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Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 5-29-12

The Chicago Tribune has an article about Tuesday’s 3-11 Alarm commercial fire on the city’s North Side.

Fire crews were called to the furniture store about 3:20 p.m. A 3-11 alarm, bringing more than 110 firefighters to the scene, was called by about 3:45 p.m., sending extra equipment as the fire got close to the tracks. The fire was under control about 6:30 p.m., but firefighters still were pouring water on the north side of the building about 6:45 p.m., according to Deputy Fire Cmsr. Michael Callahan.

The fire was finally out by about 9:45 p.m., but the building was considered unstable and fire officials were awaiting an expert opinion on whether the building would have to be demolished, accordign to Fire Media Affairs.

The complete article is HERE.

Steve Redick was at the scene and submitted several images.

Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 5-29-12 on Sheffield Avenue

Firefighters in Tower Ladder 21's bucket direct a master stream into a second floor window. Steve Redick photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 5-29-12 on Sheffield Avenue Chicago Engine 22

Engine 22 was on the initial alarm and had a hydrant on Sheffield at Fullerton. Steve Redick photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 5-29-12 on Sheffield Avenue Chicago Engine 55

Chicago Engine 55 was the first engine on the scene and took a hydrant across from the fire building. Steve Redick photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 5-29-12 on Sheffield Avenue

The fire building was at the corner of Sheffield and Montana. This shot shows two multi-versals working as smoke pushes out of the first floor windows along Montana. Steve Redick photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 5-29-12 on Sheffield Avenue

Tower Ladder 21 works the front of the building on Sheffield. Steve Redick photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 5-29-12 on Sheffield Avenue

Overhead power lines and large trees forced Tower Ladder 21 to take a position that would allow them to get under the wires to hit the windows. Steve Redick photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 5-29-12 on Sheffield Avenue

Squad 1, working from a spare apparatus, setup in the parking lot to deploy their Snorkel. Steve Redick photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 5-29-12 on Sheffield Avenue

Engine 35 was on a hydrant around the corner. Steve Redick photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 5-29-12 on Sheffield Avenue

Smoke pushes out of all windows on the first floor and the street is full of water as debris clogs the sewers. Steve Redick photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 5-29-12 on Sheffield Avenue

Noxious brown smoke fills the streets around the fire building. Steve Redick photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 5-29-12 on Sheffield Avenue

Against a dramatic backdrop of heavy smoke, Squad 1 uses a master stream from the Snorkel. Steve Redick photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 5-29-12 on Sheffield Avenue

Except for the cab, the majority of Tower Ladder 10, also working with a spare, is concealed by heavy smoke and trees on this residential street. Steve Redick photo

More images can be viewed HERE.

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Chicago 2-11 alarm commercial fire 1-26-11

Chicago companies responded to a fire at 1896 N. Milwaukee Avenue last night around 9PM and encountered heavy smoke pushing out of a one-story brick commercial structure. Exposures on either side of the building were three-story brick buildings. The fire was elevated to a 2-11 alarm as companies went defensive pulling all personnel out of the building that was determined to have a light-weight truss roof. There were few means of reaching the deep-seated fire from the front and rear as windows were minimal. Engine 35 was lead out in Sector 1 with Truck 28, Tower 10, and Squad 2A. Engine 57 was in the alley and Engines 30 and 43 had hydrants at the south end of the block. Dennis McGuire, Jr., Tim Olk, Steve Redick, and Larry Shapiro all took in the fire. Images will be posted later today.

A brief article can be found HERE.

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 alarm fire Jan 26, 2011 at 1896 Milwaukee Avenue

A shot in Sector 1 showing Engine 35 supplying water to Squad 2's Snorkel. In the background is Truck 28 and Tower Ladder 10. Larry Shapiro photo

A gallery of ¬†Larry Shapiro’s images can be seen HERE. Steve Redick’s photos are HERE.

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