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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-24-19

This from Eric Haak:

Here is my effort from Sunday’s 2-11 on Commercial. Sunday (2/24) was an intensely windy day in the Chicago area which made for difficult firefighting conditions. The second 2-11 alarm for Chicago on this day was at 88th Street and Commercial Avenue and started in a pizza parlor that had occupied that address since the 1950’s. The fire was reported to have started in the rear of the structure and heavy winds blowing across from the west quickly escalated the incident. Most of my images were taken from the B/C corner. Kind of a cool image of the new and old tower ladder baskets working side by side. Hope you enjoy.

heavy smoke and flames from commercial building fire

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heavy smoke and flames from commercial building fire

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massive fire behind Chicago Firefighter

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Chicago Firefighters prepare to deploy Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Engine 72 with deck gun flowing

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD tower ladders new and old

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-12-18 (more)

More from Steve Redick from the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-12-18:

Took in another extra alarm at 7130 S South Chicago Avenue. At least one rescue was made by first arriving companies. Once again cold conditions with lots of snow on the ground. All the images and a brief video can be seen here:

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Engine 122

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Engine 72

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Chicago FD Engine 63

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elevated master streams at fire scene

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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master streams at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 47

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-22-17

This from Tim Olk:

Chicago companies responded to a Still Alarm at 1240 E 83rd Street.  Theyreported smoke on arrival and the Englewood Fire Alarm Office filled out a Full Still for the working fire. Batt 23 arrived and gave asize up of a 2-story ordinary with  fire on the second floor and 2 lines on the fire. One line was onthe first floor and the other was on the second with the truck opening the roof. Batt 23 came back and said all companies were defensive due to heavy fire throughthe roof and throughout the second floor. There were no injuries and the second floor was occupied. They were rehabbing the first floor.

Chicago FD Engine 82

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Chicago FD Engine 72

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 34

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Chicago firefighters battle smokey fire

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fire chief at smokey building fire

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Chicago firefighters battle smokey fire

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Chicago firefighters battle smokey fire

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Chicago firefighters battle smokey fire

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Chicago firefighters battle smokey fire

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heavy flames blow out of building on fire

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fire in window of building

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Chicago firefighter after battling a blaze

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Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire, 10-7-15 (more)

More images from of the 3-11 Alarm fire at the Shrine of Christ the King Church at 64th & Woodlawn (10/7/15).

Chicago firefighters battle a church fire

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Chicago firefighters battle a church fire

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Chicago firefighters battle a church fire

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Chicago FD rehab unit

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Chicago FD Battery Vehicle

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Chicago FD Communication Van 275

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Chicago FD Engine 72

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Chicago firefighters battle a church fire

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Chicago firefighters battle a church fire

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Chicago firefighters battle a church fire

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Chicago firefighters battle a church fire

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Chicago firefighters battle a church fire

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Previous posts are HERE, HERE, and HERE plus at firescenes.net and HERE and HERE.

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Chicago working fire, 9-19-15

This from Eric Haak:

Here are a few shots of Saturday’s working fire at 7814 S. Phillips (9/19/15). The fire started on the second floor of a three-story, occupied apartment building and extended to the third floor.

Chicago FD Engine 72

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fireman overhauls after fire

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fireman overhauls after fire

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fireman overhauls after fire

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire 11-27-13

This from Eric Haak:

Shortly before 1530hrs on Wednesday, November 27th, companies in Chicago’s 23rd Battalion were dispatched to the report of a garbage can on fire in the rear of a building on the 8000 Block of South Ellis.  While companies were en route, the Englewood Fire Alarm Office informed Engine 122 that they were getting a Full Still as they were getting reports that the rear of the building had become involved.  Very shortly after that, the alarm was elevated to a Still & Box for the reports of people being trapped on the second floor.  Engine 122 arrived on-scene and reported that they had a fire in the rear of a 3-story, 50 x 65 ordinary, occupied apartment building.
Chicago firefighters battle massive 2-11 alarm fire in apartment building

This is also before any lines were laid and before Engine 72 arrived. Eric Haak photo

Chicago firefighters battle massive 2-11 alarm fire in apartment building

This is before any lines were laid and before Engine 72 arrived. Eric Haak photo

Chicago firefighters battle massive 2-11 alarm fire in apartment building

The balconies of the exposure are involved. eric Haak photo

Engine 72 positioned itself at the mouth of the alley on 80th Street and led out several lines to sector 3.  The first several images were before any lines were laid and before Engine 72 arrived.  You can see that the balconies of the sector 2 exposure were involved and the volume of fire between these two buildings was very heavy, which led to the 2-11.  The sector 2 exposure was a large 100 x 75 U-shaped courtyard apartment building.  The fire consumed the rear porches of the fire building very quickly and the entire rear of the structure collapsed into the yard.

Chicago firefighters battle massive 2-11 alarm fire in apartment building

Engine 72 gets the first line operating while a second is stretched. Eric Haak photo

Chicago firefighters battle massive 2-11 alarm fire in apartment building

Back porch collapses into the yard between the building and garage. Eric Haak photo

Chicago firefighters battle massive 2-11 alarm fire in apartment building

Company uses a ground ladder to vent 2nd floor window. Eric Haak photo

Companies eventually removed both garage doors and fought the remainder of the incident from the rear windows of the garage.  Engine 126 took a hydrant on Dobson Avenue, one block east of the fire and ran two lines through the gangway to the alley.  One of these lines was eventually used from a balcony of the sector 2 exposure in order to get a better POV.  The space available in sector 3 for companies to work in was very limited.  The 2-11 was struck out at 1619 hrs.  One civilian was transported from the scene in good condition.

Chicago firefighters battle massive 2-11 alarm fire in apartment building

Lines are stretched into the garage. Eric Haak photo

Chicago firefighters battle massive 2-11 alarm fire in apartment building

Firefighters work a line from the garage window. Eric Haak photo

Chicago firefighters battle massive 2-11 alarm fire in apartment building

Engine 126 brings a line in from Dobson Avenue. Eric Haak photo

Chicago firefighters battle massive 2-11 alarm fire in apartment building

Engine 126 positioned on Dobson. Eric Haak photo

Chicago firefighters battle massive 2-11 alarm fire in apartment building

Engine 72 on 80th Street with multiple lines stretched. Eric Haak photo

I wish I could have gotten more shots from the front with Tower Ladder 34 but the police taped off the entire front of the building and moved everyone off Ellis.  I was only able to get a few shots off before they moved us.  The goofy thing was that not much was happening in the front and the alley was far more dangerous but they never taped that off.  Go figure.

More images are posted at FireScenes.Net

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Fire in Chicago 2-flat 8-10-13

This from Eric Haak:

I took in this fire about 1330 hrs Saturday afternoon in Chicago’s 23rd Battalion.  Fire was on the second floor of a vacant 25×40 2-flat in the 7200 block of South Constance.  Companies working were Engine 126 & Truck 49, Engine 72 & Tower Ladder 34, with Truck 16 and Battalion 17 being RIT.  It was hard to get any quality rig shots at this one due to the narrow streets and heavy tree cover.  The fire was knocked fairly quick but companies had quite a bit of overhaul on this one and were on scene for a little over an hour.  Engine 126 was using old Engine 56 as a spare rig.

 

Apartment fire in Chicago

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Apartment fire in Chicago

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Apartment fire in Chicago

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Apartment fire in Chicago

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Apartment fire in Chicago

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