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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 7-26-19

This from Eric Haak:

Chicago had a still & box alarm Thursday afternoon (7/26) at 3051 West Irving Park Road. The fire was in a 2.5-story frame home that, some time after 1913, had a 1-story ordinary storefront added on. The fire was in the attic. I rarely ever get a chance to be up that way any longer so I took the drive through midday traffic and got there just in time to see things winding down. Thought I would share a few images of some rigs that don’t get posted working very often.

Chicago FD Truck 38

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Firefighters work on roof during high heat index

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dramatic portrait of a Chicago Firefighter

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Fs overhaul after a house fire

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Chicago FD Engine 124

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Chicago FD Engine 56

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Chicago FD Engine 110

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Chicago FD Truck 13

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5-11 Alarm fire and Haz Mat Level 1 in Chicago, 4-2-19 (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

I arrived at the 5-11 Alarm fire almost two hours into it. The warehouse buildings had already collapsed and though there was still quite a bit of smoke, the bulk of the fire had been knocked down already. Nevertheless, here is what it looked like from that point on.

Chicago FD Squad 2A Rosenbauer Commander ACP-55

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Chicago FD Engine 44

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massive flames from building fire

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Chicago FD Engine 35

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flooded street at scene of massive fire

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago on Ravenswood Avenue, 12-22-18

The second of two 2-11 Alarm fires in Chicago on 12/22/18 was at 6417 N Ravenswood Avenue

 

This from Eric Haak:

Chicago had a 2-11 Alarm fire at 6417 N Ravenswood Saturday afternoon (12/22). The fire was in a 1-story commercial structure and was contained mostly to the 75×75 rear section that had a truss roof. The fire eventually burned through the roof and Tower Ladder 23 and the new Tower Ladder 21 were used to bring the fire under control.

Chicago FD Engine 56

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Chicago FD Deputy Fire Commissioner Tim other Sampey

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fire burns through the roof of a warehouse with a truss design

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Firefighters battle warehouse fire

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

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Chicago Firefighter pulling a 2 1/2" hose line

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 12-21-15 (more)

Images from Josh Boyajian of the 2-11 Alarm fire at 3057 N. Rockwell Monday night (12/21/15)

Chicago FD Squad 2A

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massive building fire scene in Chicago at night

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massive building fire scene in Chicago at night

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massive building fire scene in Chicago at night

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massive building fire scene in Chicago at night

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 12-21-15

Images from Eric Haak of the 2-11 Alarm fire at 3057 N. Rockwell Monday night (12/21/15)

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massive building fire scene in Chicago at night

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massive building fire scene in Chicago at night

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massive building fire scene in Chicago at night

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massive building fire scene in Chicago at night

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massive building fire scene in Chicago at night

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Chicago FD Chaplain Rabbi Moshe Wolf

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Still & Box Alarm in a Chicago scrap yard, 12-6-15 (more)

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some of my images from the Still & Box on Sunday morning (12/6).  Was hoping to catch Engine 2 working but they wound up just feeding Engine 55.

large scrap pile burning

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Chicago FD Engine 22

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Chicago FD Engine 55

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large scrap pile burning

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silhouette of firefighters in platform

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firefighter dragging hose

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Chicago FD Engine 2 Fireboat Christopher Wheatley

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Chicago FD Engine 22

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Chicago FD Engine 4

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Chicago 4-11 Alarm fire, 10-30-15 (more)

More on the 4-11 Alarm with the Mayday at 3536 W. Irving Park Road on Friday 10/30/15.

This from Steve Redick:

Took this in Friday,  I arrived shortly after the 3-11 was pulled. Fire was involving several stores in the cockloft area and rapidly spreading to other occupancies. The overhead view I supplied gives an idea of the construction and layout . 3 tower ladders, a Snorkel, and several multiversals and handlines were utilized. Collapse became a significant concern as the operations progressed. Hereis an assortment of photos to be followed by another email with some images of a fireground event that caused some injuries.

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Chicago FD Engine 56

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More from Steve:

Later in the alarm a fireground event, described as a smoke explosion, backdraft  or possibly a collapse created a tremendous sudden push of smoke and heat from the building. I captured some images of conditions in the front of the building just as this occurred, and also got some images of the RIT deploying in response to a brief mayday that was declared. The east side of the building had an overhead door, and when the event happened a large rush of heat , smoke, fire, and air vented out of this opening, injuring 3 members. I believe all are ok, with some minor injuries. I don’t believe the RIT actually performed any actual rescue as the injured members were upright in short order. The WGN helicopter footage showed this event as it occurred … check it out at wgn.com. I personally think a large portion of the roof came down causing this rapid exit of fire gasses … mind you just my opinion … I am not qualified to truly judge what actually happened.

Steve

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smoke explosion at fire scene

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smoke explosion at fire scene

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smoke explosion at fire scene

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RIT team moves in at fire sene

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RIT team moves in at fire sene

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RIT team moves in at fire sene

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

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Chicago 4-11 Alarm fire, 10-30-15 (more)

Photos by Tim Olk and John Tulipano from the 4-11 Alarm fire in Chicago 10/30/15

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Chicago FD Engine 110

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Chicago FD fire engine at a fire scene

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