Archive for category Historic Fire Photo

Historic fire: Goldblatt’s fire in Mt Prospect, 1977 (more)

More photos from the Historic fire: Goldblatt’s fire in Mt Prospect, 1977 (pt1)

Hi,
 
I just found your blog as I was searching for old photos of the Goldblatts fire. I grew up in Des Plaines in the Craig Manor subdivision at the corner of Wolf & Central Roads. We could see the fire from our house and quickly drove over there. I was 14 at the time and had a cheap old camera and took these photos myself. You may share them anywhere.
 
Please attribute them to: Carole (formerly of Des Plaines)
 
~Carole
massive Randhurst fire in 1977

Photo courtesy of Carole (formerly of Des Plaines)

massive Randhurst fire in 1977

Photo courtesy of Carole (formerly of Des Plaines)

massive Randhurst fire in 1977

Photo courtesy of Carole (formerly of Des Plaines)

More from this fire HERE and HERE

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University Park Fire Department history

This from Bill Schreiber:

University Park Fire Department apparatus … then and now

University Park Fire Department history

Bill Schreiber photo

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-18-94

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr. for #TBT:

Flash back to January 18th, 1994 when the high reached only 11 below zero, following a morning low of minus 21 and yielding a daily average temperature of minus 16. On Chicago’s south side, fire companies were battling a 2-11 in a 4 story apartment building at 8049-59 S St. Lawrence.

Firefighters battle fire in frigid weather

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

More photos HERE

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Vintage 5-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-17-74 (more)

This from Danny Nelms:

William Swart Ruting photos

This was the old International Harvestor Works at 26th & Rockwell in Chicago. Fire was in 1974. This is Snorkel Squad 1 operating at the fire. Got a little close and melted the taillights. 

5-11 Alarm fire in Chicago 2-17-74

William Swart Ruting photo

5-11 Alarm fire in Chicago 2-17-74

William Swart Ruting photo

5-11 Alarm fire in Chicago 2-17-74

William Swart Ruting photo

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Vintage Chicago 5-11 Alarm + 4 Specials, 5-25-66

This from Steve Redick:

This was a 5-11 and 4 specials at 1400 W 32nd Place on May 25, 1966 in a large, vacant, wood-frame grain elevator. I have not seen very many color photos of this. My favorite shot is what looks like SS3’s Snorkel working. I would assume the fireboat would was Engine 41.
These amazing images were taken by Gerald Bean.
huge 1966 fire in Chicago

Gerald Bean photo

huge 1966 fire in Chicago

Gerald Bean photo

huge 1966 fire in Chicago

Gerald Bean photo

huge 1966 fire in Chicago

Gerald Bean photo

huge 1966 fire in Chicago

Gerald Bean photo

huge 1966 fire in Chicago

Gerald Bean photo

huge 1966 fire in Chicago

Gerald Bean photo

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Vintage Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire, 11-21-63 (more)

More from Steve Redick on the Vintage Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire, 11-21-63

 

3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago 11-21-63

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago 11-21-63

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Vintage Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire, 11-21-63

This from Steve Redick:

3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago 11-21-63

undated vintage news clipping of a 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago

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Cicero Fire Department history – part 2

More Cicero Fire Department history from the files of Joseph Salerno:

Cicero Fire Department history

from the files of Joseph Salerno

Cicero Fire Department history

from the files of Joseph Salerno

Cicero Fire Department history

from the files of Joseph Salerno

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Historic Chicago fire scene

This undated photo from Steve Redick

vintage Chicago downtown fire scene along the Chicago River

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Vintage 5-11 Alarm fire with 1 Special Alarm in Chicago, 10-1-63

This from Steve Redick:

vintage Chicago Tribume news clipping of a major fire in Chicago at Nu-Dell Plastics

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vintage Chicago Tribume news clipping of a major fire in Chicago at Nu-Dell Plastics

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