FIre Scene photos

The Harvey Fire Department (IL) and MABAS 24 auto-aid companies had their hands full New Years’ Eve as they battled this house fire near 159th Street and Lexington. The home was reported as fully involved on arrival but then the search for working hydrants began. Every hydrant on the block and one block north of the fire building were inoperable. Country Club Hills Engine 14 was able to secure a working hydrant at 159th and Loomis while Posen Engine 2805 eventually found a positive source over 1,100 feet north of the fire building on Lexington. Despite facing these challenges, both exposure buildings were largely saved from sustaining significant damage.

house destroyed by fire at night
Eric Haak photo

Palatine (IL) firefighters were called for an apartment fire in the Woodhaven apartments at 15 B Dundee Quarter Drive 12/23/20. Engine 82 found heavy fire on the third floor upon arrival. They used a blitz attack right away with their deck gun as lines were pulled to make an interior attack. The attic was well involved with flames venting through the roof. As other Palatine units arrived and took additional lines inside, the majority of the fire was extinguished in short order. The building’s design included a mansard roof which created concerns for hidden fire and the potential for communication around the fire wall to the next building. Vent holes were cut into the mansard on the B side and flames were again visible through the roof as Arlington Heights Tower 1 was preparing to deploy a master stream. Interior companies handled the remaining fire and the master stream was not used. At one point a master stream from Palatine Quint 83 was used to wash down the exterior in sector A.

building fire with mansard roof
Larry Shapiro photo

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Here are photos of a Wonder Lake, IL box alarm 12/27/20 around 5am at 5712 E Lake Shore Dr. The house was fully engulfed on arrival. One person was unaccounted for. The state fire marshal and coroner were requested to the scene. More photos provided in this link

Firefighters battle house fire at night
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Here are photos from a Crystal Lake, IL box alarm just after midnight on Dec 26th at 151 Rosedale Ave. The house and the vehicle on the driveway were on fire. More photos HERE

house fire in Crystal Lake IL
Tri State – USFiR Photography
house fire in Crystal Lake IL
Tri State – USFiR Photography

A three-story building in the process of being demolished was the scene of a 2-Alarm fire before dawn on Christmas Day in Waukegan, IL.

Seagrave Aerialscope coated with ice
Jeff Rudolph photo

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Multiple firefighters from across Sheboygan County, Wisconsin responded to a 3-alarm house fire early Christmas morning on Blueberry Lane south of the Village of Waldo. Firefighters not only battled the blaze but the cold weather as well. The temperature at 1 AM was 11° and the wild chill was -4°F. No injuries were reported.

Bloomfield – Genoa City FPD 4th Alarm on Box 31-2 and 5th Alarm for tenders only on Box 31-4 for the commercial building fire in downtown Genoa City, Wisconsin 12-23-20.

4-Alarm fire in Genoa City WI
Tri State – USFiR Photography
4-Alarm fire in Genoa City WI
Tri State – USFiR Photography
4-Alarm fire in Genoa City WI
Tri State – USFiR Photography

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