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Additional photos from the Working fire in West Chicago, IL – March 10, 2018

Carol Stream Fire District Squad 27

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Carol Stream Fire District Engine 29

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York Center FPD pumper tanker

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Warrenville FPD tower ladder

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West Chicago FPD tower ladder

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St Charles Fire Department pumper tanker

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Carol Stream Fire District Truck 28

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St Charles Fire Department pumper tanker

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Firefighters at house fire

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West Chicago FPD Tanker 5

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Carol Stream Fire District Truck 28

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Carol Stream Fire District Truck 28

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The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD (LRFPD) in Illinois was called to 24341 Elm Road early Friday morning (6/2/17) for the report of an ATV on fire. A followup call apparently notified dispatchers that the fire had spread to the attached garage. Lake Forest Engine 422 arrived first and advised that they had a fully-involved garage fire. LRFPD Engine 52, Squad 51, and Battalion 51 arrived right behind the first engine and all three suppression units exhausted their tank water on the initial attack. Countryside Engine 411 arrived with the Lincolnshire units and supplied their tank water inline as well. The home is located in an unincorporated area of Lake Forest without hydrants.

On arrival, Battalion 51 upgraded the alarm to a Code 4 for the working fire and simultaneously a MABAS Box Alarm was struck which would bring several water tankers in addition to supplemental fire suppression companies. Portable tanks were dropped from two tankers. While Long Grove drafted from the portable tanks supplying the engines at the scene, tankers from Countryside, Wauconda, Grayslake, and the Palatine Rural FPD shuttled water to the scene from a hydrant roughly a mile away.

The fire was largely contained to the garage with some extension into the house and attic.

fire through the roof of a house

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fire through the roof of a house

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fire through the roof of a house

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aftermath of house fire

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Firefighters vent roof during a fire

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charred remains of an ATV

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tankers shuttle water to fire scene

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Pierce fire engine with lines off

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FD tanker drafting from portable tanks

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long hose lay at fire scene

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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.


A Walterboro (SC) family was displaced following a structure fire at 212 Brights Court Monday afternoon, 30-January at 17:36. Callers to 9-1-1 reported the fire started in the area of the kitchen and then spread with smoke and flames reported to be coming from the attic.

Car 107 arrived to find heavy smoke conditions from all sides of the approx. 4000 sq ft home with flames visible from the south end of the building. Colleton County (SC) Fire-Rescue Engine 1 arrived and deployed two 1-3/4 handlines and used the deck gun in an effort to knock down the flames. As firefighters made entry through the front door, the roof erupted in flames along the ridge vent extending across the structure. Crews attempted an interior attack, but were evacuated from the building a short time later.

A second alarm was requested shortly after arrival as firefighters performed a defensive attack from outside the building. A charged power line fell from the building minutes after arrival blocking access to the rear of the south end of the structure. An additional 1-3/4 and one 2-1/2 handline were deployed.

Water supply was handled with a tender shuttle. A third alarm was issued for manpower 50 minutes into the incident. Crews worked for nearly 1-1/2 hours to gain control of the fire which extended throughout the common attic and damaged most rooms in the residence. The home suffered substantial damage. The fire appears to have started in the breaker box behind the kitchen and extended into the attic. The home had several additions. Fire units were on the scene for seven hours. No injuries were reported during the incident. The American Red Cross is assisting the family.

Engine 1, Engine 9, Tender 1, Tender 2, Tender 6, Tender 19, Tender 22, Tender 26, Tender 27, Medic 1, Medic 6, Medic 13, Medic 19, Car 107, Car 109, Car 118, and Car 119 were at the scene. Assistant Chief Marty Stallings served as Incident Commander.

Barry W. McRoy, Fire Chief, Colleton County Fire-Rescue

fire department water tender dumps into portable tank with house on fire

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Colleton County SC firefighters at work

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firefighter with PPE exiting burning building

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firefighters battle house fire with heavy flames

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fire department water tender dumps into portable tank with house on fire

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fire department water tender dumps into portable tank

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firefighters with hose line in garage

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A large barn at Circle M Ranch located at 2927 Cottageville Hwy (US Hwy 17-A) north of Walterboro was destroyed in an early morning fire 23-January. At 00:28 a passerby reported to 9-1-1 that the building was on fire and the roof have already collapsed. Colleton County (SC) Fire-Rescue units arrived minutes later to find the approximately 4,500 sq. ft. barn fully involved. Little of the building was still standing.

