Prospect Heights Fire Department

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2nd part video from the 5-Alarm fire in Prospect Heights, IL – July 18, 2018

1st part video from the 5-Alarm fire in Prospect Heights, IL – July 18, 2018

more shots from last week’s 5-Alarm fire in Prospect Heights, IL

Massive fire destroys 3 apartment buildings

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Massive fire destroys 3 apartment buildings

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Massive fire destroys 3 apartment buildings

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Massive fire destroys 3 apartment buildings

Steve Redick photo

Massive fire destroys 3 apartment buildings

Steve Redick photo

Massive fire destroys 3 apartment buildings

Steve Redick photo

Massive fire destroys 3 apartment buildings

Steve Redick photo

Massive fire destroys 3 apartment buildings

Nick Neziri photo

Massive fire destroys 3 apartment buildings

Nick Neziri photo

Massive fire destroys 3 apartment buildings

Nick Neziri photo

The Prospect Heights FPD (IL) was called for fire in a second story apartment unit at 848 McIntosh Court 7/18/18. Based on smoke and then flames seen by the battalion chief while responding, the alarm was upgraded to a working fire and then a Box Alarm before he arrived on scene. The 3-story structure is one of four identical buildings that make up a continuous complex. The fire unit was well involved on arrival with fire blowing out the windows and lapping upwards to the mansard roof, and then throughout the attic space. The fire was eventually upgraded to 5 alarms with one special alarm plus a request for a task force from a nearby division. Due to reports of possible injuries and the magnitude of the fire, an EMS box alarm went to 2 alarms.

Before the fire was struck out roughly 9 hours of work, three of the four buildings sustained heavy damage to the top floors and roof with water and smoke damage on the floors below. The fire was held from the fourth building.

heavy smoke and huge header from building fire

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more photos and videos can be seen at Chicagoareafire.com

Prospect Heights (IL) firefighters were called to 409 Etowah Avenue Thursday night (6/1/17) at 9PM for a house fire. First arriving units had fire showing from the B-Side of the house and made a quick hit from the exterior. The area is without hydrants and the first-due tanker was out of service. As Prospect Heights Engine 39 laid out 1,500′ of 5″ hose to a nearby school, Long Grove Tanker 55 supplied water to Prospect Heights Engine 9 in front of the house. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire bringing companies from Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Wheeling, Elk Grove Township, Northbrook, and the Palatine Rural FPD.

flames from window of house on fire

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flames from window of house on fire

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FF with hose line at house fire

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Spartan Gladiator Classic Alexis fire engine

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Long Grove FD Tanker 55

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Prospect Heights FPD Battalion 9

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aftermath of house fire

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Prospect Heights FD Engine 9

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Firefighters prepare PPE before entering house on fire

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Firefighters after battling a house fire

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Short video and some stills from a return trip the other night to a vacant house after using it for training earlier in the day at 702 S. Elmhurst Road in Prospect Heights, IL (11/10/15)

smoke from house fire at night

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firefighters at night fire scene

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fire truck at night with lines off

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firefighter cuts vent hole in roof with chain saw

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firefighters overhaul house

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firefighter covered with foam

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house at night after fire

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Some images from the live-fire training in Prospect Heights (IL) 11/9/15 & 11/10/15.

firefighters enter house filled with smoke

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fire department water tender with portable tank

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firefighters enter house filled with smoke

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instructor sets fire for training

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Freightliner fire engine drafting from portable tank

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flames blowing out 2nd floor window

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firefighters with hose line at fire scene

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