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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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Chicago FD Engine 117

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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

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

Tower Ladder 14. Dan McInerney photo

Chicago FD Engine 117

E117. Dan McInerney photo

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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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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2-11 Alarm fire & Chicago Still & Box Alarm video

This from Eric Haak:

Here is some video I shot at both the 2-11 and Still & Box this week.  Kind of neat because it shows both Snorkel 2A and 5A being set up and both are probably going to be placed into reserve status very soon.

 

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 12/30/16 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Washington and Sacramento yesterday. I arrived just as the fire went through the roof and operations were going defensive. This was an historic building that was under rehab. I think the best shot is of the snorkel postioned in a tight spot for an effective operation.

All of the images can be seen here:

Happy new year!

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Chicago FD Mobile Battery Unit

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Chicago FD Engine 103

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Chicago FD Engine 26

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 12/30/16 (more)

Video and photos from Steve Redick of the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 12/30/16 

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5

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Chicago FD Engine 44

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flames blowing out 2nd floor windows of mansion

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 12/30/16 (more)

This from Josh Boyajian:

I took a ride to the 2-11 this morning on the near west side. Fire was in a very nice building, about 50×100 Greystone. It looked to be most of the fire was on the second floor and in the attic. Companies were making an interior attack and Truck 36 was making numerous holes on the roof. It was a cold, windy morning, and it seemed like the fire really took off when the wind picked up.
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flames blowing out 2nd floor windows of mansion

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Chicago FD Engine 44

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Chicago FD Engine 103

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Chicago FD Squad 2A Snorkel

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 12/30/16

2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago – from CFD Media

CFD Media on scene 2-11 ALarm @ 2943 W Washington 3 masterstreams 2 hand lines working at present All CFD co’s working

2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago at 2943 W Washington 12-30-16. CFD Media photo

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago at 2943 W Washington 12-30-16. CFD Media photo

2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago at 2943 W Washington 12-30-16. CFD Media photo

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 8/3/16

This from Eric Haak:

Shortly before 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday (8/3), the Chicago Fire Department was dispatched to the report of a fire at 3110 W. Fillmore.  Responding companies reported a large header and a working fire response was then given.  Engine 44 landed first and reported a fire in a one-story, commercial garage.  The fire building was less than a half mile directly down Fillmore from Engine 107’s quarters.  Engines 44 and 109 were the Still Alarm engines and 23 and 95 were on the box.  Engine 99 would also have a hydrant as well.  Battalion 14 requested a 2-11 shortly after arriving and gave a size-up of 1-story, 100 x 75, communicating to a 2-story ordinary, 25 x 50 with back porches and fire on the second floor.  The first picture you see here was taken 20 minutes in.  The fire actually turned out to be in two separate vacant commercial buildings in the center with some exposure to Eddie’s Towing which was largely spared. I heard Engines 5, 18, and 26 sent on the 2-11 so I don’t think 107 ever made it in.
Chicago FD Truck 54 at a fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 109 with lines off

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Chicago FD Engine 99 on a hydrant

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