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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.

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House fire in Des plaines, 6-14-22

Excerpts from the journal-topics.com:

The Des Plaines Fire Department responded to a single-family home just south of Oakton Street at 3:14 p.m. Tuesday afternoon and arrived to find heavy smoke coming out of the home. The only occupant had escaped unharmed. Crews from multiple area departments assisted at the scene while also battling 95-degree heat.

After the blaze at 1817 Lee St., fire officials pointed to an already problematic window air conditioner unit plugged into an extension cord as the cause of the fire.

The fire department’s investigation concluded that the fire started at the center and rear rooms of the house. At one point, a power line burned away from its connection to the home, creating an electrical hazard as the live power line fell in the backyard and across a metal fence.

The Red Cross was contacted to help the resident with relocation from the now-uninhabitable home, with damage estimates over $100,000.

 

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Working fire in Des Plaines, 7-26-20

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Working Fire at 459 Good Ave 

Des Plaines firefighters after a fire

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Working fire in Des Plaines, 7-7-20

Des Plaines firefighters responded to 701 Albany Lane shortly after noon Tuesday for a fire. Companies arrived to find fire in the attic and through the roof of a two-story house. The fire was knocked down within 20 minutes and out of town companies were released not long after arriving in the staging area.

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Box Alarm house fire in Des Plaines, 8-16-19 (more)

Two-part video from Larry Shapiro of the Box Alarm house fire in Des Plaines, 8-16-19

 

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Box Alarm house fire in Des Plaines, 8-16-19

Des Plaines firefighters were called to a house at 555 Leahy Circle East late Friday night for a fire in the basement. A header was visible while units were en route and the alarm was upgraded to a working fire before arrival. Dispatch advised of hoarder conditions at the residence which was confirmed on arrival by the first company officer walking around the exterior. The residents were already out of the house and firefighters had difficulty entering the premises. Several vent holes were cut in the roof before companies were ordered off and then out of the structure for setting up a defensive posture. The basement fire traveled to the second floor and areas of the first floor had been compromised. Hand lines were directed through windows and doorways but it remained difficult to reach the seat of the fire due to the clutter.

The incident was upgraded to a Box Alarm for additional resources after withdrawing personnel from the interior. Eventually lines were shut down to let the fire burn until it was visible and accessible from the outside and then companies again attacked the flames.  One tower ladder was utilized with a ground level master stream through the front door and living room before it was able to be positioned above the house with access to the fire that vented through the roof. Hand lines were deployed on all sides of the house.

The bulk of the fire was contained by 4AM with companies working at the scene for several more hours.

All Des Plaines units were at the scene along with mutual aid from Prospect Heights, Mount Prospect, The North Maine FPD, Elk Grove Township FPD, Wheeling, Park Ridge, Chicago Squad 7, Rosemont, Bensenville, and Glenview.

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Working fire in Des Plaines, 12-15-18 (more)

From a reader:

Here’s a better photo of first arriving DES PLAINES Eng. 63 & Twr 63 interior fire fight of course

Arrival photo of a House fire at 625 Millers Road in Des Plaines, IL12/15/18

Arrival photo of the house fire at 625 Millers Road in Des Plaines 12/15/18

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Working fire in Des Plaines, 12-15-18 (more)

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Des Plaines Fire Department news

Excerpts from the journal-topics.com:

Firefighters from four area departments responded to a house fire on Des Plaines’ south side at approximately noon 5/18/18. First arriving crews reported light smoke showing from the single-family residence at 2032 Welwyn Ave. just east of Des Plaines River Road. The response was quickly upgraded to a Code 4 bringing in Firefighters from Park Ridge, Rosemont, and North Maine.

According to Des Plaines Fire Chief Alan Wax, the fire started in a back room and spread to the attic. Someone from the home called 911 to report the fire. A cause was not immediately known. The fire was out by approximately 12:30 p.m.

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House fire in Des Plaines, 4-5-18

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Thick, black smoke poured from the windows and doors of a Des Plaines home on Thacker Street and Warrington Road early Friday morning forcing two adults and a child out of the premises. 

Des Plaines firefighters from the Thacker Street station were first on the scene from the firehouse across the street.

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