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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.

 

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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.

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Extrication response in Buffalo Grove, 8-12-22

Police officers and firefighters in Buffalo Grove were dispatched for an accident with entrapment today (8/12/22) at 2:30PM. The address given was 1185 Auburn Lane, which is north of Lake Cook Road at Arlington Heights Road. The caller was a man who said he was trapped underneath his truck. The address was determined by a cell phone ping of the caller.

Responding units found a tractor-trailer parked in the northbound curb lane of Arlington Heights Road adjacent to the Auburn Lane address. The trucks’s driver, apparently parked there and crawled underneath to inspect or attempt to repair some mechanical issue. While underneath the truck, it appears that the rig may have moved slightly as the truck was on a slight downward slope. One of the rear wheels of the tractor pinned the driver’s foot, trapping him in place.

Firefighters had some concern about the rescue operation and perhaps the truck’s stability, so they requested Long Grove Squad 55 and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51 to provide additional cribbing. At the same time, they requested an emergency response of a heavy wrecker to possibly lift the truck off of the driver. Shortly after a heavy wrecker arrived from Hillside Towing, firefighters were able to free the driver with airbags and the cribbing on hand. The two squads were cancelled and the tow truck stood by and eventually towed the tractor and trailer from the scene.


 

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2-Alarm townhouse fire in Buffalo Grove, 7-3-22 (more)

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2-Alarm townhouse fire in Buffalo Grove, 7-3-22 (more)

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Shortly before noon today, Buffalo Grove companies were dispatched for a report of smoke coming from a basement window at 941 Pine Tree Circle South. Buffalo Grove Engine 26, freeing up from an EMS run reported a large header less than a minute later and upgraded the alarm to a Code 4 for the working fire.

Companies arrived with flames through the roof, emanating from a second floor unit in the center of the six-unit townhouse. Engine 26 encountered extreme heat on the second floor landing after forcing entry into the unit. An interior attack was in progress when a partial collapse was reported and companies retreated and began a defensive, exterior attack from the front and rear. Heavy fire was pushing out of the rear of the unit that was along a small lake. The master stream from Tower 25 was put into operation for a period of time before companies went interior again.

The alarm was upgraded to a Box Alarm for additional manpower and then a 2nd Alarm due to the hot day and extensive work required to extinguish the remaining hot spots. Many of the 2nd alarm companies were returned in short order.

There was some extension to the 2nd floor unit to the west and water damage to the unit directly below the fire unit. A firewall assisted firefighter’s efforts to keep the fire from moving into units on the east.

Companies at the scene from the Code 4 included most Buffalo Grove companies, engines from Wheeling, Prospect Heights, and Arlington Heights, a squad from Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, a tower ladder from Elk Grove Village, ambulances from Long Grove and Arlington Heights, and Buffalo Grove MobileComm.

The Box Alarm brought a quint from Mundelein, engines from Highland Park, Deerfield-Bannockburn, and Grayslake. The the second alarm brought two aerials, two squads, and two more engines.

 

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2-Alarm townhouse fire in Buffalo Grove, 7-3-22 (more)

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2-Alarm townhouse fire in Buffalo Grove, 7-3-22

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department news

Excerpts from the journal-topics.com:

After 32 years of service with Buffalo Grove, Deputy Fire Chief Bill Wagner will retire July 2 and be replaced by Larry Kane, who comes from the Glenview Fire Dept.

Wagner was appointed deputy chief in Buffalo Grove in 2015 and is currently the chairperson of the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) Division 1 OPGS Committee, which has a regional influence on mutual aid operations in the fire service. 

Prior to his service to Buffalo Grove, Wagner worked for the Franklin Park and Pleasantview fire departments until he was hired by the village on Aug. 13, 1990.

After an application and assessment process, Kane has been chosen to be the next deputy chief in Buffalo Grove, effective June 20. Kane comes from the Glenview Fire Dept. where he served for 21 years, most recently as a battalion chief. His other previous professional experiences include two years as the fire chief for the Harvard Fire Protection District and 15 years of fire service instruction at McHenry Community College.

In addition, he served for three years as a police officer in Mount Prospect and six years in the United States Army. Kane holds a master’s degree in Public Safety Administration from Lewis University.

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Working fire in Arlington Heights, 1-16-22

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A few scene photos from a fire at 2619 N. Ridge Road in Arlington Heights Sunday night (1/16/22). It came in as fire in a bathroom and the first engine reported fire visible from the roof. Units on scene were from Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, and Palatine.

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As seen around … Buffalo Grove

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Finally had an opportunity to photograph the new tower ladder in Buffalo Grove

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