Raw Video of Wilmette, IL Commercial Building Fire (Wilmette Women’s Club)

Excellent Raw scene footage and dispatch audio courtesy of Larry Shapiro. More can be found at firescenes.net

Additional photos courtesy of Tim Olk, more images can be found at Tim Olk’s page


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WILMETTE, Ill — “A historic building in the northern suburbs was damaged in a fire Tuesday morning.

The fire began about 9:30 a.m. and spread quickly through the Wilmette Woman’s Club at 10th and Greenleaf.

“It really is a community institution,” she said. “It’s part of the glue that holds a community like this together.”

Into the afternoon, crews remained on the scene, dousing hotspots. Because of the bow truss architecture of the building and its age, this fire was fought from the outside.”…Continue Reading Here

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