Posts Tagged 2-11 alarm fire

Chicago 2-11 Alarm & Haz Mat Level 1 5-17-11

Chicago firefighters responded this afternoon to an asphalt tank fire inside a building at 4710 W. Roosevelt Road. The Still Alarm was elevated to a Box Alarm when companies saw that several tanks were in the area and there was concern for an exposure. The header could be seen for some distance. A Haz Mat Level I was requested and ultimately the alarm was upgraded to a 2-11 with a special call for 6-3-1 and 6-3-2 for the possible use of high-expansion foam.  Companies were able to handle the fire without putting the foam operation to work.

Larry Shapiro went to the scene but arrived shortly before the 2-11 and the Level I were struck out. He has a small gallery HERE, and there is a brief article HERE.

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 and Haz Mat Level I 5-17-11

Tower Ladder 14, supplied by Engine 96 flows water on what is left of the asphalt fire in the industrial yard in the 4700 block of Roosevelt Road. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 and Haz Mat Level I 5-17-11

High Expansion Foam Unit 6-3-1 was called to the scene but did not go to work. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 and Haz Mat Level I 5-17-11

Engine 113 was on a hydrant on Roosevelt Road just outside of the gate leading to the industrial yard. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 and Haz Mat Level I 5-17-11

6-3-2 the bulk foam carrier unit was on the scene to support 6-3-1 in the event that foam was used at the fire. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 and Haz Mat Level I 5-17-11

5-1-1 was working out of the haz mat spare today. Larry Shapiro photo

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire 5-2-11

Chicago Engine 99 was dispatched to what was believed to be a rubbish fire last night in the rear of 3401 S. Lawndale Avenue, a location with guard dogs. Upon arrival, Engine 99 reported that the fire was inside the building and asked for a working fire response. Shortly thereafter the alarm was elevated to a full Box Alarm. Thick black smoke was escaping from the building which could be seen from several blocks away. 2-2-4 (Deputy District 4) reported fire through the roof on his arrival and escalated the alarm to a 2-11. The fire was in an industrial brick building with a steel deck roof. Snorkel 1, Tower 5, and Tower 54 used elevated master streams in addition to several 2-1/2″ hand lines.

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. was in the area and spotted the smoke from several blocks away. He arrived as companies were cutting the overhead doors to gain access to the building. He submitted several images depicting the progression of the fire attack.

Chicago 2-11 alarm fire 3401 S Lawndale 5-2-11

Fire from the roof and thick black smoke from inside the building are visible as firefighters cut into a steel overhead door to gain access. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago 2-11 alarm fire 3401 S Lawndale 5-2-11

Firefighters direct a hand line into the building upon getting access to the fire. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago 2-11 alarm fire 3401 S Lawndale 5-2-11

Engine 99 puts their deck gun into operation as fire burns through the roof. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

 

Chicago 2-11 alarm fire 3401 S Lawndale 5-2-11

The deck gun from Engine 99 puts water on the roof as master streams from Squad 1, Tower Ladder 5 and Tower Ladder 54 prepare to go to work as well. Gordon J. Nord, Jr.

Chicago 2-11 alarm fire 3401 S Lawndale 5-2-11

A heavy volume of fire burns inside the building and through the roof. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago 2-11 alarm fire 3401 S Lawndale 5-2-11

Two tower ladders and Squad 1's Snorkel were working in addition to the deck gun from Engine 99 and several hand lines. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

 

Gordon has a complete gallery which can be viewed HERE.

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Berwyn 2-11 alarm fire at 28th & Ridgeland – update

Audio from the 2-11 alarm fire yesterday in Berwyn can be found HERE from radioman 911 at Justin.tv

Youtube videos from the fire:

 

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Berwyn 2-11 alarm fire at 28th & Ridgeland

Tim Olk and Steve Redick both took in the fire in Berwyn although they arrived much later than Josh who was behind the first due truck.

Tim submitted a few images as did Steve.

