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House fire in Buffalo Grove, 2-20-24

Buffalo Grove firefighters were called to a house on Middleton Court Tuesday afternoon. On arrival they had smoke pushing out of the front door and roof vent. The alarm was upgraded to a working fire bringing mutual aid companies to the scene from Long Grove, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, and Arlington Heights. Additional companies moved into Buffalo Grove fire stations. 

It appeared to be a room and contents fire that was extending into the hallway when firefighters made their interior attack.

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Lemont Fire Protection District history

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT

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1982 American LaFrance Century Series engine with 500 gallons of water and a 1,500-GPM pump. Larry Shapiro photo

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1983 American LaFrance Century Series 75? Water Chief Quint (1500/500). Larry Shapiro photo

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Apartment fire in Wheeling, 12-19-23

Wheeling and Prospect Heights firefighters were sent to 375 Plum Creek Drive on Tuesday morning after a Wheeling Police Department Community Service Officer spotted heavy smoke from a fourth floor apartment. On arrival, flames and smoke were pushing out of a fourth floor balcony in the center of the building with extension to the fifth floor balcony. Wheeling Truck 24 hit it with an elevated master stream and Prospect Heights Engine 39 stretched a 2 1/2″ line to hit it from the base of the building before crews got into place for an interior attack. 

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This is the second fire this year in the same building. In March, they had fire in an end unit on the same floor.

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Calumet Park Fire Department history

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For TBT-This was the Calumet Park Fire Dept.’s Engine 2223, a 1997 HME/Ferrara 1500/500.  Enjoy and comment. Happy Thanksgiving.
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and from our files:

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The All-Stars Gentlemen’s Club fire 12-8-2010

For #TBT from Larry Shapiro:

The All-Stars Gentlemen’s Club fire

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Flossmoor Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This was the Flossmoor Fire Dept.’s Engine 1320, a 1994 HME/Luverne 1250/1250.  Enjoy and comment.
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and from our files:
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Flossmoor FD Engine 1320 – 1994 HME 1871/Luverne 1250/1250 pumper

 

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House fire in Vernon Hills, 9-11-23

The Countryside FPD was responded to a reported house fire at 1111 Dearborn Lane in Vernon Hills this afternoon. Companies arrived to find heavy fire in the two-story, single-family home. The requested a MABAS Box Alarm for change-of-quarters companies and then elevated the alarm to fill out the full box alarm assignment to the scene.

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The fire was contained quickly and the Box Alarm was struck out prior to the arrival of all responding units.

This from Larry Shapiro:

I took in the house fire in Vernon Hills and arrived as the Box Alarm was struck out.

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Box alarm fire in Riverwoods, 9-11-23

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD (LRFPD) firefighters were sent to a reported house fire this morning at 1975 Rose Terrace in Riverwoods. After receiving a call from the homeowner reporting flames in the garage, the alarm was upgraded to a Working Fire. The first engine arrived at the large, two-story home and reported a fully-involved attached garage before initiating a transitional attack with a 2 1/2″ line.

Departments assisting the LRFPD at the scene were the Long Grove FPD, the Deerfield-Bannockburn FPD, the Countryside FPD, and Wheeling. After being on scene for roughly 30 minutes, the alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm as companies found additional pockets of fire extension in the house. On the Box Alarm, companies came from Lake Zurich, Mundelein, Gurnee, and Libertyville.

The fire was contained and several mutual aid companies were returned from the staging area in short order.

Here are some images from Larry Shapiro who arrived after the Box Alarm.

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Libertyville Fire Department history

This from Larry Shapiro:

As a follow up to Mike Summa’s submission for #TBT and the comments, here are before and after photos of the Libertyville mini-pumper.

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Original Dodge/Hamerly mini-pumper. Larry Shapiro photo

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Refurbed Ford/Hamerly mini pumper from the Libertyville FD. Larry Shapiro photo

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House fire near Palatine, 7-19-23

Palatine firefighters were dispatched for a detached garage fire at 629 Hill Road in an unincorporated Cook County surrounded by Palatine. Multiple neighbors reported heavy fire and the homeowner couldn’t find her daughter or husband. Responding companies reported a large header and the incident was upgraded to a Code 4 working fire. Upon arrival, Engine 81 had a two-story house with an attached garage that was well-involved. 

They stretched a 2-1/2 inch line and the next engine took a second line to the C-D corner that had heavy fire as well. Another line was stretched into the house as the fire had spread inside. The daughter was on the second floor and was unable to exit due to the heavy smoke. Firefighters brought her outside and found no other occupants inside.

The fire was contained within approximately 20 minutes with the house sustaining significant damage.

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