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House fire 5/21/18 in Bartlett, IL.

house on fire

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Firefighters with hose line at house fire

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Firefighters with hose line at house fire

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flames consume house

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heavy fire at house fire

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Firefighters with hose line at house fire

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The Barrington Countryside FPD (IL) responded to a house fire early this morning (5/3/18) at 83 Paganica Drive in Barrington Hills. A header was visible as units were en route and they found heavy fire from the second floor and mansard roof upon arrival. The resident had evacuated the house. The area is without hydrants.  The first engine and tanker pulled into the driveway with 4,000 gallons of water as the second engine dropped a line to the end of the street to initiate a drafting operation from three portable tanks. Fourteen tankers shuttled water for over two hours to supply several hand lines that were operating. The house sustained heavy damage and the fire’s origin is believed to be a lightning strike.

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rural water supply operation with tenders and portable tank at fire scene

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E-ONE Cyclone II e-MAX fire engine on scene

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heavy smoke fire house fire

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Firefighters battle huge house fire

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long hose lay of large diameter hose LDH

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Prospect Heights FPD Tanker 9 dumping water

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Bartlett FPD Tender 2 in long line of tenders

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fire department tenders nursing an engine

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E-ONE Cyclone II e-MAX fire engine on scene

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An unusual job at a records building/chapel in a large cemetery in Schiller Park, IL 4/25/18. There were roofers working on the building at the time and I imagine that related to the fire’s origin. The sole water supply was from a Schiller Park engine which supplied two 2-1/2 hand lines and a LDH, 4-inch. The fire consumed the entire roof and attic area and was ultimately contained by a tower ladder master stream from Norwood Park. The brand new Schiller Park E-one truck was utilized but I think they had some kind of issue with the waterway resulting in an unusual operation with a handline from the tip. Some unusual photos to be had with all the headstones and monuments around the fire building along with the ornate construction of the chapel itself. Here’s a link to all the images  Steve Redick

Schiller Park FD Truck 5

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fire engulfs roof of a chapel

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fire engulfs roof of a chapel

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fire engulfs roof of a chapel

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Norwood Park FPD Truck 104

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Norwood Park FPD Truck 104

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Schiller Park FD Truck 5

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master streams work during a fire

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Schiller Park FD Truck Squad

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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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Oak Brook FD Squad 93

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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

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Historic photos from Steve Redick of Chicago’s 85′ Snorkel at work during a 5-11 Alarm fire at 615 W. 81st Street 8/1/87.

Chicago FD 84' Seagrave Snorkel at work

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Chicago FD 84' Seagrave Snorkel at work

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Chicago FD 84' Seagrave Snorkel at work

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Chicago FD 84' Seagrave Snorkel at work

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Chicago FD 84' Seagrave Snorkel at work

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