Archive for category Apparatus on-scene

2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 8-10-17

This from Josh Boyajian:

CFD Canteen 4-0-0 reported to the EFAO yesterday morning around 4AM of (2), 2-sty frames going at 840 w 53rd Place. Canteen 4-0-2 was a block away at a SWAT call with CPD. Engine 49 arrived and went defensive on a 1.5-sty frame totally involved extending to a 2.5-sty frame to the west. Engine 50, in their new rig, was 2nd up and had numerous lines off. Companies had water problems and the box engines ended up dropping and feeding the attack engines from blocks away. Tower 39 really worked hard, taking the boards off most of the 2nd floor windows, making holes in the roof, and on the front of the building. Squad 5 was in the alley being fed by Engine 116. Towers 39 and 37 were both in spare tower ladders. I arrived after the 2-11, it was very over grown around both of the buildings. 
 
Josh
Chciago FD Squad 5A

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firefighter in tower ladder bucket against heavy fire

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firefighter in tower ladder bucket against heavy fire

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firefighter in tower ladder bucket against heavy fire

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firefighter in tower ladder bucket against heavy fire

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heavy flames and smoke through roof of a house at night

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heavy flames and smoke through roof of a house at night

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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Chciago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago firefighter pump operator

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Chicago FD Engine 116

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Chicago FD Engine 123

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5-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-26-72

This from Eric Haak:

Just after 6:00pm Saturday evening, February 26, 1972. The address was 2825 N. Central Avenue with a fire in the 2-story Polk Brothers carpet store. It would be elevated to a 5-11 before the work was done. Tremendous smoke conditions as you would expect with that fire load. I thought the CTA bus image was interesting as customer’s faces can be seen peering out the windows. No way they would allow passengers to stay on the bus today.

The final image was an addition to last week’s post as I found this one after I submitted the others. Since there was discussion on the buggies in the last post, I figured I would send this in as it shows a different view of both the 1956 Chevrolet and the 1961 Ford. Enjoy!

5-11 alarm fire in Chicago 2/26/72 Polk Brothers Furniture

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5-11 alarm fire in Chicago 2/26/72 Polk Brothers Furniture

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5-11 alarm fire in Chicago 2/26/72 Polk Brothers Furniture

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5-11 alarm fire in Chicago 2/26/72 Polk Brothers Furniture

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5-11 alarm fire in Chicago 2/26/72 Polk Brothers Furniture

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classic fire scene photo from Chicago

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historic Chicago fire scene photo

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Tractor-trailer fire in Carol Stream, 8-6-17

This from Keith Grzadziel:

From approximately 15:45 hrs 08/06/16. Fully involved tractor-trailer in the 400 block of North Ave. in Carol Stream.  Impressive header. Caught it after the fire was knocked. Companies on scene: Carol Stream BC 28, DC 28, Tower 28, Squad 27 and Engine 29. Wheaton Medic 37.

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tractor-trailer destroyed by fire

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Carol Stream FD Engine 28

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Carol Stream FD Squad 27

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Wheaton FD MEdic 37

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tractor-trailer destroyed by fire

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Carol Stream FD Tower 28 at a truck fire

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 7-28-27 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Got a good jump on this one, pretty spectacular for a few minutes. Two good sized explosions occurred while I was there. The roof was in quickly and also some early wall collapses as well. One serious exposure to a good size frame dwelling that was pretty well held in check despite some doubtful conditions. Two towers and a Snorkel operated and several in-line operations were conducted to supply the master streams. Not sure why the water supply was such an issue unless the proximity of the fire building to the JFK expressway had something to do with it. Perhaps some dead-end mains. 

Steve Redick
Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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fire chief at massive building fire

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firefighter stretching hose at a fire

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tower ladder at work in Chicago

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Engine 69

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firefighters with master stream at fire

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Chicago FD Engine 124

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2-Alarm fire in Fox lake, 8-3-17

Photos from Jeff Rudolph of the 2-alarm fire at 29000 Sullivan Lane in Fox Lake 8/3/17

Lakemoor Country Club fire

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Lakemoor Country Club fire

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firefighters battling a warehouse fire

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firefighters battling a warehouse fire

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Fox lake fire engine at work

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Fox Lake fire trucks

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2-Alarm fire in St Charles, 7-31-17

This from John Tulipano:

A few images from Monday’s 2nd Alarm in St Charles.
 
I’ve loaded more to my website
 
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firefighters with hose line after house fire

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firefighters with hose line

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hose lines and master stream at fire scene

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St Charles FD quint at fire scene

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St Charles FD engine at fire scene

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firefighters overhaul after a house fire

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firefighters overhaul after a house fire

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firefighters overhaul after a house fire

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firefighter overhauls after a house fire

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firefighter with saw after house fire

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firefighter oon ladder at house fire

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firefighters overhaul after a house fire

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Box Alarm in Chicago, 7-29-17

This from Larry Shapiro:

I was in the neighborhood when the 7th Battalion pulled up on a working fire in a three-story, brick apartment building at 3111 W. Diversey.   They had rear porches going with extension to a two-story house behind the building on Troy. He asked for a Box Alarm and companies made quick work of knocking down the fire. 

I arrived before the Box Alarm companies to find crews washing down hotspots. 

Chicago FD Truck 13

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Firefighters washing down rear porches after a fire

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Firefighters venting a roof during a fire

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Chicago FD Engine 91

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Chcoag FD Battalion 7

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Chicago FD mobile command board

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 7-28-27

Video by Steve Redick from the 2-11 Alarm overnight at 3925 N. Pulaski.

 

Chicago FD Squad 2A battling a commercial building fire

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4-Alarm fire in Harvey, 7-14-17

This from Brad Steinweg:

Photos from the 4 alarm in Harvey this Friday at 147th & Halsted. They also had a 2nd one going at 145th & Union AVE that I did not get to. 

-Brad S.
house fire in Harvey IL

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Thornton FD Engine 777

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Dolton FD tower ladder

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Phoenix FD fire engine

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Homewood Fire engine

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Flossmoor fire engine

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house fire in Harvey IL

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house fire in Harvey IL

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Dolton FD tower ladder

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Dolton FD tower ladder

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 7-15-17

This from Eric Haak:

Engine 47 landed at 6416 S. Cottage Grove Avenue at about 4:50 Saturday morning (7/15) and reported heavy fire on the second floor and through the roof and asked for the box. Ten minutes later, Battalion 5 reported they had heavy fire through the roof and that they were completely defensive. It was elevated to a 2-11 a few minutes later. There was a 2-11 in the building next door on July 8, 2012 and pictures of that incident can be seen in the archives of this site.

Chicago fire trucks at a 2-11 alarm fire

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Chicago FD Squad 5 at work

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Chicago FD Squad 5 at work

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Chicago FD Engine 84

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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fire scene photo

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Chicago FD Squad 5 at work

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Chicago FD Squad 5 at work

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Chicago FD Squad 5 at work

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Chicago FD Squad 5 at work

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Chicago FD Squad 5 at work

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