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Police officers and firefighters in Winnetka, IL were dispatched for a reported house fire before 1PM on Wednesday (9/2/20) at 614 Pine Lane. Battalion 28 was first on the scene and reported flames showing from the C-Sector. The alarm was upgraded to a working fire for additional resources. Glencoe Engine 30 stretched 400′ of 5″ to a hydrant on the cross street and then supplied Winnetka Engine 28 through another 400′ that they dropped. Several lines were stretched into the house as companies attacked heavy fire in the attic. Additional lines were positioned around the exterior of the building as well.

The alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm at roughly the 20-minute mark. The fire vented through the roof in at least three areas. In addition to the interior lines, a cellar nozzle was inserted from the roof into one of the openings and then reapplied into a second area. The fire was brought under control without extending much beyond the attic spaces.

Fire at the Indonesian Consulate General’s residence in Winnetka
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Fire at the Indonesian Consulate General’s residence in Winnetka
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Firefighters on the roof of a house use a cellar nozzle to douse flames in the atti
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more at Chicagoareafire.com

Some photos from the 2-Alarm house fire in Buffalo Grove, IL – August 26, 2020 – more photos at Chicagoareafire.com

heavy smoke from roof of house on fire
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heavy smoke from roof of house on fire
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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.

house fire in Buffalo Grove
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house fire in Buffalo Grove
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E-ONE Typhoon fire engine with lines off
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Firefighters in Northbrook, IL were dispatched to a house fire at 4040 Timberlane Drive in an unincorporated area of their district Wednesday afternoon (5/6/20). They found an active attic fire in a ranch house. There was nobody home at t he time of the fire which was contained in under an hour.

Northbrook Firefighters at house fire
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house fire in Northbrook IL
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heavy smoke from house on fire
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Firefighters climb ladder at house fire
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house fire in Northbrook IL
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heavy smoke from house on fire
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heavy smoke from house on fire
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Firefighters enter house on fire with hose
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fire trucks with hose off
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More photos are at Chicagoareafire.com and HERE.

A Cessna Skyhawk skidded off a runway after landing at the Chicago Executive Airport Thursday evening 4/2/20. Only the pilot was onboard and he was able to get out of the plane that came to rest about two feet of water in a drainage ditch alongside the runway.

plane skids off the runway at Chicago Executive Airport
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Freightliner/Horton Type I ambulance
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plane misses runway at Chicago Executive Airport
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Ford Police Intercepters
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Rosenbauer America IHC Timberwolf fire engine
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sunset photo of Rosenbauer America IHC Timberwolf 4x4 fire engine
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I was in Rogers, AR in December of 2014 and attended a burn-down of a small house after the fire department used the structure for training.

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Just before 2AM on Monday, 1/31/17, a homeowner spotted a neighbor’s house engulfed in flames as she went to let her dog out. A large first assignment was dispatched including water tankers since the area is without hydrants. When the first units arrived at the house at the end of a 1/4-mile driveway, the roof had already collapsed.

The fire went to four alarms bringing 16 tankers (tenders) to the scene in order to achieve a continuous water supply. The house was in unincorporated Barrington, IL within the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District.

E-ONE e-MAX fire engine at work drafting

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E-ONE e-MAX fire engine at work pumping

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many fire department water tenders in line at a fire scene

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Bartlett fire department tenet dumps water into a portable tank

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Fox Lake fire department tenet dumps water into a portable tank

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Firefighters battle house fire at night

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Firefighters battle house fire at night

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Firefighters battle house fire at night

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huge house engulfed in flames at night

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huge house engulfed in flames at night

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E-ONETyphoon fire engine at work pumping

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E-ONE fire engine nursed by a tanker at a fire scene

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huge house engulfed in flames at night

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Firefighter with ground monitor fighting house fire

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fire department tenet dumps water into a portable tank

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more photos are at Shapirophotography.net

There are two videos. The first highlights firefighting and the second shows the water supply operations.