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Chicago Still Alarm

Steve Redick took in a small fire today on the city’s Northwest Side in the 6500 block of Onarga and sent a few shots including Trucks 9 & 55 at the scene. Truck 9 has a 2010 Spartan/Crimson aerial and Truck 55 has a 2002 Pierce Dash. ¬†He reports that the fire originated in the basement and started to extend up

 

Chicago Fire Department Truck 9 2010 Spartan Crimson

Chicago Truck 9 staged with their new Spartan/Crimson aerial. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department Pierce Truck 55

Truck 55 was first truck to the scene and went to the roof. Steve Redick photo

 

Chicago Still alarm 6500 block of Onarga

Truck 55 spotted the aerial to make the roof. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Still alarm 6500 block of Onarga

Engine 11 was staged down the block. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Still alarm 6500 block of Onarga

Firefighters survey the roof as others enter the house to check for extension. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Still alarm 6500 block of Onarga

Engine 119 was the Still engine on Onarga Steve Redick photo

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Chicago 2-11 on Milwaukee Ave 2-9-11

Chicago firefighters responded to a fire at Andy’s Deli at 5442 N. Milwaukee Avenue Wednesday evening. First arriving companies found fire in the commercial occupancy and initially had trouble securing a water supply due to several frozen hydrants in the area. The fire attack went defensive partially due to concerns about the integrity of the roof and a 2-11 Alarm was requested. Two tower ladders and Squad 2’s Snorkel applied water from their buckets and Truck 55 had their main in the air with a master stream in place. A special call was made for the Mobile Ventilation Unit (9-2-3) from Engine 106’s quarters and it was put to work in Sector 1 to push the fire to the rear and through the roof to allow companies to get at it since much of the roof had remained intact.

Steve Redick took in the fire as did Larry Shapiro. A gallery of images by Larry Shapiro can be seen HERE.

A gallery link to images by Steve Redick is HERE.

Here are a few images from the scene.

The Chicago Tribune has a brief article HERE.

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Andy's Deli 2-9-11

A view of Sector 1 shows smoke but no visible fire. Since much of the roof remained intact, space was cleared out to allow access for the Mobile Ventilation Unit. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Andy's Deli 2-9-11

Since the fire was in the center of the building and the roof was largely intact, the MVU 9-2-3 was setup in front of the building to fan the fire so that firefighters could attack it without entering the premises. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Andy's Deli 2-9-11

A view from the alley shows heavy smoke pushing out of the rear because of the MVU on the street in front. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Andy's Deli 2-9-11

Engine 119 had a hydrant at one end of the alley where it meets Menard. Sewers were blocked and a large amount of water built up in the alley and down Menard. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Andy's Deli 2-9-11

Engine 83 brought Light Wagon 9-1-3 to the scene, as one is due at each 2-11 alarm fire in the city. Towards the end of the event, it was brought to Sector 1 and put to work offering firefighters greater visibility to direct handlines deep into the building from the sidewalk. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Andy's Deli 2-9-11

As companies began to break down their lines, most encountered hose with water that had frozen. They had to wrestle with the rigid hose to get it onto the engines and in some cases along the aerial bed of ladders for the trip back to quarters. There, companies repacked with new hose and dealt with the frozen hose in whatever manner they could. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Andy's Deli 2-9-11

Engine 108 has frozen hose propped over the top of the engine for the careful trip back to quarters. Larry Shapiro photo

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Chicago Still and Box Alarm 1-21-11

Chicago firefighters responded to a residential fire in the 6600 block of Onarga on the city’s Northwest Side before 7PM this evening. Temperatures were in the single digits which complicated efforts for Engine 119 who came across two frozen hydrants, but Engine 79 found a good hydrant. Firefighters found a victim in the house and rushed her to an ambulance.

Chicago Fire Department house fire Onarga

Light smoke vents from a home in the 6600 block of Onarga Tuesday evening. Single digit temperatures hampered firefighters. Steve Redick photo

The Chicago Tribune reports:

A 79-year-old Chicago woman was in serious-to-critical condition Friday night after firefighters rescued her from a burning building on the Far Northwest Side.

The woman was pulled from the building around 7 p.m. and taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital with smoke inhalation injuries, he said.

A brief article can be found HERE.

Chicago Fire Department house fire on Onarga

Firefighters work to ventilate the roof to improve conditions for interior companies. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department house fire on Onarga

Fire vents out of the house in 'Sector 2' as firefighters on the roof perform ventilation. Steve Redick photo

Steve Redick took in the fire and submitted several images of the scene.

Chicago Fire Department house fire on Onarga Engine 79

Engine 79 was fortunate to find a working hydrant at the scene. Engine 119 encountered two frozen hydrants. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department house fire on Onarga

As smoke pours out of the house, firefighters ascend the main from Truck 55 to gain access to the roof. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department house fire on Onarga

The crew of Truck 55 grabs a ground ladder off their spare rig to provide firefighters on the roof with a secondary means of egress. Steve Redick photo

Steve Redick will post a gallery of images from this fire HERE.

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