Chris Ranck found this video of a house fire in south St. Louis on July 25, 2013.
Archive for July, 2013
WGNTV has this video of a
From the Chicago Tribune:
A man was hospitalized in serious-to-critical condition this morning after being rescued from a South Side apartment fire that officials said was caused by arson.
The 26-year-old man was about to jump from the burning third-floor apartment on the 5600 block of South Racine Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood when a ladder was used to rescue him, according to Chicago Fire Department officials.
The fire, which started before 7 a.m., was being investigated as suspicious.. Officials later said the fire began after someone ignited a flammable liquid that was poured on the stairwell, according to fire officials who ruled it arson.
After starting in the front stairwell of the residential building it soon became fully involved, officials said.
Officials said working smoke alarms woke up residents who managed to call 911, alerting the fire department early on to the fire.
At the same time, Chicago Fire Department [companies] were responding to another fire just over a mile away in the Englewood neighborhood, in the 6500 block of South Sangamon Avenue. One home there caught fire and it spread to a neighboring home, according to the fire department.
This request from the WNBA:
… the WNBA Chicago Sky, [is] the Women’s Professional Basketball Team in Chicago. This Friday we are hosting a Police and Fire Night at our home game against the Washington Mystics at 7:30pm. We are hoping that one or more of your officers could come out and sing the national anthem during pre-game. The Sky will provide free tickets and free parking for your group of course. If you are interested, please email me back at email@example.com, or call me at 312.994.5969. Thank you and have a great day!
This from Eric Haak:
At approximately 8:15 Sunday morning, a fire broke out in this 25×50 1.5 story brick on the 900 block of north Harding in Chicago’s 13th Battalion. Engine 95 was first due and reported the home to be fully involved on arrival. There was a enclosed wood frame porch at the rear of the structure where it appeared the fire originated. The home had been vacant for a while and had several break-ins. The fire eventually communicated to the home to the north and caused damage to the frame dormer of a 1.5 story ordinary. Companies working on the scene were Engines 95 and 76, Trucks 35 and 26, Truck 36 was RIT with the 12th Battalion.
This from Eric Haak:
The units appear to be finished and awaiting their markings. Both units are shown here with the best angle I could get.
The most recent post on the topic is HERE.
This from Karl Klotz:
Car 2308 is now gone2311 Shift Commander BuggyAmbulance 2352 is a former ambo from Elite Ambulance Co.
This from Dylan Konchan:
Tinley Park | EMS Box Alarm | 167th St & Beverly Ave | Deck Collapse with mutiple injuries EMS Box on box#200, Trace Ambulance, Orland, Oak Forest, and Thornton where there with ambulances and trucks.
WGNTV has a brief article with video HERE.
More than a dozen people were injured last night when a deck collapsed at a home in south suburban Tinley Park.It happened at a house in the 16700 block of Beverly Avenue at about 9:15pm Saturday.Neighbors say a birthday party was being held at the home and there were about 35 people on the deck when it broke away from the house and collapsed.Tinley Park Fire Department officials say 14 people were transported to local hospitals.They say the deck pulled away from the rear of the house and fell down. Adults and children were on the deck at the time. A neighbor says there was a lot of screaming and chaos. He saw several people with bleeding injuries but no one was trapped in the accident.
From Steve Redick:
Some Morton Grove rigs … the old squad and the Pirsch quint … followed those rigs when they were brand new on my 2 wheeler bike … those were the days … Morton Grove Engine 5 Hendrickson E1 …
Summit’s old squad … I loved those old Gerstenschlager type units …
CFD H&L2 just after being vacated … no longer standing …
I kinda like looking at these old shots … if you enjoy these photos, why not share some memories with the rest of us ….
This from Drew Gresik:
Hey guys,I noticed you don’t have a photo of Ambulance 86 on the page for Engine 99. I got a nice shot you guys can use to fill that void.Interesting thing to note, Engine 99’s quarters don’t have enough room for a newer F-Series ambulance, so, they have been running a late 90’s Ford E-350/McCoy Miller. For the last few years, they were using C995. It had all LED lights and a temporary number plate on the sides of the box. Within the last couple of weeks, they have received another late 90’s Ford E-350/McCoy Miller with shop number C955. This rig has all strobe lights and has “86” marked on the sides. Pretty cool to see an old rig still up front and quite busy too.Thanks,Drew Gresik