Archive for category Fire Scene photos

2-Alarm fire in Griffith, IN 9-7-19

Photos from Tim Olk of a 2-Alarm fire at 438 N Colfax in Griffith, IN 9/7/19.

firefighters battle a car fire

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firefighters battle a car fire

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firefighters battle a car fire

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firefighters battle a car fire

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aftermath of a house fire

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aftermath of burned out cars

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aftermath of burned out cars

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aftermath of burned out cars

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aftermath of house fire

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aftermath of a burned out house

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firefighter extinguishes a car fire

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Working fire in Chicago, 9-8-19

This from Ryan Higgins:

Early Morning Still & Box Alarm in Edison Park Around 1AM of 9/8/19

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Firefighters at night fire scene

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Chicago fire scene at night

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Chicago fire scene at night

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Chicago fire scene at night

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Chicago fire scene at night

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Working fire in Chicago, 8-20-19

Photos from Tim Olk of a working fire in Chicago 8/20/19

aerial ladder to roof of house fire

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Firefighter vents roof with a saw

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Firefighter vents roof with a saw

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Chicago Fire Department paramedic a t fire scene

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African American Firefighter with PPE carrying tools

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Firefighter in PPE with hand tools

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Apartment fire in Evanston, 8-20-19

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Two cats and two dogs were rescued from an apartment fire in Evanston Tuesday night after firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze which was confined to a rear, first-floor unit of a four-story, multi-family courtyard building in the 600 block of Sheridan Road. As firefighters conducted a secondary search of the premises, they discovered and removed four pets, three of which they had to resuscitate using pet oxygen masks. All four pets survived, and there were no other reported injuries.

dog pulled from apartment fire

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cat pulled from apartment fire

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fire chief and Firefighter at fire scene

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cat pulled from apartment fire

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dog pulled from apartment fire

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House fire in Glenwood, 8-11-19

This from Eric Haak:

The Glenwood Fire Department had a working fire on Thursday afternoon (8/11). Crews did a great job of saving a home that was in a non-hydranted area. Here are a few images from the scene.

smoke from house on fire

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Pierce fire engine

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Firefighters at house fire

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Firefighters at house fire

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Firefighters at fire scene

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Firefighters put on SCBA before entering smokey house fire

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dramatic portrait of salty firefighter with PPE

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Box Alarm house fire in Des Plaines, 8-16-19

Des Plaines firefighters were called to a house at 555 Leahy Circle East late Friday night for a fire in the basement. A header was visible while units were en route and the alarm was upgraded to a working fire before arrival. Dispatch advised of hoarder conditions at the residence which was confirmed on arrival by the first company officer walking around the exterior. The residents were already out of the house and firefighters had difficulty entering the premises. Several vent holes were cut in the roof before companies were ordered off and then out of the structure for setting up a defensive posture. The basement fire traveled to the second floor and areas of the first floor had been compromised. Hand lines were directed through windows and doorways but it remained difficult to reach the seat of the fire due to the clutter.

The incident was upgraded to a Box Alarm for additional resources after withdrawing personnel from the interior. Eventually lines were shut down to let the fire burn until it was visible and accessible from the outside and then companies again attacked the flames.  One tower ladder was utilized with a ground level master stream through the front door and living room before it was able to be positioned above the house with access to the fire that vented through the roof. Hand lines were deployed on all sides of the house.

The bulk of the fire was contained by 4AM with companies working at the scene for several more hours.

All Des Plaines units were at the scene along with mutual aid from Prospect Heights, Mount Prospect, The North Maine FPD, Elk Grove Township FPD, Wheeling, Park Ridge, Chicago Squad 7, Rosemont, Bensenville, and Glenview.

heavy smoke pushes from house on fire

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heavy smoke curls around house siding at night fire scene

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smoke pours out of window of hoarder house

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flames engulf house

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flames engulf house

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flames engulf house

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flames engulf hoarder's kitchen

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Attic fire in Des Plaines, 8-11-19

From the Greek:

Crews made an aggressive coordinated attack on an attic fire in a two-flat on Sunday (1252 Brown Street), bringing quick extinguishment to the flames advancing in the attic and associated hidden spaces. Fortunately, there were no injuries. Occupants and pets made it out safely.

Des Plaines Fire Department

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Alley garage fire in Chicago, 8-12-19

Photos from Tim Olk of an alley garage fire Monday, 8/12/19.

alley garage fire in Chicago

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alley garage fire in Chicago

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alley garage fire in Chicago

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alley garage fire in Chicago

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alley garage fire in Chicago

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alley garage fire in Chicago

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Firefighter uses saw to cut metal fence

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alley garage fire in Chicago

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alley garage fire in Chicago

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2-Alarm fire in Hampshire, 8-10-19

house destroyed by fire

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fire truck at fire scene

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house destroyed by fire

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house destroyed by fire

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fire trucks at fire scene

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Firefighters at fire scene

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Firefighters at fire scene

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Firefighter at fire scene

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fire trucks at fire scene

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Firefighters at fire scene

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fire trucks at fire scene

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Interdivisional box alarm in Union Hill, IL – 8-9-19 (more)

More photos from Tim Olk of the Interdivisional box alarm in Union Hill, IL – 8-9-19

fire department tanker

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fire department tanker

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Firefighters at fire scene

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Firefighters with hose line

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fire department tanker

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fire department tanker

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