Berwyn Fire Department 2-11 alarm at 28th & Ridgeland 4-23-11

A Berwyn firefighter exits the building after rescuing a tenant's pet. Tim Olk photo

Berwyn Fire Department 2-11 alarm at 28th & Ridgeland 4-23-11

The North Riverside tower ladder is bedded after the fire has been knocked down. Tim Olk photo

Berwyn Fire Department 2-11 alarm at 28th & Ridgeland 4-23-11

The Stickney aerial remains deployed after the fire is out to safeguard against flare-ups. Tim Olk photo

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Berwyn 2-11 alarm fire at 28th and Ridgeland

5:30PM – Saturday, April 23, 2011:

Berwyn firefighters are battling a 2-11 alarm fire at 28th & Ridgeland in a 3-story apartment building. The fire has been in for about an hour now and is through the roof. Companies have been ordered out of the building and the attack has gone defensive. Several ladder pipes are currently in operation as heavy fire is visible.

Josh Boyajian is on the scene and has submitted several images to us.

Berwyn 2-11 apartment building fire 4-23-11

Firefighters are seen exiting the roof of the building after being ordered off. Josh Boyajian photo

Berwyn 2-11 apartment building fire 4-23-11

Firefighters prepare put the North Riverside tower to work. Josh Boyajian photo

Berwyn 2-11 apartment building fire 4-23-11

Heavy fire is visible burning through a collapsed section of the roof. Josh Boyajian photo

Berwyn 2-11 apartment building fire 4-23-11

Stickney's aerial has been deployed with an elevated master stream as fire can be seen throughout the 3rd floor. Josh Boyajian photo

Berwyn 2-11 apartment building fire 4-23-11

Two elevated master streams at work in Berwyn. Josh Boyajian photo

Berwyn 2-11 apartment building fire 4-23-11

Multiple lines are deployed from the Stickney truck. alongside the building. Josh Boyajian photo

Berwyn 2-11 apartment building fire 4-23-11

A Stickney firefighter manages the master stream from the turntable. Josh Boyajian photo

Berwyn 2-11 apartment building fire 4-23-11

Heavy fire and thick smoke push out of the roof and third floor. Josh Boyajian photo

Berwyn 2-11 apartment building fire 4-23-11

Another view shows heavy smoke and fire from the roof of the apartment building as firefighters apply water from two elevated master streams. Josh Boyajian photo

Berwyn 2-11 apartment building fire 4-23-11

Berwyn truck 904 in operation at the 2-11 alarm fire at 28th and Ridgeland. Josh Boyajian photo

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CFD fires on 4-10-11

Tim Olk submitted images from two fires yesterday in Chicago. One, a Still Alarm in the 500 block of Onarga on the city’s northwest side which was posted HERE with images from Steve Redick, and a 2-11 Alarm fire at118th Street and South Yale on the city’s south side.

The Chicago Tribune has a brief article HERE about the 2-11.

The blaze broke out about 12:15 p.m. at a residence near 118th Street and South Yale Avenue. The fire started on the first floor and spread to a building next-door.

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 alarm fire 118th street and Yale

Chicago Engine 75 was lead out at the 2-11 Alarm fire at 118th Street and Yale on Sunday. Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 alarm fire 118th street and Yale

After the fire was knocked down, firefighters complete overhaul from the Tower 34's platform. Tim Olk photo

The fire on Onarga was later in the afternoon.

CFD Still Alarm 6500 block of Onarga

The 11th Battalion directs overhaul work by a member of Truck 55 on the roof during the fire on Onarga. Tim Olk photo

CFD Still Alarm 6500 block of Onarga

Firefighters from Truck 55 work to get at an area of hidden fire near the upper soffit. Tim Olk photo

CFD Still Alarm 6500 block of Onarga

A firefighter works to remove exterior siding to expose the fire's extension. Tim Olk photo

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm Fire 2-18-11

Chicago had a 2-11 Alarm fire this morning in a two-story commercial structure at 2100 W. Fulton Street. One caller reported a fire around 4:30 in the morning and firefighters found heavy fire upon arrival. The fire was upgraded to a 2-11 Alarm when fire burned through the roof and the building was determined to have a bow string truss roof. Two tower ladders and the Snorkel from Squad 1 had elevated master streams working in addition to two ground level multi-versals. A Level I Haz Mat was also called.

