Here’s the video from the 3-Alarm fire in Indianapolis on April 11, 2014
Indianapolis companies were dispatched for a commercial fire at 2009 Draper Street in the late afternoon on Friday, April 11th. I was in town for the FDIC and took in the fire. Conditions were not ideal for photos, the fire produced quite a bit of smoke that stayed low to the ground. Four elevated master streams were used and the fire scene was littered with out of town visitors (myself included) that were in town for the show.
I’ll have a video after I get back home.
A gallery with more images is at shapirophotography.net
Here a few shots from the Lyons Box Alarm Fire (IL) at 4142 Maple. All photos courtesy of Chi-Town Fire Photos’ newest contributor, Dylan Gresik.
Lyons, IL Box Alarm hour fire:
Here is a synopsis of rigs that were working at the Lyons (IL) Box alarm on Maple Avenue Sunday. I was too late to get anything else. There were four rigs working on Maple in front of the fire building. Lyons Engine 1312 was directly in front with McCook Engine 1411 directly north of them. Riverside Truck 1629 was working directly to the south of 1312 and Bedford Park Truck 709 was set up directly to the south of them. Lyons Engine 1316 had a hydrant on the corner of Maple and 41st Place. From there, there was a long lead to the Cermak Quarry where Berwyn Engine 903 was drafting from the pond. Forest View Engine 813 was originally set up in that position but was not pumping. Finally, Lyons Engine 1311 had a hydrant at the corner of Joliet Road and Elm Avenue, a good two-plus blocks south of the fire building.
Harvey, IL Full Still Alarm house fire:
Just three quick shots from Harvey’s full still Sunday afternoon. I did not arrive in time to get much but with the nice sunlight and blue skies, I thought I would send in a couple of rig shots. Harvey’s first-in engine was the ex-Dixmoor Engine 33. Fire was in the rear porches and gave off an impressive header. Companies did a great job of keeping it out of the attic and keeping it from extending into the rest of the structure which was an occupied residence.
The Lake Zurich Fire Department (IL) received a call just after 5PM on Monday about a fire at Midwest Motors at 540 Cortland Drive. The first engine reported light smoke coming from the eaves. As the smoke grew in intensity, the alarm was quickly upgraded to a Box Alarm. The strip center building was home to a large indoor showroom of high end and exotic used cars.
The fire was on the second floor and in the attic at the southern end of the sprinklered building. Companies held the fire to that portion of the building although there was extensive water damage throughout. Although some cars were damaged, the majority were removed from the building.
Companies at the scene with engines were Lake Zurich (4), Palatine, Buffalo Grove, Fox River Grove, and Barrington Countryside. Trucks were from Wauconda and Arlington Heights , squads from Long Grove and Deerfield, ambulances from Barrington, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, and Libertyville, and chief officers from Lake Zurich, Wauconda, Fox River Grove, Long Grove, and Buffalo Grove.
More photos at chicagoareafire.com
And a complete gallery is at shapirophotography.net