Fireground operations for fatal apartment fire in freezing temperatures on Carriage Way Drive in Rolling Meadows Wednesday night (2:00 minutes).
Firefighters received a report about 8:04 p.m. Wednesday of an apartment fire at 5201 Carriage Way Drive, and that flames were running up a couch and wall inside Apartment 303. Firefighters immediately upgraded the call to a working fire response at 8:05 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters reported heavy smoke from the “A” side of the building. Police reported heavy fire from the rear of the building. Fire command upgraded the fire response to a MABAS Box Alarm at 8:10 p.m.
Immediately after arrival, firefighters reported that a person jumped from a third floor balcony on the “C” side. Firefighters were reported to be working on one victim with CPR at the back of the building. An ambulance crew from Palatine A
Rolling Meadows Fire Department Fire Chief Scott Franzgrote reported that one male victim was pronounced dead at Northwest Community Hospital.
The fire was elevated to a MABAS Box second alarm at 8:57 p.m. which calls for extra firefighters from nearby communities.
Trees near the building became a hazard, as they became caked with ice from water streams hitting the building. Tree branches came crashing down from the weight of the ice. Mist from the ladder tower truck streams also caked vehicles and even cameras with ice.
Fire command elevated the fire response to a third alarm at 9:33 p.m. after about 80 minutes of fighting the fire, which brought an extra number of firefighters from neighboring communities.
The MABAS Box alarm was struck out at about 11:52 p.m.
Firefighters from Addison, Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Township, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, Hanover Park, Itasca, Long Grove, Mount Prospect, North Maine, Long Grove, Northbrook, Palatine, Palatine Rural, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Roselle, Rosemont, Schaumburg, Streamwood, Wood Dale and others provided mutual aid for Rolling Meadows Fire Department.
Barrington, Prospect Heights and Long Grove provided fire station coverage for the rest of Rolling Meadows.
VIDEO: Apartment fire on Carriage Way in Rolling Meadow (23 minutes).
The building that was affected by the fire was the last building on the right side — southbound on the west part of Carriage Way Drive.
Details from CHICAGOFIREMAP.NET …
WED MAR 04 2015 ~8:04 PM
ROLLING MEADOWS FIRE DEPARTMENT
APARTMENT FIRE/WORKING FIRE
5201 CARRIAGEWAY DR ROLLING MEADOWS, IL
REPORT FLAMES UP THE COUCH AND WALL 8:04 PM.
CREW ON ARRIVAL REPORTS HEAVY SMOKE SHOWING ON THE ALPHA SIDE AT 8:05 PM.
LARGE FLAMES AT THE REAR OF THE
REPORT OF A PERSON JUMPING OFF A BACK WINDOW AT 8:06 PM.
UPGRADED TO BOX ALARM AT 8:10 PM.
E16 AND AHFD E3 CREW ON THE C-CHARLIE SIDE WITH A 2 1/2-INCH LINE AT 8:11 PM.
E15 CREW ASSISTING E16 WITH WATER SUPPLY AT 8:12 PM.
TWO 2 1/2-INCH LINES TO THE REAR BY 8:11 PM. FIRE EXTENSION TOT E ATTIC ALSO REPORTED AT 8:18 PM.
A16 INTERIOR CREW REPORTED HEAVY FIRE ON THE THIRD FLOOR AT 8:18 PM.
INTERIOR CREW ON THE THIRD FLOOR REPORTS NO WATER ON THE HOSE LINE AT 8:19 PM.
PALATINE A83 CREW WITH A PATIENT ON THE CHARLIE SIDE BY 8:20 PM. PALATINE RURAL E36 CREW ASSIGNED TO HELP PALATINE A83 WITH A PATIENT IN CARDIAC ARREST
PALATINE E84 FEEDING WATER TO TL85 AT 8:26 PM.
DEFENSIVE OPERATION AT 8:26 PM WITH ELEVATED MASTER STREAMS SETTING UP (SCHAUMBURG T52 AND PALATINE TL85).
A83 AND E36 CREW ANNOUNCE THAT THEY ARE STILL WORKING ON CARDIAC ARREST AT THE CHARLIE SIDE, SO THEY DON’T GET HIT BY THE ELEVATED MASTER STREAMS FROM THE TOWER LADDERS.
E11 ASSIGNED TO HELP WITH PATIENT AT THE REAR OF THE BUILDING AT 8:27 PM.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS E2 ASSIGNED TO HELP SCHAUMBURG.
ALL ACCOUNTED FOR ON PAR AT 8:30 PM.
PALATINE A83 TRANSPORTING ONE PATIENT ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT TO NORTHWEST COMMUNITY HOSPITAL WITH PALATINE RURAL E36 FOLLOWING.
COM ED ON SCENE AT 8:32 PM
ENGINE(S): E16 ARLINGTON HEIGHTS E3 SCHAUMBURG E52
TRUCK(S): PALATINE TL85
SQUAD(S): PALATINE SQD85
CODE 4 AT 08:05 PM
ENGINE(S): PALATINE E84? PALATINE RURAL E36
RIT: BC ?? T ??
EMS: A16 PALATINE A83
MABAS DIVISION 1 BOX ALARM ON BOX #1 FOR A STRUCTURE FIRE (APARTMENT FIRE).
BOX ALARM RUNDOWN …
ENGINE(S): ARLINGTON HEIGHTS E2
TRUCK(S): SCHAUMBURG T52
SQUAD(S): HOFFMAN ESTATES
EMS: BUFFALO GROVE REHAB
CHIEF(S): ELK GROVE BC2, PALATINE BC 8, BUFFALO GROVE BC4, ARLINGTON HEIGHTS 101
CHANGE OF QUARTERS: MOUNT PROSPECT AMBULANCE
STAGING: FIRST DRIVEWAY OF CARRIAGE WAY OFF OF ALGONQUIN RD
2ND ALARM AT 8:57 PM
ENGINE(S): ITASCA, LAKE ZURICH, WHEELING ENGINE, BLOOMINGDALE E21
TRUCK(S): DES PLAINES TL63
EMS: ELK GROVE VILLAGE
CHIEF(S): SCHAUMBURG, ELK GROVE VILLAGE
SPECIAL: CANTEEN MESS, ELK GROVE COMMAND VAN, MOUNT PROSPECT INCIDENT SAFETY OFFICER (ISO)
CHANGE OF QUARTERS: ??
3RD ALARM AT 9:33 PM
ENGINE(S): NORTH MAINE, ROSEMONT, HANOVER PARK
TRUCK(S): WOOD DALE
RIT: STREAMWOOD ENGINE, ROSELLE TRUCK
SPECIAL: WHEELING INCIDENT SAFETY OFFICER (ISO)
CHANGE OF QUARTERS: ??
STRUCK OUT AT 11:52 PM.
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