Some photos from the 2-Alarm house fire in Buffalo Grove, IL – August 26, 2020 – more photos at Chicagoareafire.com
Buffalo Grove (IL) police and firefighters were called to 25 Dellmont Court today (8/26/20) for a house fire. First arriving units had fire from a roof vent of a two-story, single-family house. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 working fire and then to a MABAS Box Alarm for additional resources. Companies advanced several lines into the house and had difficulty gaining access to the attic. The fire self vented through the rear with flames and heavy smoke pushing out. An exterior line was used to darken down the fire before companies were again able to make an interior attack. The alarm was later elevated to a 2nd Alarm for additional manpower due to the excessive heat. Two firefighters were transported from the scene with heat related injuries.
On 7/27/2020, Quincy Fire Alarm dispatched companies to a reported fire in the rear of a home on Hanna Street. On arrival companies found the entire rear of the building on fire with flames threatening exposures. A second alarm was struck immediately, bringing additional Quincy companies to the scene. Crews fought the fire defensively and requested a third and eventually a fourth alarm due to the location of the fire building and heat index which was hovering around 100 degrees. Milton, Boston, and Braintree provided assistance at the scene. More photos can be found here:
Sean Fesko/911 ERV
Around 12 AM Tuesday morning (5/5/20), Plainfield Township fire crews were alerted to a reported structure fire at the Valley Townhome apartments, 4135 Tamarack Turn NE. Dispatch received multiple calls reporting fire throughout the townhouse. Plainfield Car 3 requested a second alarm and Engine 3 requested the 3rd alarm upon arrival. Companies operated in a defensive posture and crews from Ada, Algoma, Alpine, Cannon TWP, Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids TWP, Plainfield TWP, and Walker responded. – Dylan Bartz
On 1/12/2019, the Manchester Fire Department was dispatched to a fire on Tarrytown Road. First-due companies had heavy fire in the attic of an abandoned building and companies were ordered into a defensive operation. The building eventually became well-involved and an additional engine company was dispatched to the scene. Firefighters knocked the bulk of the fire downing about 30 minutes.
More photos can be seen here:
Wilmette (IL) firefighters were called to their first fire of the day Monday afternoon just before 2PM (8/22/16) at 1336 Ashland Avenue where workers were apparently on the roof. The initial report was a possible attic fire. The house was located within blocks of Wilmette Station 26 and units arrived quickly reporting smoke from the attic and some visible fire. The alarm was upgraded to the Code 4 working fire which brought mutual aid companies from Evanston, Winnetka, Northfield, Glenview, and Skokie.
The fire was knocked down within 20 minutes though companies remained on the scene for over an hour doing overhaul, venting, and chasing hot spots. Most mutual aid companies were released before 3:30PM when RED Center dispatched another house fire in Wilmette. This will be covered in a separate post.
video by Jim McCall
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