Posts Tagged Palatine FD Engine 83

Fatal fire in Arlington Heights, 2-4-21

Firefighters from Arlington Heights, Palatine, Buffalo Grove, and Mount Prospect were dispatched to 1929 N Spruce Terrace in Arlington Heights around 8:20AM on Thursday (2/4/21) for a reported house fire. While en route, companies were advised that two residents might be inside and that neighbors reported hoarder conditions within the home. 

Flames were confirmed on arrival by Engine 2 who took a hydrant down the street followed by Palatine Engine 83 who setup in front of the house. The fire was in the rear of the house. Firefighters entered the house to search for the residents and found two adults. Both victims received medical attention before being loaded into ambulances. 

The fire was extinguished within 15 minutes and companies then chased hot spots and smoldering fire found throughout the cluttered contents.

It was reported that neither of the occupants pulled from the house survived.

winter house fire scene

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House fire in Arlington Heights, 1-22-21

Arlington Heights police and firefighters were sent to 302 Ivy Lane close to 9PM Friday night (1/22/21) for a reported house fire. Engine 4 was the first to arrive and reported fire through the roof, a second floor window, and siding. They advanced a line into the house as other companies arrived. Arlington Heights Engine2, normally the second engine for this district, was initially on another assignment and Palatine Engine 83 arrived in their place and took a hydrant across the street. Buffalo Grove Tower 25 is the first truck to this area and setup in front of the address. Three lines were deployed to fight the fire which was extinguished in under 10 minutes.

smoke at house fire

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New engine for Palatine


Pierce Enforcer fire engine

Pierce composite

  • Job Number:35091
  • Chassis: Enforcerâ„¢
  • Body: Pumper
  • Actual Overall Height: 10? 0?
  • Engine: Cummins L9
  • Horsepower: 450 hp
  • Front Suspension: Leaf
  • Rear Suspension: Spring
  • Electrical System: Hard Wired
  • Pump: Hale Midship
  • Pump GPM: 1,500 gpm
  • Tank: Water
  • Tank Size: 750 Gallons

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