Fire at American Eagle Web Development Company on South River Rd Near I-294, Des Plaines — Box Alarm

Des Plaines police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 10:54 AM Saturday October 6, 2018 to a report of an Activated Fire Alarm with smoke showing at American Eagle, Inc., Des Plaines Headquarters, 2600 South River Road Des Plaines, Il. Des Plaines Battalion Chief 61 on arrival reported smoke showing from a commercial structure, and requested a working fire response by 11:09 a.m.

Witnesses also reported smoke showing from the roof of the 4-story commercial office building.

A MABAS Box Alarm requested by 11:13 a.m. Fire knocked by 11:28 am with significant smoke conditions. There possibly also significant smoke conditions on the second floor.

The fire was on the first floor in the front left corner of the building. Fire command confirmed the fire was knocked by 11:36 a.m.

The initial search for victims was clear by 11:36 a.m.

Firefighters were involved in a prolonged effort to ventilate the building, and requested the Mobile Ventilation Unit from Chicago Fire Department’s O’Hare International Airport MVU.

Des Plaines Fire Department was assisted by firefighters from Elk Grove, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, North Maine, Niles, Park Ridge, Rosemont, Schiller Park, Skokie, Wheeling and more.

American Eagle is website design and development company that serves many village and city government customers. Other web clients include the CTA, United Center, Portillo’s, and more. The companies Des Plaines headquarters is the first building on River Road south of Interstate 294.

American Eagle also has offices in the major cities of Alexandria, Chicago, New York, Washington D.C., Fort Lauderdale, Dallas, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Boston.

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