Firefighters fight a house fire with a lot of low-lying smoke on Pine Tree Ln in Winnetka (VIDEO CREDIT: Larry Shapiro).
Winnetka firefighters responded about 9:04 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a house fire with smoke showing from the attic. A police officer arrived first and reported heavy smoke coming from the vacant home, that was up for sale.
The Winnetka battalion chief called for a working fire response (Code 4) upon the news from the police officer on scene. On arrival crew met with heavy smoke conditions and a fire through the roof or soon to go through the roof. Heavy smoke conditions were brought to the front of the house by increasing southwest winds (SW 9 MPH at 9:00 PM and SW 17 MPH G 24 MPH at 9:52 PM).
At about 9:31 p.m. the Battalion Chief 28 requested a Box Alarm #28-F1 for mutual aid fire companies. Below is the response list from CHICAGOFIREMAP.NET
ENGINE(S): E28 E30
TRUCK(S): T28 T29
EMS: A26 STANDBY AMB?
CODE 4 AT 9:09 PM
ENGINE(S): E11 E32
TRUCK(S): T14, EVANSTON QUINT28
CHIEF(S): 2800, 2801, 2900, 2600, 3000
BOX ALARM AT 9:31 PM
MABAS DIVISION 3 BOX ALARM ON BOX #28-F1 FOR A STRUCTURE FIRE
ENGINE(S): EVANSTON, HIGHWOOD
SQUAD(S): MORTON GROVE
CHIEF(S): NORTHBROOK, GLENVIEW
STAGING: TOWER AND PINE TREE
SPECIAL: CANTEEN 4
CHANGE OF QUARTERS: DEERFIELD ENGINE
STRUCK OUT AT 10:38 PM
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