Wilmette (IL) companies responded to an automatic fire alarm at the Woman’s Club of Wilmette, 930 Greenleaf Avenue around 10AM Tuesday morning (2/17/15). Upon rounding the corner, smoke was visible through the roof and the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 (working fire).
The occupants were out of the building when the fire department arrived and firefighters made an initial interior attack before being forced to withdraw. The alarm was upgraded to a Box Alarm for additional companies.
Four aerial master streams were operating along with several hand lines. A large collapse occurred on the B-Side of the structure that took down power lines.
Departments that assisted were Northbrook, Evanston, Morton Grove, Winnetka, Lincolnwood, Glenview, Northfield, Des Plaines, and Skokie.
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