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Chicago working fire 3-22-14

This from Eric Haak:

At approximately 1045 hrs on Saturday, companies in Chicago’s 23rd Battalion were dispatched to the report of a fire in an apartment building on the 7900 Block of South St. Lawrence in the Southside Chatham neighborhood.  Engine 122 was first in and reported light smoke from the 3rd floor.  The apartment’s resident was standing outside and reported that the fire was in a back bedroom.  Smoke was very minimal at the front of the building but once in the rear, it was obvious there was a decent working fire.  Companies got water on the fire pretty quick and the incident was brought under control within minutes.

 

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heavy fire at apartment fire

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firemen with heavy smoke overhead

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spartan fire engine at fire scene

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Chicago tower ladder at fire scene

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Chicago spartan fire engine at fire scene

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fireman after fighting fire

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fireman after fighting fire

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Chicago working fire 1-21-14

This from Josh Boyajian:

1-21-14 – Companies were dispatched to a working fire in the 6500 blk of south Green. I was sitting at 47th and Halsted when this came in. As soon as they dispatched the companies, you could see the header. Engine 47 arrived and lead out a line to the second floor. Truck Co. 18 had the main to the roof and cut a few holes. Fire was knocked pretty quick. Here are my pictures.

 

Pierce ladder truck at fire scene

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flames shoot out upper floor window

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firemen enter building with fire at upper window

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flames shoot out upper floor window

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firemen make entry at fire scene

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battalion chief in command of fire scene

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Chicago Apartment Fire 2-21-13

This from Josh Boyajian:

CFD companies had a working fire this morning at 5511 w Congress. Multiple ambulances were called for smoke victims. Engine 113 had a line lead out, Tower 14 made the roof, and Engine 117 also had a line lead out. Here are some of my pictures

 

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Chicago Engine 113

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Chicago Tower Ladder 14

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Chicago Fire Department Engine 117

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire 1-25-13

This from Josh Boyajian:

CFD – A still and box alarm @ Kostner and Wilcox. It was a 2 story multi-family two flat with most of the fire in the rear of the building and in the basement. E95 had two lines lead out while T26 made the roof. Here are my pictures.

 

firefighters spraying water

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firefighters on the roof

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Chicago Fire Department Engine 95

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firefighters with hose line

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fireman with dirty face

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vinyl siding burning

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CPD help residents flee fire 1-4-13

The Chicago Tribune writes:

Grand Crossing District officers kicked in two doors of a burning apartment building and ushered to safety a resident who had trouble walking and seeing through a thick haze of smoke that enveloped the second floor.

Two plainclothes officers were on patrol on the 400 block of East 66th Street in the West Woodlawn neighborhood just after midnight when they noticed smoke from a first floor window.

No one was injured in the fire, though some suffered from smoke inhalation. Firefighters responded to the apartment from about a block away, at 67th Street and Vernon Avenue, and contained the fire to the single apartment. Responders had to contend with slippery conditions – the water soon froze after discharged from the hoses, authorities said.

The complete article is HERE.

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CFD switches to digital radios … last analog fire

This from Eric Haak:

At 0656 hrs Sunday morning, Engine 62 pulled up in front of the vacant 2-story ordinary at 10901 S. Michigan in Chicago and reported the last working fire to be communicated over the old analog radio system.  It took less than 10 minutes to knock it out as Engine 62 led a line through the front door to the first floor.  Engine 93 took the hydrant at the corner of 109th and Edbrooke Avenue and led out to the basement.  Truck 42 was RIT.

Chicago apartment fire 10901 S. Michigan Avenue

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Chicago apartment fire 10901 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago Truck 42

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