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Firefighters in Northbrook, IL were dispatched to a house fire at 4040 Timberlane Drive in an unincorporated area of their district Wednesday afternoon (5/6/20). They found an active attic fire in a ranch house. There was nobody home at t he time of the fire which was contained in under an hour.

Northbrook Firefighters at house fire
Tim Olk photo
house fire in Northbrook IL
Tim Olk photo
heavy smoke from house on fire
Larry Shapiro photo
Firefighters climb ladder at house fire
Tim Olk photo
house fire in Northbrook IL
Tim Olk photo
heavy smoke from house on fire
Larry Shapiro photo
heavy smoke from house on fire
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Firefighters enter house on fire with hose
Larry Shapiro photo
fire trucks with hose off
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A Cessna Skyhawk skidded off a runway after landing at the Chicago Executive Airport Thursday evening 4/2/20. Only the pilot was onboard and he was able to get out of the plane that came to rest about two feet of water in a drainage ditch alongside the runway.

plane skids off the runway at Chicago Executive Airport
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Freightliner/Horton Type I ambulance
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plane misses runway at Chicago Executive Airport
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Ford Police Intercepters
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Rosenbauer America IHC Timberwolf fire engine
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sunset photo of Rosenbauer America IHC Timberwolf 4x4 fire engine
Larry Shapiro photo

Wheeling (IL) firefighters responded to 900 Valley Stream Drive Monday morning (2/2/20) for a reported basement fire. Upon arrival, smoke was seen and the alarm was upgraded to a working fire. A window on the bottom level of the split-level home blew out with flames,es and heavy smoke. Firefighters took two lines into the house and extinguished the fire quickly. Overhaul and wash down of both the interior and exterior was extensive.

heavy smoke from house fire
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heavy smoke from house fire
Larry Shapiro photo
heavy smoke from house fire
Larry Shapiro photo
heavy smoke from house fire
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Firefighters in full PPE
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heavy smoke from house fire
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Firefighters at door with hose
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Firefighter with saw at fire scene
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aftermath of house fire
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dirty Firefighters after a fire
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more photos at Chicagoareafire.com

I was in Rogers, AR in December of 2014 and attended a burn-down of a small house after the fire department used the structure for training.

Larry

Firefighters battled a stubborn fire that started in the attic after notifying the homeowner who was inside and unaware of the fire at 1318 E. Green Lane in Mount Prospect, IL 6/18/19.

flames through roof of house on fire
flames and smoke through roof of house on fire
Dan McInerney photo
flames and smoke through roof of house on fire
Dan McInerney photo
flames and smoke through roof of house on fire
Dan McInerney photo
flames and smoke through roof of house on fire
Dan McInerney photo
heavy smoke from roof of house on fire
Larry Shapiro photo
heavy smoke from house on fire
Larry Shapiro photo
Firefighters use four pike poles to pull soffits
Larry Shapiro photo
exhausted Firefighter after fighting a fire
Larry Shapiro photo

more photos at Chicagoareafire.com

Chicago firefighters were called to 2501 N. Keeler Avenue Monday afternoon (4/2/19) for a fire in a commercial food plant. When companies arrived, the fire was already in an advanced stage and burning in the center section of a long building with a sawtooth roofline. The alarm was eventually upgraded to a 5-11 and kept companies busy until late into the night. Some units were at the scene overnight and into t he next day.

massive flames and smoke from industrial building fire in Chicago
Eric Haak photo
Chicago FD Engine 76 pumping at a huge fire
Eric Haak photo
Chicago FD Engine 44
Larry Shapiro photo
Chicago FD Engine 35
Larry Shapiro photo
Chicago FD Squad 2A Rosenbauer Commander ACP-55
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heavy fire blows out of brick building
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Chicago FD Squad 2A Rosenbauer Commander ACP-55
Larry Shapiro photo
Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21 E-ONE Cyclone II HP95
Larry Shapiro photo
aftermath of huge industrial fire
Larry Shapiro photo
water floods the street around fire engine at massive fire scene
Larry Shapiro photo

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The Palatine FD (IL) received multiple calls reporting a house on fire at 635 E. Thornhill Drive late Monday night (1/28/19). A header was visible while companies were en route and the response was upgraded to a Code 4 Working Fire. Arriving units found fire traveling up the outside of the house in the B-sector. The fire was extinguished quickly with minimal extension inside the house.

damage to exterior of house from fire
Larry Shapiro photo
Palatine FD Quint 83 with lines off
Larry Shapiro photo
fire truck outriggers in snow bank
Larry Shapiro photo
Spartan Gladiator Classic Crimson tower ladder at fire scene
Larry Shapiro photo
LDH supply hose stretched in street
Larry Shapiro photo
fire hydrant with hose attached dug out from snow
Larry Shapiro photo

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