Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Garage Fire Extends to House Fire on Harvard Ave and Thomas St Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 10:42 AM Wednesday to a report of a house fire with explosions in the garage at Harvard Avenue and Thomas Street Arlington Heights, Il. Arlington Heights fire chief reported a header in the sky while responding, and the fire response was upgraded to a Working Fire Response (Code 4) by 10:45 a.m.


Chief 100, first on scene, reported a working garage fire in a single-story ranch.

E2 crew on arrival reported a fully-involved garage fire.

Fireworks were reported to be stored in the garage, and witnesses reported several small explosions from the garage.

Heavy fire was showing from the garage and a the front of a commercial vehicle parked on the driveway.

All occupants were out of the house by 10:47 a.m.

Engine 2's crew had water on the fire with a 2 1/2-inch line by 10:51 a.m.

Fire was extending to the house with initial operations defensive. Firefirefighters put a major stop on the fire.

Eventually there was one line exterior and two lines in the house.

The fire was declared under controlled by about 11:04 a.m.

The fire re-kindled in the ceiling near the front of the house opposite the attached garage at about 12:42 p.m.

Firefighters also found fire above the kitchen and above a bedroom hallway in the attic.

Crews were pulling down the ceiling with tools search for additional fire.

Winds were 20 mph from the west and gusting to about 20 mph at the time of the firel.

DEVELOPING ...

FIRE/MEDIC UNITS ASSIGNED …

ENGINE(S): E2 E4

TRUCK(S): TL1

SQUAD(S): SQD2

RIT: BC ?? T ?? (Palatine)

CHIEF(S): BC1 100 109

EMS: A2 A ??


CODE 4 AT 12:35 PM

ENGINE(S): E4 Wheeling E23

TRUCK(S): Buffalo Grove TL25

EMS: A4

CHIEF(S): 105 101

SPECIAL: ??

STAGING: ??

CHANGE OF QUARTERS:

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