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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 12-9-20

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12-9-2020

Chicago Engine Co. 38 landed with a fire in a vacant 3-sty “Red X” building at 1259 s Homan Ave. They had heavy fire throughout the rear of the building and extending up to the third floor. Battalion 14 requested a Still & Box and transitioned the companies to go defensive. Tower 14 & Squad 1 used their master streams and pretty much knocked most of the fire. Engine 23 fed Squad 1 from the rear, and Engine 44 fed Tower 14 from the front. 

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-17-20

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01-17-2020

Truck Co. 48 reported a fire at 1539 S Hamlin Friday evening (1/17/20) during a bad snow storm. Building was a vacant, 3-sty ordinary, 30’x75′. Engine 109 was the first engine since Engine 38 was tied up on an EMS run. Battalion 14 arrived and boxed it right away. Companies went defensive due to forcible entry problems and fire being on all three floors already. Engines 38 & 99 were the box engines and both were feeding the master streams (TL5 & SS1). 2-2-4 pulled a 2-11 Alarm shortly after for manpower purposes. I don’t believe the 2-11 engines were used. Wind gusts up to 35mph and heavy snow for the duration of fire which made it very difficult to fight this job. 
Chicago Firefighters battle a fire in the winter

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire in the winter

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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E-ONE tower ladder battles a fire

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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two elevated master streams battle a fire

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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Firefighter with deck gun in blowing snow

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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Building collapse in Chicago, 9-12-19

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Here are a few shots from the Still & Box TRT response at 3959 w Harrison on Thursday. It appeared a construction crew was replacing the sidewalk in the rear of the building which made the rear collapse. It was a vacant building and it appeared there was not any injuries. 

Building collapse at 3959 w Harrison in Chicago, 9/12/19

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Chicago FD Special Operations Battalion Chief

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Building collapse at 3959 w Harrison in Chicago, 9/12/19

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Building collapse at 3959 w Harrison in Chicago, 9/12/19

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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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Working fire in Chicago, 6-9-17

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The 18th Battalion battled a working fire in a red-X building at 3849 on Flournoy. Chicago Police helicopter ‘PH1’ called it in on the Zone and reported that there was a house on fire and it was really cooking. Engine 95 deck-gunned it on arrival as they had heavy fire showing from the 2, and then companies led out (2) 2.5” lines while performing an exterior attack. A third line was led out as Squad 1’s Snorkel was set up and flowing water in the vacant lot on Side D. 
 
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Chicago FD Squad 1 at work

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Chicago FD Squad 1 at work

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Chicago FD Squad 1 at work

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5-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 11-5-16 (more)

Photos from Steve Redick of the 5-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 11-5-16 

Saturday early am at 26th & Kostner. Large vacant industrial building well involved on arrival. Several collapses occurred early in the incident. Access was good with large vacant lots on 2 sides of the complex. Several tower ladders and master streams were used. Most of the building was down by the time I arrived, the uninvolved section later burned in spectacular fashion a few hours after I “picked up”. There was no indication at the time I left that the fire had invaded that area. All the images and video can be seen here

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massive warehouse fire in Chicago

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massive warehouse fire in Chicago

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Chicago FD Snorkel Squad 1A

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Chicago FD Engine 96

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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Chicago FD Engine 38

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Chicago FD Turret Wagon 6-7-3

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Chicago FD reserve Snorkel 6-6-1

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5-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 11-5-16 (more)

More images from Josh Boyajian of the 5-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 11-5-16

I got an early jump on the 5-11 this morning. As soon as i got to Ogden & Austin, I could see the glow and header. Place was really rocking. I took numerous photos that i will be uploading to my site in the next couple days. Here are a few good ones i edited this morning. I left around 0400, and it looked to be, the other half of the building burned after i left.
Chicago FD Engine 99 at a massive warehouse fire in Chicago

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Chicago FD Squad 1A Snorkel

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Chicago FD Engine 38 at a massive warehouse fire in Chicago

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silhouette of firefighters at a massive warehouse fire in Chicago

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massive warehouse fire in Chicago

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Chicago FD Engine 38 at a massive warehouse fire in Chicago

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massive warehouse fire in Chicago

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massive warehouse fire in Chicago

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massive warehouse fire in Chicago

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massive warehouse fire in Chicago

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14 at a massive warehouse fire in Chicago

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14 at a massive warehouse fire in Chicago

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 7-30-16

This from Eric Haak:

At 4:45 on Saturday (7/30), the Main Fire Alarm Office gave the 18th Battalion a working fire response to the 1500 block of south Kostner.  Engine 38 boxed the fire shortly after arrival and reported they had an exposure problem and a burn victim.  I arrived with just a little fire left in the attic so the pictures are mostly of rig placement.  The first couple of images are of Engine 95 stretching a line to the second floor in the rear.  You can see in the third image that there was fire blowing out a couple of windows at the very front of side B, although one of the windows is not visible through the bushes.  The Still & Box was struck out in about 20 minutes.
firefighters on roof of house with smoke

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firefighters overhaul after house fire

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firefighters overhaul after house fire

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Chicago FD Engine 38

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Chicago FD Engine 95

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Chicago FD Engine 99

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old Seagrave truck still in use in Chicago

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Chicago FD Lieutenant

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Chicago working fire, January 7, 2015

This from Drew Gresik:

Since it’s been a pretty slow month in terms of significant working fires in the city, so I thought I’d share some images from a Working Fire at 1416 S Ridgeway that occurred on January 7th of this year, and a couple hours after a Still & Box about seven blocks away at 1514 S Kostner. Very cold that day. As always, check out my site for more images! www.chi-townfirephotos.smugmug.com
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Chicago fire scene

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Chicago fire scene

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Chicago fire trucks at work

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Firefighters deal with the cold weather

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I took in three fires on Wednesday and got to all three of them late.  I decided to send in a few images from each in honor of everyone who has to work outside in these conditions.  The first image is from the still & box on the 1500 block of Kostner.  It must have really been going as the entire face of the building was covered with soot.  A dog was rescued from this fire as seen in the third image.
The third and fourth images were taken on the 9100 block of South Crandon which was another still & box.
The last image is of Engine 38 with their second fire of the day on the 1400 block of South Ridgeway.
apartment building  covered with soot from fire

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fireman with hydrant in ice and snow

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fireman with dog after fire

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Chicago fireman after fighting a fire

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fireman with steam coming from his head

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Chicago FD Engine 38

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