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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 10-8-17

This from Steve Redick:

6670 Northwest Highway in the fire prone (lately) 11th battalion. This is very close to home and I arrived in short order. The occupancy was some kind of small community type theater. Initial observations seemed to indicate some deep seated fire in what I assumed would be many concealed spaces. Rapid roof ventilation and use of TIC allowed this fire to be contained in very short order. Just as well ’cause squad 7 was in a spare snorkel anyway. 😉

Steve

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Firefighters at fire scene with smoke

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Firefighters at fire scene with smoke

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Chicago FD Truck 55

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Chicago FD Engine 119

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Chicago FD Engine 11

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fire engine backs dow alley

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Chicago fire truck at fire scene

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Box Alarm fire in Cicero, 10-5-17 (part 2)

This from Steve Redick:

Roosevelt and Austin in Cicero. This fire bordered on Chicago who did send a full still response, but Cicero FD was already on the scene. Engine 96 was used to supply a ladder pipe on Truck 29. It was a vVacant building and most of the fire was knocked down by my arrival, but I captured a few interesting images including a Cicero engine pumping from a Chicago hydrant

Steve

Cicero fire truck working at night

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commercial building fire in Cicero

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elevated master streams battle fire

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elevated master streams battle fire

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Cicero fire engine

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elevated master streams battle fire

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Cicero FD Truck 2 at a fire

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Cicero fire trucks at fire scene

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Forest Park fire engine

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Lyons  fire engine

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Cicero fire trucks at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 96

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Oak Park FD tower ladder at work

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Cicero fire engine

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Cicero fire engine

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Box Alarm fire in Cicero, 10-5-17 (part 1)

This from Jeff Braun Jr.;

Here are some photos from the Box Alarm in Cicero at 5939 W. Roosevelt Rd. (10/5/17). Calls initially came at Approx. 2300 Hours, and Chicago responded first. After they arrived on scene, they realized it was Cicero’s fire, but they were able to stay on scene and assist since it was a large commercial structure (even though they are not due on the Box Alarm for Cicero). Units from Cicero, Berwyn, Chicago, North Riverside, Oak Park, Forest Park, Stickney, Lyons, and Bedford Park were on scene. Thanks. -Jeff Braun Jr. (COUNTY-WIDE FIRE PHOTOGRAPHY)

firefighters climb ladder

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North Riverside FD tower ladder working

Jeff Braun Jr. (COUNTY-WIDE FIRE PHOTOGRAPHY

elevated master streams at commercial fire

Jeff Braun Jr. (COUNTY-WIDE FIRE PHOTOGRAPHY

elevated master streams at commercial fire

Jeff Braun Jr. (COUNTY-WIDE FIRE PHOTOGRAPHY

Cicero fire engine at building fire

Jeff Braun Jr. (COUNTY-WIDE FIRE PHOTOGRAPHY

two tower ladders working master streams

Jeff Braun Jr. (COUNTY-WIDE FIRE PHOTOGRAPHY

water spring from fire hose coupling

Jeff Braun Jr. (COUNTY-WIDE FIRE PHOTOGRAPHY

North Riverside FD tower ladder working

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North Riverside FD tower ladder working

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Chicago fire trucks at a fire

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Forest Park FD fire engine

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Some quick video clips from Steve Redick

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 9-23-17 (more)

This from Drew

23 Sep 17- The 5th Battalion and companies were stilled out at approximately 0645 hours. While en route, the Englewood FAO announced a Still & Box at this location for reports of people trapped inside the building. Engine Co. 84 and Truck Co. 51 arrived on scene and reported heavy fire in the rear of a 3 story ordinary apartment building. Battalion 5 got on scene shortly after and reported fire through the roof. A 2-11 Alarm was requested by 2-2-1 who pulled all companies out of the building due to dangerous fire conditions. (5) 2-1/2” lines were led out while Tower Ladder 37 and Squad Co. 5’s Snorkel worked elevated master streams. Engine Co. 84, Engine Co. 45, and Engine Co. 50 utilized their deck guns. Searches could not be completed due to structural integrity of the building. Companies also battled high humidity and high 80s temperature. Still Alarm companies: E84 E47 T51 T30 BN5 Sq5 2-7-5 RIT BN6 T15, A55 A36 4-5-8.