Firefighters deployed multiple hand lines to combat the blaze. A water shuttle operation was initiated for water supply. Crews contended with high winds which were a contributing factor in the rapid spread of the fire. The Circle M Ranch boards, sells, and trains horses. Most of the horses escaped injury, however one horse perished in the fire.

Firefighters were on the scene for three hours. Heavy thunderstorms were in the area most of the day and evening, bringing high winds, rain, and lightning.  The fire is suspected to have been storm related, but the cause is still under investigation.

Engine 19, Engine 27, Engine 36, Tender 1, Tender 9, Tender 19, Tender 26, Tender 27, Medic 1, Medic 9, Medic 19, Battalion 1, Car 109, and Car 111 responded. Battalion Chief Ben Heape served as Incident Commander.

Barry W. McRoy, Fire Chief, Colleton County Fire-Rescue

firefighters battle barn fire at night

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firefighters battle barn fire at night

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Colleton County Fire Rescue battles barn fire at night

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Colleton County Fire Rescue battles barn fire at night

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firefighters battle barn fire at night

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firefighters battle barn fire at night

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Kitchener fire dispatch received a 911 call reporting a barn on fire on Shantz Station Road near Vance Road in Woolwich Township, Ontario, March 2 2016 at 12:30. Breslau, Maryhill, Conestogo, and St Jacobs were dispatched to the call. Dispatch updated units on route that they had a call from the Regional Airport tower, located just west of the scene, reporting a barn and possibly house on fire.

Maryhill district chief reported a large loom up on the way to the call and requested Elmira’s tanker to the scene. Breslau’s pumper tanker arrived on scene reporting a fully involved building with a small barn and house as serious exposures. Firefighters pulled numerous 1.5” and a 2.5” lines to fight the fire and protect exposures. Maryhill’s pumper set up on the road for tanker operations and relay pumping to Breslau’s pumper.

The house caught fire due to radiant heat, but crews were able to knock it down quickly. More than 30 firefighters worked for two hours before knocking the fire down. Woolwich firefighters made a very good save at this fire. The barn had minimal damage, and the rear section of the home can be repaired. The main section of the century old home was saved with no damage. Box 690 provided rehab for the call. The first photo was shot before crews pulled their first line.

All photos

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

large barn engulfed in flames

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firefighters battle barn fire in the winter

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firefighters battle barn fire in the winter

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firefighters battle barn fire in the winter

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firefighters battle barn fire in the winter

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rural water supply tanker shuttle at fire scene

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rural water supply tanker shuttle at fire scene

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firefighters protect exposure during fire

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firemen with hose douse hot spots after fire

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Freightliner fire truck in Canada

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Freightliner fire truck in Canada

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rural water supply tanker shuttle at fire scene

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KME fire truck in Canada

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Freightliner fire truck in Canada

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Spartan fire truck in Canada

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firefighter removes propane tanks from fire scene

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car parts melted from radiant heat of fire

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A 3500 sq ft dwelling was destroyed in an early morning fire in the 5400 block of Prices Bridge Road Tuesday morning 16-February. At 03:02, 9-1-1 was notified of the incident, with the caller reporting flames coming from the home along Chessey Creek. The home is located near the end of a five mile long dead-end road. The fire occurred during a severe thunderstorm with blinding rain and 33 mph winds. Colleton County (SC) Fire-Rescue Engine 6 arrived to find the single-story block building approximately 80% involved. The roof had already collapsed over a portion of the building. They initially attempted to use the deck gun, but the strong winds prevented the water from reaching the building. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed three handlines to combat the fire. The wind-driven fire spread rapidly and quickly consumed the remainder of the building. An operational Model T and a Corvette were also destroyed in the garage. It took approximately 40 minutes to bring the fire under control. The home and contents were destroyed. Fire units were on the scene for six hours. Water supply was conducted with a tender shuttle from a dry hydrant at Prices Bridge Landing, two miles from the scene. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Engine 6, Engine 12, Tender 1, Tender 6, Tender 12, Tender 19, Tender 27, Medic 1, Medic 6, Medic 19, Battalion 1 and Car 12 responded. Battalion Chief Scott Feather served as Incident Commander.

Barry W. McRoy, Fire Chief, Colleton County Fire-Rescue

house fully engulfed in flaems

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house fully engulfed in flaems

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house fully engulfed in flaems

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house fully engulfed in flaems

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