Thursday, December 3, 2015

VIDEO: Fire at Tower Plastics Warehouse on Davis St Near Arthur Ave, Arlington Heights -- Extra Alarm Fire

VIDEO: Warehouse fire on Davis Street east of Arthur Avenue about 6:10 a.m. Thursday that was upgraded to a second alarm fire -- MABAS BOX ALARM at about 6:34 a.m.

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:29 AM Thursday to a large warehouse fire at Tower Plastics Manufacturing, 1430 East Davis Street Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that smoke was showing from a plastics manufacturing warehouse.

Northwest Central Dispatch System 9-1-1 center just east of the location received multiple calls. Initially, 9-1-1 callers reported smoke, but then callers reported flames showing from a large warehouse. Firefighters requested a working fire response at 6:12 a.m.

First firefighters on the scene reported flames through the roof of a very large structure at 6:13 a.m.

Firefighters immediately set up for a defensive operation and fire command requested a MABAS BOX ALARM at 6:14 a.m.

Several neighbors near the Stonegate neighborhood heard explosions and stood along Northwest Highway to see what was happening. They immediately saw large flames coming from the warehouse just south of the Union Pacific railroad tracks.

Firefighters setup master streams from two Tower Ladder trucks -- one from Arlington Heights and one from Mount Prospect. Firefighters also surrounded the building with several handlines to stream water on the buliding and through windows.

The fire alarm was struck out at about 6:34 a.m. with firefighters still working at the scene.

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