Archive for January, 2019

Double fatal fire in Chicago, 1-30-19

Excerpts from ABC7Chicago.com:

Two people were killed in a house fire in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Wednesday morning. Firefighters responded at about 8:37 a.m. to a fire in a two-and-a-half-story home in the 2000-block of West 53rd Street.

A 16-year-old boy and 24-year-old were in the attic when firefighters said they became trapped and died. Authorities have not released their identities. Others in the house apparently tried to get to the victims.

The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation. CFD said there was not a smoke detector in the attic area.

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Fatal fire in Chicago, 1-30-19

Excerpts from ABC7Chicago.com:

Firefighters were called to a house fire in the 8000-block of South Prairie Avenue after flames broke out after 1 a.m. Thursday where a 21-year-old woman was killed and 65-year-old man was critically injured.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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3-Alarm fire in Merrillville, IN 1-30-19

This from Eric Haak:

At 11:30 Wednesday (1/30/19), the Merrillville, Indiana Fire Department had a 3-Alarm fire at the Stanley Steamer Warehouse, 9154 Louisiana St. The building was a 75×300, 1-story, metal clad structure. The fire burned from the north end all the way through to the south. They had two aerials working on the north side of the building but I had no access to that side. The weather was a brutal; -14 degrees with sustained wind gusts of 23 to 30 mph.

Crown Point FD quint battles a fire with heavy black smoke

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massive smoke and frozen steam at fire scene

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massive unique smoke conditions at frigid commercial building fire

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House fire in Hammond, IN 1-30-19

Hammond firefighters battled a house fire on 163rd Street 1/30/19.

Firefighters battle house fire in frigid weather

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Firefighters battle house fire in frigid weather

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Firefighters battle house fire in frigid weather

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Firefighters battle house fire in frigid weather

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Firefighters battle house fire in frigid weather

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Firefighters battle house fire in frigid weather

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Firefighters battle house fire in frigid weather

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Firefighters battle house fire in frigid weather

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Firefighters coated with ice at fire scene

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Firefighter encrusted in ice at fire scene

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-30-19

This from Eric Haak:

Here are a few quick images from the 2-11 at 25th and Sacramento this afternoon in Chicago (1/30). Companies made an aggressive interior attack and went defensive as I was walking up. The first image was taken only a couple minutes after the companies evacuated the building and it appeared conditions deteriorated rapidly.

massive flames and smoke from roof of house on fire

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Firefighters battle fire in bitter cold conditions

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Chicago FD Snorkel and tower ladder at work

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Firefighter covered with ice after battling a fire

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Working fire in Chicago, 1-29-19

This from Ryan Higgins:

Chicago firefighters at 7156 N Oleander Tuesday (1/29/19).

Chicago fire scene

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Chicago fire scene

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Chicago fire scene

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Chicago fire scene

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Chicago fire scene

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Working fire in Chicago, 1-29-19

Chicago firefighters at the scene of a working fire 1/29/19 at 1801 W. 19th Street.

Firefighters battle attic fire

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Lincolnwood Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

At the third annual Iron Chiefs Cook-Off, Lincolnwood’s police and fire personnel battled it out as they tested their culinary skills in an Iron Chef-style cooking competition based on the hit TV show.

In the Village of Lincolnwood’s third annual event, the police made a pasta dish with meatballs and firefighters made a Parmesan crusted chicken pasta with breaded zucchini. Each team, with four cooks, had a timed 25 minutes to pull it off with their on-the-spot homemade pasta. This year’s event was the tiebreaker between the departments following the police department’s 2018 victory.

The winning recipe is a preferred Sunday meal often prepared at the Lincolnwood Fire Department.

The event, featuring Lincolnwood resident and “Iron Chef America” judge Mario Rizzotti, drew an estimated 150 people. It was a fundraiser sponsored by Lincolnwood’s human relations commission with proceeds benefiting the Niles Township Food Pantry.

Also judging was WGN-TV’s Sean Lewis, chef Fabio Viviani, and chef Katsuji Tanabe.

thanks Asher

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Working fire in Palatine, 1-28-19 (more)

Palatine FD Press Release

more HERE

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New quint for Bedford Park

From the Bedford Park FD Facebook page:

Bedford Park is proud to present our newest apparatus. Quint 704 is nearing completion and is scheduled to be delivered in a few weeks from Pierce Manufacturing in Appleton Wisconsin.

Bedford Park FD Quint 705

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Bedford Park FD Quint 705

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Bedford Park FD Quint 705

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Bedford Park FD Quint 705

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Bedford Park FD Quint 705

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thanks Chris

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