This is the first of what will be several posts covering the massive fire in Cicero Tuesday night.

Here’s a quick synopsis: The fire originated  at 1829 54th Avenue and communicated to 1843 54th Avenue. Over the period of less than an hour, it was upgraded to 4 alarms and then there was a special call for assistance from Chicago and a Task Force from MABAS Division 20.

Here are a few images from Eric Haak … more to follow from Tim Olk, Jeff Rudolph, and Larry Shapiro … be patient.

This from Eric:

Just for reference, the first photo is the first one I took.  Shots 4 and 5 are the heavy fire conditions blowing out the sector 4 side of the building about 10 minutes after that first picture was taken.  Pictures 6, 7 and 8 are all Oak Park’s tower working the sector 2/3 corner.  Picture 3 shows Cicero engine 1 working it’s deck gun which they only did for a few minutes.

massive warehouse fire with wall of flames

Eric Haak photo

massive warehouse fire with wall of flames

Eric Haak photo

massive warehouse fire with wall of flames

Eric Haak photo

massive warehouse fire with wall of flames

Eric Haak photo

massive warehouse fire with wall of flames

Eric Haak photo

massive warehouse fire with wall of flames

Eric Haak photo

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