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Still & Box Alarm in Chicago, 2-11-17 (part 3)

This from Steve Redick:

2600 W 35th St. Heavy smoke conditions reported in a large, fire resistive warehouse occupancy… discovered to be an auto fire deep within the building. MVU 923 was used to pressurize the building and clear the residual smoke, seemed to be very effective. Also got several decent apparatus shots.
heavy smoke pours out of warehouse

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heavy smoke pours out of warehouse

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Chicago FD Truck 52

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Chicago FD MVU 923

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Chicago FD MVU 923

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Chicago FD Truck 33

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Chicago FD Comm Van 2-7-4

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5

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Chicago FD Engine 65

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firefighter tools

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Here’s a brief video of the MVU:

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Still & Box Alarm in Chicago, 2-11-17 (part 1)

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some pictures from a Still & Box Alarm in Chicago on Saturday morning (2/11). The 15th Battalion was first on scene and reported light smoke showing from a 600 x 200, 4-story, fire-resistive warehouse. Seven minutes later, the 15th reported they had heavy smoke in the interior and asked for the box. It turned out to be an auto. The MVU was brought in to clear the smoke.

Chicago FD Engine 39

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heavy smoke pours out of warehouse

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probationary Chicago Firefighter at work

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Chicago Firefighters at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 39

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Chicago FD Engine 65

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Chicago FD lieutenant

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Chicago FD MVU 923

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-29-16 (more)

Radio traffic from the 3-11 Alarm fire

This from Steve Redick:

This fire happened the evening of April 30, about 48th Place just west of Kedzie. Companies initially reported an auto fire adjacent to the building but shortly declared a working fire. This was, from what I could tell, a fire resistive structure with concrete floors. The fire involved mattresses and foam padding in a large area of the first floor. Weather conditions were poor … rainfall kept the smoke low and visibility to a minimum. Flash photos were pretty much impossible and both my camera and I got a thorough soaking. The new TL 39  and TL54 were both utilized with the buckets low to the ground to work their streams deep into the first floor. Multiversals and numerous handlines were also utilized. The attack lasted a few hours and cautious interior asessments were conducted in the later stages using TIC and search ropes.

All of the images can be seen here:

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Chicago firefighters at warehouse fire

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Chicago firefighters at warehouse fire

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Chicago FD Engine 28

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Chicago FD Engine 34

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Chicago firefighters at warehouse fire

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Chicago firefighters at warehouse fire

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Chicago firefighters at warehouse fire

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Chicago firefighters at warehouse fire

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Chicago firefighters at warehouse fire

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Chicago firefighters at warehouse fire

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firefighter cuts metal door at night

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Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Two firefighters were hurt after an “incendiary and suspicious in nature” extra-alarm fire broke out at a mattress warehouse Saturday evening in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

The fire started around 7:40 p.m. at the four-story warehouse near South Christiana Avenue and West 48th Place, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

The response to the blaze was raised to a 2-11 alarm about 8:30 p.m. and to a 3-11 alarm about 9 p.m.

Two firefighters suffered minor injuries as a result of the fire. One of them was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, and the second firefighter was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center. Both are in good condition.

The blaze was struck out about 10:45 p.m. An investigation by the fire department determined the fire was suspicious and the Chicago Police Department will continue the investigation.

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-29-16 (more)

This from Josh Boyajian:

I took in the 3-11 the other night on 48th place. Conditions were pretty bad for taking pictures due to the constant rain and smoke conditions. I arrived just after they pulled the 2-11. Here are some of my shots.

Chicago firefighters at warehouse fire

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Chicago firefighters at warehouse fire

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Chicago firefighters at warehouse fire

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Chicago firefighters at warehouse fire

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Chicago firefighters at warehouse fire

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Chicago firefighters at warehouse fire

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Chicago firefighters at warehouse fire

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-29-16 (more)

Images from Eric Haak of the 3-11 Alarm fire last night (4/29/16) at 3327 W. 48th Place

Chicago FD Engine 65 at a fire

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Chicago FD tower ladder

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fire chief at fire scene

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Chicago firefighters at warehouse fire

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Chicago firefighters at warehouse fire

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Chicago firefighters at warehouse fire

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Chicago firefighters at warehouse fire

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Chicago firefighters at warehouse fire

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-29-16

This from Larry Shapiro:

Chicago had a 3-11 Alarm fire last night (4/29/16) at 3327 W. 48th Place. Companies had a four-story, 100×300 building filled with mattresses. I arrived at the tail end of the incident and thought I’d share a few apparatus shots. I know that several other contributors were there from the early stages, so here are some of the specialty pieces including the Mobile Battery Vehicle 6-3-9, Rehab Unit 5-7-1, 5-11 Club Canteen 4-0-2, Comm Van 2-7-4, and 9-2-4 the MVU from O’Hare which was special called, along with an all red buggy and another with blue lights.

Chicago FD MVU 924 from O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD E-ONE Tower Ladder 39 at night

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Chicago FD E-ONE Tower Ladder 39 at night

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Chicago FD Engine 65

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Chicago FD Battalion 14

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Chicago FD E-ONE Tower Ladder 39 at night

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Chicago FD Engine 34

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Chicago FD Mobile Command Unit 274

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Chicago FD Mobile Battery Vehicle 639

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Chicago FD Deputy District Chief 224

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Chicago FD Rehab Unit 571

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Chicago 5-11 Club Canteen unit

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Working fire in Chicago, 2-19-16

This from Josh Boyajian:

We took in a job at 3149 w 36th place last night (2/19/16). Engine 65 arrived on scene with a fire in a one-sty about 20×100. They had heavy fire conditions on arrival thru some windows and venting from the roof. We arrived about 10 min into the fire.
graffiti covered building on fire

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graffiti covered building on fire

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graffiti covered building on fire

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Chicago FD Engine 65

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Chicago FD Engine 109

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