Illinois State police and Berkeley firefighter/paramedics responded about 1:59 PM Thursday March 1, 2018 to a report of a truck crash with a fire on EB I-290 and St Charles Road near Elmhurst and Berkeley, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics arrived to find a semi-trailer truck on fire and a vehicle on fire.
Early reports indicated that three semi-trailer truck and three smaller vehicles were involved in the crash.
Firefighters brought patients from the crash scene to ambulances that were staged about 500 yards from the crash scene. Extrications were still in progress at 3:05 p.m. One person was killed in the crash.
A Foam Task Force from Chicago was en route to assist Berkeley Fire Department (in command). The Chicago Fire Department Task Force with some crews from O’Hare International Airport responded to the scene. A yellow O’Hare Crash Truck was on the scene putting water on a semi-trailer truck by about 2:50 p.m.
The main part of the truck fire was extinguished by the O’Hare Crash Truck, which was shut down by about 2:54 p.m. Firefighters were working with handlines and extinguishing hot spots at about 2:54 p.m.
All eastbound lanes are blocked and are expected to be blocked for at least 2-3 hours.
MABAS Division 20 EMS Plan 1 (EMS Box Alarm) on Box #?? for a truck and passenger car crash with both vehicles on fire. Box Alarm at 2:15 PM.
Truck Crash, Fire on I-290 near St Charles Rd Elmhurst.
EMS BOX UNITS AND OTHER EXTRA UNITS ASSIGNED …
TENDER(S): Tender 77, Pleasant View Tanker 1657
EMS: Bellwood Fire Department
Stone Park Fire Department A21
La Grange Park Fire Department
CHIEF(S): Berkeley C1 Schiller Park BC5
SPECIAL: Chicago Fire Department Foam Task Force BC8 E9 5-1-5 6-5-3, 2-1-12
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