Bensenville police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:17 AM Sunday November 19, 2017 to a report of an Activated Alarm at an apartment building at 361 Marshall Road Bensenville, Il Bensenville, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that an Activated Alarm immediately followed by several calls of an apartment fire.
Fire officials believe the fire may have started or broke out from an apartment unit just before 6:00 a.m. One man was found dead in the building, which consisted of 18 apartment units. All other residents escaped the apartment building. There is early speculation among residents that the fire may have been caused by a man smoking in an apartment with oxygen tank nearby.
From the fire at 361 Marshall Rd. Bensenville. Upgraded to 3rd alarm. pic.twitter.com/WkDbrsa5Nu
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— NBC Chicago (@nbcchicago) November 19, 2017
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The fire department response was immediately elevated to a General Alarm for an apartment fire.
Police were first on the scene and reported the third floor of the apartment building was fully-involved with fire.
Bensenville SQD108’s crew on arrival then reported a large 3-story multi-family apartment building with a fully-involved fire on the third floor.
A MABAS Division 20 Box Alarm on Box #100 for the apartment fire was requested at 6:44 a.m.
Itasca Deputy Chief 66 was in command of staging by 6:56 a.m.
Engine 66 crew was assigned to get to Stoneham and connect their 4-inch hose by 7:10 a.m.
Elmhurst Medic 1 was assigned to stage on the north side of the fire by 7:11 a.m.
A 2-11 Alarm was requested at 7:12 am.
Fire command reported heavy fire throughout the entire north side of the building at 7:17 a.m.
There was difficulty contacting the water department with water issues at the scene.
Fire command reported a snorkel, two aerial pipes and numerous handlines were working on the fire by 7:24 a.m.
Command was confirming Red Cross was on the way at 7:24 a.m.
ComEd was on the scene by 7:31 a.m. — disconnecting power to the building.
A warming bus was requested by 7:38 a.m. — Pace Bus was sending two buses.
Nicor was on the scene by 7:38 p.m.
Command requested a MABAS Task Force from MABAS Division 3 to Bensenville Fire Station 107 by 7:52 a.m.
Command reported the fire jumped the firewall of the building and was at the south end of the building on the third floor by 8:03 a.m.
Command reported searches of the first floor in the north and south sectors was underway as elevated streams and multiple handlines continue to work.
A MESS Canteen requested at 8:56 a.m. Salvation Army MESS Canteen was on scene already.
A Fuel Truck was requested by 9:02 a.m.
All aerial devices were shut down and an aggressive interior attack was underway by 9:46 a.m. Companies were also rotating through rehab.
FIRE/MEDIC UNITS ASSIGNED …
ENGINE(S): E107 E ??
TRUCK(S): T ?? T ?? TL ??
EMS: A ?? A ??
GENERAL ALARM about 6:20 a.m.
ENGINE(S): Leyden E133
TRUCK(S): Franklin Park Ladder2
RIT: BC ?? T ??
CHIEF(S): BC ?? Stone Park Chief 21 Frank Park BC2
STAGING: Stoneham and Marshall
MABAS Division 20 Box Alarm on Box #100 for an apartment fire at 6:44 a.m. BOX UNITS ASSIGNED …
ENGINE(S): Stone Park Fire Department?
Addison FPD Northlake FPD Itasca E66
TRUCK(S): Itasca FPD Addison Q71
SQUAD(S): Chicago SQD7 Stone Park SQD21
RIT: BC ?? T ?? Villa Park A82
EMS: Elmhurst M1
CHIEF(S): Division 20 Chiefs Addison 71, Itasca, Wood Dale
SPECIAL: Division 20 Communications Van
CHANGE OF QUARTERS: Bloomingdale Ambulance
MABAS Division 20 EMS Plan 1 (EMS Box Alarm on Box #?) for an apartment fire at 6:51 a.m.
EMS BOX (EMS PLAN 1) UNITS ASSIGNED …
EMS: Addison FPD
Wood Dale Fire Department
Elk Grove Village Fire Department A8
CHIEF(S): Elmhurst Fire Department
CHANGE OF QUARTERS:
STAGING: Marshall Rd south of scene.
2-11 BOX UNITS ASSIGNED AT 7:14 AM …
ENGINE(S): Schiller Park Fire Department E5
Broadview Fire Department E7
TRUCK(S): Oak Brook Fire Department
SQUAD(S): Westchester Fire Department
CHIEF(S): Schiller Park Fire Department BC5
SPECIAL: Division 20 Air Truck
STAGING: Marshall Rd south of scene (White Fireground)
MABAS DIVISION 3 TASK FORCE assigned by 7:52 AM
Nile E3, Morton Grove SQD 4, and Niles 200
Deerfield A20, Northbrook A12, Northfield SQD29
Highland Park T33 and a Chief
3-11 (3RD ALARM) BOX UNITS ASSIGNED AT 8:43 AM
(MABAS Division 20 Box #108 for an apartment fire)
ENGINE(S): Norwood Park Fire Department
Roselle Fire Department
TRUCK(S): Hillside Fire Department (Already replaced Oak Brook truck) — Mount Prospect Truck assigned (Mount Prospect TL13)
SQUAD(S): York Center FPD SQD77
STRUCK OUT AT 10:06 AM
EMS PLAN 1 SECURED AT 10:06 AM
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