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2-Alarm fire in Oak Park, 4/13/19 (more)

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Saturday afternoon, Oak Park companies fought a tough fire @ 530 s Scoville in a two-story apartment building. Numerous hose lines were dropped and two master streams were used to knock down this fire. About two hours into this fire, there was another fire about three blocks away. The first-in companies (Riverside engine, Brookfield engine, and Oak Brook ladder) arrived to find a three-story frame house, with the back end totally involved. The area was taxed of all their resources which then brought a Task Force of Interdivisional companies to cover the towns while fighting these fires. 

E-ONE platform aerial and E-ONE aerial ladder at fire scene

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thick smoke from apartment building on fire

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E-ONE platform aerial and E-ONE aerial ladder at fire scene

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Firefighters venting a roof in heavy smoke from aerial ladder

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Firefighters vent roof of apartment building on fire

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E-ONE platform aerial and E-ONE aerial ladder at fire scene

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Forest Park FD fire engine at work

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Oak Park FD Engine 602

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5-11 Alarm fire and Haz Mat Level 1 in Chicago, 4-2-19 (more)

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We took in the extra alarm fire early this week on the westside of Chicago. It was a food manufacturing warehouse and the first-in companies encountered heavy fire on their arrival. A lot of in-line pumping operations took place at this job which required many resources, which at the peak of the fire, made it to a 5-11 and 4 Specials. Twenty two engines, ten trucks including four tower ladders, Squad 2, plus a plethora of special equipment responded to this. We got to this about an hour into the fire. 
Chicago FD Squad 2A at a fire

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21 at a fire

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2-11 Alarm fire with a Mayday response in Chicago, 3-31-19

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Two Chicago firefighters have been hospitalized after falling two stories through a hole in the third floor of an apartment building near Monroe Street and Albany Avenue.

The fire Sunday evening spread from the apartment building to a neighboring 1┬Ż-story building. A mayday call for trapped or injured firefighters was sent after the two firefighters fell all the way down to the first floor around 8:45 p.m. Saturday. One of the firefighters got out on his own, while colleagues helped the other to an ambulance. The firefighters, who were listed in serious-to-critical condition when they were transported, were both alert and talking Sunday night, though resting and likely to be kept for observation.

More than 100 firefighters and medics went to the scene. It appears the building did not have any working smoke detectors. No one seemed to be living on the second or third floors of the building, though there were people staying on the first floor.

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Sunday night, the MFAO sent companies to a working fire @ 3104 W. Monroe Street. Upon arrival, Battalion 18 had a 3-sty brick, with heavy fire on the first, second, and third floors plus an exposure problem. A Still and Box was requested shortly after. Companies lead out 6+ hand lines and had two truck companies working the roof. For a short time, they had heavy fire venting through the roof and top floor. While working, multiple members fell through a hole in the floor which activated the Mayday Alert and 2-11. I believe the RIT team did remove one of the injured firefighters from the rear of building. Tough fire and a lot of work. Thankfully the injuries sustained were not life threatening. These photos began about 10 minutes into the fire.

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fire in 3rd floor apartment at night

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fire in 3rd floor apartment at night

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Chicago FD Engine 44 at a fire scene

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apartment building fire in Chicago

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fire through the roof of an apartment building

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Chicago FD Truck 7 at work

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Firefighters enter exposure building during a fire

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aftermath of fire in a 3rd floor apartment

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-24-19

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2-24-19

Ambulance 77 reported smoke from the roof of a 3-sty building Sunday afternoon at 1838 S. St. Louis. The MFAO filled it out and gave the 14th Battalion a working fire right away. Engine 38 arrived and had heavy fire showing from a 3-sty brick, three-flat in the rear, extending to the exposure to the south. Battalion 14 boxed it shortly after his arrival. Chicago was experiencing very high winds gusting upwards of 50MPH. After trying to make the 3rd floor, the chief pulled all companies out of the building to regroup. Multiple handlines were dropped from 38 and 109. I believe that the 2-11 was requested for manpower.  
 
