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3-Alarm fire in Merrillville, IN 1-30-19

This from Eric Haak:

At 11:30 Wednesday (1/30/19), the Merrillville, Indiana Fire Department had a 3-Alarm fire at the Stanley Steamer Warehouse, 9154 Louisiana St. The building was a 75×300, 1-story, metal clad structure. The fire burned from the north end all the way through to the south. They had two aerials working on the north side of the building but I had no access to that side. The weather was a brutal; -14 degrees with sustained wind gusts of 23 to 30 mph.

Crown Point FD quint battles a fire with heavy black smoke

Eric Haak photo

massive smoke and frozen steam at fire scene

Eric Haak photo

massive unique smoke conditions at frigid commercial building fire

Eric Haak photo

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Historic fire: Goldblatt’s fire in Mt Prospect, 1977 (pt3)

Images from Steve Redick from the Goldblatt’s Department Store fire in the winter of 1977.

Glenbrook FPD Pierce Snorkel working at fire scene

Steve Redick photo

American LaFrance Aero Chief Snorkel at fire scene

Steve Redick photo

fire trucks at bitter cold winter fire

Steve Redick photo

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Historic fire: Goldblatt’s fire in Mt Prospect, 1977 (pt2)

Images from Larry Shapiro on one extremely cold Sunday in February of 1977 at the 4th Alarm Goldblatt’s fire in Mount Prospect.

American LaFrance Aero Chief Snorkel at fire scene

Mount Prospect Snorkel working at the Goldblatt’s fire. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenbrook FPD Pierce Snorkel working at fire scene

Glenbrook FPD Snorkel in the rear of the Goldblatt’s store in 1977. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenbrook FPD Pierce Snorkel working at fire scene

Another shot of the Glenbrook FPD Snorkel in the rear of the Goldblatt’s store in 1977. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenbrook FPD Pierce Snorkel working at fire scene

A canvas tarp was used to protect parts of the unit from the water spray that subsequently froze. Larry Shapiro photo

fire trucks at bitter cold winter fire

Glenbrook Snorkel shown with two Mount Prospect engines in their former yellow and white colors. Larry Shapiro photo

American LaFrance Aero Chief Snorkel at fire scene

Mount Prospect Snorkel working at the Goldblatt’s fire. Larry Shapiro photo

fire trucks at bitter cold winter fire

The Glenbrook FPD was a recent name change for the Glenview Rural FPD seen on the Snorkel boom. Larry Shapiro photo

American LaFrance Aero Chief Snorkel at fire scene

Mount Prospect Snorkel working at the Goldblatt’s fire. Larry Shapiro photo

 

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