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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-20-20 (more)

Photos from Tim Olk of the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-20-20

massive smoke from commercial building fire

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massive smoke from commercial building fire

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massive smoke from commercial building fire

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massive smoke from commercial building fire

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-20-20

Photos by Eric Haak of the 2-11 Alarm fire at 11034 S. Michigan Avenue today (1/20/20)

Chicago fire engine deploys deck gun

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago

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master stream from tower ladder at fire

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master stream from e-ONE tower ladder at fire

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-17-20

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01-17-2020

Truck Co. 48 reported a fire at 1539 S Hamlin Friday evening (1/17/20) during a bad snow storm. Building was a vacant, 3-sty ordinary, 30’x75′. Engine 109 was the first engine since Engine 38 was tied up on an EMS run. Battalion 14 arrived and boxed it right away. Companies went defensive due to forcible entry problems and fire being on all three floors already. Engines 38 & 99 were the box engines and both were feeding the master streams (TL5 & SS1). 2-2-4 pulled a 2-11 Alarm shortly after for manpower purposes. I don’t believe the 2-11 engines were used. Wind gusts up to 35mph and heavy snow for the duration of fire which made it very difficult to fight this job. 
Chicago Firefighters battle a fire in the winter

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire in the winter

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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E-ONE tower ladder battles a fire

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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two elevated master streams battle a fire

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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Firefighter with deck gun in blowing snow

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 7-15-19

Photos from Tim Olk of the 2-11 Alarm fire at 6820 S. Lafayette Avenue, 7/15/19.

house destroyed by fire

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Chicago FD Squad 5A at a fire

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Chicago FD Squad 5A at a fire

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house destroyed by fire

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Chicago FD Squad 5A at a fire

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Chicago FD Squad 5A at a fire

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house destroyed by fire

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house destroyed by fire

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Chicago FD Squad 5A at a fire

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-9-19 (more)

More photos from the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-9-19 by Tim Olk:

Firefighters battle fire in a self storage facility

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Firefighters battle fire in a self storage facility

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Firefighters battle fire in a self storage facility

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Firefighters battle fire in a self storage facility

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-9-19

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some images taken early on during the Chicago Fire Department’s 2-11 Alarm this morning (6/9/19) at 62nd and Harlem. The fire quickly overtook several units and with companies being met by bad hydrants, the alarm was elevated to a still and box. What you can’t see from these pictures is that for each exterior unit, there was another unit that was only accessible from an interior hallway. With the fire progressing over the top of those exterior units and the roof being declared unstable, companies were forced into a defensive position. Squad 5A was positioned in the interior lot and aerial operations commenced with Tower Ladder 54 being set up on Harlem. Tower Ladder 39 was also set up but I’m not sure if they ever flowed water. The incident also led to some interesting situations like Engine 8 pumping at the corner of 61st and Harlem and a Summit engine supplying water to the Chicago incident.

massive smoke from self storage unit fire

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massive smoke from self storage facility fire

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heavy smoke  and flames from self storage unit fire

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Firefighters cut metal door of self storage unit

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Firefighters battle fire in a self storage facility

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Chicago FD Squad 5A at work

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Chicago FD Engine 8

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Summit FD Engine 954

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This from Jim Skrabel:

Here are a few pics from the 2-11 at 6201 S. Harlem. They were taken by my son Chris Skrabel.

massive fire in self storage facility

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massive fire in self storage facility

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massive fire in self storage facility

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massive fire in self storage facility

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-2-19

Chicago Firefighters are on the scene of a 3-11 Alarm fire in a commercial warehouse at 2501 N. Keeler Avenue

2-11 Alarm fire at 2501 N. Keeler Avenue

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3-11 Alarm fire at 2501 N. Keeler Avenue in Chicago 4-2-19

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3-11 Alarm fire at 2501 N. Keeler Avenue in Chicago 4-2-19

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3-11 Alarm fire at 2501 N. Keeler Avenue in Chicago 4-2-19

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3-11 Alarm fire at 2501 N. Keeler Avenue in Chicago 4-2-19

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-24-19

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

2-24-19

Ambulance 77 reported smoke from the roof of a 3-sty building Sunday afternoon at 1838 S. St. Louis. The MFAO filled it out and gave the 14th Battalion a working fire right away. Engine 38 arrived and had heavy fire showing from a 3-sty brick, three-flat in the rear, extending to the exposure to the south. Battalion 14 boxed it shortly after his arrival. Chicago was experiencing very high winds gusting upwards of 50MPH. After trying to make the 3rd floor, the chief pulled all companies out of the building to regroup. Multiple handlines were dropped from 38 and 109. I believe that the 2-11 was requested for manpower.  
 
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heavy fire from 3rd floor of 3-flat building

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heavy fire from 3rd floor of 3-flat building

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Chicago FD Truck 48

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Firefighters move hose in street at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 38

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Firefighters at fire scene

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heavy smoke from 3-flat in Chicago

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Firefighters overhaul after a fire

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hose line stretched between buildings

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-30-19

This from Eric Haak:

Here are a few quick images from the 2-11 at 25th and Sacramento this afternoon in Chicago (1/30). Companies made an aggressive interior attack and went defensive as I was walking up. The first image was taken only a couple minutes after the companies evacuated the building and it appeared conditions deteriorated rapidly.

massive flames and smoke from roof of house on fire

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Firefighters battle fire in bitter cold conditions

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Chicago FD Snorkel and tower ladder at work

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Firefighter covered with ice after battling a fire

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-12-19

From Chicago Fire Media on Twitter:

2-11/EMS Plan 1 @ 4320 N Cicero, Now a 2-11. a 3 story occupied 1 civilian critical all companies working

fatal fire in a 3-story courtyard building in Chicago

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Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

A man has died following an extra-alarm fire that started on the Northwest Side Saturday morning about 8:45 a.m. on the upper level of a large 3-story brick apartment building complex at 4820 West Hutchinson Street. Earlier, the fire department said the blaze, which was elevated to an extra-alarm, happened at 4320 N. Cicero Ave., but that was where several 911 calls came from.

One man was inside the apartment when the fire started. He was badly injured and later pronounced dead at Community First Medical Center.

This from Eric Haak:

Chicago fatal 2-11 apartment fire: At about ten minutes to 9:00 this morning, Chicago’s Main Fire Alarm Office gave a working fire response followed by a Still & Box Alarm to Hutchinson and Cicero. The fire was in a third floor apartment that was part of a 3-story, U-shaped courtyard building. The fire extended into the cockloft and was elevated to a 2-11. Shortly afterward the fire was brought under control. Unfortunately, there was a fatality with this incident.

smoke from courtyard building

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Chicago FD Engine 69

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Chicago FD Engine 108

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Chicago FD Battalion 9 Chief Frank Cambria

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Firefighter covered with insulation after overhauling a fire

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