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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 9-23-17 (more)

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23 Sep 17- The 5th Battalion and companies were stilled out at approximately 0645 hours. While en route, the Englewood FAO announced a Still & Box at this location for reports of people trapped inside the building. Engine Co. 84 and Truck Co. 51 arrived on scene and reported heavy fire in the rear of a 3 story ordinary apartment building. Battalion 5 got on scene shortly after and reported fire through the roof. A 2-11 Alarm was requested by 2-2-1 who pulled all companies out of the building due to dangerous fire conditions. (5) 2-1/2” lines were led out while Tower Ladder 37 and Squad Co. 5’s Snorkel worked elevated master streams. Engine Co. 84, Engine Co. 45, and Engine Co. 50 utilized their deck guns. Searches could not be completed due to structural integrity of the building. Companies also battled high humidity and high 80s temperature. Still Alarm companies: E84 E47 T51 T30 BN5 Sq5 2-7-5 RIT BN6 T15, A55 A36 4-5-8.

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 9-23-17

Photos from Chicago’s 2-11 Alarm fire at 5825 S. Prairie Avenue on Saturday, 9/23/17

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aftermath of building fire

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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firefighters cool down and rehab after a fire

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Working fire in Chicago, 9-17-17

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Working Fire last weekend in the 6th Battalion. 5640 s Peoria, 2-sty vacant, back porches fully involved on arrival.

Chicago FD Truck 51

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Chicago FD Engine 116

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ground ladder to window of fire building

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Firefighters overhaul after fire

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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Firefighters overhaul after house fire

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Firefighter with hose washing down hot spots

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Chicago street sign

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 5

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 9-21-17

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Engine 116 arrived to find smoke in the rear of this 3-sty brick at 6434 s Peoria. They encountered heavy fire throughout the rear enclosed back porches and had fire on all 3 floors. Battalion 19 Boxed it about 10 mins in. 

aftermath of rear porches fire in Chicago

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aftermath of rear porches fire in Chicago

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Chicago Firefighters at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 116

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Chicago Firefighters at a fire scene

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Chicago FD ladder trucks at fire scene

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 8-10-17

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CFD Canteen 4-0-0 reported to the EFAO yesterday morning around 4AM of (2), 2-sty frames going at 840 w 53rd Place. Canteen 4-0-2 was a block away at a SWAT call with CPD. Engine 49 arrived and went defensive on a 1.5-sty frame totally involved extending to a 2.5-sty frame to the west. Engine 50, in their new rig, was 2nd up and had numerous lines off. Companies had water problems and the box engines ended up dropping and feeding the attack engines from blocks away. Tower 39 really worked hard, taking the boards off most of the 2nd floor windows, making holes in the roof, and on the front of the building. Squad 5 was in the alley being fed by Engine 116. Towers 39 and 37 were both in spare tower ladders. I arrived after the 2-11, it was very over grown around both of the buildings. 
 
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firefighter in tower ladder bucket against heavy fire

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firefighter in tower ladder bucket against heavy fire

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firefighter in tower ladder bucket against heavy fire

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firefighter in tower ladder bucket against heavy fire

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heavy flames and smoke through roof of a house at night

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heavy flames and smoke through roof of a house at night

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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Chciago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago firefighter pump operator

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Working fire in Chicago, 3-11-17

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48 W Garfield Blvd, Saturday (3/11/17). Looks like squad 5 has a length or 2 of 1 3/4 strapped to the front bumper to use off an engine or divider … cool!

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Chicago FD Squad 5

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fire scene in Chicago

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Chicago FD Engine 84

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-12-17

This from Eric Haak:

At approximately 0605 hrs on Sunday morning (2/12), the Englewood Fire Alarm Office received several calls for a fire at the intersection of 44th and Shields Ave. Engine 50 landed on the scene and confirmed a fire in a 2.5-story vacant frame with exposure to a 1.5-story occupied frame. Two minutes later, the 2nd Battalion reported he had heavy fire in the 2.5-story and requested a Box. The first image below was taken just before Engine 50 opened up with their deck gun which knocked down a lot of the visible fire in the front. There was a lot of fire extension into the occupied exposure and companies made an interior attack on that structure. Eventually Squad 5’s Snorkel and Tower Ladder 39 were brought down to mop up the remaining fire in the original building which was under rehab. In an October, 2015 Google Streets image, the building was a Red-X and appeared to have had a basement fire in it previously.

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Chicago FD Engine 50 at fire scene

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Firefighters battle house fire at night

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house engulfed in flames at night

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Firefighters battle house fire at night

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Chicago Firefighters on roof with flames

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Car fire in Chicago, 9-15-16

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Caught this auto fire @ 53rd and Princeton last week. E50 arrived and extinguished it fairly quick

cary fully engulfed in flames

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firefighters arrive on scene

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firefighters battle car fire

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Still & Box Alarm in Chicago, 5-15-16

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The Chicago Fire Department Englewood Fire Alarm Office received multiple calls for a fire at 57th and Peoria around 11:30 PM (5/15/16). Englewood FAO started in a working fire response. Engine 50 arrived first in and reported they had a 2-story, ordinary, vacant 25×50 with heavy fire on two and in the rear. Squad 5 then called Battalion 6 who was still en route to the scene, and advised that the heavy fire was now getting into the Side D exposure, which was a similarly-constructed building. Battalion 6 requested a Still & Box as companies pulled out to go defensive. Four lines were led out on an exterior attack. Truck 51 was moved from Side A for Tower 39 to take the front and utilize their aerial master stream. Companies on scene: E50 E84 E116 E54 T51 T18 TL39 BN6 Sq5 2-7-4 RIT BN19 T20 BN5 BN15 2-2-1 A1 A49 4-5-5 4-5-8.

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Chicago FD Truck 51 at a fire scene

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night fire scene in Chicago

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night fire scene in Chicago

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Chicago FD Truck 51 at a fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 50 at a fire scene

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