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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Chicago FD Engine 47

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fire chief surveys aftermath of fire

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firefighters immersed in smoke at fire scene

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Engine 45

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 9-23-17

Photos from Chicago’s 2-11 Alarm fire at 5825 S. Prairie Avenue on Saturday, 9/23/17

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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aftermath of building fire

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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firefighters cool down and rehab after a fire

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young boy offers a drink to a firefighter

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Working fire in Chicago, 9-17-17

This from Josh Boyajian:

Working Fire last weekend in the 6th Battalion. 5640 s Peoria, 2-sty vacant, back porches fully involved on arrival.

Chicago FD Truck 51

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Chicago FD Engine 116

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ground ladder to window of fire building

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Firefighters overhaul after fire

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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Firefighters overhaul after house fire

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Firefighter with hose washing down hot spots

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Chicago street sign

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 5

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Chicago FD Truck 51

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 9-21-17

This from Josh Boyajian:

Engine 116 arrived to find smoke in the rear of this 3-sty brick at 6434 s Peoria. They encountered heavy fire throughout the rear enclosed back porches and had fire on all 3 floors. Battalion 19 Boxed it about 10 mins in. 

aftermath of rear porches fire in Chicago

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aftermath of rear porches fire in Chicago

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Chicago Firefighters at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 116

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Chicago Firefighters at a fire scene

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Chicago FD ladder trucks at fire scene

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Working fire in Chicago, 9-21-17

This from Josh Boyajian:

While a the Still & Box on Peoria 9/21/17, Truck 50 landed at 5932 s Hermitage with a 1.5-sty frame and a fire in the attic. Engine 84 and 15 lead out. Truck 50 was working the roof. 

smoke vents from roof of house on fire

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smoke vents from roof of house on fire

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Firefighters pull hose from engine at fire

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Firefighters vent house on fire with heavy smoke

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Firefighter vents roof with a saw

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Chicago FD Truck 50

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dramatic Chicago Firefighter after a fire

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Chicago FD Truck 50

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2-Alarm fire in Dekalb, 9-16-17

This from Andy Russell:

I took in a fire Saturday night in Dekalb.  The fire was at 201 N 6th Street.  It’s a 2-story commercial building that had a deli/bakery on the first floor where the fire was located.  There was a lot of smoke and the crews did a great job of getting in and getting it knocked down quickly.  It was upgraded to a 2nd alarm, but only the box alarm companies were used.  
Andy 
Dekalb fire scene

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Dekalb fire scene

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Dekalb fire scene

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Dekalb fire scene

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Dekalb fire scene

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Dekalb fire scene

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Dekalb fire scene

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Dekalb fire scene

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House fire in Buffalo Grove, 9-9-17

Buffalo Grove police and fire units were sent to 96 University Drive Saturday morning (9/9/17) just before 6:30 in the morning after reviewing reports from a passerby of smoke coming from the home. Police officers arrived first and began ringing the doorbell and banging on the doors in an attempt to wake the homeowners.

heavy smoke from house on fire

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Arlington Heights Engine 4 and Buffalo Grove Tower 25 arrived within minutes and stretched a line to the front door before making entry. Smoke was escaping from the second floor, and the first floor was heavily charged with smoke as well. Thick smoke then pushed from the front door as it was breached.

Buffalo Groev Tower 25 Ferrara

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firefighters wait for water before entering house on fire

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firefighter enters house on fire

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The alarm was upgraded to the Code 4 for the working fire and two additional ambulances were requested to the scene when it was reported that three occupants might be inside the house.

heavy smoke pushes from house on fire

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heavy smoke pushes from house on fire

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fire engine lays hose in the street

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heavy smoke pushes from house on fire

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Neighbors subsequently informed the police that the cars in the driveway did not belong to the homeowners and that a car that did belong to them was not present. Primary and secondary searches confirmed that the only inhabitants during the fire were two cats. Firefighters attempted to resuscitate the cats which did not survive.

firefighter rescues cat from house fire

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