glenview Engine 8, North Maine Engine 1 and Battalion 1, Niles Truck 2, Long Grove Squad 55, Buffalo Grove Engine 26, and Northbrook Tower 12.

#chicagoareafire.com; #larryshapiro; #shapirophotography.net; #firescene; #FireTruck;

Larry Shapiro photo

#chicagoareafire.com; #larryshapiro; #shapirophotography.net; #firescene;

Larry Shapiro photo

#chicagoareafire.com; #larryshapiro; #shapirophotography.net; #firescene; #smoke; #ventingroof;

Larry Shapiro photo

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Rollover crash with entrapment in Buffalo Grove, 8-14-22

Police and firefighters in Buffalo Grove were called for a 1-car rollover crash with entrapment Sunday afternoon on Hawthorne Road near Vernon Lane. They found an SUV that had struck a tree, on it’s side, with two passengers inside. The driver was removed through the sunroof and transported to the hospital by Buffalo Grove. A Palatine ambulance was requested for the car’s passenger. Buffalo Grove Tower 25, Arlington Heights Engine 4, Buffalo Grove Ambulance 25, and Palatine Ambulance 82 were at the scene in addition to Buffalo Grove Battalion 4, Safety Chief 408, and several Buffalo Grove police units.

#chicagoareafire.com; #larryshapiro; #shapirophotography.net; #BuffaloGroveFD; #MVA; #rollover;

Larry Shapiro photo

#chicagoareafire.com; #larryshapiro; #shapirophotography.net; #BuffaloGroveFD; #MVA; #rollover;

Larry Shapiro photo

#chicagoareafire.com; #larryshapiro; #shapirophotography.net; #BuffaloGroveFD; #MVA; #rollover; #Ferrara;

Larry Shapiro photo

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

2-Alarm house fire in South Barrington, 8-11-22

Barrington and Countryside firefighters were dispatched almost simultaneously for two reported house fires this afternoon (8/11/22). Companies were sent to both addresses, one on Penny Drive that was unfounded and the other at 4 McGlashen Drive in South Barrington where arriving police officers reported heavy fire in the garage after neighbors reported hearing an explosion.  The Code 3 was upgraded upon arrival to a Code 4 Working Fire, and then a MABAS Box Alarm was requested as companies went defensive. A 2nd alarm was requested a few minutes later.

Firefighters made a good stop on the fire containing it mostly to the garage and kitchen areas that were involved on arrival. The large home is situated in a gated community without hydrants, and a tanker shuttle brought water for the fire attack. Twelve tankers were used including two from Barrington Countryside, Long Grove, Prospect Heights, Round Lake, Bartlett, Nunda, Libertyville, Fox River Grove, Crystal Lake, Wauconda, Huntley, and McHenry Township.

Trucks at the scene were from Hoffman Estates and Palatine, squads from Cary and Schaumburg, plus engines from Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Carpentersville, Algonquin, Buffalo Grove, Grayslake, Lincolnshire, and Lake Zurich in addition to three from Barrington Countryside. Ambulances were from Barrington, Mount Prospect, and Des Plaines.

#chicagoareafire.com; #larryshapiro; #shapirophotography.net; #firescene; #E-ONE; #EONEStrength; #barringtonCountrysideFPD; #tendershuttle;

Larry Shapiro photo

#chicagoareafire.com; #larryshapiro; #shapirophotography.net; #firescene; #firefighters;

Larry Shapiro photo

#chicagoareafire.com; #larryshapiro; #shapirophotography.net; #firescene; #firefighters;

Larry Shapiro photo

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

5-Alarm house fire in Kildeer, 7-30-22

The Long Grove FPD and surrounding fire departments were dispatched just after 2AM this morning for a house fire at 21605 N Tiffany Court in Kildeer. Heavy black smoke was seen pumping out of a large, two-story home and the alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm which was followed immediately by a 2nd Alarm. Within minutes the house was fully engulfed by fire with flames reaching over 60 feet into the air. 

The house was located in a remote subdivision with no hydrants. The alarm was elevated to a 3rd alarm plus an additional 5th alarm for tenders which came from Cook, Lake, McHenry, and Kenosha counties.

Water supply operations included four porta-tanks and dozens of tenders shuttling water from two fill sites. Engines from Lake Zurich and Lake Bluff were drafting and suppling a quint from Buffalo Grove, a quint from Barrington, and lines from Long Grove Squad 55.

#chicagoareafire.com; #larryshapiro; #LongGroveFPD; #Kildeerhousefire;#Flames

Larry Shapiro photo

#chicagoareafire.com; #larryshapiro; #LongGroveFPD; #Kildeerhousefire;#Flames

Larry Shapiro photo

#chicagoareafire.com; #larryshapiro; #LongGroveFPD; #Kildeerhousefire;#Flames

Larry Shapiro photo

#chicagoareafire.com; #larryshapiro; #LongGroveFPD; #Kildeerhousefire;#Flames; #EONE; #LongGrovefPD;

Larry Shapiro photo

#chicagoareafire.com; #larryshapiro; tankershuttle; #FireTruck

Larry Shapiro photo

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,