Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Engine 3 Tackles Fully-Involved Vehicle Fire

Glenview - The Engine 3 crew from Lakeside's Lake Jennings fire station (fs3) were alerted to respond to a vehicle fire in the 13000 block of Highway 8 Business on the evening of November 10, 2010. Engineer Chris Downing had little trouble finding the location of the fire as it was putting up a large, black smoke column visible from a distance. Luckily, the vehicle's driver had stopped in the middle of a parking lot with no other vehicles or structures in close proximity. Firefighter Shawn McKenna knocked-down most of the flames within a few minutes using a preconnected hoseline flowing water from Engine 3's booster tank. The Captain, Engineer, and Firefighter then worked together to access the engine compartment and extinguish the remaining fire. Although the vehicle was a total loss, no injuries or other property damage occurred.

Vehicle is well-involved on arrival of E3.

FF McKenna knocks down the flames.

A Halligan bar props up the hood on the engine compartment.

Story by: Captain Scott Culkin, Lakeside Fire District
Photos by: Battalion Chief Chuck Tockstein, Lakeside Fire District


  1. Great job guys, got there and tackled the job as quickly as possible.

  2. Crew from Engine 3 and Battalion Chief fighting a car fire... Video courtesy of SchottDesign