A HOUSE FIRE LAST WEEK IN PROSPECT HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS, BROUGHT MORE than the usual response for a single-family dwelling. The house is in a newer subdivision that was permitted to be built without any hydrants, and it is also located at the farthest reach of the Prospect Heights Fire and Rescue’s first-due area.
Upon arrival to the scene, the first-in unit immediately upgraded the response bringing in additional tankers. The fire also brought in Chicagoland’s ace fire photographer Larry Shapiro who documented the operation. While the fire itself wasn’t particularly newsworthy beyond the locality, Firegeezer has chosen to cover it for two reasons. One, Larry always has terrific photos and a lot of our regular readers always enjoy viewing his extensive galleries of his fire coverage. He does a great job covering the firefighters at work and shows us more than just flames coming out of the windows.
Secondly, Firegeezer really likes tankers and anytime I can catch parade of them is just fine with me.