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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-15-17 (more)

More on the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-15-17  from Steve Redick:

Took in an interesting job saturday morning. This fire resulted from a gas explosion, and sadly there were injuries,  some severe. The location is about as far away from my quarters within the city limits as possible. I am 6400 North and 7200 West, this fire was 9700 South and 3500 East. I had to pay a toll and get my passport stamped twice on my way there! The fire was pretty much in check when I arrived with a defensive operation taking place. Shortly thereafter it was decided to let the roof burn off the compromised portion of the building and this resulted in some tremendous images. In addition, I was able to get images of companies I seldom if ever see. The cherry on top was FINALLY getting to see one of the new Rosenbauer “snorkels” in operation after months of near misses. The weather and lighting were as perfect as you could ever ask for and helped yield some memorable images.

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 34

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Chicago FD Engine 46

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heavy smoke and flames through roof of a building

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 34

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Chicago FD Engine 104

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-15-17 (more)

Excerpts from the Chicagotribune.com:

Three people were injured in a fire that swept through an apartment building in the East Side neighborhood Saturday morning. Chicago firefighters responded to the two-story structure in the 9500 block of South Ewing Avenue about 6:05 a.m.

One person was taken to an area hospital in critical condition from burns, according to a media notification from the Chicago Fire Department.

Another person was hurt jumping, and the third person suffered minor lacerations. Firefighters also rescued two dogs from the residence.

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-15-17 (more)

More photos from Tim Olk of the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-15-17

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 34

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 34

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 34

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-15-17 (more)

Video by Steve Redick of the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-15-17 

9650 S Ewing 2-11 alarm from gas explosion. 2nd use of one of the new Rosenbauer “snorkel” type units. Radio traffic added

 

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-15-17 (more)

Additional photos from Tim Olk of the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago at 9650 S Ewing, 4-15-17

Chicago FD Engine 46

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Chicago FD Engine 46

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Chicago FD Squad 5A at work

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Chicago FD Squad 5A at work

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Chicago FD Squad 5A at work

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Chicago FD Engine 46

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-15-17

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some images taken at this morning’s 2-11 alarm at 9650 S. Ewing Ave. Apparently was a gas explosion. There were two transports and one was reported in very grave condition. Lighting was not optimal for taking pictures of the new snorkel but the pictures still give you a good idea of what the scene was like. Most of the fire load was in the rear and the snorkel was backed down the alley and placed in a vacant lot on the C/D corner. Eventually they relocated the snorkel to the front of the building and burned the roof off. There is also a short video of them setting up Squad 5A.

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flames from house fire in Chicago

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firefighters with hose line at fire

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Rosenbauer Commaner

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Rosenbauer Commaner

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Rosenbauer Commaner

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Rosenbauer Commaner

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Rosenbauer Commaner

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-8-17 (more)

Excerpts from WGNTV.com:

Three people were injured in an extra alarm fire Sunday morning on Chicago’s West Side, leaving a long-time resident looking for a place to live as authorities investigate the cause. Two people suffered smoke inhalation, and another was treated for exposure to the extreme cold Sunday morning.

Patrice Ammons said she did lose a lot in the fire that destroyed her West Side home of 20 years – but not everything. For one, she had gratitude for the firefighters who saved her.

“You can replace material things, but you can’t get your life back, and all of us are safe because of them,” Ammons said. “I really want to tell the firemen thank you, I got my brother out, and I couldn’t get back. That fireman did not hesitate, he took off his cap, he went in blind and I wish I knew who he was, so that I could say thank you.”

Ammons said sometime between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. Sunday, her brother told her something was burning. The back of the two story building was in flames, which ripped through the roof, and engulfed the whole back wall.

The fire had escalated to two alarms –at the time temperatures in the city were hovering around zero degrees. Eventually more than 100 firefighters responded.

Patrice Ammons lost her home and most of what she owns, you can’t control the circumstances, she says, but you can control your attitude.

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-8-17 (part 3)

This from Drew Gresik:

Here are some quick images from Sunday morning’s 2-11 on the West Side. Engine 117 and the tower arrived and found heavy fire in the rear and in the attic of a 2.5 story balloon frame. Battalion 18 quickly requested a Still & Box and 2-2-4 requested a 2-11 a short time later. The fire got into the D-side exposure building but that structure was largely saved by the companies operating on scene. Tower 14 and Squad 2 worked elevated master streams, and several handlines were utilized as well.
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firefighters covered with ice battling fire

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-8-17 (part 2)

This from Dan McInerney:

Took this fire in on my way home from work, and arrived after the fire was knocked. Fire was in a 2 story frame 25×70, with fire throughout the second floor and through the roof. There was a collapse in the rear of what looked to be enclosed rear porches. I believe the 2-11 was for a communication issue to a similar house to the east, which was quickly covered after companies arrived. The entire 2-11 complement of suppression rigs were staged on Chicago Avenue in front of E117’s quarters. Of note was E83’s response on the 2-11 with a light wagon. As evidenced by the ice coating pretty much everything, it was bitterly cold out, and the sun was just starting to break over the fireground.

E117 was first due and had 3 lines off, E96 backed down to feed TL14, and E113 fed the Snorkel.

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Second floor fire. Dan McInerney photo

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TL14. Dan McInerney photo

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Collapsed section of the rear of the house. Dan McInerney photo

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E96 members operate 2.5’’ into second floor. Dan McInerney photo

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E117 members move 2/5’’ handline. Dan McInerney photo

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Squad 2 in the alley to the west. Dan McInerney photo

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Tower Ladder 14. Dan McInerney photo

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E117. Dan McInerney photo

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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winter fire scene in frigid weather

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firefighters covered with ice after fire

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-8-17

This from Eric Haak:

At 0715 hrs this morning (1/8), the Chicago Fire Department was called to 4734 W. Huron for a fire in a 20×70, 2.5-sty frame apartment building. Engine 117 landed less than a minute after being dispatched and confirmed they had a fire. Battalion 18 arrived on scene moments later and reported back porches that had extended into the first and second floor of the original fire building with the “D” side exposure also involved and asked for a still & box. The alarm would eventually be elevated to a 2-11. Temperatures were once again in the single digits this morning

Chicago FD Engine 117

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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fire scene in frigid temperatures

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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fire scene in frigid temperatures

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