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.