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On Thursday morning, 7/28/16, Gurnee (IL) firefighters responded to a fire at a propane storage company that reconditions and fills portable tanks. As the fire spread throughout the multitude of used and open tanks, the area was evacuated due to a concern for the main storage vessels. The fire eventually went to 7-Alarms, something extremely rare in the Chicago area. Two tower ladders, a deck gun, an ARFF units and several multi-verbals were used to extinguish the fire and keep the large tanks cool.

large fire header in the sky

Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce fire engine with lots of hose on the ground

Larry Shapiro photo

elevated master streams at fire scene

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elevated master streams at fire scene

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Long Grove FD ambulance drives over fire hose

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aftermath of fire at propane storage company

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aftermath of fire at propane storage company

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ARFF at propane storage company fire

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aftermath of fire at propane storage company

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Lake Forest Fire Department tower ladder

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Beach Park FD Seagrave fire engine

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Gurnee FD E-ONE Cyclone II fire engine

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aftermath of fire at propane storage company

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aftermath of fire at propane storage company

Larry Shapiro photo

aftermath of fire at propane storage company

Larry Shapiro photo

aftermath of fire at propane storage company

Larry Shapiro photo

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McCook had a fire Friday (3/27/15) in a restaurant at 9507 Joliet Rd. It seemed as they had some fire in the walls that started in the kitchen. I attached some photos I took of some roof work in the back of the building. Companies working were, McCook’s squad, Forest View’s engine, Brookfield’s truck, a Pleasantview quint, and Riverside’s truck.

Josh Boyajian

fireman on roof with an axe

Josh Boyajian photo

fireman on flat roof with axe

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E-ONE fire truck from Brookfield IL

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firemen on roof with smoke

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fire engine hooked to hydrant

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04-01-2014:

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue units responded to a building fire at the Shady Grove/Rockville Apartment Complex in Rockville, MD yesterday morning at approx 4:15 a.m.  The fire eventually went to three alarms.  I arrived to take photos late and missed the brunt of the fire, though crews were still dousing hot spots from tower ladders and working on extensive overhaul.

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Trevor James

tower ladder working after apartment fire

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Montgomery Country fire engine

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Shady Grove apartment complex fire

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Shady Grove apartment complex fire

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Shady Grove apartment complex fire

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Montgomery Country fire engine

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large diameter fire hose lines in the street

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female firefighter at fire hydrant

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Montgomery Country fire engine

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Shady Grove apartment complex fire

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You can view more of my photos at:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/59625319@N02/

 

At 1715 hrs Saturday afternoon, the Riverside Fire Department (IL) had a working fire in an apartment building at 2916 S. Harlem.  Companies arrived to fire blowing out the first floor windows of a two-unit apartment.  The fire was contained to the first floor unit and was quickly brought under control.

Eric Haak

Pierce fire engine at fire scene

Eric Haak photo

firemen with hose line at apartment building fire

Eric Haak photo

firemen with hose line at apartment building fire

Eric Haak photo

Seagrave quint at fire scene

Eric Haak photo

Four people suffered from smoke inhalation during a late afternoon house fire in La Grange Park, IL on Wednesday, February 19th. 

Gordon J. Nord, Jr.

smoke escapes from a house on fire

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

smoke escapes from a house on fire

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

smoke escapes from a house on fire

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Rosenbauer America Raptor aerial

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firemen climb into tower ladder basket

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

firemen work from tower ladder basket

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chief fire officers at fire ascend

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chief fire officer a t fire scene

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fireman with hose line at fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

firefighter operating Rosenbauer America Raptor aerial

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

hose lines connected to rear pump fire engine

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Spartan fire engine at fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

more images from this fire are at chicagoareafire.com

The Dixie Square Mall opened in the south Chicago suburb of Harvey back in 1966 and at the time, it featured all of the “modern” comforts of a beautiful shopping center.  When looking at pictures from it’s grand opening, it is hard to believe that this could happen, but instead of becoming a mainstay of the community, the mall closed in 1978 and became better known for it’s appearance in the classic movie The Blues Brothers.  Yes, it is the mall that Jake and Elwood drove through during the mall chase scene.

It sat vacant for over 30 years and had many small fires set in it over that period.  On a hot July evening back in 2009, a larger fire was set in what used to be the mall’s center foyer.  It spread across the wooden eaves of the old J.C. Penney store which is the larger structure you see in the images.  There wasn’t much drama at this one and most of the work was done by Harvey’s tower ladder.

There were some interesting long lead-outs as hydrants were quite a distance away.  With temperatures in the mid-90’s and no exposure issues, companies took their time accessing these hydrants to supply the tower and a few hand lines with water.  It has since been torn down.

Harvey Fire Department battles fire at Dixie Square Mall featured in the Blues Brothers movie

Eric Haak photo

Harvey Fire Department battles fire at Dixie Square Mall featured in the Blues Brothers movie

Eric Haak photo

Harvey Fire Department battles fire at Dixie Square Mall featured in the Blues Brothers movie

Eric Haak photo

Fireman in E-ONE tower ladder basket

Eric Haak photo

Harvey Fire Department battles fire at Dixie Square Mall featured in the Blues Brothers movie

Eric Haak photo

Harvey Fire Department battles fire at Dixie Square Mall featured in the Blues Brothers movie

Eric Haak photo

Harvey Fire Department battles fire at Dixie Square Mall featured in the Blues Brothers movie

Eric Haak photo

Connecticut area photographer Patrick Dooley submitted this fire from yesterday, 9/11/13

Tolland, Ct had this 2nd alarm fire on 9/11/13 at 1245 hours on a very hot and humid day. The fire was at 11 White Birch Dr. This came in as smoke from the rear of the house.

Tolland CT house fire

Patrick Dooley photo

Tolland CT house fire

Patrick Dooley photo

Car 40 and Car 140 arrived to report smoke showing with Car 40 quickly requesting the 2nd alarm. Mutual aid from Crystal Lake, Ellington, Bolton, Vernon, Willington, Willington Hill, Somers, Uconn, North Coventry and Columbia assisted at the scene with other departments covering stations.

Tolland CT house fire

Patrick Dooley photo

Tolland CT house fire

Patrick Dooley photo

Tolland CT house fire

Patrick Dooley photo

Tolland CT house fire

Patrick Dooley photo

Tolland CT house fire

Patrick Dooley photo

Tolland CT house fire

Patrick Dooley photo

 

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