Firefighters in Evanston, IL battled fire on the roof of a laundromat at 838 Dodge Avenue 6/20/19.

heavy smoke from commercial building fire in Evanston IL
2-Alarm fire in a Laundromat at 838 Dodge Avenue in Evanston, IL 6/20/19.
heavy smoke from commercial building fire in Evanston IL
2-Alarm fire in a Laundromat at 838 Dodge Avenue in Evanston, IL 6/20/19.
heavy smoke from commercial building fire in Evanston IL
2-Alarm fire in a Laundromat at 838 Dodge Avenue in Evanston, IL 6/20/19.
heavy smoke from commercial building fire in Evanston IL
2-Alarm fire in a Laundromat at 838 Dodge Avenue in Evanston, IL 6/20/19.
Firefighters vent commercial building fire
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Firefighters force entry at commercial building fire
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Evanston FD Truck 22
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Evanston FD Engine 23
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Firefighters at commercial building fire
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Firefighters battled a stubborn fire that started in the attic after notifying the homeowner who was inside and unaware of the fire at 1318 E. Green Lane in Mount Prospect, IL 6/18/19.

flames through roof of house on fire
flames and smoke through roof of house on fire
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flames and smoke through roof of house on fire
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flames and smoke through roof of house on fire
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flames and smoke through roof of house on fire
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heavy smoke from roof of house on fire
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heavy smoke from house on fire
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Firefighters use four pike poles to pull soffits
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exhausted Firefighter after fighting a fire
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At approximately 06:20am (6/15/19), the West Chicago FPD (IL) was dispatched to a house fire at 31w311 Prairie in Village of Wayne. As companies went en-route they were advised by DuComm that a Wayne Police Officer found the fire and heavy smoke and flames were visible. This area in non-hydranted and a tender operation was established on Smith road north of the fire building.  John Tulipano

house engulfed by fire
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house engulfed by fire
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house engulfed by fire
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house engulfed by fire
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firefighters battle house fire
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Firefighters battle house fire
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Firefighters from all three Wellesley Township (ON) stations participated in a house burn June 8, 2019 on Lobsinger Line. The house was owned by a Linwood firefighter who had purchased the farm and is building a new home on property. Firefighters had a good day to use their new Smeal tower which had been picked up the day before. The property had a pond approximately 800 feet from the house.

St Clements pumper set up at the pond to feed the Wellesley pumper and tower. The clear cool day had an east wind which was unusual for the area. The normal wind comes out of the west. Firefighters rotated going up in the bucket and running the new quint. Crews were very happy with the new truck. 

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

Firefighters burn house for homeowner
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Firefighters burn house for homeowner
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Firefighters burn house for homeowner
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Firefighters burn house for homeowner
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Firefighters burn house for homeowner
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Firefighters burn house for homeowner
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Firefighters burn house for homeowner
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fire engine drafting from a pond
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Fire dispatch toned out Wellesley, Linwood, and St Clements for a confirmed garage fire at 74 Parkview Drive, June 7 2019 at 5:35. A Wellesley pumper arrived to a fully involved house fire with the siding on the E4 exposure melting.

Multiple lines were pulled to attack the fire and protect the exposure. Linwood picked up a hydrant on the way in to feed the Wellesley pumper, and a St Clements pumper picked up a hydrant from the north end and pulled multiple lines. The fire started in the attached double garage. Neighbours alerted the family to the fire and the couple were able to safely exit the building.

attached garage destroyed by fire
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Crews knocked down the bulk of the fire in 20 minutes. A short in the car parked on the left side of the garage was determined to be the cause of the fire. The owner had just purchased a new electric car which was parked in the right side. Damage has been pegged between $500,000 and $700,000.

Box 690 provided rehab for the fire. Photos and video shot 30 minutes into the fire. The Wellesley Thibault aerial was on its last day of service. The township purchased a used Smeal 85’ tower which they picked up later in the day. The new aerial was used the following day for a house burn. 

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

attached garage destroyed by fire
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attached garage destroyed by fire
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Wellesley Township fire trucks at fire scene
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Wellesley Township fire truck
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attached garage destroyed by fire
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Wellesley Township fire truck
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Thibault aerial at last fire scene
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Thibault aerial at last fire scene
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Wellesley Township fire truck
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Thibault aerial at last fire scene
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Firefighters with hose line at house fire
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