Dan McInerney took in the Still and Box Alarm yesterday on Sheridan Road and submitted several images from the scene with the following comments:

At around 1445 on Friday afternoon, the 9th Battalion was given a still alarm for a fire at 5757 N. Sheridan (corrected address 5747 N. Sheridan). The FAO made it a working fire, then upgraded it to a still in the high rise. The 9th then asked for a still and box alarm when he made the corner on Sheridan from Hollywood. There he found heavy fire and smoke from the third floor of¬†a 3-story townhome, 75×125. The unit on fire directly exposed a 30-story hi-rise to the south. Engine 70 dropped their leader line and made quick work of the fire while Truck 47 laddered the building from the lot to the south. The still in the high rise response was held in to ensure that the stairwells of the hi-rise were not affected and that the building did not become an exposure. The staging area was Hollywood and Sheridan which is the northern exit for Lake Shore Drive (LSD), which made for quite a traffic backup on LSD on a Friday afternoon with the air show winding down.

 

Chicago Fire Department hi-rise fire 5748 SHeridan Road 8-19-11

Command Van 2-7-2 setup at down the street. Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department hi-rise fire 5748 SHeridan Road 8-19-11

Truck 47 laddered the roof of the fire building from a parking lot to the south. Dan McInerney photo

 

Chicago Fire Department hi-rise fire 5748 SHeridan Road 8-19-11

Engine 70 was the Still Alarm engine in front of the building and had one leader line off to knock-dwon the fire. Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department hi-rise fire 5748 SHeridan Road 8-19-11 Air Mask Unit

Air Mask unit 6-4-6. Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department hi-rise fire 5748 SHeridan Road 8-19-11

Truck 12 was staged on Sheridan Road. Dan McInerney photo

 

Chicago Fire Department hi-rise fire 5748 SHeridan Road 8-19-11

Ambulance 40 and 4-4-11 had the RIT assignment and remained on the scene until companies began to pick up. Dan McInerney photo

 

Chicago Fire Department hi-rise fire 5748 SHeridan Road 8-19-11

Members of E70 trying to relieve pressure on the hydrant in order to remove supply hose off the rig. The stem broke when they went to close the hydrant and the water dept had to be called to shut down the water in order to free them up. Dan McInerney photo

 

Chicago Fire Department hi-rise fire 5748 SHeridan Road 8-19-11

Stowing a ladder on T12. Dan McInerney photo

 

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House decals on the 9th Battalion's buggy. Dan McInerney photo

 

Chicago Fire Department Truck 25

Truck 25 returning from the fire scene. Dan McInerney photo

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