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2nd part video from the 5-Alarm fire in Prospect Heights, IL – July 18, 2018

1st part video from the 5-Alarm fire in Prospect Heights, IL – July 18, 2018

more shots from last week’s 5-Alarm fire in Prospect Heights, IL

Massive fire destroys 3 apartment buildings

Steve Redick photo

Massive fire destroys 3 apartment buildings

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Massive fire destroys 3 apartment buildings

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Massive fire destroys 3 apartment buildings

Steve Redick photo

Massive fire destroys 3 apartment buildings

Steve Redick photo

Massive fire destroys 3 apartment buildings

Steve Redick photo

Massive fire destroys 3 apartment buildings

Steve Redick photo

Massive fire destroys 3 apartment buildings

Nick Neziri photo

Massive fire destroys 3 apartment buildings

Nick Neziri photo

Massive fire destroys 3 apartment buildings

Nick Neziri photo

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