Long Grove (IL) firefighters responded along with mutual-aid companies to a reported basement fire at 20900 Middleton Drive in Kildeer late Monday evening. Smoke was visible on arrival and firefighters entered the house with a line to find a fire in the furnace area of the basement.
The house was filled with smoke, but no extension was discovered.
Here are some images from the scene.
More images are at shapirophotography.net
Box Alarm 14847 S. Grant Dolton, Illinois 10/12/2014
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Shortly after midnight (Monday morning), a CPD patrol car radioed in a fire at 5757 S. Hermitage stating that fire was blowing out of the front window. Only being 4 blocks from the address Josh & I took in the fire. We arrived just ahead of Engine 116 to find fire blowing out of the 1st floor front room and extending up the front of the 2-1/2, 25×50 frame. Engine 116 lead out a line to the front and hit the main body of fire from the outside while Tower 39 went to the roof for ventilation. Engine 123 backed down to Tower 39 and was setup to use their deck gun, but that order was canceled.
Great job by companies in knocking down this fire fast. This area of Hermitage has homes butted up to each other on the sides and this could have gotten out of control quickly.
Dennis McGuire, Jr.
Still time was 1432 hrs followed by a still and box alarm at 1434 and a 2-11 at 1443. Companies had fully-involved back porches of a 2.5-story frame that had communicated to exposures on both sides and the alley garage. Exposures were a 2.5-story ordinary on side D and a 1.5-story ordinary on side B. The side D exposure also had a frame back porch addition.
A mayday was called when a company became trapped by rapidly advancing fire conditions which elevated the alarm to a 3-11. Eventually there would be a second mayday as well and two firefighters were transported from the scene in yellow condition. Engine 28 was pumping in sector A, Engine 39 at the entrance to the alley on Loomis Street, Engine 29 at the corner of Lyman and Ma Benton Lane and Engine 8 on Bonfield Street. Tower Ladder 5 was set up but I don’t believe it was ever used. Squad 1A was brought into sector A and did go to work on the attic.