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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-19-20

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01-19-2020

Sunday, (1/19/20) Battalion 18 and the group arrived to find fire in a 3-sty new construction apartment building, 40’x100′ at 4024 W. Wilcox. Fire was on the top floor and companies had a hard time reaching the seat of the fire. Engine Co. 95 lead out to the front and Engine Co. 38 lead out to the rear. With fire conditions worsening, 2-2-4 requested a Box. Shortly thereafter, crews got a good knock on the fire. In total, 3 lines were lead out and Truck 26 cut numerous holes in the roof.
smoke and flames from top floor apartment

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smoke and flames from top floor apartment

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smoke and flames from top floor apartment

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smoke and flames from top floor apartment

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fire scene in Chicago

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aerial ladder to the roof

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forward lay at fire scene

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Firefighter in full PPE with saw

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-17-20

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01-17-2020

Truck Co. 48 reported a fire at 1539 S Hamlin Friday evening (1/17/20) during a bad snow storm. Building was a vacant, 3-sty ordinary, 30’x75′. Engine 109 was the first engine since Engine 38 was tied up on an EMS run. Battalion 14 arrived and boxed it right away. Companies went defensive due to forcible entry problems and fire being on all three floors already. Engines 38 & 99 were the box engines and both were feeding the master streams (TL5 & SS1). 2-2-4 pulled a 2-11 Alarm shortly after for manpower purposes. I don’t believe the 2-11 engines were used. Wind gusts up to 35mph and heavy snow for the duration of fire which made it very difficult to fight this job. 
Chicago Firefighters battle a fire in the winter

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire in the winter

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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E-ONE tower ladder battles a fire

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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two elevated master streams battle a fire

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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Firefighter with deck gun in blowing snow

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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Working fire in Harvey, 1-16-20

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We took in a fire in Harvey, Illinois Thursday morning (1/16/20). Fire was in a 2-sty ordinary apartment building at 168 E 155th and it appeared it was in the attic. Couple lines were lead out and Posen Truck cut some holes in the roof. It was very windy at the time of this fire, crews did a good job keeping it to a minimum. 

fire through the roof of an attic in Harvey IL

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fire through the roof of an attic in Harvey IL

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fire truck at night fire scene

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building fire at night

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fire through the roof of an attic in Harvey IL

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Rosenbauer Commander fire engine

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fire engine on a hydrant

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New 137-foot aerial ladder for Chicago (more)

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Today I had the opportunity to take pictures of the new AT8. Its a 2019 E-One Cyclone ll 0/0 137′ RM aerial. Very nice setup and should serve the city well.

2019 E-ONE Cyclone CR137 aerial

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2019 E-ONE Cyclone CR137 aerial

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E-ONE Cyclone cab and bumper

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E-ONE 5-section ladder with waterway

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Working fire in Chicago, 1-3-20

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I was right around the corner for this one. Battalion 14 reported smoke showing in the rear of a 1 sty occupied house @ 1635 s Trumbull. It appeared the fire started at the electric meter from a bad hook up on the rear of the house on the back porch. Engine 109 (2nd engine) took the alley and lead out a pre connect line to the rear. Lot of labor to get it all opened up to extinguish the fire. Companies had it all out and under control in about 20 minutes. Here are some shots I took. The rest of the photos are up on our website. Also, found some shell casings in the alley right behind the house, left over from New Years Eve! 
Chicago fire engine on scene

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Firefighters on back deck with smoke

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Firefighter pulls siding off house

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Firefighters in heavy smoke

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smoke pours from house on fire

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Firefighters battle flames

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Firefighter with hose line

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smoke from back of Chicago house

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Firefighters in alley

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Working fire in Chicago 12-24-19

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I took in a fire at 6454 S. Wolcott this morning. Engine 101 arrived with a 2.5 sty frame with fire in the attic. Companies had forcible entry problems because it was all boarded up. Companies knocked down the bulk of the fire from the outside and then went it to mop up. Both 101 and 116 were lead out and Truck 41 had their main to the roof.

Firefighters overhaul after house fire

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Firefighters overhaul after house fire

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Firefighters overhaul after house fire

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Pierce fire truck at fire scene

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Christmas wreath on fire engine

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Pierce fire truck at fire scene

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E-ONE fire engine in Chicago

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E-ONE fire engine in Chicago

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Working fire in Chicago, 12-1-19

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Chicago had a working fire on the northwest side Sunday morning @ 2230 N Narragansett 12-1-19. Engine Co. 125 had a fire in the walls and attic in a 1.5 sty frame house. Two lines were lead out during the fire. Truck 53 and Squad 2 cut numerous holes in the roof. Looked to be a real labor intensive fire.  Engine 125 is still in a spare engine after their crash many months ago. I hear that they are going to get their regular assigned E-One back in the coming week or so.

Rundown:
Engines 125 – 68
Trucks 53 – 58
Battalion 8
WRKF – RIT Battalion 7, RIT Truck 57, Squad 2, 2-7-2
Firefighters vent roof during a fire

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Firefighters vent roof during a fire

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Chicago FD spare engine

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back of fire engine with hose

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Chicago fire truck at fire scene

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Firefighter with dirty face after a fire

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Firefighter with dirty face after a fire

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Firefighter with dirty face after a fire

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Working fire in Chicago, 11-16-19

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Here are some shots from a fire on the southeast side Saturday morning. Fire was in a vacant 2.5 sty ordinary building with fire on all floors. WRKF @ 7940 s South Shore Drive 11-16-19

E-ONE fire engine in Chicago

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smoke from house on fire

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Chicago fire engine

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E-ONE fire truck in Chicago

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E-ONE fire engine in Chicago

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Chicago firefighter after battling a fire

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Dive Box Alarm in Forest View, 11-9-19

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Here are a few shots of the Dive Box in Forest View on Friday. Not sure what the outcome of this was, but there was a ton of M/A companies from Divisions 10, 11, & 12. The incident was at 5700 w 41st street.

fire department divers at recovery site

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fire department divers and boat on scene

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FD inflatable boat in sling

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FD utility trucks and boat trailers

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fire department water rescue squad

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Pierce Saber fire engine

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Type III ambulance

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Still & Box Alarm Fire in Chicago, 11/7/19

This from Drew Gresik:

Here are a few images from an early morning Still & Box at 728 N Lotus Ave in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. Fire through the roof of a vacant 2.5 story frame. Four total lines were led out, E96 utilized their deck gun, and TL23 employed an aerial master stream. Photography was greatly hampered by a mix of sleet and thick brush on the property. I included a combination of natural light as well as flash photos so viewers can see the effect of a camera-mounted flash in rain/sleet/snow. 

Interesting to note this fire came in as many companies (including TL14) were still committed at a 2-11, 1644 N Spaulding Ave. 
A full gallery with more images will be live on Friday on our site
house engulfed in flames

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house engulfed in fire

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Firefighters battle house fire at night

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