Bill Friedrich has been sharing vintage photos of the Chicago Fire Department. Several images here depict classic winter scenes on the fireground in Chicago. The photographers are unknown to us as well as the dates and locations of the downtown fire.

Vintage Chicago Fire Department fire scene photo

Photographer unknown. Two Hi-Ranger Snorkels and the original Pitman-Snorkel are working along with several ladders in 1963 at this extra-alarm fire at Mercy Hospital.

Vintage Chicago Fire Department fire scene photo

Photographer, date and location unknown. Two Autocar pumpers and a water tower all encased in ice.

Vintage Chicago Fire Department fire scene photo

Photographer, date, and location unknown. Another view of the downtown fire.

Vintage Chicago Fire Department fire scene photo

Photographer, date, and location unknown. A third view of the downtown fire shows two water towers at work.

 

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