Highland Park Fire Department

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Highland Park (IL) firefighters were dispatched for a house fire on Churchill Lane after 1AM Wednesday (4/18/18). Police officers arriving first confirmed a fire at 2088 Churchill Lane. Fire companies arrived and reported a two-story house that was fully involved. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire which had been burning for some time. Within minutes the roof was in and a two-story portico over the driveway also collapsed.

Firefighters were unable to enter the main living area of the house to conduct a primary search due to the volume of fire and defensive operations were initiated. The whereabouts of the home’s occupants could not be established. Neighbors reported that the two residents were believed to be hoarders. Two bodies were eventually recovered from within the remnants of the house. The address was corrected to 2088 Kipling Lane.

house engulfed in flames

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Saturday evening, March 24th, 2018. Detroit, Highland Park, and Hamtramck responded to the corner of Woodward and Arizona for the report of a fire in a commercial building. This structure was on the NE corner, just across the street from Highland Park in Detroit. It was most recently used as a taxi company dispatch. Companies attempted an interior attack but went defensive shortly after with the truss roof in a compromised position.

massive smoke from commercial building fire

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massive smoke from commercial building fire

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massive flames from commercial building fire in Detroit

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Highland Park FD (MI) fire engine at work

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Detroit FD engine 35

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elevated master stream from Detroit ladder truck

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8/21/16- Fire reported in a vacant dwelling in Highland Park, (MI) at Woodward and Pasadena. Companies on the Box Alarm: Highland Park E1, Hamtramck E1, E35, E39, E17, Highland Park L1, S2, and C5. Highland Park E1 on the scene reported heavy fire in a 2-story ordinary, passing command to Ladder 1. Crews went interior but evacuation tones were quickly sounded as they had heavy fire in the attic. The roof collapsed shortly thereafter.

Josh Boyajian

house engulfed in flames at night

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house engulfed in flames at night

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Pierce fire engine at night house fire

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Sutphen fire truck at night house fire

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Sutphen fire truck at night house fire

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Sutphen fire truck at night house fire

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Sutphen fire truck at night house fire

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Pierce fire engine at night house fire

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Highland Park 2nd alarm at 120 Farrand Park, three dwellings

07/05/16 Highland Park, MI – A fully involved, vacant, two and a half story, wood frame quickly spread to the number 2 and 4 exposures. Firefighters were hampered by water issues and a malfunctioning aerial prompting a second alarm to be transmitted bringing additional Detroit companies. Multiple families were left homeless. Glenn Duda

vacant house fully engulfed in flames at night spreads to other house

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vacant house fully engulfed in flames at night spreads to other house

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vacant house fully engulfed in flames at night spreads to other house

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vacant house fully engulfed in flames at night spreads to other house

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The Highland Park Fire Department received a report of a house fire at 2776 Oak Street, located at the far northern edge of town along the Ft Sheridan property and the lakefront. A Commonwealth Edison worker reported smoke coming from the house. The alarm dispatch went right to the Code 4 for the working fire, bringing all Highland Park units in addition to Highwood, Countryside, and Deerfield.

Upon arrival, the size up mentioned smoke showing from two sides. Firefighters found a well involved kitchen fire that was contained quickly. The occupants were not home at the time. Firefighters brought a cat out of the house and administered oxygen. Reportedly another cat perished.

Tim Olk submitted these images from the scene.

Highland Park IL firemen battle winter house fire 1-15-14

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fireman rescues cat from house fire

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Highland Park IL firemen battle winter house fire 1-15-14

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fireman rescues cat from house fire

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Highland Park IL firemen battle winter house fire 1-15-14

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Dave Traiforos is in Detroit and submitted images from a commercial building fire yesterday, September 26, 2013.

Detroit Fire Department commercial building fire

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Fire was in an occupied commercial building located at Pittsburg & Mason, right behind L-22. A Level 3 haz mat was called for blood borne pathogens located in the building.

Detroit Fire Department commercial building fire

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Detroit Fire Department commercial building fire

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There was apparently only one working aerial platform in the city of Detroit, so Highland Park came mutual aid with their working platform.

Highland Park Fire Department commercial building fire

commercial building fire in Detroit with heavy black smoke

The fire remained at the Box Alarm level with a few extra engines and one extra ladder. In all, five engines, three ladders, one squad, one hazmat unit,  several chief officers, and two medic units were at the scene.

Detroit Fire Department commercial building fire

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Detroit Fire Department commercial building fire

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Smoke could be seen for about thirty miles.

More images can be seen from fire in Detroit posted at Dave’s site.