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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-9-19

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some images taken early on during the Chicago Fire Department’s 2-11 Alarm this morning (6/9/19) at 62nd and Harlem. The fire quickly overtook several units and with companies being met by bad hydrants, the alarm was elevated to a still and box. What you can’t see from these pictures is that for each exterior unit, there was another unit that was only accessible from an interior hallway. With the fire progressing over the top of those exterior units and the roof being declared unstable, companies were forced into a defensive position. Squad 5A was positioned in the interior lot and aerial operations commenced with Tower Ladder 54 being set up on Harlem. Tower Ladder 39 was also set up but I’m not sure if they ever flowed water. The incident also led to some interesting situations like Engine 8 pumping at the corner of 61st and Harlem and a Summit engine supplying water to the Chicago incident.

massive smoke from self storage unit fire

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massive smoke from self storage facility fire

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heavy smoke  and flames from self storage unit fire

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Firefighters cut metal door of self storage unit

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Firefighters battle fire in a self storage facility

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Chicago FD Squad 5A at work

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Chicago FD Engine 8

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Summit FD Engine 954

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This from Jim Skrabel:

Here are a few pics from the 2-11 at 6201 S. Harlem. They were taken by my son Chris Skrabel.

massive fire in self storage facility

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massive fire in self storage facility

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massive fire in self storage facility

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massive fire in self storage facility

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 11-01-14

This from Eric Haak:

Just before 1630 hrs on Saturday (11/01) afternoon on the 1100 block of West 31st Street in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood.  The 15th battalion reported he had smoke coming from the roof of a laundromat.  Witnesses on-scene reported that roofers had been working on the building just prior to the fire.  An aggressive interior attack was initially made but was terminated once the roof supports became compromised.  I have included an image of each of the four engines that were pumping at the scene with Engines 28 and 39 being first-due and in front of the building.  Engines 8 and 29 came in on the box.  Trucks 8 and 4 were the still trucks and Tower Ladder 5 on the box.  Truck 33 was RIT.

firemen with pike poles at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 39 at a fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 8 at a fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 29 at a fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 28 at a fire scene

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firefighters with hose line at fire scene

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firefighters with hose line at fire scene

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Snorkel working at Chicago fire scene

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