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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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Firefighters in West Chicago, IL battled a house fire at 29W221 Oak Knoll Road 3/10/18.

heavy fire from house on fire

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Firefighters battle house fire

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heavy fire from house on fire

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heavy fire from house on fire

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Firefighters battle house fire

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heavy fire from house on fire

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heavy fire from house on fire

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Firefighters battle house fire

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West Chicago (IL) Special Alarm 0N705 Morningside 9-21-16, a few images from a probable house struck by lightning during the Wednesday morning storms John Tulipano

house struck by lightning

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firefighter ventilates roof during fire

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firefighter ventilates roof during fire

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firefighter ventilates roof during fire

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firefighters raise ground ladder

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firefighters overhaul house after fire

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Carol Stream FD Engine 29

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firefighters overhaul house after fire

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Roselle Fire Department fire truck

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Wednesday, April 15th at approximately 0625, the West Chicago FPD was dispatched to a dryer fire (not extended) at 704 Washington, in the General Mills Plant.Upon further investigation, companies found a dryer the size of several semi trailers end to end burning on the 3rd floor.Subsequent upgrades to a general alarm and than a MABAS box alarm for additional manpower. The fire was under control in about 45 minutes.

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fire trucks at fire scene

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Pierce fire engine at fire scene

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firemen at fire scene

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Pierce fire engine

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fire chief with command post

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E-ONE fire engine

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E-ONE fire engine

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fire chief with command post

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More photos 

On November 10, 2014 at approximately 11:05am West Chicago FPD (IL) was dispatched to a reported house fire at 28w649 Hickory Lane. Batt 6, the first arriving company, reported smoke from a house.

When I arrived fire was venting out the 2nd floor of the home along the mansard roof line. The house was a two-story frame approximately 50×50 with a mansard style roof around the entire house from the 2nd floor to approximately three feet above the ground.

Companies advanced through the front door and within several minutes fire had dropped down the inside of the mansard.  There was fire around the entry door, and command removed all companies from inside to initiate an exterior attack. The fire traveled left around the east and south side of the house. Companies worked very hard to try and stay ahead of the fire. As they pulled and opened up the mansard, there was fire ahead of them.

 It took about 45 minutes to bring the fire under control.

Apparently a worker was sweating pipes inside the first floor of the home.

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house fire with mansard roof

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house fire with mansard roof

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house fire with mansard roof

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house fire with mansard roof

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house fire with mansard roof

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house fire with mansard roof

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house fire with mansard roof

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house fire with mansard roof

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house fire with mansard roof

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more photos at http://tulipano-firephotos.smugmug.com/FIRES/West-Chicago-FPD-3rd-Alarm/