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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

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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
Larry Shapiro photo
heavy fire blows out of brick building
Larry Shapiro photo
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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Firefighters in Northbrook, IL and many mutual aid companies battled fire in three houses just before dawn on Wednesday (1/16/19). There was an apparent explosion in one house and fire communicated to homes on either side. One was almost completely gutted and the house upwind sustained moderate damage.


house destroyed by explosion
Larry Shapiro photo
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Wheeling, IL police and firefighters were called to a parking lot at McHenry Road and Denoyer Trail Thursday night (11/22/18) for a car fire with reported entrapment. Police found one car that crashed into a tree in the parking lot of a small shopping center. There was fire in the engine compartment and an occupant had been pulled to safety by bystanders. Firefighters arrived to extinguish the fire and transport the patient to an area hospital.

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