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm fire on Fulton Street

Tower Ladder 10 was working at the 2-11 Alarm fire this morning at 2100 W. Fulton Street. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm fire on Fulton Street

Engine 103 was on a hydrant at the corner of Carroll and Hoyne. Larry Shapiro photo

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Lincolnwood 2-11 house fire 2-14-11 update

video coverage by Larry Shapiro of the 2-11 Alarm house fire yesterday in Lincolnwood.

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Lincolnwood 2-11 Alarm house fire 2-14-11 update

Tim Olk submitted the following images from yesterday’s 2-11 in Lincolnwood. His complete gallery can be viewed HERE.

Lincolnwood Fire Department 2-11 house fire St Louis 2-14-11

Early operations show heavy smoke escaping from every possible point in the 'B Sector'. Tim Olk photo

Lincolnwood Fire Department 2-11 house fire St Louis 2-14-11

At a point early into the operation, Northfield firefighters work to get a 2 1/2" line into one of the window wells in the 'B Sector'. The officer is seen here standing inside the well itself. Tim Olk photo

Lincolnwood Fire Department 2-11 house fire St Louis 2-14-11

Suburban firefighters are assisted by members of Chicago Squad 2 as they breach holes in the 'B Sector' walls to gain access to the various rooms in the basement. Tim Olk photo

Lincolnwood Fire Department 2-11 house fire St Louis 2-14-11

Firefighters in the 'B Sector' addressing access issues to get more water into the basement. Tim Olk photo

Lincolnwood Fire Department 2-11 house fire St Louis 2-14-11

Firefighters from Chicago Squad 2 use sledge hammers to remove the brick facia in the rear to allow access to the basement. Tim Olk photo

Lincolnwood Fire Department 2-11 house fire St Louis 2-14-11

Niles firefighters using a hand line in the rear encounter heavy fire in the basement which is venting out of an area that firefighters opened in the wall. Tim Olk photo

Lincolnwood Fire Department 2-11 house fire St Louis 2-14-11

A view of the kitchen with a roof ladder covering a hole in the floor. Tim Olk photo

Lincolnwood Fire Department 2-11 house fire St Louis 2-14-11 Chicago Squad 2

Members of Chicago Squad 2 pose with the 10th Battalion prior to leaving Lincolnwood and heading back to the city. Tim Olk photo

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Cicero (IL) 2-11 Alarm fire 2-12-11 update

Tim Olk’s gallery of images from Saturday’s 2-11 Alarm fire in Cicero can be viewed HERE. A sampling of his photos from the scene are shown below and our initial posting is HERE. Tim arrived on the scene prior to Larry and Steve and shows the operation from the early stages.

Cicero Fire Department 2-11 Alarm on 35th Street 2-12-11

Firefighters encounter heavy smoke on the second floor balcony pushing out of the apartments as they prepare to force entry into another unit. Tim Olk photo

Cicero Fire Department 2-11 Alarm on 35th Street 2-12-11

A firefighter flakes out a second hand line for firefighters on the balcony before the line is charged. Tim Olk photo

Cicero Fire Department 2-11 Alarm on 35th Street 2-12-11

Firefighters on the sidewalk help to manage one of the hand lines in use on the second floor as the Lyons chief supervises the advance. Tim Olk photo

Cicero Fire Department 2-11 Alarm on 35th Street 2-12-11

Dense smoke envelopes Cicero Truck 2 and the street in the 'A Sector'. Tim Olk photo

Cicero Fire Department 2-11 Alarm on 35th Street 2-12-11

Cicero Engine 3, the first engine on the scene, is setup in front of the fire building as smoke pushes from all of the second floor apartments. Tim Olk photo

Cicero Fire Department 2-11 Alarm on 35th Street 2-12-11

Firefighters entering the end apartment from the rear are met by heavy smoke. Tim Olk photo

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