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Chicago 3-11 Aarm fire 6-24-13 (more)

More images from Josh Boyajian from the 3-11 Alarm fire that occurred Monday on South Central Park.

 

3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago apartment building on S. Central Park

Smoke and flames from Sector 4. Josh Boyajian photo

3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago apartment building on S. Central Park

A firefighter climbs Truck 48’s main. Josh Boyajian photo

3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago apartment building on S. Central Park

Engine 38, Squad 1A, and Truck 48 in Sector 1. Josh Boyajian photo

3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago apartment building on S. Central Park

Chief officers confer in Sector 3. Josh Boyajian photo

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Commissioner Santiago’s buggy. Josh Boyajian photo

3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago apartment building on S. Central Park

Engine 109 in Sector 1. Josh Boyajian photo

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Chicago 3-11 Alarm Fire 6-24-13 (more)

More on yesterday’s 3-11 Alarm fire from Josh Boyajian … delayed by a power outage as a result of the storms:

Here are some of my pictures … more to follow.

3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago apartment building on S. Central Park

Josh Boyajian photo

3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago apartment building on S. Central Park

Josh Boyajian photo

3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago apartment building on S. Central Park

Josh Boyajian photo

3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago apartment building on S. Central Park

Josh Boyajian photo

3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago apartment building on S. Central Park

Josh Boyajian photo

3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago apartment building on S. Central Park

Josh Boyajian photo

3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago apartment building on S. Central Park

Josh Boyajian photo

3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago apartment building on S. Central Park

Josh Boyajian photo

3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago apartment building on S. Central Park

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Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 11-24-12 (part 3)

More images from Tim Olk from the 3-11 Alarm fire at 2030 W. 111th Street. Previous posts are HERE and HERE.

Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire at 2030 W. 111th Street 11-24-12

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Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire at 2030 W. 111th Street 11-24-12

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Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire at 2030 W. 111th Street 11-24-12

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Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire at 2030 W. 111th Street 11-24-12

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Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire at 2030 W. 111th Street 11-24-12

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Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire at 2030 W. 111th Street 11-24-12

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Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 11-24-12 (part 2)

This from Eric Haak from the 3-11 alarm fire:

I got there just after the box.  I am sending you 9 shots. Below is a timeline of the fire.  Photo credits to Eric Haak.

At 1424hrs Saturday, Engine 120 reported smoke from the 5th floor of a 5-story condominium.  At 14:34, the 21st Battalion requested a Still and Box alarm followed by a 2-11 alarm at 1442hrs.  At 1444hrs, a Mayday Alert and an EMS Plan I were called for by the 21st Battalion.  At 1449hrs, the Mayday alert was secured.  At 1459hrs the fire was elevated to a 3-11 alarm and around this time, companies were evacuated from the structure and the attack was made defensively from this point on.

Picture #1 – just before the 2-11 was pulled.  Picture #2 – taken as the Mayday alert was called.  Picture #3 – RIT team of Truck 40 preparing to enter the building on the Mayday alert.  Picture #4 – companies operating in the courtyard.  Picture #5 – A DDC works the fireground. Picture #6 – Companies play water through windows from the courtyard.  Picture #7 – TL34 operates in the driveway southwest of the fire building.  Picture #8 – Multiple lines being used.  Picture #9 – Self explanatory

Chicago 3-11 Alarm apartment building fire 11-24-12 at 2030 W. 111th Street

Just before the 2-11 was pulled. Eric Haak photo.

Chicago 3-11 Alarm apartment building fire 11-24-12 at 2030 W. 111th Street

As the Mayday alert was called. Eric Haak photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm apartment building fire 11-24-12 at 2030 W. 111th Street

Truck 40 RIT preparing to enter the building. Eric Haak photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm apartment building fire 11-24-12 at 2030 W. 111th Street

Companies operating in the courtyard. Eric Haak photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm apartment building fire 11-24-12 at 2030 W. 111th Street

Deputy District Chief works the fireground. Eric Haak photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm apartment building fire 11-24-12 at 2030 W. 111th Street

Companies operating hose lines. Eric Haak photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm apartment building fire 11-24-12 at 2030 W. 111th Street

Tower Ladder 34 operated in the driveway to the southwest of the fire. Eric Haak photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm apartment building fire 11-24-12 at 2030 W. 111th Street

Multiple lines working the fire. Eric Haak photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm apartment building fire 11-24-12 at 2030 W. 111th Street

Heavy smoke pushes out of the top floor. Eric Haak photo

 

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Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire in Bridgeport 12-31-11 – update

Tim Olk has submitted several images from yesterday’s 3-11 Alarm Fire on 37th Street.

