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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

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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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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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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago on Ravenswood Avenue, 12-22-18 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

An hour or so after I left the 2-11 on Clark St another fire came in in the 6400 block of Ravenswood a few short blocks away. The fire involved a building complex housing an auto repair shop, furniture company, and some apartments. When I arrived there was not much to see and the only interesting shots had to be taken directly into the sun and in some smoke conditions.  All the images are here:
 
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commercial building fire scene

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Firefighters battle commercial building fire

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Firefighters battling a smokey fire without SCBA

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Chicago FD Engine 71

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Chicago FD Engine 43

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago on Ravenswood Avenue, 12-22-18 (more)

The second of two 2-11 Alarm fires in Chicago on 12/22/18 was at 6417 N Ravenswood Avenue (more)

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

This was the 2nd fire of the day. Originally dispatched E43 for rubbish, until the MFAO told them they were going to upgrade it to a full still. I left the fire on Clark Street and headed to this.  They found a 1-sty auto body shop, with smoke coming out of everywhere. They lead out and forced entry into a door on side B where they encountered heavy smoke. They attempted to make a push but were pulled out by the chief who immediately pulled a box. Companies went defensive. A very stubborn fire, with little progress to be made for a while. After putting the box companies to work and due to a lack of resources in staging, they pulled a 2-11. Fire ended up burning through the roof but they kept the fire from spreading to adjoining exposures. 8+ hand lines and 2 aerial master streams were used at the height of the fire.

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heavy smoke from commercial building fire

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Firefighters battle a fire

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Firefighters at fire scene with heavy smoke

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Firefighters at fire scene with heavy smoke

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Chicago FD Engine 43

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Firefighters immersed in smoke

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heavy smoke from commercial building fire

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heavy smoke from commercial building fire

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Chicago FD Engine 71

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago on Ravenswood Avenue, 12-22-18

The second of two 2-11 Alarm fires in Chicago on 12/22/18 was at 6417 N Ravenswood Avenue

 

This from Eric Haak:

Chicago had a 2-11 Alarm fire at 6417 N Ravenswood Saturday afternoon (12/22). The fire was in a 1-story commercial structure and was contained mostly to the 75×75 rear section that had a truss roof. The fire eventually burned through the roof and Tower Ladder 23 and the new Tower Ladder 21 were used to bring the fire under control.

Chicago FD Engine 56

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Chicago FD Deputy Fire Commissioner Tim other Sampey

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fire burns through the roof of a warehouse with a truss design

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Firefighters battle warehouse fire

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

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Chicago Firefighter pulling a 2 1/2" hose line

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21

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