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Firefighters in Wheeling, IL battled fire in a mobile home that damaged exposures on either side today at 15 Brougham Drive in the Whippletree Village. Firefighters arrived to heavy fire and immediate began a defensive attack. It is believed that the fire was started accidentally by a juvenile.

Spartan fire engine at fire scene
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Firefighters use a 2 1/2 inch hand line at a fire
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Firefighters use a 2 1/2 inch hand line at a fire
Larry Shapiro photo
Firefighters use a 2 1/2 inch hand line at a fire
Larry Shapiro photo

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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
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heavy smoke from house fire
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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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Chicago Executive Airport – Aircraft emergency 12/5/18

1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  – Prospect Heights and Wheeling Fire Departments

The aircraft with 2 souls on board circled for approximately 90 minutes to burn off excess fuel before landing. The pilot did an excellent job bringing it in with no injuries and minor damage to the airframe.

Prospect Heights FPD apparatus at airport standby

Prospect Heights FPD photo

Prospect Heights FPD apparatus at airport standby

Prospect Heights FPD photo

1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

Dan McInerney photo

Wheeling FD and Prospect Heights FPD apparatus at airport standby

Dan McInerney photo

Prospect Heights FPD apparatus at airport standby

Dan McInerney photo

1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

Dan McInerney photo

1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

Dan McInerney photo

1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

Dan McInerney photo

1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

Dan McInerney photo

1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

Dan McInerney photo

1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

Dan McInerney photo

1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

Dan McInerney photo

1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

Dan McInerney photo

1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

Dan McInerney photo

Prospect Heights FPD apparatus at airport standby. after Cessna lands with unlocked front gear

Prospect Heights FPD photo

1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

Dan McInerney photo

video at Chicagoareafire.com

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.

Wheeling (IL) firefighters responding for a report of smoke in an apartment found the outdoor electric box engulfed in flames on arrival. The call to 950 Lexington Court came in just after 3AM 1/3/18. As firefighters awaited the arrival of Com Ed, they stretched lines and evacuated the building. Approximately one hour on the scene,  the box was de-energized. Water and then foam was used to extinguish the remaining fire. Power was rerouted and restored to the building allowing residents then back into their apartments.

huge flames engulf electric control box

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huge flames engulf electric control box

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huge flames engulf electric control box

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huge flames engulf electric control box

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firefighters attempt to extinguish huge flames that engulf electric control box

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firefighters attempt to extinguish huge flames that engulf electric control box

Larry Shapiro photo

firefighters attempt to extinguish huge flames that engulf electric control box

Larry Shapiro photo

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

Wes Jurczak photo

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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Wheeling (IL) firefighters were called to 568 Fairway View Drive early Sunday evening (10/16/16) for an oven fire. It was reported that the resident was unable to shut off the oven. A Wheeling ambulance company was at a nearby unit when the call was dispatched and was on scene within minutes in an area that is otherwise at the end of Wheeling’s district.

The firefighters were unable to quell the fire with an extinguisher as it had spread to the cabinets. Residents were evacuating the three-story building that was filling with smoke.

Suppression companies arrived soon thereafter and hit the fire while others searched the upper floors and began clearing smoke.

fire trucks at night

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smoke from three-story apartment building

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firefighter crouches low for smoke

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firefighter assistes elderly resident with pet during fire

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Buffalo Grove FD Lieutenant Scot Olsen

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firefighter climbs ladder to balcony

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firefighters removed stove after fire

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Larry Shapiro photo

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