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Here’s the video from the scene of the house explosion in Long Grove, IL.
Some images from 4773 Trenton Court in the Royal Melbourne subdivision in Long Grove (IL). Parts of this development are in the Long Grove Fire Protection District and the rest in the Countryside Fire Protection District.
Before 11PM on Friday, firefighters responded to a reported fire. Prior to their arrival, the homeowner reportedly stepped out of the home just minutes before a catastrophic explosion destroyed the structure sending splintered debris in all directions. Several neighboring homes suffered broken windows, buckled garage doors, or structural damage. There are reports that several homes are uninhabitable.
There were only minor injuries at the scene. A 2nd Alarm was struck for water tenders and suppression companies as the development is largely without hydrants. The gas company was reportedly in the area investigating an odor.
A complete gallery of images is at shapirophotography.net
More information and photos are at chicagoareafire.com
Kitchener Fire Dispatch toned out a full response from Maryhill and Conestogo plus the St Jacobs tanker for a confirmed house fire at 1364 Durant Road at 12:02 pm March 3, 2014. The Maryhill pumper reported smoke showing approximately two miles from the scene. Breslau’s pumper tanker was then added to the call as the fourth.
The Maryhill pumper arrived on scene and reported a century-old building was fully involved. Two port-a-tanks were set up beside the pumper. Water was shuttled from a hydrant at the Breslau fire hall, approximately five miles from the scene.
The original front section of the home was built in 1888, and had a tin roof. The wind chill dropped the temperature to -10 F, making firefighting very difficult. Crews worked six hours to fully extinguish the fire.
Box 690 served 100 hot drinks, eight dozen chili dogs, 40 cold drinks, and 200 snack items at the fire.
Gary Dinkel, Box 690
Ayr Ontario firefighters were toned out for a house fire at 1221 Industrial road at 3:52 am on January 29. Cambridge dispatch advised responding units that the house was well involved and all occupants were out. Ayr Car 2 requested New Dundee and Box 690 Canteen while enroute. Ayr responded with two pumpers, two tankers, and their rescue.
Car 2 arrived on scene with heavy fire in the middle of the large bungalow. P4 pulled into the driveway of the house and stretched lines to the front and rear while P1 setup for relay pumping form port-a-tanks out on the road. Cambridge’s tanker was also requested at this time.
New Dundee Pump 21 setup at a nearby reservoir and filled tankers. The temperature was a frigid -35 F with light winds. The large bungalow had a shake roof. The fire quickly spread through the house. Kitchener’s tanker was requested as the fifth tanker. P1 froze up early in the fire. Cambridge’s tanker replaced the pumper until portable pumps could be set up to feed P4. By this point most of the tankers inlets were frozen and tankers had to be filled from the top. Command requested Kitchener P5 to the scene to act as the relay pumper. The pumper is fully enclosed and had no issues with freezing up. The fire was declared under control by 10:00. Damage was pegged at $700,000.
Attached are some shots of a house fire at 1805 Main St in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada from December 7, 2012. The fire was reported by a passing motorist around 10 am, reporting flames through the roof of the house. Cambridge dispatched three quints, a pumper, a rescue, a tanker, and the Platoon Chief to the call. P5 reported a thermal column as they pulled out of their station on Main St approximately one mile from the call. This is a rural part of the city, with the closest hydrant approximately ¾ of a mile from the home. P5 arrived on-scene, confirmed fire through the roof, and requested additional tankers to the scene. Tankers from the Ayr and Puslinch fire departments responded. All fire fighting was defensive. The fire was knocked down within an hour of arrival, with extensive overhaul over the next two hours. The suspected cause of the fire was a well stoked, unattended, wood fire place. Damages were set at $300,000.
All photos by
Gary Dinkel – Box 690 FD Canteen
Tim Olk submitted these images from an apartment building fire yesterday morning in Salem, Wisconsin.