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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-9-19

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Battalion 19 and companies had a very busy day. This was their third fire of the day @ 207 E 71st Street. Fire throughout a 75×75 storefront. Four 2.5” landlines were dropped and Squad 5 was put to work. Shortly thereafter, BC19 pulled a box and put Tower 34 to work in the front of the building. I got in there about 30 min into the fire. 

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 34

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Chicago Firefighters battle storefront fire at night

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Chicago FD Squad 5A at work

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Chicago Firefighters battle storefront fire at night

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Chicago Firefighters battle storefront fire at night

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Chicago FD Engine 54

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 34

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Chicago Firefighters battle storefront fire at night

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Chicago FD Squad 5A at work

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-12-19

This from Eric Haak:

Chicago Still & Box Alarm: The 19th Battalion landed with this job a little after 10 this morning (1/12). Images here were taken about 40 minutes in. Companies worked throughout a steady snowfall. After initial interior efforts, companies went defensive. Truck 20 was originally in front of the building but was moved in order to bring in Tower Ladder 39 to fight the remaining fire in the cockloft.

Chicago FD Engine 101 at work

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Snorkel at work battling fire in a cockloft

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 Tower Ladder 39 at work

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Snorkel at work

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Chicago FD Engine 54 at work

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 12/23/18

This from Eric Haak:

At a little after 0300 Sunday morning (12/23), Engine 101 landed with a fire in a 1-story, 65×100 truss roof trucking company at 74th and Bell Avenue. Battalion 20 boxed the fire less than a minute later and it would eventually be raised to a 2-11 Alarm. The building was a total loss. Engines 101, 15, 123, and 54 were all pumping at this incident and Tower Ladders 39 and 54 along with Squad 5’s Snorkel were in use as well.

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39

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Chicago FD Engine 101

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massive fire burns through warehouse roof at night

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E-ONE tower ladder battles warehouse fire at night

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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massive fire burns through warehouse roof at night

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Chicago FD Engine 15

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Chicago FD Engine 54

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Working fire in Chicago, 6-24-18

This from Eric Haak:

Chicago’s 19th Battalion had a working fire this morning (Sunday, 6/24) at 7241 S. Sangamon. The fire came in at 5:45 and Engine 54 landed a short time later with a fire on the first floor. I arrived just in time to catch companies washing down. While the rear attic window was being laddered, a mother pitbull and 5 of her puppies came charging out the back door. Thankfully, all were friendly and didn’t seem at all bothered by the work going on around them.

Firefighters wash down hot spots after a fire

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Chicago FD Truck 20

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Firefighters at fire scene

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pit bulls at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 129

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Chicago FD Engine 54

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Firefighters wash down hot spots after a fire

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2-11 Alarm fire with a Mayday alert in Chicago, 1-4-18

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firefighters battle a fire at night

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smoke from building fire in Chicago

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39

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flames from building fire in Chicago

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two-flat fire in Chicago

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flames from building fire in Chicago

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Excerpts from the Chicago.cbslocal.com:

Chicago firefighters responded to a fire in a two-story apartment building near 68th and Aberdeen in the Englewood neighborhood around 11:20 p.m. Thursday. Five people who live in the building got out unharmed before firefighters arrived.

About 20 minutes later, a mayday call went out when a firefighter fell through the floor. A short time later, he walked out of the building on his own. He not suffer any serious injuries.

“He was not transported. He was not injured. He was removed quickly by his company, and he continued to work, and he’s doing well,” Chicago Fire Deputy District Chief Rosalind Jones said.

Crews attacked the flames from the roof and the ground and the fire communicated to the building directly to the south.

Firefighters had the fire contained by about 1:45 a.m., but it rekindled around 6:15 a.m. while they were still on the scene to monitor hot spots.

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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Steve Redick:

These are some great shots taken in the 70s. I would guess 73 or so … gotta love the “monument” in the background of the engine shot. 54’s Seagrave engine was a great rig, and how could ‘ya not like the traditional Seagrave aerials as well. This was a real ghetto fire company during the years of heavy activity. I believe my dad took these images when he was in the “real” 12th battalion.

The other photos are the kind of stuff SS3 ran with most of the time. 1956 IH former pressure wagons with stuff just thrown in the hosebed. Not sure who took these images but they are dated August 1969. The scenery is typical of their district. All the fires they went to and the primitive tools they used. 

Steve

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Chicago FD Engine 54. Warren Redick photo

Chicago FD Truck 20

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Chicago FD SS3. photographer unknown

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Chicago FD SS3. photographer unknown

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 12-6-17

This from Josh Boyajian:

Took in this fire this afternoon (12/6/17). (2) 2.5 sty frames, heavy fire in the original fire building and fire up in the attic of the exposure to the north. Five hand lines and two master streams. The address was 6752 S. Lafayette.

Chicago FD tower ladder at work

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firefighter with hose line at house fire

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firefighter with hose line at house fire

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firefighters on back porch of two-flat

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firefighter with hose line at fire

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firefighters at fire scene

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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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closeup of firefighter

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Working fire in Chicago, 7/9/17

This from Eric Haak:

Just a few images from a working fire on Sunday morning (7/9). When I was a block away, there was still some fairly heavy smoke coming up from the home and I was coming from about 4 miles away. Needless to say, companies made quick work of this attic fire.

Chicago FD Engine 54

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firefighters raise a ground ladder at a house fire

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firefighters overhaul after attic fire

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firefighters on aerial ladder

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Chicago firefighters at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 129

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Working fire in Chicago, 12-9-16 (part 1)

From Tim Olk:

Chicago working fire at 6507 S Parnell

Firefighters arrive at house fire

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Chicago FD Engine 54

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smoke from house on fire

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smoke from house on fire

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smoke and flames from house on fire

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Firefighter dragging a hose line at a house fire

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smoke from house on fire

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 11-17-15 (part 7)

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.

Here are a few shots of the 2-11 to go along with the other posts. I have more images at : 312firephotos.smugmug.com
fire scene at night

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fire engine hooked to hydrant at night

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Chicago FD Engine 54

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