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House fire in Wheeling, 2-5-22 (more)

Photos from Jimmy Bolf of the House fire in Wheeling, 2-5-22 

Firefighters battle house fire at night

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House fire in Wheeling, 2-5-22

This from Larry Shapiro:

Wheeling and Prospect Heights firefighters were dispatched to a reported house fire last night (2/5/22) at 8:15 p.m. RED Center upgraded the alarm to a Working Fire prior to the arrival of fire units after receiving multiple calls about a fire at 326 Renee Terrace. At the time of this fire, Wheeling Engine 42 was covering part of Lake Zurich due to a Box Alarm there. They responded to the fire in Wheeling from Lake Zurich.

Wheeling Ambulance 23 was first on the scene reporting heavy smoke and visible flames. All occupants were out of the house. There was a hydrant directly in front of the house with access partially blocked by excess snow near the driveway. Firefighters made entry through the front and darkened the visible flames in short order.  Heavy smoke persisted for several minutes as they extinguished the rest of the fire.

Companies on the scene included all Wheeling units, Prospect Heights Engine 39 and Battalion 9, Buffalo Grove engine 26, Mount Prospect Engine 14, Niles Truck 2, North Maine Engine 1 and Battalion 1, Des Plaines Truck 61, and Arlington Heights Ambulance 2 who transported one resident to the hospital.

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House fire in Wheeling, 1-26-22 (more)

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Here’s a brief video of the House fire in Wheeling, 1-26-22

 

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House fire in Wheeling, 1-26-22

This from Larry Shapiro:

The Wheeling Fire Department received a call reporting fire in a house at 40 Versailles Court just before 8:30 PM Wednesday evening (1/26/22). The initial assignment was Glencoe Squad 30, Des Plaines Engine 61, Buffalo Grove Tower 25, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Battalion 51, Mount Prospect Battalion 3, Arlington Heights Ambulance 2, Wheeling Squad 24 and both Wheeling ambulances. The balance of  the Wheeling companies including chief officers were at a house fire in neighboring Prospect Heights just over a mile away. Prospect Heights units would also have been due on the initial alarm with Wheeling companies. Des Plaines and Glencoe responded from Wheeling stations where they were providing coverage.

As the fire in Prospect Heights was winding down, command at that incident released a Wheeling engine, Wheeling chief officers, and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51 to take in the Wheeling fire. Squad 24 was the first to arrive and initially reported nothing showing. After approaching the home on foot, they noted that the house was full of smoke and made the hydrant in the cul-de-sac. The alarm was upgraded to a Working Fire which added Mount Prospect Engine 14 and North Maine Engine 1 in addition to Wheeling Battalion 24 who cleared from the Prospect Heights incident.

Companies found a basement fire which was extinguished in short order, but he fire burned through a spot above on the first floor creating hazard to interior crews. The entire house was filled with smoke and had to be ventilated. 

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New fire station for Wheeling

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

The construction of a new fire station on McHenry Road is the centerpiece of a five-year, $42.5 million capital improvement plan approved this week by the Wheeling Village Board. The station will replace the one in the municipal complex on Community Boulevard, officially known as station No. 42 and will retain that identifier.

The current station No. 42 occupies two rooms in the police station and is staffed by a three-person engine crew. A full-sized and fully staffed station on McHenry Road should improve coverage in the northwest portion of Wheeling and reduce response times.

Plans to relocate the station were being developed at the same time as the plans for the new station No. 23, which opened this summer on Wheeling Road north of Hintz Road. Both stations will have the same architectural design.

Station No. 24, the third fire station and headquarters at 499 S. Milwaukee Ave. will remain in service.

Construction of the new station is expected to cost $5 million and is scheduled for 2022. The village board unanimously approved the capital plan Monday which covers projects to be undertaken between 2022 and 2026, with more than $15 million in work set for next year. 

The fire station is the costliest project in the plan and will be built on about 2 acres north of Dundee Road, near a village water tower and well house. Once the new station is completed, the current station’s space will be repurposed.

Funding for the station and the other projects will come from village reserves, gasoline taxes, grants, and other sources — but not loans or property tax-rate increases.

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Aircraft incident in Wheeling, 11-21-21 (more)

From the Prospect Heights Fire District:

The Prospect Heights and Wheeling fire departments were called to Chicago Executive Airport at 11:01 a.m. for an incident involving a small aircraft. Specialized Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting apparatus responded along with other fire apparatus and ambulances. The aircraft registration number is N99715 and is a Cessna 172P Skyhawk II. During a takeoff or landing, the single-engine plane left the runway at the north end of the airport and came to rest nose-down in the grass. There was a small fuel leak. No one was injured. The pilot was the only person onboard. The FAA and NTSB were notified of the incident.

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Aircraft incident in Wheeling, 11-21-21

Wheeling and Prospect Heights companies were dispatched for an aircraft standby at the Chicago Executive Airport Sunday morning where a small plane had landed and the front gear had collapsed. The plane with one soul on board ended up in the grass. The pilot was uninjured and outside when firefighters arrived. After plugging a small fuel leak, the plane was removed and the airport was reopened.

Front landing gear collapses as Private plane lands at the CHicago Executive Airport 11/21/21

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Prospect Heights FD Crash Truck 39

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tail number N99715

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Wheeling FD Crash truck 23

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tail number N99715

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Motel fire in Wheeling, 8-22-21

Wheeling firefighters were assisted by several departments after fire broke out at the Olde Court Inn Motel at 374 N. Milwaukee Avenue Sunday night 8-22-21. Arriving companies reported smoke from several rooms on arrival.

motel fire at night

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A partial list of departments at the scene in eluded Prospect Heights, Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Niles, North Maine, Deerfield-Bannockburn, and Northbrook.

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Helicopter crash in Prospect Heights, 8-11-21

From Max Weingardt:

Prospect Heights/ Wheeling helicopter crash 8/11/21

Wheeling FD Crash Truck 23

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Haz Mat in Wheeling, 7-31-21

From Max Weingardt:

Wheeling Hazmat Incident at 120 W Palatine Rd

Wheeling Hazmat/EMS box 7/31/21 at 120 W Palatine Rd

hazmat techs in Level A suits

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