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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-14-87

Images and gallery from Steve Redick for #TBT

3-11 Alarm fire 4/14/87 at 1406 S. Halsted

3-11 Alarm fire 4/14/87 at 1406 S. Halsted

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Chicago FD Truck 1 Hendrickson Morita ladder at a 3-11 Alarm fire 4/14/87

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Chicago FD Engine 18 at a 3-11 Alarm fire 4/14/87

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Vintage 5-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-17-74 (more)

This from Eric Haak:

Here are six images of the well documented fire at the International Harvester Works at 26th and Rockwell back in the early 1970s. Included is a nice image of Big John working with the county courthouse in the background. I also thought it was an interesting image showing them cooling off the buildings from the radient heat. In the image that shows Engine 18 in front of the building, it is hard to see but a firefighter is holding a small child in his arms and the kid is wearing a firefighters costume. That kid probably still remembers being there even though he looks like he couldn’t been more than 5 at the time. Enjoy!

5-11 Alarm fire 2-17-74 in Chicago at the International Harvester Works 26th and Rockwell

February 17, 1974 5-11 and 2 Specials 26th & Rockwell. Eric Haak collection, photographer unknown

Chicago FD Deluge Wagon 6-7-1- Big John

February 17, 1974 5-11 and 2 Specials 26th & Rockwell. Eric Haak collection, photographer unknown

5-11 Alarm fire 2-17-74 in Chicago at the International Harvester Works 26th and Rockwell

February 17, 1974 5-11 and 2 Specials 26th & Rockwell. Eric Haak collection, photographer unknown

5-11 Alarm fire 2-17-74 in Chicago at the International Harvester Works 26th and Rockwell

February 17, 1974 5-11 and 2 Specials 26th & Rockwell. Eric Haak collection, photographer unknown

5-11 Alarm fire 2-17-74 in Chicago at the International Harvester Works 26th and Rockwell

February 17, 1974 5-11 and 2 Specials 26th & Rockwell. Eric Haak collection, photographer unknown

5-11 Alarm fire 2-17-74 in Chicago at the International Harvester Works 26th and Rockwell

February 17, 1974 5-11 and 2 Specials 26th & Rockwell. Eric Haak collection, photographer unknown

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 10-25-16 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Tuesday (10/25/16), 2047 Cermak Rd. One-story restaurant with exposures to two similar. There was heavy fire in the rear of the building when companies arrived and the fire eventually consumed the entire building of origin, but due to solid brick walls between sides A and D the fire seemed confined to only one structure. This is normally a congested, densely populated neighborhood and the sidewalks are elevated, making the gangways 1/2-story below ground as well as allowing for some unusual basement access.TL 5, Squad 1, a multi-versal and a point of vantage line were used and heavy smoke conditions were present for well over an hour. This was an interesting job that yielded some nice images. The video as well as all the images can be seen here:

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heavy smoke from building fire  in Chicago

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Chicago FD Snorkel at work

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firefighters battle commercial fire

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Chicago FD Engine 23 at work

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Chicago FD Engine 18 at work

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power company cuts electric lines

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5 at work

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5 at work

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5 at work

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firefighters battle commercial fire

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firefighters battle commercial fire

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 12-2-15 (more)

More on the 2-11 Alarm fire that destroyed the Nuevo Leon Restaurant and several apartments above.

fire engulfs an alley garage

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fire engulfs an alley garage

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Chicago fire trucks at night fire scene

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Chicago FD Snorkel Squad 1A

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firemen with 2 1/2 inch hose line at night

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Chicago FD Engine 18

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firemen in tower ladder battle fire

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Chicago Engine 18 company apparel with Chicago Fire TV show

This from CFD Engineer John H.

Here is a link to our pages. We have Engine 18 shirts and sweatshirts with Chicago Fire TV show companies on the back.  Can’t find them anywhere else.
Facebook/Engine18ChicagoFire

 

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Chicago FD Still & Box Alarm 8-11-13

This from Eric Haak on the Still & Box Alarm fire yesterday on Blue Island Avenue:

About 1150 hrs on Sunday, Engine 23 reported they had smoke from the roof of a 2-story, 400 x 100 commercial structure just off the corner of Blue Island and Damen.  The building is part of the large production complex for Hofmeister Hams.  The fire was boxed just after noon by the 4th Battalion.  First arriving companies worked a line on the roof along with a 2 1/2 that went interior.  The fire was brought under control fairly quickly.  Companies on the still were Engine 23 & Tower Ladder 5, Engine 18 and Truck 8 with Battalion 2 and Truck 32 as RIT.  I did not see any of the box engines used as they were staged down on Cermak.  There were roofers working on the building but I did not hear of any definitive causes.  The first photo below was taken about 10 minutes after first companies arrived.

 

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire 8-11-13

This from Steve Redick:

Today, 2386 Blue island Ave.; Roof fire on a commercial building. It appears roofers were working with torches, I assume on some kinda multi-ply roofing. Some moderate smoke for a bit, lots of roof work. TL 5 reported making something like 7 or 8 vent holes in the roof. The building was sprinklered and as you can see in the photos the siamese was charged, early in the incident. Several handlines were used interior from what I could tell. An interesting job, and pretty tough on the members doing the work.

The video will be on youtube here:  http://youtu.be/NAWhWfwTVyg

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Chicago Fire Department

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Chicago Fire Department

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Chicago Fire Department

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Chicago Fire Department

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Chicago Fire Department

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Chicago Fire Department

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