Extra Alarm Factory Fire at Newly Weds Foods at Wrightwood Ave and Keeler Ave Chicago

Factory Newly Weds Foods fire in Chicago
Factory Newly Weds Foods fire (SOURCE: CFD MEDIA)

Crews are on the scene of a fire at Newly Weds Foods, a factory near North Keeler Avenue and West Wrightwood Avenue in the Kelvyn Park neighborhood.

Chicago police and firefighters and paramedics responded about 4:45 PM Tuesday April 2, 2019 to a report of a fire in a large factory at Wrightwood Ave and Keeler Ave Chicago, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of a fire at Newly Weds Foods, which is classified as a restaurant wholesaler, and according to their official website is a global purveyor of customized breaders, batters, seasonings, and functional ingredients. The fire response was elevated eventually to a 5-11 Alarm at 7:11 p.m. and fire command reported heavy fire still ongoing as late as 8:41 p.m. The 5-11 Alarm was Struck Out, and the Level I Hazmat was Secured at 10:07 p.m.

One firefighter was injured about 6:30 p.m. and transported to Illinois Masonic, and listed in Good Condition.

Train service was halted on Metra’s Milwaukee North line as brush and rubbish ignited near the train station on Fullerton nearby. Metra train service has since been restored; however with extensive delays. Trains may not be able to stop at the Healy station until further notice.

Newly Weds Foods is located at 4125 W Wrightwood Avenue.

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Posted by ABC 7 Chicago on Tuesday, April 2, 2019

BREAKING: Crews battle massive factory fire in Chicago…LATEST: https://abc7.ws/2UcB5OH

Posted by ABC 7 Chicago on Tuesday, April 2, 2019

NOTES:

Battalion Chief 7 on arrival reported a large factory fire at 4:48 pm.

E76 assigned west side of building.

Still and Box Alarm at 4:50 p.m.

2-11 Alarm at 5:00 p.m. on orders of 2-2-2.

Level 1 Hazmat on orders of 2-1-13 (not 2-1-3) and request for an additional Tower Ladder by 5:12 pm.

3-11 Alarm at 5:22 p.m. on orders of 2-1-5.

Report that fire has crossed the railroad tracks at approximately 2500 North Pulaski at 5:24 p.m.

Structural collapse in the middle of the structure at 5:27 p.m.

Rubbish and brush on the Metra tracks igniting near the Metra station at 4040 Fullerton at 5:31 p.m.

Separate Still Alarm requested at Pulaski and Fullerton to investigate a separate building fire related to the factory fire at 5:34 p.m. — T36 assigned. Confirmed no fire, just heavy smoke.

Defensive attack, roof collapse, everybody is out of the

Three ground streams going, using multiversal, three handlines being used.

TL14 and TL23 setting up outside the collapse zone by 5:53 p.m.

2-1-4 in command at 5:53 p.m.

Additional tower ladder requested on orders of 2-1-5 and TL10 assigned at 6:22 p.m.

2-14 update reports the SQD2 snorkel working, three tower ladders in place, internal structure collapse with heavy volume of fire, and two multiversals working and all companies working by 6:07 p.m.

Fuel truck on the scene at 6:35 p.m.

Command just west of the tracks on Wrightwood.

Update by 2-1-4: 5 master streams, multiversal on the Charlie Side, three tower ladders working on heavy volume of fire, and the fire is contained inside the structure by 6:42 p.m.

Injured firefighter transported by A48 crew Code Green to Illinois Masonic at 6:43 p.m.

Battery Truck 6-3-9 dispatched by 6:45 p.m.

Hose Wagon requested by 6:46 p.m. — assigned to Fullerton and Pulaski by 6:50 p.m.

2-1-4 requesting two additional engines by 7:09 p.m.

5-11 Alarm on orders of 2-1-4 at 7:11 pm.

E108 assigned to pickup Big Mo Turret Wagon 6-7-3 assigned to the scene by 7:11 p.m.

Update by 2-1-3: heavy fire on Side A and making good progress by 8:41 p.m.

Wind W 15 MPH at 5:20 pm.

FIRE/MEDIC UNITS ASSIGNED …

ENGINE(S): E91  E76  

TRUCK(S): T58   T35  TL ??  

SQD2 CV272  

RIT: BC18  T13  

CHIEF(S): BC 7  

EMS: A ??  FC ??  STANDBY A ??  

STAGING:

E = Engine, T = Ladder Truck, TL = Tower Ladder, Q = Quint, SQD = Squad, BC = Battalion Chief, CV = Command Vehicle, A = Ambulance

ALARM SUMMARY

STILL ALARM 4:45 PM

WORKING FIRE BY 4:47 PM

STILL AND BOX ALARM AT 04:50 PM

CHIEF(S):
BC17 Box Chief
BC12 Plans Chief

STAGING: Pulaski and Wrightwood

2-11 ALARM AT 05:00 PM

ENGINE(S): E38 w/ Rehab Unit 5-7-2, E43 E69

TRUCK(S): TL21

CHIEF(S): 2-1-3
BC14 Safety Chief
BC3 & BC11 to Command Van

SPECIAL: 4-1-7 400A Canteen 401 4-1-3

STAGING: Pulaski and Wrightwood

3-11 ALARM AT 05:22 PM

4-11 ALARM AT 5:57 PM

TRUCK(S): TL10

CHIEF(S): 2-1-27

5-11 ALARM AT 7:11 PM

5-11 ALARM Struck Out and Level I Hazmat Secured at 10:07 p.m.

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Crews are on the scene of a fire at a factory near North Keeler Avenue and West Wrightwood Avenue in the Belmont Gardens neighborhood.

Factory Newly Weds Foods fire in Chicago
Factory Newly Weds Foods fire (SOURCE: CFD MEDIA)