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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-22-18 (more)

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Here are a couple shots from the fire yesterday in Englewood. I arrived after most of the fire was knocked down. 84, 54, 116, and 50 were all pumping with 116 and 50 in their new rigs.
fire truck at house fire

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Chicago FD Engine 84

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fire hydrant with hose attached

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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fire engine under a viaduct

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Chicago FD Engine 116

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Firefighters vent roof with an axe

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-22-18 (more)

More on the  Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-22-18

Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Engine 116

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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Chicago FD Engine 84

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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Chicago FD Engine 84

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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4-Alarm fire in St Anne, IL 4-22-18

This from Eric Haak:

The town of Saint Anne, Illinois had a 4th Alarm MABAS Box on Saturday afternoon (4/22). The call came in just before 3:30 pm with the report of flames seen from the closet. It was quickly obvious that this was a little more than that as the fire was boxed nearly on arrival and was escalated to a 2nd Alarm minutes later. Very low water pressure led to available resources being spread thin and thousands of feet of 5 inch being dropped across the neighborhood. Eventually a tanker operation was set up as well as a MABAS 27 Engine Task Force request.

St Anne FPD Engine at work

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Firefighters battle building fire with heavy smoke

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Firefighters battle building fire with heavy smoke

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Firefighters battle building fire with heavy smoke

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Firefighters battle building fire with heavy smoke

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Firefighters operate multiple hose lines at fire scene

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Aroma FPD quint at fire scene

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fire department water tender dumps into a portable tank

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Beaver FPD Tanker 2 at work

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rusted fire hydrant with hose attached

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Working fire in Chicago, 4-18-18

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Chicago firefighters were dispatched to a fire in a building @ 18th and Kedzie (1817 S Kedzie). The 14th Battalion landed with a 3-sty vacant, totally involved. Engine 107 deck gunned the rear on their arrival while Engine 109 lead out on side A. Shortly thereafter the 14th boxed it and was taking a defensive posture. In total, multiple hand lines, Tower 5, Squad 1, and a couple point advantages were used to knock down the fire.

 
Chicago FD Engine 109

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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Chicago FD Squad 1A

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Chicago Firefighters and fire trucks at work

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Chicago FD Engine 107

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One-car crash in Wheeling, 4-17-18

Wheeling police and firefighters were called to 250 W. Dundee Road Tuesday afternoon (4/17/18) for a reported crash with entrapment. Chief 2400 was first on the scene in front of the post office and reported an SUV off the road and into a tree. The single occupant of the car was injured. Witnesses at the post office reported the SUV sideswiping another vehicle before crashing through a chainlink fence and striking a tree head-on.

Northbrook Ambulance 10 transported the patient to the hospital. Wheeling 2400, 2401, Battalion 24, Engine 23R, Engine 42, and Truck 24 were at the scene.

Firefighters attend to car crash victim

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Fatal House fire in Highland Park, 4-18-18

Highland Park firefighters were dispatched for a house fire on Churchill Lane near Kipling Lane on the northwest side of town after 1AM Wednesday (4/18/18). Police officers arriving first confirmed a fire at 2088 Churchill Lane. Fire companies arrived and reported a two-story house that was fully involved. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire which had been burning for some time. Within minutes the roof was in and a two-story portico over the driveway also collapsed. 

Firefighters were unable to enter the main living area of the house to conduct a primary search due to the volume of fire and defensive operations were initiated. The whereabouts of the home’s occupants could not be established. Neighbors reported that the two residents were believed to be hoarders.

Highland Park Squad 33, Engine 32, Engine 34, Ambulance 32, Ambulance 33, Battalion 33, and 3300 were at the scene in addition to engines from Lake Forest and Knollwood, trucks from Deerfield, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, and Wilmette plus Northfield Squad 29 and Deerfield Battalion 20. North Chicago, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, and Countryside were due with ambulances.

A Box Alarm was later requested fro fire investigators. The address was corrected to 2088 Kipling Lane.

As of 10AM, the fire department reported that they recovered two bodies in the rubble.

Deerfield-Bannockburn FPD Truck 20 leads out a supply line

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Chicago FD Snorkel 6-6-1 history (part 5)

More photos depicting the Chicago FD Snorkel 6-6-1 history

Chicago FD Engine 5 and Snorkel 1 working a 5-11 Alarm fire

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Chicago FD Truck 3 and Snorkel 1 working a 5-11 alarm fire

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Box Alarm fire in Antioch, 4-13-18

This from Jeff Rudolph:

Antioch, IL 04/13/18,

Box Alarm at 25196 W. Rt. 173, Whiskey Janes Bar. Moderate to heavy smoke from the entire building on arrival. Non hydranted area. Command requested the box bringing tenders from Lake Villa, Fox Lake, and Spring Grove, truck from Round Lake, squad from Newport. Crews made quick work of locating and extinguishing the fire, which was reported to have started in an HVAC unit.

Jeff Rudolph 

fire at Whiskey Janes Bar

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Fox Lake Fire District tanker

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fire at Whiskey Janes Bar

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Antioch Fire Department fire engine

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fire at Whiskey Janes Bar

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3-Alarm fire in Hinsdale, 4-11-18

Hinsdale FD had a 3-alarm fire in a house at 329 E. 6th Street 4/11/18. Tim Olk photo

3-Alarm house fire in Hinsdale

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Pleasantview FPD truck at fire scene

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Pleasantview FPD truck at fire scene

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3-Alarm house fire in Hinsdale

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3-Alarm house fire in Hinsdale

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Oak Brook FD engine at fire scene

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3-Alarm house fire in Hinsdale

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3-Alarm house fire in Hinsdale

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Tri-State FPD fire engine

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Argonne Fire Department squad

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3-Alarm house fire in Hinsdale

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Oak Brook FD Squad93

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3-Alarm house fire in Hinsdale

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Box Alarm fire in Tinley Park, 4-8-18 (more)

This from Tom Clifton:

I have a couple more photos to add of the Tinley box alarm at 7121 Laverne Ln. I was also a little late to the party but here is what I have.

Tom Clifton

apartment fire in Tinley Park IL

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apartment fire in Tinley Park IL

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apartment fire in Tinley Park IL

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apartment fire in Tinley Park IL

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apartment fire in Tinley Park IL

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