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13585 Wadsworth Rd. Wadsworth , IL Alaniz Irrigation

Newport pulled box 14-48 to the 3rd alarm for a well-involved house that was also the office of a lawn sprinkler service. A tender shuttle supplied water to multiple handlines and then into Zion’s truck. Heavy fire consumed the house as crews where forced to fight from the outside. Jeff Rudolph

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firemen with hose line at fire scene

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fire truck at fire scene

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fire chief at fire scene

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house on fire

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fire truck at fire scene

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Here are some photos I took at Wadsworth’s 3RD Level Box on Sunday (11-16-14). I was down the street with a friend when we saw the smoke. I didn’t have a radio on me to see what was going on. We drove down towards the smoke and saw the fire. Newport had just gotten on the scene with the first Engine when I arrived. I got some photos of the apparatus and the house. There was a fire in the garage the previous night. Took to long too be a rekindle. This fire is now under investigation.

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firemen with hose line at fire scene

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firemen at house fire with lots of smoke

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fire truck at fire scene

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fire truck at fire scene

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firemen at house fire with lots of smoke

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fire truck at fire scene

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firemen at house fire with lots of smoke

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firemen at house fire with lots of smoke

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fire trucks at fire scene

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Newport Township FPD in Wadsworth, IL responded to a 4,000 sq ft home that was well-involved on arrival at about 4:30 this morning (9/24/14). The home was located in an area with out hydrants, so the alarm was upgraded quickly to bring many water tankers (tenders) from northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

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large house destroyed by fire

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large house destroyed by fire

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large house destroyed by fire

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large house destroyed by fire

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large house destroyed by fire

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large house destroyed by fire

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large house destroyed by fire

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large house destroyed by fire

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Tim Olk photo

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Here’s my video from the Newport Township FPD house fire in Wadsworth, IL.

A gallery with  my images can be found HERE

Here are images from Jeff Rudolph:

large home in Wadsworth IL destroyed by fire 1-23-14

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large home in Wadsworth IL destroyed by fire 1-23-14

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large home in Wadsworth IL destroyed by fire 1-23-14

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large home in Wadsworth IL destroyed by fire 1-23-14

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large home in Wadsworth IL destroyed by fire 1-23-14

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large home in Wadsworth IL destroyed by fire 1-23-14

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large home in Wadsworth IL destroyed by fire 1-23-14

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fireman covered with ice

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fire truck covered with ice

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Here are images from Tim Olk:

large home in Wadsworth IL destroyed by fire 1-23-14

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large home in Wadsworth IL destroyed by fire 1-23-14

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large home in Wadsworth IL destroyed by fire 1-23-14

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large home in Wadsworth IL destroyed by fire 1-23-14

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large home in Wadsworth IL destroyed by fire 1-23-14

large home in Wadsworth IL destroyed by fire 1-23-14

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firemen rescue chickens from house fire

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fireman rescues chicken from house fire

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fireman covered with ice

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The Newport Township FPD (IL)was called at 3:30PM on Thursday  (1-23-14) for a house fire at 38591 Arbor Court in Wadsworth. First arriving companies found fire in a large two and three-story house at the end of dead-end street in a sub-division without hydrants. The alarm was quickly upgraded to a Box Alarm as companies went to work with an interior attack supplied by one of Newport’s pumper/tankers.

Companies had to abandon the interior attack as the fire spread rapidly. Within minutes the alarm was upgraded to a 2nd alarm, then a 3rd alarm, and eventually a 4th alarm bringing companies from throughout Lake County (IL) and neighboring Kenosha County in Wisconsin.

An extensive tanker shuttle was put into operation with three portable tanks dropped roughly 2,000 feet from the fire building, at Cashmere Road and Crabapple Drive. At least 10 tankers were deployed, as they had to travel over 3 miles to fill and return.

The 4th alarm was struck out just after 7PM.

I was one of several photographers at the scene. Other photos and a video will follow.

large home in Wadsworth IL destroyed by fire 1-23-14

Three portable tanks were used for the tanker shuttle. Larry Shapiro photo

large home in Wadsworth IL destroyed by fire 1-23-14

A long hose lay from the water supply, through two engines pumping inline, to the engine in the driveway. Larry Shapiro photo

large home in Wadsworth IL destroyed by fire 1-23-14

Four tankers refill their tanks before returning to the dump site. Larry Shapiro photo

large home in Wadsworth IL destroyed by fire 1-23-14

The house was situated at the end of a long driveway on a dead-end street surround by a heavily wooded area. Larry Shapiro photo

large home in Wadsworth IL destroyed by fire 1-23-14

The first-due pumper/tanker in the driveway with multiple lines off. Larry Shapiro photo

large home in Wadsworth IL destroyed by fire 1-23-14

Fire burns through the garage attic. Larry Shapiro photo

large home in Wadsworth IL destroyed by fire 1-23-14

Fire consumes the first floor of the house. Larry Shapiro photo

large home in Wadsworth IL destroyed by fire 1-23-14

A pumper/tanker from Pleasant Prairie, WI pumps at the base of the driveway. Larry Shapiro photo

large home in Wadsworth IL destroyed by fire 1-23-14

Steam rises from water dumped from the tankers. Two engines are drafting. Larry Shapiro photo

More images are HERE. Additional images will follow this post along with a video from the scene.

Newport Township FPD firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire Wednesday morning on N. Mill Creek Road in Wadsworth, IL. The house was located at the end of a long driveway and was not visible from the wooded street.

large house fire in Wadsworth IL Newport Township FPD

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large house fire in Wadsworth IL Newport Township FPD

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large house fire in Wadsworth IL Newport Township FPD

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large house fire in Wadsworth IL Newport Township FPD

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large house fire in Wadsworth IL Newport Township FPD

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Arriving units were unable to see the fire  in the rear of the structure until they got all the way to the house. Since the area is without hydrants, the alarm was upgraded immediately to a Box Alarm, then to a 2nd Alarm shortly thereafter. One engine and a 75′ quint made it up the driveway and a relay operation was initiated from the street. Three portable tanks were used on the road as two engines supplied 5″ lines to the quint and the engine in the driveway.

large house fire in Wadsworth IL Newport Township FPD

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large house fire in Wadsworth IL Newport Township FPD

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large house fire in Wadsworth IL Newport Township FPD

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large house fire in Wadsworth IL Newport Township FPD

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As the fire overhead grew, companies had to pull out and resort to a defensive operation. Several hand lines and an aerial pipe were put into operation. Due to the water needs and the route tenders had to take to refill and return, the alarm was upgraded to a 4th Alarm for additional tenders.

large house fire in Wadsworth IL Newport Township FPD

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large house fire in Wadsworth IL Newport Township FPD

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large house fire in Wadsworth IL Newport Township FPD

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large house fire in Wadsworth IL Newport Township FPD

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large house fire in Wadsworth IL Newport Township FPD

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Seventeen Illinois departments responded to the fire along with eight departments from Wisconsin. There were a total of 16 water tenders, two aerials, two squads, and five engines.