Chicago Fire Department 3-11 Alarm Fire 12-31-11 37th Street

One company of firefighters use a hand line on the east side of the fire building as smoke pushes out of the windows as another company determines where to reposition their line. Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire Department 3-11 Alarm Fire 12-31-11 37th Street

Firefighters in Sector 1 on 37th Street take out the first floor windows. Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire Department 3-11 Alarm Fire 12-31-11 37th Street

A multi-versal is used on the west side of the building in Sector 2 as smoke vents from most of the windows. Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire Department 3-11 Alarm Fire 12-31-11 37th Street

After the main fire was knocked down, companies moved inside to finish the remaining fires. The building was filled with 55-gallon drums which turned out to be empty. Tim Olk photo

Tim has a gallery which can be viewed HERE.

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Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire in Bridgeport 12-31-11

Chicago 3-11 alarm fire at 1428 w 37th Street 12-31-11

Looking at the scene facing west on 37th Street, Engine 29 is on a hydrant with Squad 1A and Tower Ladder 37 working in Sector 1. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago 3-11 alarm fire at 1428 w 37th Street 12-31-11

Light smoke pushes out of the building at 1428 W. 27th Street this morning. Josh Boyajian photo

At approximately 8AM this morning the Chicago Fire Department received a report of black smoke coming from a four-story warehouse at 1427 W. 37th Street. First arriving companies reported a fire and the alarm was elevated to a 2-11 within minutes. A 3-11 was struck roughly a half hour later which was struck out around 9:30AM. Three tower ladders and the Snorkel from Squad 1 were all working along with one multi-versal and hand lines. Seven engines (19, 28, 29, 39, 49, 50, and 65) were working at the scene as well.

Chicago 3-11 alarm fire at 1428 w 37th Street 12-31-11

55-gallon drums were stacked throughout the building prompting a Haz Mat Level I, though the barrels were empty. Larry Shapiro photo

A Level I Haz Mat was requested when companies discovered stacks of 55-gallon drums inside the building, but the drums turned out to be empty as the building’s occupant is a manufacturer of industrial drums and containers.

Chicago 3-11 alarm fire at 1428 w 37th Street 12-31-11

Squad 1 works in the background and Engine 29 supplies them with water. Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago 3-11 alarm fire at 1428 w 37th Street 12-31-11

Higgins Brothers, Inc. manufactures industrial drums and containers. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago 3-11 alarm fire at 1428 w 37th Street 12-31-11

Tower Ladder 5 was in the rear of the building. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago 3-11 alarm fire at 1428 w 37th Street 12-31-11

Tower Ladder 37 was setup at the 1-2 corner of the building on 37th Street. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago 3-11 alarm fire at 1428 w 37th Street 12-31-11

Tower Ladder 39, running with a spare unit, was in the adjacent lot on the east side of the building in Sector 4. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago 3-11 alarm fire at 1428 w 37th Street 12-31-11

Companies enter in the rear of the building after the fire is knocked down. Larry Shapiro photo

The Chicago Tribune has an article on the fire HERE.

Larry Shapiro and Tim Olk were at the scene as well as several other photographers. A gallery can be found HERE.

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Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 12-27-11

Chicago companies were dispatched to a reported fire Tuesday evening at 2626 W. Roosevelt Road, a vacant, block long building bounded by Washtenaw and the railroad tracks. Engine 107 whose house is around the corner was first on the scene and reported fire on the second floor. Battalion 4 requested a still and box alarm reporting a two-story, large brick warehouse. Early on the fire fight went defensive with elevated master streams and a deck gun from Engine 107. The fire was upgraded to a 2-11 within about 20 minutes and a 3-11 was requested a half hour later by 2-1-22 when there were no longer companies in the staging area. A Level I Haz Mat was also requested after the 3-11 was in. Tower Ladder 5, Tower Ladder 10 and Squad 1’s Snorkel were working with master streams on Roosevelt Road. Roughly an hour into the fire companies began moving inside to hit the remaining spot fires before the fire was struck out between around 9:30PM.

