Chicago firefighters were dispatched to a fire in a building @ 18th and Kedzie (1817 S Kedzie). The 14th Battalion landed with a 3-sty vacant, totally involved. Engine 107 deck gunned the rear on their arrival while Engine 109 lead out on side A. Shortly thereafter the 14th boxed it and was taking a defensive posture. In total, multiple hand lines, Tower 5, Squad 1, and a couple point advantages were used to knock down the fire.

Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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Highland Park (IL) firefighters were dispatched for a house fire on Churchill Lane after 1AM Wednesday (4/18/18). Police officers arriving first confirmed a fire at 2088 Churchill Lane. Fire companies arrived and reported a two-story house that was fully involved. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire which had been burning for some time. Within minutes the roof was in and a two-story portico over the driveway also collapsed.

Firefighters were unable to enter the main living area of the house to conduct a primary search due to the volume of fire and defensive operations were initiated. The whereabouts of the home’s occupants could not be established. Neighbors reported that the two residents were believed to be hoarders. Two bodies were eventually recovered from within the remnants of the house. The address was corrected to 2088 Kipling Lane.

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Chicago (IL) firefighters battled fire in a 2-story ordinary at 1223 S Millard Thursday night (4/11/18). They had heavy fire in the rear.

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flames blowing out windows at night

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Antioch, IL 04/13/18,

Box Alarm at 25196 W. Rt. 173, Whiskey Janes Bar. Moderate to heavy smoke from the entire building on arrival. Non hydranted area. Command requested the box bringing tenders from Lake Villa, Fox Lake, and Spring Grove, truck from Round Lake, squad from Newport. Crews made quick work of locating and extinguishing the fire, which was reported to have started in an HVAC unit.

Jeff Rudolph

fire at Whiskey Janes Bar

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Fox Lake Fire District tanker

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fire at Whiskey Janes Bar

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Antioch Fire Department fire engine

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fire at Whiskey Janes Bar

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Hinsdale FD (IL) had a 3-alarm fire in a house at 329 E. 6th Street 4/11/18

large house in Hinsdale destroyed by fire

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large house in Hinsdale destroyed by fire

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large house in Hinsdale destroyed by fire

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large house in Hinsdale destroyed by fire

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large house in Hinsdale destroyed by fire

Tim Olk photo

large house in Hinsdale destroyed by fire

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East Hartford, CT had this 3-Alarm fire at 1030 Tolland Street on 4.11.18. They had heavy fire showing from the rear of this used appliance business. Mutual aid from Manchester and Hartford assisted at this very labor intensive fire.

Stay Safe,

Patrick Dooley

East Hartford Firefighters battle a 3-Alarm fire

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East Hartford Firefighters battle a 3-Alarm fire

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East Hartford Firefighters battle a 3-Alarm fire

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-Alarm fire in East Hartford CT

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-Alarm fire in East Hartford CT

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-Alarm fire in East Hartford CT

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-Alarm fire in East Hartford CT

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Cambridge (ON) firefighters responded to 148 Queen Street East for a house fire April 5, 2018 at 1:30. P2 reported a fully-involved house on arrival. Three occupants escaped from the home and reported there could still be one person inside. All five Cambridge stations responded to the fire on an unseasonably cold April night. Firefighters found the victim during their primary search of the building. Damage has been set at more than $300,000. The Ontario Fire Marshall, Cambridge Fire Prevention, and Waterloo Regional Police are investing the cause of the fire. Box 690 provided rehab. Photos taken by Gary Dinkel 35 minutes into the fire. Box 690 member Dave Westwood’s shots taken 10 minutes after arrival of first crew.

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

fatal house fire in Cambridge ON

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fatal house fire in Cambridge ON

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fatal house fire in Cambridge ON

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fatal house fire in Cambridge ON

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fatal house fire in Cambridge ON

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