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Police officers and firefighters in Winnetka, IL were dispatched for a reported house fire before 1PM on Wednesday (9/2/20) at 614 Pine Lane. Battalion 28 was first on the scene and reported flames showing from the C-Sector. The alarm was upgraded to a working fire for additional resources. Glencoe Engine 30 stretched 400′ of 5″ to a hydrant on the cross street and then supplied Winnetka Engine 28 through another 400′ that they dropped. Several lines were stretched into the house as companies attacked heavy fire in the attic. Additional lines were positioned around the exterior of the building as well.

The alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm at roughly the 20-minute mark. The fire vented through the roof in at least three areas. In addition to the interior lines, a cellar nozzle was inserted from the roof into one of the openings and then reapplied into a second area. The fire was brought under control without extending much beyond the attic spaces.

Fire at the Indonesian Consulate General’s residence in Winnetka
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Fire at the Indonesian Consulate General’s residence in Winnetka
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Firefighters on the roof of a house use a cellar nozzle to douse flames in the atti
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Buffalo Grove (IL) police and firefighters were called to 25 Dellmont Court today (8/26/20) for a house fire. First arriving units had fire from a roof vent of a two-story, single-family house. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 working fire and then to a MABAS Box Alarm for additional resources. Companies advanced several lines into the house and had difficulty gaining access to the attic. The fire self vented through the rear with flames and heavy smoke pushing out. An exterior line was used to darken down the fire before companies were again able to make an interior attack. The alarm was later elevated to a 2nd Alarm for additional manpower due to the excessive heat. Two firefighters were transported from the scene with heat related injuries.

house fire in Buffalo Grove
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house fire in Buffalo Grove
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E-ONE Typhoon fire engine with lines off
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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
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flames and smoke through roof of house on fire
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flames and smoke through roof of house on fire
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flames and smoke through roof of house on fire
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heavy smoke from roof of house on fire
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heavy smoke from house on fire
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Firefighters use four pike poles to pull soffits
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exhausted Firefighter after fighting a fire
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Buffalo Grove (IL) firefighters were called to 685 Le Parc Circle late Tuesday afternoon (6/20/17) after a homeowner was alerted on his phone of excessive heat. The Code 2 for the alarm investigation was elevated to a Code 3 for the reported fire after receiving an update from the homeowner who arrived home and found smoke in the unit.

Buffalo Grove (BG) Battalion 4 arrived to find light smoke around the eaves and upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire. BG companies went to the roof and inside the unit while mutual aid crews investigated the adjoining units. Heavy smoke conditions inside initially hampered locating the seat of the attic fire and a fear of extension throughout the multiple unit building prompted further upgrading the alarm to a MABAS Box Alarm.

Companies at the scene were: Buffalo Grove Battalion 4, Engine 26, Quints 25 and 27, Squad 25, Ambulances 25 and 26, plus three additional chief officers. Mutual aid companies were: Arlington Heights Engine 4, Ambulance 4, and 400; Long Grove Squad 55 and 5500; Palatine Engine 82; Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51; Wheeling Engine 42 and 2400; ambulances from Barrington Countryside, Lake Zurich, Schaumburg, and Lake Villa; a Libertyville squad, a Countryside engine, trucks from Mundelein and Grayslake (in a spare truck X-Mundelein), the Mess Canteen Unit M5, plus Buffalo Grove EMA.

One firefighter was transported to an area hospital for observation after being evaluated in rehab and two dogs reportedly perished.

heavy smoke from townhouse fire

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Firefighters prepare to enter building on fire

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Firefighter makes entry with hose

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Firefighters on the tip[ of an aerial ladder

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E-ONE fire engine at fire scene

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heavy smoke from townhouse fire engulfs fire truck

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heavy smoke from townhouse fire

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Wheeling (IL) firefighters were dispatched for a working fire Saturday evening at 728 River Walk Drive. A neighbor called to report fire on the outside deck of a unit across the communal driveway that appeared to originate from a propane grill and was extending from the second floor deck to the third floor.

A Wheeling police officer evacuated the resident and firefighters made a quick initial hit with an exterior line that knocked down the bulk of the fire within minutes. Companies entered the unit to extinguish fire that had spread to the interior and stopped the fire from entering and taking hold of the attic space. Units from Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, and Arlington Heights assisted the Wheeling companies at the scene.

Photos and videos are from Wes Jurczak, his wife, and Larry Shapiro.

flames from grill engulf side of house

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flames from grill engulf side of house

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flames from grill engulf side of house flames from grill engulf side of house flames from grill engulf side of house

Firefighter battles exterior fire on house

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Rosenbauer Cobra tower ladder at fire scene

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Wheeling FD Engine 23 at work

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Firefighter in Rosenbauer Cobra tower ladder bucket overhauls fire scene

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Early morning basement fire in a large occupied apartment building in Oak Park, IL. Fire spread up to all floors and required a lot of tough inside work. Not a lot to see from my vantage point. Also there was a very brief mayday that was quickly secured. Conditions were temps in the teens. Steve Redick

aftermath of apartment building fire

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aftermath of apartment building fire

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Oak Park FD tower ladder

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aftermath of apartment building fire

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Oak Park FD Tower Ladder 631

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Pak Park FD Engien 602

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HME Ahrens Fox fire engine at work

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aftermath of apartment building fire

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Firefighters enter building after fire

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Firefighter after battling a fire

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aftermath of apartment building fire

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back stairs after fire

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Oak Park FD Engine 603

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