Chicago 3-11 alarm fire 12-27-11 at 2626 W Roosevelt Road

Engine 107, the Still Alarm engine, uses a deck gun in Sector 1 on Roosevelt Road. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago 3-11 alarm fire 12-27-11 at 2626 W Roosevelt Road

Firefighters from Squad 1 bed the Snorkel so they can reposition it elsewhere. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago 3-11 alarm fire 12-27-11 at 2626 W Roosevelt Road

Tower Ladder 5, the only American LaFrance/LTI on the roster, sits near the intersection of Roosevelt and Talman. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago 3-11 alarm fire 12-27-11 at 2626 W Roosevelt Road

Looking east down Roosevelt, Truck 7, Tower 10, Tower 5 and Squad 1 are positioned in front of the building. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago 3-11 alarm fire 12-27-11 at 2626 W Roosevelt Road

Engine 109 at Roosevelt and Washtenaw is supplying companies in front of the fire building. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago 3-11 alarm fire 12-27-11 at 2626 W Roosevelt Road

After repositioning the Snorkel, the boom goes up at the east end of the building by Engine 107. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago 3-11 alarm fire 12-27-11 at 2626 W Roosevelt Road

After the master streams hit the bulk of the fire, companies in the rear enter the building to deploy hand lines. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago 3-11 alarm fire 12-27-11 at 2626 W Roosevelt Road

Light Wagon 9-1-5 was setup in the rear of the building and provided light so companies could work safely. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago 3-11 alarm fire 12-27-11 at 2626 W Roosevelt Road

Command Van 2-7-1 was parked east of the viaduct on Roosevelt Road. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago 3-11 alarm fire 12-27-11 at 2626 W Roosevelt Road

Engine 23 was supplying companies from east of the viaduct on Roosevelt Road. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago 3-11 alarm fire 12-27-11 at 2626 W Roosevelt Road

Engine 18 was on a hydrant at Roosevelt and Campbell Avenue. Larry Shapiro photo

Tim Olk and Larry Shapiro went to the scene. Tim reported early on that smoke was heavy and banking low on Roosevelt Road. There was not much fire to be seen and photographed.

Larry has a gallery that can be found HERE.

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CFD 3-11 Alarm fire 12-21-11 – update 2

radioman911.com has the radio traffic from the 3-11 on 38th Street in a two-part recording

12/21/11 Chicago 3-11 Factory Fire / Level 1 HazMat 3760 W. 38th St.


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If you have trouble viewing (listening) to these recordings, the direct links are: Part 1 and Part 2.

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CFD 3-11 Alarm Fire 12-21-11 – update

Tim Olk has submitted several images from Chicago’s 3-11 this morning on 38th Street.

Heavy fire burns through the roof of the warehouse operation on 38th Street this morning as Tower Ladder 34 is positioned. Tim Olk photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm warehouse fire on 38th Street 12-21-11

A Level 1 Haz Mat was also initiated at this 3-11 alarm fire. Tim Olk photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm warehouse fire on 38th Street 12-21-11

The warehouse was at the dead end of a long block. Several engines pumped in-line to supply water to companies fighting the fire. Tim Olk photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm warehouse fire on 38th Street 12-21-11

Firefighters pull hose to supply a master stream as heavy fire takes hold of the building. Tim Olk photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm warehouse fire on 38th Street 12-21-11

A firefighter waits for water to supply the ladder pipe. Tim Olk photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm warehouse fire on 38th Street 12-21-11

Tower Ladder 5 was using this spare tower ladder and setup at the sector 1-4 corner of the building. Tim Olk photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm warehouse fire on 38th Street 12-21-11

Squad 1 put the Snorkel to use as an additional master stream. Tim Olk photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm warehouse fire on 38th Street 12-21-11

Firefighters had to cut through fencing to gain access to portions of the building. Tim Olk photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm warehouse fire on 38th Street 12-21-11

Chicago Fire Commissioner Hoff handles a morning press briefing. Tim Olk photo

Tim has a large gallery which can be viewed HERE.

 

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CFD 3-11 Alarm fire 12-21-11

Chicago had a 3-11 Alarm fire this morning in an industrial building in the 3700 block of 38th street. Steve Redick and Tim Olk were both at the scene and will have images to submit. In the mean time, Steve sent in a cellphone shot from the scene.

Chicago 3-11 Alarm Fire on 38th Street 12-21-11

Tower Ladder 5, running with a spare tower, works in Sector 1 at the 3-11. Steve Redick photo

The Chicago Tribune reports HERE that:

A firefighter and another person were injured when a stubborn extra-alarm fire broke out at a business in the Archer Heights neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

A hazardous materials alert was also issued because propane tanks were thought to be inside  San Jose Imports, a one-story commercial building at 3760 W. 38th St. But the tanks contained helium, according to Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.

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