Archive for category Historic Fire Photo

Vintage fire in Chicago, 5-10-71

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4-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 12-24-94

This from Dan McInerney:

Chicago Fire Department, 4-11 alarm, Broadway and Gunnison, 12/24/94
 
I took in this fire from home on 12//24/94. It was in a vacant auto dealership, probably 100×200 with a bowstring truss roof. Needless to say, they didn’t make a push inside as it was a done deal upon arrival. The site is now a parking lot for a large strip mall. Pictures were taken with a cheap camera that was all I could afford at the time. 
Chicago Fire Department, 4-11 alarm fire at Broadway and Gunnison, 12/24/94

Dan McInerney photo

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Chicago FD history , 5-11 Alarm fire 7-7-66

This from Steve Redick as part of a slide collection that he recently acquired:

5-11 Alarm at 2153 N Elston Avenue, July 7, 1966

5-11 Alarm at 2153 N Elston Avenue, July 7, 1966 in Chicago

5-11 Alarm at 2153 N Elston Avenue, July 7, 1966 in Chicago

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-14-87

Images and gallery from Steve Redick for #TBT

3-11 Alarm fire 4/14/87 at 1406 S. Halsted

3-11 Alarm fire 4/14/87 at 1406 S. Halsted

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Truck 1 Hendrickson Morita ladder at a 3-11 Alarm fire 4/14/87

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Engine 18 at a 3-11 Alarm fire 4/14/87

Steve Redick photo

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Blue Island Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

For #TBT.  Fire at the Lyric Theater in Blue Island, February 14th, 1960.  Sunday afternoon matinee filled with children watching a movie.  The building was evacuated and the only loss was the building.  Today, this would have been a box alarm with multiple companies attending and change of quarters.  Back then it was handled solely by Blue Island.  How times have changed.  Photos courtesy Blue Island Historical Society.Mike Summa 

Fire at the Lyric Theater in Blue Island, February 14th, 1960

Fire at the Lyric Theater in Blue Island, February 14th, 1960. From the Blue Island Historical Society

Fire at the Lyric Theater in Blue Island, February 14th, 1960

Fire at the Lyric Theater in Blue Island, February 14th, 1960. From the Blue Island Historical Society

Fire at the Lyric Theater in Blue Island, February 14th, 1960

Fire at the Lyric Theater in Blue Island, February 14th, 1960. From the Blue Island Historical Society

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Chicago Fire Department history, 5-21-68

This from Austin Lawler:

I came a cross this photo on vintagetribune Instagram page. It is of a fire at Chromatic Paint Inc. on May 21, 1968. From the looks of it, it was a massive fire. Curious if anyone on the site has photos or more info on it. Have a good one.

Austin 
vintage Chicago fire photo

Firemen stand back from a pile of paint drums in the storage yard of Chromatic Paint Inc., 9100 South Park Avenue, that spurted into flames causing an estimated $25,000 damage on May 21, 1968. Photo by David Mugfor.

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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

Larry Shapiro photo

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

Larry Shapiro photo

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Chicago FD Snorkel 6-6-1 history (part 4)

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

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

Steve Redick photo

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

Steve Redick photo

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

Steve Redick photo

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

Steve Redick photo

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Chicago FD Snorkel 6-6-1 history (part 3)

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

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

4-11 on 4/28/2007. Eric Haak photo

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

4-11 on 4/28/2007. Eric Haak photo

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

4-11 on 4/28/2007. Eric Haak photo

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

3-11 on 8/30/07. Eric Haak photo

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

4-11 on 2/15/09. Eric Haak photo

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On this day … Box Alarm fire in Highland Park, 3-15-06

for #throwbackthursday, some photos from this day in history, 2006. The Highland Park FD went to a Box Alarm for fire in a classic downtown building at 430 Park Aveune.

landmark building destroyed by fire

Larry Shapiro photo

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