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The Palatine FD (IL) received multiple calls reporting a house on fire at 635 E. Thornhill Drive late Monday night (1/28/19). A header was visible while companies were en route and the response was upgraded to a Code 4 Working Fire. Arriving units found fire traveling up the outside of the house in the B-sector. The fire was extinguished quickly with minimal extension inside the house.

damage to exterior of house from fire
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Palatine FD Quint 83 with lines off
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fire truck outriggers in snow bank
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Spartan Gladiator Classic Crimson tower ladder at fire scene
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LDH supply hose stretched in street
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fire hydrant with hose attached dug out from snow
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Palatine, Palatine Rural, and Rolling Meadows firefighters responded to a reported kitchen fire at Durty Nellies at 180 Smith Street in Palatine, IL Friday 1/25/19.

fire at Dirty Nellies pub
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fire at Dirty Nellies pub
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Firefighters in Northbrook, IL and many mutual aid companies battled fire in three houses just before dawn on Wednesday (1/16/19). There was an apparent explosion in one house and fire communicated to homes on either side. One was almost completely gutted and the house upwind sustained moderate damage.


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The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD was dispatched for a reported house fire at 4:26AM Thursday morning (1/3/19) on North Apple Hill Lane in Prairie View, IL. Responding units from nearby Station 51 saw a glow in the sky and the response was upgraded to a working fire. Arriving companies found a two-story house that was fully engulfed by fire. The house was believed to be vacant and undergoing some renovation. The ladder pipe from Truck 53 went into service right away along with three hand lines as the entire operation was defensive.

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house destroyed by fire at night

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house destroyed by fire at night

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Firefighters battle house fire

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house destroyed by fire at night

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house destroyed by fire at night

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Firefighters battle house fire

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Engine 53 HME Ahrens Fox RAT

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Truck 51 quint with lines of

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Truck 51 quint with lines of

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house destroyed by fire at night

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Engine 53 HME Ahrens Fox RAT

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Truck 51 quint with lines of

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Truck 51 quint with lines of

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Prospect Heights (IL) firefighters were dispatched at 25 minutes after midnight to a reported fire at 107 North Schoenbeck Road after a passerby spotted smoke coming from the roof area. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered the building was charged with smoke and smoke was coming from multiple areas of the roof. A quick search of the building determined it was unoccupied and the fire was in the crawlspace. The fire was quickly extinguished without extension into the walls or ceiling.

smoke from eaves of house on fire

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Firefighters prepare to enter a house on fire

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Firefighter drags hose at fire scene

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FD sector chief at house fire scene

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smoke from eaves of house on fire

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smoke from eaves of house on fire

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Firefighters at smokey house fire

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fire trucks at night fire scene

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Prospect Heights FPD Tanker 9

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Prospect Heights FPD Engine 9

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Prospect Heights FPD Tanker 9

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The Roberts Park FPD (IL) was called to 8701 W. 85th Place in Justice Sunday night (12/30/18) for fire in a 3rd floor apartment. They eventually elevated the incident to a 4-Alarm fire which gutted the top floor and caused extensive damage to the first and second floors. The fire was in the end section of three buildings separated by firewalls, and though fire did apparently get into one unit of the adjoining building, the remainder of that building plus the end building were saved. Elevated master streams from Bedford Park, Pleasantview, and Evergreen Park trucks on two sides of the building operated for several hours in addition to multiple large lines from the ground and deck guns from Roberts Park and Bridgeview engines.

dramatic photo of fire trucks battling a fire at nighr

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dramatic photo of fire trucks battling a fire at nighr

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apartment building with Mansard roof on fire

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Roberts Park FPD Engine 32 Seagrave Marauder

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E-ONE fire truck battling a fire

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colorful LED lights on fire truck aerial ladders

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fire engine shrouded in smoke at night

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apartment building with Mansard roof on fire

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apartment building with Mansard roof

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Chicago FD Engine 15

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Firefighters in Des Plaines, IL were sent to 625 Millers Drive Saturday evening 12/15/18 after receiving multiple frantic calls about a house fire. Arriving companies were met with a single-family, split-level house with heavy smoke from the rear sector. Several hand lines were deployed and the bulk of the fire was contained within 25 minutes. One civilian was transported to an area hospital. More photos at Chicagoareafire.com

smoke from roof of house on fire

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Firefighters battle house fire

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Firefighters battle house fire

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Firefighters battle house fire

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Firefighters vent roof of house on fire

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fier engines on scene with lines off

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