Archive for April 1st, 2019

2-11 Alarm fire with a Mayday response in Chicago, 3-31-19

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Two Chicago firefighters have been hospitalized after falling two stories through a hole in the third floor of an apartment building near Monroe Street and Albany Avenue.

The fire Sunday evening spread from the apartment building to a neighboring 1½-story building. A mayday call for trapped or injured firefighters was sent after the two firefighters fell all the way down to the first floor around 8:45 p.m. Saturday. One of the firefighters got out on his own, while colleagues helped the other to an ambulance. The firefighters, who were listed in serious-to-critical condition when they were transported, were both alert and talking Sunday night, though resting and likely to be kept for observation.

More than 100 firefighters and medics went to the scene. It appears the building did not have any working smoke detectors. No one seemed to be living on the second or third floors of the building, though there were people staying on the first floor.

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Sunday night, the MFAO sent companies to a working fire @ 3104 W. Monroe Street. Upon arrival, Battalion 18 had a 3-sty brick, with heavy fire on the first, second, and third floors plus an exposure problem. A Still and Box was requested shortly after. Companies lead out 6+ hand lines and had two truck companies working the roof. For a short time, they had heavy fire venting through the roof and top floor. While working, multiple members fell through a hole in the floor which activated the Mayday Alert and 2-11. I believe the RIT team did remove one of the injured firefighters from the rear of building. Tough fire and a lot of work. Thankfully the injuries sustained were not life threatening. These photos began about 10 minutes into the fire.

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fire in 3rd floor apartment at night

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fire in 3rd floor apartment at night

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Chicago FD Engine 44 at a fire scene

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apartment building fire in Chicago

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fire through the roof of an apartment building

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Chicago FD Truck 7 at work

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Firefighters enter exposure building during a fire

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aftermath of fire in a 3rd floor apartment

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5

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Box alarm fire in Libertyville, 3-31-19

Libertyville firefighters were dispatched for a reported fire at 232 Red Top Drive Sunday afternoon (3/31/19). Firefighters arrived quickly from the nearby station on Golf Road and reported fire through the roof. Shortly afterwards the fire was upgraded to a Box Alarm as firefighters went defensive. Flames were knocked down fairly quickly after burning off a section of the roof and damaging the second floor of one unit in the multi-family complex. 

An incomplete list of fire departments at the scene included: Libertyville, Mundelein, Countryside, Lake Bluff, Gurnee, lake Forest, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Round Lake, and Grayslake.

fire scene in Libertyville IL

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aftermath of cedar shake roof after a fire

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-30-19

This from Eric Haak:

Here are just a few images from the Still and Box Alarm at 7041 South Green Street yesterday (3/30). These were taken about 10-15 minutes after the box was requested. I didn’t have much time to work since CPD cleared everyone from the front of the building shortly after I arrived so this was the best I could come up.

Chicago FD engine 54 at a fire scene

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smoke from attic of house on fire

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Firefighters overhaul after fire immersed in smoke

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Posen Fire Department news

From the Posen Fire Department Facebook page:

Please Everyone !!!
Slow Down and Move Over when approaching stopped emergency vehicles. Our Posen Engine 2805 was struck by a vehicle during the overnight hours on I-57 last night (3/30/19). This is the 2nd Fire Engine struck on I-57 in the past 2 weeks in addition to the 2 fatalities involving State Troopers on Chicago Area Expressways. Our firefighters are safe, Thank God, however the offender was injured and transported to the hospital. To all our brothers and sisters out there….be alert and safe!

** Please everyone… we appreciate the concern most people have shown however we will delete any negative comments or theorizing what occurred. It’s a public safety message to yield to emergency vehicles… period…

Posen FD fire engine struck by car on I57 at crash scene

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