Box Alarm in River Forest, 3-26-17

This from Steve Redick:

Lake and Park, a short block from the firehouse. I understand there was a fatality in this fire. Nothing to see when I arrived but got some nice rig shots. Fire was in the basement and well contained in short order.
River Forest FD Smeal quint at a fire scene

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River Forest FD fire engine

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River Forest fire trucks

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house fire scene

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River Forest FD quint at fire scene

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Forest park HME fire engine

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Cicero FD Truck 2

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North Riverside FD Engine 808

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Maywood Fire Department fire engine

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Oak Park FD HME fire engine

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-26-17

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

About 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening (3/26/17), Chicago firefighters responded for fire in a vacant structure at 6159 West Dickens Avenue  on the city’s Northwest Side. The response was soon raised to a box alarm.

By 10 p.m., the fire was struck out. One firefighter was taken to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

This from José Guillén:

Here are a few cell phone camera shots of the Still & Box at the old Zenith TV and radio factory.  I grew up in the neighborhood and was visiting my parents when I caught wind of this going on. Thanks.
José Guillén
smoke from warehouse fire

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Chicago FD Deputy District Chief 222

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Chicago FD Truck 29

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Chicago fire truck at warehouse fire

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Chicago FD Squad 2A Rosenbauer ACP-55

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RIT team standing by during fire

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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fire truck at smokey warehouse fire

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Chicago MVA with Haz Mat Level 1, 3-26-17

This from Steve Redick:

Took in an unusual response yesterday on the outbound JFK Expressway at Kimball. A semi truck struck the retaining wall and went over the side on an elevated portion of the roadway. The cab detached from the frame (which remained dangling over the lower roadway) and fell to the street below. The driver was reported as being pinned with both portions of the wreckage on fire.

The driver had been removed and was enroute to the hospital when I arrived. Reportedly he was not pinned, but as you might imagine seriously injured. I observed some of the recovery operations utilizing the large IDOT wrecker as well as a bit of the Lin-Mar wrecker operations. A haz mat response was also utilized due to leaking fuel and fluids on both the upper and lower portions of the incident.

semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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semi tractor separated from chassis during crash

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semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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semi tractor separated from chassis during crash

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semi tractor hanging over expressway wass

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IDOT Minute Man heavy wrecker at work

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semi tractor hanging over expressway wass

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semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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IDOT Minute Man heavy wrecker at work

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IDOT Minute Man heavy wrecker at work

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Chicago firefighters at semi crash

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Lin-Mar Towing heavy wrecker

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firefighter applies foam after crash on highway

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Lin-Mar Towing heavy wrecker at work

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Chicago FD Engine 106

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Lin-Mar Towing heavy wrecker at work

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semi tractor separated from chassis during crash

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Lin-Mar Towing heavy wrecker at work

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Lin-Mar Towing heavy wrecker at work

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more photos are HERE