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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 8-22-17 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

It was deja vu … the old Zenith industrial complex that has had several other fires including a still and box I took in a few months ago. Most of the fire appeared to be in the top floor and roof area and was really showing a lot of heavy smoke for a while. Little or no interior operations due to hazardous building conditions. Three towers, Snorkel,  a few ladder pipes and a deck gun were used. It was right at sunset so the photos were all taken in rapidly changing lighting conditions. The video and all the images can be seen at my website here:

heavy smoke from warehouse fire

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Chicago FD Engine 125

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warehouse fire scene in Chicago

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Chicago FD Truck 58

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Chicago FD Squad 2A at work

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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Chicago Fire Department Tower Ladder 14

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Chicago Fire Department Engine 117

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Chicago Fire Department Squad 2A

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elevated master streams at work

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 10

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E-ONE tower ladder at night

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 8-22-17

From Steve Redick at the 2-11 Alarm warehouse fire at 6001 W. Dickens Ave a former Zenith TV facility

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 8-10-17

This from Josh Boyajian:

CFD Canteen 4-0-0 reported to the EFAO yesterday morning around 4AM of (2), 2-sty frames going at 840 w 53rd Place. Canteen 4-0-2 was a block away at a SWAT call with CPD. Engine 49 arrived and went defensive on a 1.5-sty frame totally involved extending to a 2.5-sty frame to the west. Engine 50, in their new rig, was 2nd up and had numerous lines off. Companies had water problems and the box engines ended up dropping and feeding the attack engines from blocks away. Tower 39 really worked hard, taking the boards off most of the 2nd floor windows, making holes in the roof, and on the front of the building. Squad 5 was in the alley being fed by Engine 116. Towers 39 and 37 were both in spare tower ladders. I arrived after the 2-11, it was very over grown around both of the buildings. 
 
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Chciago FD Squad 5A

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firefighter in tower ladder bucket against heavy fire

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firefighter in tower ladder bucket against heavy fire

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firefighter in tower ladder bucket against heavy fire

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firefighter in tower ladder bucket against heavy fire

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heavy flames and smoke through roof of a house at night

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heavy flames and smoke through roof of a house at night

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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Chciago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago firefighter pump operator

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Chicago FD Engine 116

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Chicago FD Engine 123

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 7-28-27 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Got a good jump on this one, pretty spectacular for a few minutes. Two good sized explosions occurred while I was there. The roof was in quickly and also some early wall collapses as well. One serious exposure to a good size frame dwelling that was pretty well held in check despite some doubtful conditions. Two towers and a Snorkel operated and several in-line operations were conducted to supply the master streams. Not sure why the water supply was such an issue unless the proximity of the fire building to the JFK expressway had something to do with it. Perhaps some dead-end mains. 

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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fire chief at massive building fire

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firefighter stretching hose at a fire

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tower ladder at work in Chicago

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Engine 69

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firefighters with master stream at fire

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Chicago FD Engine 124

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 7-28-27

Video by Steve Redick from the 2-11 Alarm overnight at 3925 N. Pulaski.

 

Chicago FD Squad 2A battling a commercial building fire

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 7-15-17

This from Eric Haak:

Engine 47 landed at 6416 S. Cottage Grove Avenue at about 4:50 Saturday morning (7/15) and reported heavy fire on the second floor and through the roof and asked for the box. Ten minutes later, Battalion 5 reported they had heavy fire through the roof and that they were completely defensive. It was elevated to a 2-11 a few minutes later. There was a 2-11 in the building next door on July 8, 2012 and pictures of that incident can be seen in the archives of this site.

Chicago fire trucks at a 2-11 alarm fire

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Chicago FD Squad 5 at work

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Chicago FD Engine 84

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Squad 5 at work

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Chicago FD Squad 5 at work

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Chicago FD Squad 5 at work

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Chicago FD Squad 5 at work

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Chicago FD Squad 5 at work

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 7-8-17

Excerpts from wgntv.com:

More than 100 Chicago firefighters battled a 2-alarm fire in the city’s Ravenswood neighborhood.

The fire started in a 3-story apartment building in the 5100 block of north Paulina just after 1 a.m. Saturday, then spread to another 2-story home next door. Crews had to return two additional times to douse hotspots.  No one was hurt.

It’s not clear yet how many people were displaced by the flames. Sources on the scene said there are at least six units in the building, in addition to the house that had to be vacated because of the fire.

The cause of this fire is still under investigation, but firefighters believe it started on the back porch of the apartment building.

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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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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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