A Mobile Ventilation Unit (MVU-1) from MABAS Division 1 was put to work to ventilate the Church Creek Senior Living Community apartment building overnight after a small fire occurred, apparently in a room heater.
Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:39 AM Monday February 19, 2018 to a report of an activated fire alarm at Church Creek Senior Living Community, 1250 West Central Road Arlington Heights, Il. Rolling Meadows Engine 15’s crew on arrival reported a 4-story residential facility with nothing showing by 2:44 a.m.
Smoke was reported in the common area, followed by a report of a fire on the third floor by 2:47 a.m. Firefighters were aware of a sprinkler head activated by 2:48 a.m. and the fire response was updated to a confirmed fire response by 2:48 a.m. Ambulance 3 and Squad 1 was assigned. Firefighters reported waterflow from the west center staircase by 2:51 a.m. with considerable smoke. The fire department response was then updated to a working fire response by 2:52 a.m.
An interior crew reported the fire is out by 2:54 a.m. The fire involved a heating unit near a window, and the sprinkler was still activated in the room.
An interior crew reported a heavy amount of water on the third floor.
No injuries were initially reported, and firefighters immediately went to work to ventilate the building. Significant smoke was reported in every hallway of the 4-story apartment building.
MABAS Division MVU-1 was requested by 3:04 a.m. and arrived at 3:28 a.m. The giant fan was setup to blow positive pressure into the front door at the center of the building, forcing smoke out of the building.
A 4-Gas Monitor was used to monitor air safety on all floors.
There were no reported injuries and no medical transports to Northwest Community Hospital as of 4:30 a.m.
FIRE/MEDIC UNITS ASSIGNED …
ENGINE(S): E3 E15
RIT: BC ?? T ??
EMS: A3 A ??
CODE 4 AT 2:52 AM
ENGINE(S): E2 E4 Elk Grove Township 11
CHIEF(S): 100 101 102
SPECIAL: Mobile Ventilation Unit (MVU-1)
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