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The Prospect Heights FPD (IL) was called for fire in a second story apartment unit at 848 McIntosh Court 7/18/18. Based on smoke and then flames seen by the battalion chief while responding, the alarm was upgraded to a working fire and then a Box Alarm before he arrived on scene. The 3-story structure is one of four identical buildings that make up a continuous complex. The fire unit was well involved on arrival with fire blowing out the windows and lapping upwards to the mansard roof, and then throughout the attic space. The fire was eventually upgraded to 5 alarms with one special alarm plus a request for a task force from a nearby division. Due to reports of possible injuries and the magnitude of the fire, an EMS box alarm went to 2 alarms.

Before the fire was struck out roughly 9 hours of work, three of the four buildings sustained heavy damage to the top floors and roof with water and smoke damage on the floors below. The fire was held from the fourth building.

heavy smoke and huge header from building fire

Larry Shapiro photo

more photos and videos can be seen at Chicagoareafire.com

The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD (IL) and automatic aid companies were sent to 600 Knightsbridge Parkway in Lincolnshire Thursday morning (7/12/18) for a fire. Units arrived to heavy smoke from a trash compactor and the response was upgraded to a working fire.

 

heavy smoke from a trash compactor fire

Michael Paige photo

heavy smoke from a trash compactor fire

Michael Paige photo

heavy smoke from a trash compactor fire

Michael Paige photo

heavy smoke from a trash compactor fire

Michael Paige photo

two short videos can be found at Chicagoareafire.com

Chicago firefighters battled an auto bodyshop fire at 6116 N Elston Avenue 7/9/18

fire in an auto bodyshp

Steve Redick photo

fire in an auto bodyshp

Steve Redick photo

fire in an auto bodyshp

Steve Redick photo

fire in an auto bodyshp

Steve Redick photo

fire in an auto bodyshp

Steve Redick photo

more photos at Chicagoareafire.com

This was a response to the Detroit River and St. Jean for a boat on fire. The first company on scene reported a fire on the old Boblo Boat. Engine 32 stretched over 1000′ of hose to their closest hydrant. Companies took a defensive posture using 2 hand lines and the Detroit Fire Boat E-16. We arrived about 10 min into the incident. Companies on scene were Engines 32 & 52, Ladders 6 & 31, Squads 3 & 6, Fireboat 1 (E-16), and Chief 6.

Boblo Boat fire in Detroit

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Boblo Boat fire in Detroit

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Detroit FD Fire Boat 1 - Engine 16

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Detroit FD Ladder 6

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Detroit FD Engine 52

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Boblo Boat fire in Detroit

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Detroit FD Fire Boat 1 - Engine 16

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Detroit FD Fire Boat 1 - Engine 16

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Multiple alarms and special calls for a fire that destroyed a recycling center in Franksville, WI 7/1/18.

Union Grove FD pumper tanker at a fire scene

Tim Olk photo

rural water supply at massive fire

Tim Olk photo

foam in portable tanks at massive fire

Tim Olk photo

St Francis FD tower ladder

Tim Olk photo

massive fire at recycling center

Tim Olk photo

South Shore FD pumper tanker at a fire

Tim Olk photo

Caledonia FD tower ladder. Q10

Tim Olk photo

Caledonia FD tower ladder. Q10

Tim Olk photo

massive fire at recycling center

Tim Olk photo

Racine FD Tactical Command

Tim Olk photo

Oak Creek FD tower ladder

Tim Olk photo

Oshkosh Striker 3000 ARFF at fire scene

Tim Olk photo