Skokie Historical Society

Fires of Skokie, Illinois

1881 through 2007

 

Previously known as NILES CENTRE or NILES CENTER, Illinois


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Blameuser Building Fire, 1940

located on Oakton Street, west of Lincoln Avenue.

Blameuser Building Fire, 1940

located on Oakton Street, west of Lincoln Avenue.

Hughes Oil Fire, 1959

located at 3349 Howard Street .

Garage Fire, 1960

Garage Fire, 1960

Niles Center Road House Fire, 1960

located at 8333 Niles Center Road.

Glenview Naval Air Station Fire, 1962

Skokie Fire Department and other surrounding Fire Departments assisted Naval and Civil Firefighters shown in hanger next to airplane.

Glenview Naval Air Station Fire, 1962

1958 Squad Body Ford shown.

Hodag Chemical Fire, 1963

located at 7247 Central Park.

Hodag Chemical Fire, 1963

located at 7247 Central Park.

Store Fire, 1963

located at 3359-61 Dempster Street.

Store Fire, 1963

Bike Shop Fire.

Store Fire, 1963

located at 7941 Lincoln Store Fire with Chief Raymond Redick on left and Fireman Harold Siemsen on right.

Niles Fire, 1965

Extra alarm fire in village of Niles.

Rubbish Fire, 1965

1960 Mack B Model 1,000 GPM Pumper shown

Grocerland Fire, 1966

located at 3341 Dempster Street.

Grocerland Fire, 1966

located at 3341 Dempster Street.

National Die Casting Explosion, 1968

located at 3635 Touhy Avenue in Lincolnwood.
1960 Mack B Model 1,000 GPM Pumper shown

National Die Casting Explosion, 1968

located at 3635 Touhy Avenue in Lincolnwood.
1960 Mack B Model 1,000 GPM Pumper shown

Skokie assists Evanston Fire Department, 1968

at 535 Chicago Avenue in Evanston.
1965 Pirsch 1,000 GPM Hale Engine Squad shown

5356 Lincoln Avenue Fire, 1969

Northwest Corner of Lincoln Avenue and Gross Point Road

5356 Lincoln Avenue Fire, 1969

Northwest Corner of Lincoln Avenue and Gross Point Road

Landl's Restaurant Fire, 1969

located at 5301 Foster Street.
1969 Pirsch 65' Snorkel Truck shown

Alpha Travel Fire, 1970s

located on Lincoln Avenue, east side just south of Oakton Street.

Coach and Fore Fire, 1972

located on Lincoln Avenue, West side at Oakton Street

Aldino's Restaurant Fire, 1973

located at 4435 Oakton Street.

Aldino's Restaurant Fire, 1973

located at 4435 Oakton Street.

Aldino's Restaurant Fire, 1973

located at 4435 Oakton Street.

Austin Liquor Store Fire, 1974

located at 9631 Gross Point Road.

Pennen Supply Fire, 1974

located at 8200 McCormick Boulevard.

Knox Apartment Building Fire, 1975

located at 8140 Knox Avenue.

Searle Laboratory Fire, 1977

located at 4901 Searle Parkway.

Searle Laboratory Fire, 1977

located at 4901 Searle Parkway.
1969 Pirsch 65' Snorkel shown

Skokie Lumber Yard Fire, 1977

located at 4810 Oakton Street.
1961 Pirsch 85" Midship Mount Main Aerial Ladder Truck shown

Skokie Lumber Yard Fire, 1977

located at 4810 Oakton Street.

John M. Smyth Furniture Store Fire, 1978

located at 55 Old Orchard Shopping center.

Golf Pro Shop Fire, 1979

located at 4548 Oakton Street.
1977 Pirsch 100' Aluminum Main Aerial Ladder Truck shown

Golf Pro Shop Fire, 1979

located at 4548 Oakton Street.
1965 Pirsch 1,000 GPM Hale Pumper and 1977 Pirsch 100' Aluminum Main Aerial Ladder Truck shown

Garage Fire, 1980s

Adina Flower Shop Fire, 1980

located at on St. Louis at Dempster Street.
1977 Pirsch 100' Aluminum Main Aerial Ladder Truck shown

College Hill School Fire, 1982

located at 9000 Forestview Road

Kirk Street Building Fire, 1988

located at 4837 Kirk Street

Howard Cleaners Fire, 1988

located at 3919 Howard Street.

Howard Cleaners Fire, 1988

located at 3919 Howard Street.

William Adhesives Extra Alarm Fire, 1988

located at 8220 Kimball Avenue.

William Adhesives Extra Alarm Fire, 1988

located at 8220 Kimball Avenue.

Dempster Avenue and St. Louis Avenue Extra Alarm Fire, 1989

Dempster Avenue and St. Louis Avenue Extra Alarm Fire, 1989

1965 Pirsch with 1,000 GPM Hale Pumper Squad.

Happy Foods Fire, 1989

located at 4616 Oakton Street.
1961 Pirsch 85" Midship Mount Main Aerial Ladder Truck shown

House Fire, 1989

located at 5000 Fairview Street.

Niles Center Cleaners Fire, 1989

located at 8950 Niles Center Road.

Niles Center Cleaners Fire, 1989

located at 8950 Niles Center Road.

Niles Center Cleaners Fire, 1989

located at 8950 Niles Center Road.

Fire Scene, 1990s

Crawford Avenue Office Building Fire, 1992

located at 8401 Crawford Avenue.
1988 Pierce 105' Smeal Aerial Ladder Truck shown

Channel Road Extra Alarm Fire, 2002

located at 7438 Channel Road.

Channel Road Extra Alarm Fire, 2002

located at 7438 Channel Road.
2001 Pierce 100' HD Ladder Truck shown

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