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heavy fire from 3rd floor of 3-flat building

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heavy fire from 3rd floor of 3-flat building

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Chicago FD Truck 48

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Firefighters move hose in street at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 38

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Firefighters at fire scene

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heavy smoke from 3-flat in Chicago

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Firefighters overhaul after a fire

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hose line stretched between buildings

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3-11 Alarm fire and Haz Mat Level 1 in Chicago, 2-21-19 (more)

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I took some shots at the fire on Lake Street this morning. 3-11 Alarm + Level 1 Hazmat for a fire in a nickel plating company. Numerous engines were lead out, Squad 1, TL 5, TL 10 all had aerial master streams up. 

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Chicago FD Engine 26

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Chicago FD Engine 14

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Chicago FD Squad 1A

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Chicago FD tower ladder at fire scene

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Chicago FD tower ladder at fire scene

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Firefighter operates deck gun on engine at fire scene

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Chicago FD tower ladder at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 5

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Box Alarm fire in Worth, 2-8-19

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Here are a couple pictures from a box alarm in Worth on 2/8/19. Fire was on the first floor. First companies had a quick knock. Chicago Ridge 6504 made a few holes in the roof above the stairwells. 

North Palos FPD at apartment fire in Worth IL

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North Palos FPD at apartment fire in Worth IL

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North Palos FPD at apartment fire in Worth IL

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-9-19

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Battalion 19 and companies had a very busy day. This was their third fire of the day @ 207 E 71st Street. Fire throughout a 75×75 storefront. Four 2.5” landlines were dropped and Squad 5 was put to work. Shortly thereafter, BC19 pulled a box and put Tower 34 to work in the front of the building. I got in there about 30 min into the fire. 

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 34

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Chicago Firefighters battle storefront fire at night

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Chicago FD Squad 5A at work

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Chicago Firefighters battle storefront fire at night

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Chicago Firefighters battle storefront fire at night

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Chicago FD Engine 54

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 34

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Chicago Firefighters battle storefront fire at night

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Chicago FD Squad 5A at work

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Working fire in Chicago, 1-13-19

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Here are some shots from a fire @ 6229 s Aberdeen on 1/13/19. E116 deck gunned it on arrival, knocking down the bulk of the fire. Two lines were dropped and T20 worked the roof. 

smoke and flames from house on fire

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smoke and flames from house on fire

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smoke and flames from house on fire

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Firefighter pulls hose in the snow

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Firefighters vent house roof with axes

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Chicago FD Engine 116

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Chicago FD Truck 20

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago on Ravenswood Avenue, 12-22-18 (more)

The second of two 2-11 Alarm fires in Chicago on 12/22/18 was at 6417 N Ravenswood Avenue (more)

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This was the 2nd fire of the day. Originally dispatched E43 for rubbish, until the MFAO told them they were going to upgrade it to a full still. I left the fire on Clark Street and headed to this.  They found a 1-sty auto body shop, with smoke coming out of everywhere. They lead out and forced entry into a door on side B where they encountered heavy smoke. They attempted to make a push but were pulled out by the chief who immediately pulled a box. Companies went defensive. A very stubborn fire, with little progress to be made for a while. After putting the box companies to work and due to a lack of resources in staging, they pulled a 2-11. Fire ended up burning through the roof but they kept the fire from spreading to adjoining exposures. 8+ hand lines and 2 aerial master streams were used at the height of the fire.

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Firefighters battle a fire

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Firefighters at fire scene with heavy smoke

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Firefighters at fire scene with heavy smoke

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Chicago FD Engine 43

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Firefighters immersed in smoke

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heavy smoke from commercial building fire

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heavy smoke from commercial building fire

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Chicago FD Engine 71

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago on Clark Street, 12-22-18 (more)

The first of two 2-11 Alarm fires in Chicago on 12/22/18 was at 7051 N. Clark Street (more)

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I took in the 2-11 on Clark Street Saturday and arrived about 40 minutes into the fire. Totally defensive at that time. Numerous hand lines and master streams working. I took some shots of the new Engines 59 and 71 pumping as well as Engines 102 and 70. New TL 21 was set up and ready to go but I don’t think they ever flowed any water. 
Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21

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Chicago FD Engine 70

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heavy smoke in alley from commercial building fire

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Chicago FD Deputy Fire Commissioner Tim other Sampey

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Chicago FD Engine 102

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Chicago FD Engine 59

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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