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As seen around … Evergreen Park

From Larry Shapiro

 

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As seen around … Pennsylvania

This from Danny Nelms:

Was posted on Facebook by Sam Guners

“Saw this in central pa south of roaring spring on rt 36 @ 868
Nobody around to ask about it – Painted over name looks like Waukegan”

 

 

vintage Ward LaFrance / LTI aerial

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Vintage Ward LaFrance/LTI aerial ladder truck in Waukegan, I

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vintage Ward LaFrance/LTI aerial ladder truck in Waukegan IL

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3-Alarm fire in Long Grove, 4-22-21 (more)

More from the 3-Alarm fire in Long Grove, 4-22-21

 

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3-Alarm fire in Long Grove, 4-22-21 (more)

More photos from the 3-Alarm fire in Long Grove, 4-22-21

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3-Alarm fire in Long Grove, 4-22-21 (more)

Just before 2:00PM on Thursday, (4/22/21) fire companies from Long Grove, Buffalo Grove, Palatine, Lake Zurich, Prospect Heights, Mundelein, the Countryside FPD, the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD, Barrington, and Elk Grove Township were dispatched for a house fire at 3159 Cuba Road in Long Grove. Initial reports were of fire on the roof that the resident was attempting to extinguish. The 6,000 square foot home with a cedar shake roof is located roughly 1,000 feet from the road with a winding driveway and wooden bridge for access.

A dispatcher notified responding units that the homeowner had reportedly reentered the home, but was outside again when the first units arrived. Long Grove units saw fire from the attic in front of the house and from the rear as well upon conducting an initial size up. The alarm was upgraded to a working fire bringing more resources including several additional tankers.

An interior attack was made and found heavy fire inside the home before firefighters were forced to retreat and change to defensive operations. Long Grove Tanker 55 with 3,000 gallons of water and Squad 55 with 730 gallons were both in the driveway followed shortly thereafter by Lake Zurich Engine 324 with another 750 gallons after they dropped 750′ of 5″ hose up the driveway on their way in. The alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm which later was upgraded to a 2nd and then a 3rd Alarm.

A deck gun was used to attack the fire until the initial 4800-gallon combined water supply was depleted while additional companies initiated a water supply from the street. Tankers shuttled water from two fill sites, one east and the other from the west.

At one point ammunition inside was heard exploding. Embers from the fire spread to the east starting several small brush fires. The wind-driven fire spread quickly and totally consumed the house which was completely destroyed. 

 

fire destroys massive 6000 square foot home in Long Grove

Larry Shapiro photo

An incomplete list of agencies at the scene includes:

  • Long Grove FPD – battalion chief, chief, squad, tanker
  • Buffalo Grove – chief, battalion chief, tower ladder, ambulance, MobileComm
  • Prospect Heights – chief, tanker
  • Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD – battalion chief, squad
  • Deerfield-Riverwoods FPD – squad
  • Palatine – squad
  • Barrington – chief
  • Barrington Countryside FPD – battalion chief
  • Elk Grove Village – ambulance
  • Mundelein – ambulance
  • Wheeling – chief, ambulance
  • Lake Zurich – engine, chief
  • Mount Prospect – engine
  • Highland Park – engine
  • Gurnee – engine
  • Lake Forest – engine
  • Palatine Rural FPD – tanker
  • Countryside FPD – tanker
  • Grayslake FPD – tanker
  • Elk Grove Township FPD – tanker
  • Round Lake FPD – tanker
  • Cary FPD – tanker
  • Lake Villa FPD – tanker
  • Nunda Rural FPD – tanker
  • Fox River Grove FPD – tanker
  • Wauconda FPD – tanker
  • Northbrook – tower ladder

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3-Alarm fire in Long Grove, 4-22-21

More to come about the 3-Alarm fire at 3159 Cuba Road in Long Grove

massive house gutted by fire

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Palos Fire Protection District history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Palos FPD Engine 6323, a 1985 Pierce Dash 1250/750.
Mike Summa
 
Palos FPD history

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And from our archives:

Palos FPD history

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Palos FPD history

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Working fire in Mount Prospect, 4-7-21

Mount Prospect went to the Code 4 for a working fire at 1817 Tano Lane on Wednesday, 4/7/21.

Pierce Dash CF PUC fire engine at fire scene

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Commercial fire in Lake Zurich, 3-30-21 (more)

More on the Commercial fire in Lake Zurich, 3-30-21

outside fire damages Burger King

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From Jim Leibach:

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New fire station for Wheeling (more)

Updated photo of the new fire station for Wheeling

Wheeling FD Fire Station 23 under construction

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