A few photos from a house fire in the frigid weather of 12/23/22 in Des Plaines, IL
The North Maine FPD (in Illinois) along with firefighters from Des Plaines and Niles were sent to a somewhat remote location in unincorporated Des Plaines for a house fire Friday morning (12-2-22). The large house at 9609 Reding Circle sits on a small lake off of Golf Road and I-294. Reding Circle is a narrow, private road with minimal access.
As smoke was reported on arrival, the alarm was upgraded to a working fire, and it wasn’t long before flames were venting through the roof of the vacant house. Companies made an interior attack and were pulled out to transition into a defensive attack with aerial operations. Three trucks were put to work with master streams.
The alarm was upgraded again to a MABAS Box Alarm, although most of those mutual aid companies were not put to work.
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Firefighters in Des Plaines, IL were sent to 625 Millers Drive Saturday evening 12/15/18 after receiving multiple frantic calls about a house fire. Arriving companies were met with a single-family, split-level house with heavy smoke from the rear sector. Several hand lines were deployed and the bulk of the fire was contained within 25 minutes. One civilian was transported to an area hospital. More photos at Chicagoareafire.com
Des Plaines (IL) firefighters were called to 539 Westmere Road around 12:20PM on Friday (1/26/18) for reports of fire in an attached garage. The initial call was followed by multiple 9-1-1 calls. Engine 63 arrived first and reported heavy fire from the attached garage that spread into the second floor of the split-level house. Strong winds blew smoke across the street obscuring visibility on the street.
The fire was too intense to make entry so an exterior line was used with foam to make an initial attack and Tower Ladder 63 was setup to the roof for ventilation. Four lines were used and the fire was knocked down within 20 minutes.
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Des Plaines (IL) firefighters responded to a house fire Monday morning (1/4/16) at 441 Dulles. Arriving units found heavy smoke from a split-level house. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire but was under control before the additional units arrived and were subsequently returned.
Images here are from the Des Plaines Firefighters IAFF Local 4211.