Steve Redick submitted an image he came across of an extra alarm fire in Chicago many years ago. He provided the following details:

May 27, 1973  5-11 and 5 Specials at 42nd and Keeler.

I don’t know who took this photo but I sure remember this fire.  Chas Levy Ink Co, L. Fish Furniture, A&P grocery warehouse all fully involved as a result of an explosion. The fire commissioner’s driver tried to pull a 2-11 by phone, but as I recall the office wouldn’t give it to him. I was on the scene of this job with my dad and it’s one I’ll never forget.

Chicago Fire Department 5-11 Alarm fire 1973

5-11 Alarm fire in May of 1973 at 42nd and Keeler. Photographer unknown