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Working fire in Chicago, 12-1-19

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Chicago had a working fire on the northwest side Sunday morning @ 2230 N Narragansett 12-1-19. Engine Co. 125 had a fire in the walls and attic in a 1.5 sty frame house. Two lines were lead out during the fire. Truck 53 and Squad 2 cut numerous holes in the roof. Looked to be a real labor intensive fire.  Engine 125 is still in a spare engine after their crash many months ago. I hear that they are going to get their regular assigned E-One back in the coming week or so.

Rundown:
Engines 125 – 68
Trucks 53 – 58
Battalion 8
WRKF – RIT Battalion 7, RIT Truck 57, Squad 2, 2-7-2
Firefighters vent roof during a fire

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Firefighters vent roof during a fire

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Chicago FD spare engine

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back of fire engine with hose

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Chicago fire truck at fire scene

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Firefighter with dirty face after a fire

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Firefighter with dirty face after a fire

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Firefighter with dirty face after a fire

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Commercial building fire in Harvey, 11-16-19

This from Eric Haak:

The Harvey Fire Department responded to the report of a commercial building fire in the 15400 block of Broadway in the early morning hours of November 16th.  The fire was in a truss roof warehouse and communicated to a 2-story apartments over commercial building.  The blaze was elevated to a MABAS box and these images were taken hours into the incident as companies were defensive on the original building early on.

Commercial building fire in Harvey IL

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Commercial building fire in Harvey IL

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Firefighters at fire scene

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Commercial building fire in Harvey IL

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Commercial building fire in Harvey IL

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Working fire in Chicago, 11-23-19

This from Eric Haak:

Companies from Chicago’s 6th Battalion responded to the report of a house fire just before dawn on Saturday, November 23rd at 6545 S Oakley.  Per PD at the scene, the fire was already well advanced in the rear of the structure. Police officers were met with the report of someone trapped inside but could not make entry due to heavy smoke conditions.  A victim was eventually located and transported, succumbing to his injuries later that day.
heavy fire burns from house at night

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fire chief enters burning house

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Firefighters battle house fire at night

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Firefighters battle flames at night

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House fire in Lincolnwood, 11-21-19

Photos from Steve Redick of the fire at 6654 Trumbull Avenue in Lincolnwood 11-21-19

vintage Pierce Arrow fire engine

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aftermath of house fire

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Pierce Arrow XT tower ladder

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aftermath of house fire

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Working fire in Chicago, 11-16-19

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Here are some shots from a fire on the southeast side Saturday morning. Fire was in a vacant 2.5 sty ordinary building with fire on all floors. WRKF @ 7940 s South Shore Drive 11-16-19

E-ONE fire engine in Chicago

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smoke from house on fire

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Chicago fire engine

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E-ONE fire truck in Chicago

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E-ONE fire engine in Chicago

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Chicago firefighter after battling a fire

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Still & Box Alarm Fire in Chicago, 11/7/19

This from Drew Gresik:

Here are a few images from an early morning Still & Box at 728 N Lotus Ave in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. Fire through the roof of a vacant 2.5 story frame. Four total lines were led out, E96 utilized their deck gun, and TL23 employed an aerial master stream. Photography was greatly hampered by a mix of sleet and thick brush on the property. I included a combination of natural light as well as flash photos so viewers can see the effect of a camera-mounted flash in rain/sleet/snow. 

Interesting to note this fire came in as many companies (including TL14) were still committed at a 2-11, 1644 N Spaulding Ave. 
A full gallery with more images will be live on Friday on our site
house engulfed in flames

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house engulfed in fire

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Firefighters battle house fire at night

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fire engine at night fire scene

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night fire scene photo

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 11-5-19

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Still & Box Alarm fire at 5225W Addison

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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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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Chicago fire scene

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Working fire in Morton Grove, 11-4-19

Morton Grove and Skokie firefighters were sent to 9007 Meade Avenue for a detached garage fire.

alley garage fire in Morton Grove IL

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alley garage fire in Morton Grove IL

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alley garage fire in Morton Grove IL

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Spartan Smeal quint

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Spartan Smeal fire engine

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Smeal quint at fire scene

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loaner fire engine in Skokie IL

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House fire in Wheeling, 10-21-19

Wheeling police and firefighters were sent to 171 W. Manchester Drive Monday night (10/21/19) for a reported house fire. Police officers arrived first and confirmed a fire. Firefighters arrived right afterwards and took a line inside where they encountered heavy fire within the small ranch house. All Wheeling and Prospect Heights companies were at the scene with additional units from Buffalo Grove, Northbrook, and the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD.

Firefighters at house fire

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Wheeling FD Chief Keith MacIsaac

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Firefighters covered with drywall after house fire

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aftermath of fire in hoarder house

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Rosenbauer America Commander fire engine

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Rosenbauer America Commander Cobra tower ladder

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supply line on hydrant at house fire

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 10-14-19 (more)

More from Steve Redick on the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 10-14-19

I was late getting to this job and even so as I arrived they declared an emergency evacuation and sounded the horns as an internal collapse had just occurred. Got some decent shots but was shooting into the sun quite a bit and the low hanging smoke made photos difficult. This was an unusual building with some difficult access issues.
All the images can be seen here:
fire engine on a hydrant

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Chicago fire truck at scene

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Chicago fire truck at scene

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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fire engines with hose on the ground

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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Chicago FD Squad 1A

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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