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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 9-9-18

This from Eric Haak:

The following images were taken this 9/9 at a still and box alarm fire at 10026 South Avenue L on Chicago’s Southeast side. The first image shown was taken 2 minutes before the box was requested and gives you an idea of conditions at that time. The building was balloon frame construction and the fire had made it into the attic. A man who witnessed the fire told me a grandfather pushed a 7-year old out the second floor window but then couldn’t escape himself. Companies went defensive for a brief time.

smoke from roof of Chicago house on fire

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smoke from house on fire

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Firefighter standing in attic sticking out of the roof

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Chicago FD Engine 74

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Chicago FD Engine 104

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire and Level I HAZ MAT, 5-5-18

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Chicago FD Engine 80

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Chicago FD Turret Wagon 6-7-6

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Chicago FD Engine 80

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Chicago FD Turret Wagon 6-7-6

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Chicago FD Turret Wagon 6-7-6

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Chicago FD Turret Wagon 6-7-6

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Firefighter using Nomex hood to block smoke

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Chicago FD Engine 104

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Working fire in Chicago, 6-23-17

This from Eric Haak:

The 24th Battalion had a small fire Thursday afternoon (6/23) at 11006 S. Green Bay Road. Although I knew the fire was going to be out long before I could get there, I continued in to get some images of a few rigs that don’t go to work too often.

Chicago FD Engine 104

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Chicago FD Engine 104

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Chicago FD Engine 74

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Chicago FD Engine 74

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Chicago FD Truck 61

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17 (more)

An interesting historical note about the 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17, there was a 2-11 Alarm fire in the same building on April 24, 1983. We have not found any of our contributors that has photos of that fire.

Chicago FD extra alarm listing for April of 1983 

 

This from Steve Redick:

Thursday morning (at the peak of morning rush hour) 2945 Milwaukee Ave. Fire was in a 2-story furniture store, with the top floor completely closed to the outside by brick veneer. Heavy fire throughout, burned through and collapsed what I believe was a bowstring truss roof. Photo conditions were tough as there were areas of bright sun and deep shade. Finally got to oberve squad 2’s new “snorkel” fully extended and in operation as well as some tower ladder operations and the spare Snorkel. Also interesting to see Engine 69 hooked up to a hydrant in front of Engine 91’s former quarters at 3000 N Elbridge very close to the rear of the fire building. Here is a sample of the hundreds of images, all can be seen plus the video here:

Steve

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-15-17 (more)

More on the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-15-17  from Steve Redick:

Took in an interesting job saturday morning. This fire resulted from a gas explosion, and sadly there were injuries,  some severe. The location is about as far away from my quarters within the city limits as possible. I am 6400 North and 7200 West, this fire was 9700 South and 3500 East. I had to pay a toll and get my passport stamped twice on my way there! The fire was pretty much in check when I arrived with a defensive operation taking place. Shortly thereafter it was decided to let the roof burn off the compromised portion of the building and this resulted in some tremendous images. In addition, I was able to get images of companies I seldom if ever see. The cherry on top was FINALLY getting to see one of the new Rosenbauer “snorkels” in operation after months of near misses. The weather and lighting were as perfect as you could ever ask for and helped yield some memorable images.

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 34

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Chicago FD Engine 46

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heavy smoke and flames through roof of a building

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heavy smoke and flames through roof of a building

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 34

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Chicago FD Engine 104

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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