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The Long Grove FPD (IL) was dispatched with mutual aid companies to the area of Old McHenry Road and Cuba Road Friday night (9/16/16) just after 9:30PM for a reported house fire. The location is just blocks from the fire station and the Long Grove units were in the area within minutes of the call. They found a vacant house in disrepair off of Shagbark Lane with heavy fire.
The Code 3 dispatch was quickly upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire. Nine units were due on the initial dispatch including three tankers and another 12 units with five tenders were due on the Code 4 along with several chief officers.
Long Grove Squad 55 and Tanker 55 used 4,000 gallons of water which was quickly supplemented by another 3,200 gallons from the Wauconda tanker and 1,000 gallons from Lake Zurich Engine 4 as a water supply operation was implemented with a tanker shuttle.
Eventually a Box Alarm and then a 2nd Alarm for tenders only brought multiple additional resources to the scene.
more photos at chicagoareafire.com and the full gallery is at shapirophotography.net
Schaumburg (IL) companies were sent to the SB IL Route 53 local lanes at I90 just after midnight on Wednesday (6/8/16) for fire in a semi-trailer. They encountered fire in a 40′ trailer that was fully-loaded with commercial uniforms. Battalion 5 requested two tankers from neighboring departments to supply Engine 52 with two lines off. Units on the scene included four engines, two tankers, two trucks, one squad, one chief, and two ambulances supplying manpower during the almost two-hour process to remove the smoldering contents of the truck.
more photo at shapirophotography.net
I responded to a head-on crash today with Buffalo Grove (IL) Quint 27. We were sent into Long Grove for a reported crash between a car and a semi where the car’s driver was trapped and the engine compartment was on fire. The unconscious driver was freed and later pronounced dead at an area hospital. Firefighters fought the fire and worked to extricate the driver simultaneously. The airbag did not deploy evidently due to the nature of the collision.
Here are a few images with more at shapirophotography.net
Long Grove (IL) firefighters responded along with mutual-aid companies to a reported basement fire at 20900 Middleton Drive in Kildeer late Monday evening. Smoke was visible on arrival and firefighters entered the house with a line to find a fire in the furnace area of the basement.
The house was filled with smoke, but no extension was discovered.
Here are some images from the scene.
More images are at shapirophotography.net
A tractor-trailer struck a tractor-dump combination in Long Grove, IL on Tuesday, June 10th. The driver was freed from the wreck after a 30-minute extrication, and he later died at the hospital from his injuries.