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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 11-5-19

This from Steve Redick:

Still & Box Alarm fire at 5225W Addison

Chicago fire scene

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Chicago fire scene

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Chicago fire scene

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Chicago fire scene

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Chicago fire scene

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Chicago fire scene

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Chicago fire scene

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Chicago fire scene

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Chicago fire scene

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Chicago fire scene

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Chicago fire scene

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Working fire in Chicago, 1-11-18

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some images from a working fire in the 4600 block of West Altgeld on Sunday morning (11/11). The fire was contained to the attic. Unfortunately this was an occupied home and several family members, including children, were left homeless by this incident. Companies were Battalion 7, Engine 91, Truck 58, Engine 7, Truck 35, Squad 2, Battalion 8 RIT with Truck 53.

Chicago bungalow on fire

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Chicago bungalow on fire

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Chicago bungalow on fire

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Chicago FD Engine 7

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Chicago FD Engine 91

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Working fire in Chicago, 11-16-17

This from Josh Boyajian:

11-16-17 Engine 7 landed with an attic fire @ Barry & Long. Companies attempted to make the attic but were pushed out due to the amount of fire, and ended up going defensive for a few minutes. In total, 4 Lines were lead out. Companies on the Still; E7, E68, T58, TL23, S2, BC7, BC8 & T38 RIT, 2-7-2.

house fire at night

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firefighter with hose at night fire scene

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Chicago FD Truck 58 at fire scene

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flames through roof of house on fire

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firefighters battle house fire at night

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firefighter on aerial ladder at night

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firefighter with hose line battles house fire at night

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firefighter with hose line battles house fire at night

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Chicago FD Engine 7

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Chicago FD Engine 7 at night fire scene

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Chicago FD spare engine at fire scene

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Working fire in Chicago, 9-3-17

This from Steve Redick:

still 6079 N Naples

house fire scene

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Chicago FD Truck 55

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Chicago FD Comm Van 272

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Chicago FD Engine 7

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

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Chicago FD Truck 9

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Chicago FD Engine 79

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17 (more)

An interesting historical note about the 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17, there was a 2-11 Alarm fire in the same building on April 24, 1983. We have not found any of our contributors that has photos of that fire.

Chicago FD extra alarm listing for April of 1983 

 

This from Steve Redick:

Thursday morning (at the peak of morning rush hour) 2945 Milwaukee Ave. Fire was in a 2-story furniture store, with the top floor completely closed to the outside by brick veneer. Heavy fire throughout, burned through and collapsed what I believe was a bowstring truss roof. Photo conditions were tough as there were areas of bright sun and deep shade. Finally got to oberve squad 2’s new “snorkel” fully extended and in operation as well as some tower ladder operations and the spare Snorkel. Also interesting to see Engine 69 hooked up to a hydrant in front of Engine 91’s former quarters at 3000 N Elbridge very close to the rear of the fire building. Here is a sample of the hundreds of images, all can be seen plus the video here:

Steve

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-4-17

This from Steve Redick:

Took a ride to the 4300 block of Henderson for a fire in a small house described as hoarder conditions. The house was on a dead-end street to a railroad embankment. The truck arrived first I believe so both engines backed into the block to lead out, eventually both using the same hydrant. 91 hooked up to 7’s gate valve. A massive tree prevented any use of a tower or aerial ladder making roof access by ground ladder only. A tough job for all concerned but carried out in short order.

firefighters work at a house fire

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firefighters place ground ladder during fire

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firefighters work at a house fire

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firefighter climbs ground ladder at house fire

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firefighter breaks window with pike pole

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hoarder conditions at house fire

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Chicago FD Engine 7

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Chicago FD Engine 91 decal

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fire hydrant with two lines attached

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fire hydrant with two lines attached

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Chicago FD Engine 91

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firefighters work at a house fire

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firefighters work at a house fire

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firefighters work at a house fire

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 4-4-16

Chicago firefighters were called to a laundromat at 5130 W. Fullerton Avenue after 2AM Monday morning (4/4/16) and found heavy fire in a one-story, 60×100, commercial building with a bow-string truss roof. The building had no immediate exposures with parking lots on either side. After venting the roof, companies went defensive with Tower Ladder 14 setup to the west and Squad 2A to the east. There was a special call for an additional tower ladder which brought Tower Ladder 23 to the front of the building. Two multi-versals and the three elevated master streams inundated the building with water for two hours.

Heavy fire vented out the front of the building burning a car parked at the curb. The utility company was called to shut off gas to the building as a gas fed fire burned freely near the front.

Steve Redick and Larry Shapiro were at the scene.

Here is a brief cellphone video clip from Steve with more to follow

Here is a video with some photos from Larry Shapiro

Chicago FD Engine 91

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Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 7

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14 E-ONE Cyclone II tower ladder HP100

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14 E-ONE Cyclone II tower ladder HP100

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Chicago FD Truck 58

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firefighters with multi-versal at night

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American flag on E-ONE fire truck at night

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Chicago FD Squad 2A Snorkel

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aftermath of commercial building fire

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Chicago FD Squad 2A Snorkel

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more photos at shapirophotography.net

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Chicago Still & Box, 3/6/16

This from Steve Redick:

Took in a job at 5336 W. Leland Avenue in a normally quiet and very congested neighborhood Monday (3/7/16). Radio reports indicated a basement fire extending to all floors in a frame dwelling. Engine 94 was very creative in finding a good spot for access in the rear. From the alley they stretched 4-inch supply line onto the next block. This operation, at least from my perspective, was very effective. Got some nice shots of roof operations as fire was venting through the the back portion of the building. This was contained with handlines in short order.

Steve

firemen on peak roof with fire at night

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firemen on peak roof with fire at night

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firemen on peak roof with fire at night

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fire engine in alley with hose off

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hose lines deployed through alley garage

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Chicago FD Engine 94

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Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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Chicago FD Truck 38

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Chicago FD Engine 47

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tower ladder at house fire

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