One more from Eric Haak before the New Year arrives:
Around 1130 hrs, a fire was reported in a large u-shaped courtyard apartment building on the 5600 block of South Kenwood near the University of Chicago campus. Engine 60 reported they had a fire on the second floor. Companies were working in a dead end cul-de-sac and the hydrant in front of the building was frozen. Engine 63 backed down on 60 and had to supply them with water from a hydrant all the way down on the corner of 56th Street. To give you an idea of how quickly these companies work, I arrived four minutes after 60 reported on-scene and this was knocked before I could make my way around to the front of the building (parking was at a premium). Since I don’t get over that far too often, I decided to get some shots of rigs I don’t get to very often.