CARDINAL EMERGENCIES: Fire Scanner and Citizen Witness Reports for Monday, November 5 2018


MON NOV 05 2018 ~10:37 PM Chicago Fire Department APARTMENT FIRE/Working Fire 8739 S Harper Ave Chicago, IL Report of an apartment fire. E72 on arrival reports a 3-story residential with smoke showing. Small kitchen fire. [INCIDENT MAP]

MON NOV 05 2018 ~9:01 PM Orland FPD Car into Water/DIVE BOX ALARM 200 Veterans Pkwy New Lenox, IL MABAS Division 19 Box Alarm on Box #1699W for a car into a retention pond near the New Lenox Village Hall. One removed and one still missing. [INCIDENT MAP]

MON NOV 05 2018 ~7:13 PM Cary FPD Grill Explosion/Working Fire Response 135 Turkey Hill Rd Cary, IL Report of a grill that “blew up” followed by smoke coming from the siding. Caller reports the fire is out. BC2 reports nothing showing from Division A. Releasing auto aid companies by 7:33 pm. [INCIDENT MAP]

MON NOV 05 2018 ~7:00 PM Elk Grove Village Fire Department Hotel Room Fire/Working Fire 1000 West Devon Ave Elk Grove Village, IL Activated Fire Alarm. Crew on arrival reports nothing showing, then a report on the scene of smoke on the 3rd floor on the east side. E10 connecting to the sprinkler system. Breaking a hotel window for ventilation in the fire room. Bed was on fire; no dry wall on fire. Possibly started by a candle — not confirmed. [INCIDENT MAP]

MON NOV 05 2018 ~5:37 PM Chicago Fire Department Pin-in Crash/Rollover Crash 78th St and Ashland Ave Chicago, IL Pin-in crash; initial address 80th/Ashland discovered incorrect at 5:39 pm. E129 on arrival at 78th St requests a pin-in response by 5:42 pm. BC20 reports an auto on its side with a person pinned in. [INCIDENT MAP]

MON NOV 05 2018 ~5:15 PM Hoffman Estates Fire Department Rollover Crash/Personal Injury Crash Shoe Factory Rd and Sutton Rd Hoffman Estates, IL Report of a rollover crash with injuries. Extrication response, but E24 on arrival reports 2 vehicles in a crash with one on its roof and no entrapment. E24 is keeping the second ambulance, but returning the extrication response. [INCIDENT MAP]

MON NOV 05 2018 ~1:37 PM Chicago Fire Department 2-Flat Fire/Working Fire 7121 S Vincennes Chicago, IL Report of a fire in a 2-flat. BC19 reports a 2-story occupied ordinary 2-Flat, 20×50, fire on the first floor might be going up, main to the roof, line led out, primary search started by 1:38 pm. Roof being opened, ground ladder to Side A, and B-C corner, 2 lines led out, all companies working. [INCIDENT MAP]

MON NOV 05 2018 ~1:14 PM Palatine Fire Department Personal Injury Crash Quentin Rd and Woodland St Palatine, IL Report of a crash with injuries. [INCIDENT MAP]

MON NOV 05 2018 ~1:10 PM Joliet Fire Department Extrication Crash/Personal Injury Crash 41.505321, -88.150618 (EB I-80 and Hollywood Rd Joliet, IL) Extrication crash between Hollywood/Houbolt and Larkin. Medical helicopter on standby. Traffic backed up past Hollywood/Houbolt. [INCIDENT MAP]

MON NOV 05 2018 ~12:09 PM Personal Injury Crash Bode Rd and Roselle Rd Hoffman Estates, IL Report of a crash with injuries. [INCIDENT MAP]

MON NOV 05 2018 ~9:01 AM Libertyville Fire Department House Fire/BOX ALARM 1401 Newgate Ct Libertyville, IL MABAS Division 4 Box Alarm on Box #46-20 for a house fire initially dispatched at 8:52 am. Police on arrival report heavy black smoke showing by 8:54 am. Header visible during responses. Box Alarm 2nd Level at 9:22 am. Setting up tower ladder immediately. [INCIDENT MAP]

MON NOV 05 2018 ~7:55 AM Arlington Heights Fire Department Commercial Building Fire/Working Fire 553 South Arthur Avenue Arlington Heights, IL Arlington Heights, IL Report of a fire in a 1-story commercial building fire with flames showing from the roof. Call upgraded to a working fire by 8:00 am. Visible fire in the back of the building. Fire out within about 10 minutes. [INCIDENT MAP]



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Note: Reports are early reports involving breaking news, which may contain inaccurate information before confirmation from official sources. Dates, times and LOCATIONS (addresses, etc.) are NOT official and are subject to corrections or updates, which may or may not be completed on this page. Beginning October 21, 2018, Cardinal News began publishing an emergency incident page “FIRE LIVE AND ARCHIVE” for consolidating select incidents in Chicagoland for each day. Reports are generated from emergency radio communications, official public safety (e.g. Twitter accounts, press releases official sound bytes, etc.), and citizen witness reports. Incidents reported without sources noted are generated from emergency radio communications. The most recent incidents are posted at the top of the page during the day. New Incidents on THIS PAGE (in beta) are ENTERED THROUGHOUT THE DAY, and SOME NEW INCIDENTS may be ENTERED on this page after the initial publish date as follow-up for the day’s incidents.

E = Engine, T = Ladder Truck, TL = Tower Ladder, Q = Quint, SQD = Squad, BC = Battalion Chief, A = Ambulance, M = Medic, Box Alarm = Extra group of equipment & crews during major emergency (followed by 2nd through 5th level, Interdivisional Box for escalation), Still & Box Alarm = Extra group of equipment in Chicago (followed by 2-11 through 5-11 alarm, Interdivisional Box for escalation), EMS Plan = Extra group of ambulances during major emergency (Plans 1 through 3 for escalation), ALS = Advanced Life Support, BLS = Basic Life Support, Code Green = Non-urgent illness or injury, Code Yellow = Non-life-threatening injury or illness but observed for worsening condition, Code Red = Immediate Advanced Life Support required for possible life-threatening illness or injury, Code Black = Deceased, Level I Trauma Center = Hospital capable of total patient care in emergency (/traumacenter), TRT = Technical Rescue Team (e.g., high-angle, confined space, underground or below grade operations), MABAS = Mutual Aid Box Alarm System, Task Force = Special response in disaster or major emergency

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