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2-Alarm fire in Des Plaines, 1-5-23

This from Larry Shapiro:

After being dispatched to a working fire at an unknown address because of the volume of 911 calls into RED Center, firefighters from the North Maine FPD followed a header and travelled less than 1/2 mile to 9320 Noel Street in unincorporated Maine Township. They pulled up to heavy fire blowing out what was left of one unit of a four-unit, two-story apartment building. The entire front of the second unit from the street had been blown out. The alarm was upgraded to a Working Fire and then a MABAS Box Alarm, followed within minutes by an upgrade to the 2nd Alarm bringing units from as far away as Glencoe and Lincolnshire.

Multiple hand lines and three elevated master streams were used to battle the fire, the majority of which had been knocked down prior to my arrival.

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Working fire in Des Plaines, 12-23-22

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During the sub-zero temperatures on Friday, 12/23/22, Des Plaines, North Maine, Niles, and Park Ridge firefighters handled a fire at 221 Good Avenue. The house was just blocks from North Maine Station 1. The fire was in the floor near the rear of the house over a crawl space.

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Niles Fire Department history

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Glenview Fire Department history

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Working fire in Schaumburg, 12-4-22

This from Larry Shapiro:

Schaumburg firefighters were dispatched to a commercial building fire in an auto body repair shop shortly after 6PM on Sunday evening (12-4-22) at 841 W Wise Road, a block from Schaumburg Station 53. Police reported 20-foot flames in the rear of the building which firefighters confirmed on arrival. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 working fire bringing all of the Schaumburg companies to the scene in addition to an engine and ambulance from Roselle. Change of quarters companies from several area departments were sent to Schaumburg stations.

The fire was actually in a dumpster/garbage area in the rear of the building which resulted in some communication into the building’s roof. Companies had the fire out within 10 minutes but worked for over an hour checking for extension and hitting hotspots. The corrected address was 857 W Wise Road.

The Hanover Township Emergency Services also responded to the scene with support units and lighting.

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Box Alarm fire near Des Plaines, 12-2-22 (more)

Some photos from Larry Shapiro of the Box Alarm fire near Des Plaines, 12-2-22

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Barrington Countryside FPD history

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Barrington Countryside FPD engine drafting from a lake to supply water during an East Dundee 5-Alarm fire at 311 Barrington Ave, 3-21-07

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Aurora Township Fire Protection District history

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Aurora Township Fire Protection District Engine 604 – Ford C-Series / Grumman TigerCat top-mount pumper

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Chicago Fire Department history

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Chicago 4-11 Alarm fire at 3106 W. Peterson Ave 11-15-13

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Skokie Fire Department history

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From a 2-alarm fire at 9660 Laramie in Skokie, 5-10-09

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