Archive for category Apparatus on-scene

2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-17-20

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

01-17-2020

Truck Co. 48 reported a fire at 1539 S Hamlin Friday evening (1/17/20) during a bad snow storm. Building was a vacant, 3-sty ordinary, 30’x75′. Engine 109 was the first engine since Engine 38 was tied up on an EMS run. Battalion 14 arrived and boxed it right away. Companies went defensive due to forcible entry problems and fire being on all three floors already. Engines 38 & 99 were the box engines and both were feeding the master streams (TL5 & SS1). 2-2-4 pulled a 2-11 Alarm shortly after for manpower purposes. I don’t believe the 2-11 engines were used. Wind gusts up to 35mph and heavy snow for the duration of fire which made it very difficult to fight this job. 
Chicago Firefighters battle a fire in the winter

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire in the winter

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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E-ONE tower ladder battles a fire

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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two elevated master streams battle a fire

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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Firefighter with deck gun in blowing snow

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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Working fire in Harvey, 1-16-20

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

We took in a fire in Harvey, Illinois Thursday morning (1/16/20). Fire was in a 2-sty ordinary apartment building at 168 E 155th and it appeared it was in the attic. Couple lines were lead out and Posen Truck cut some holes in the roof. It was very windy at the time of this fire, crews did a good job keeping it to a minimum. 

fire through the roof of an attic in Harvey IL

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fire through the roof of an attic in Harvey IL

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fire truck at night fire scene

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building fire at night

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fire through the roof of an attic in Harvey IL

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Rosenbauer Commander fire engine

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fire engine on a hydrant

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Working fire in Kenilworth, 1-12-20

Photos from Max Weingardt of the scene of a working fire in Kenilworth 1/12/20 at 80 Tudor Place

night fire scene

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fire engine at night

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night fire scene

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Glencoe Public Safety Department Engine 30

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fire engine at night

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fire engine at night

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fire truck at night

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E-ONE tower ladder at night

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House fire in Arlington Heights, 1-14-20

Just before 4AM on Tuesday January 14, a resident called the Arlington Heights Fire Department to report smoke from a neighbor’s home at 1415 E. Fleming Drive South. A subsequent call from the homeowner advised the fire department of a possible fire in the microwave oven and that the residents had evacuated. Police officers arrived first and found black smoke coming from the house. Engine 4 confirmed smoke showing and almost immediately they had heavy fire in the C-D corner. The alarm was elevated to a Code 4 for the working fire which brought the balance of units from Arlington Heights along with companies from Buffalo Grove. 

Three lines were used to extinguish the fire including an exterior line flowing foam. Buffalo Grove Ambulance 26 assessed one of the residents and then transported her to the hospital for smoke inhalation. 

House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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Standby at O’Hare Airport, 1-7-20

This from Dan McInerney:

United Airlines (B772, N782UA, ORD-NRT) 1/7/20
This UA 772 made it to northern WI before turning around to come back with engine trouble. The Chicago Fire Department responded with a full ARFF assignment and escorted the plane back to the gate. As the plane turns you can see they had to shut the #2 engine down as evidenced by the lack of exhaust blur. Seen in the pictures is only a small part of the ARFF response; the Chicago Fire Department has the largest contingent of staffed ARFF vehicles and personnel of any airport in the world.
Oshkosh Striker 6x6 at O'Hare

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Oshkosh Striker 6x6 at O'Hare

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Oshkosh Striker 6x6 at O'Hare

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Oshkosh Striker 6x6 at O'Hare

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Box Alarm in Arlington Heights, 1-10-20

Firefighters in Arlington Heights responded to a fire at 1106 N Chestnut around 4AM Friday (1/10/20). Companies had fire in an attached garage on arrival. The incident was later elevated to a MABAS Box Alarm with mutual aid from Buffalo Grove, Mt. Prospect, Rolling Meadows, Wheeling, Palatine, and Prospect Heights.

smoke from house fire at night

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Firefighter silhouette on fire truck

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aftermath of house fire

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aftermath of house fire

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aftermath of house fire

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aftermath of house fire

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Working fire in Buffalo Grove, 1-5-20

Buffalo Grove firefighters were called to the Dengeos Restaurant at 195 W. Dundee Road Sunday night (1/5/20) for a reported fire. Police officers reported smoke outside the building traveling across the road. Companies had flames visible through the trim on the C-D corner of the building with smoke inside. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for additional units. Firefighters vented the roof and tore away at the siding to find heavy charring along the corner of the building. 

Units at the scene included Buffalo Grove Quint 25, Engine 26, Engine 27, Ambulance 25, Ambulance 26, Battalion 4, Car 208, and the deputy chief. Out of town companies included Arlington Heights Engine 4, Ambulance 4, and Battalion 1; Long Grove Squad 55 and Battalion 55; Palatine Engine 82 and Ambulance 82; Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Squad 51, Prospect Heights Engine 39, and ambulances from Lake Forest and the Nunda Rural FPD. 

 

Buffalo Grove FD Quint 27

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Firefighter uses saw at fire

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Firefighters use saw to vent roof

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Buffalo Grove FD Quint 27

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Firefighters use chain saws at fire

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discarded cigarette almost destroys restaurant

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5-Alarm fire in Genoa City, WI – 1-5-20

This from Eric Haak:

The Bloomfield-Genoa City Fire Department in Wisconsin had a 5-Alarm fire in an apartment building Sunday morning (1/5). The call initially came in at 9:00 reporting a first floor apartment’s living room was on fire. First-in units reported the apartment was fully involved and soon after they reported explosions. It looked like the second floor apartment collapsed into the first and fire was through the roof. These pictures were taken over an hour after the original call.

Pierce quint at fire scene

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fire engine at fire scene

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Marion rescue pumper at fire scene

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Pierce fire trucks t fire scene

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Firefighter carries hamster cage from fire building

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Firefighters at work

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two-story apartment building destroyed by fire

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two-story apartment building destroyed by fire

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Box Alarm fire in Lincolnwood, 1-1-20 (more)

Photos from Tim Olk of the Box Alarm fire in Lincolnwood, 1-1-20

flames through roof of a house on fire

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flames through roof of a house

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smoke from house on fire

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Firefighter cuts through garage door

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master streams battle house fire

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Rosenbauer Commander

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Firefighters with hose line

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Firefighter overhauls after house fire

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Firefighters in Snorkel basket

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Box Alarm fire in Lincolnwood, 1-1-20 (more)

This from Eric Haak:

Here are a few of my submissions for the box alarm in Lincolnwood this morning.

Chicago FD Squad 2A Rosenbauer ACP-55

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Firefighters battle house fire

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Chicago FD Squad 2A Rosenbauer ACP-55

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Firefighters battle house fire

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Chicago FD Squad 2A Rosenbauer ACP-55

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Chicago FD Squad 2A Rosenbauer ACP-55

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Chicago FD Squad 2A Rosenbauer ACP-55

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Firefighters battle house fire

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Pierce tower ladder battling a fire

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