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Working fire in Chicago, 1-23-21

This from Eric Haak:

At 3:15 Saturday morning (1/23), companies in Chicago’s 14th Battalion were dispatched to 2213 West Cermak for the reported fire. Engine Company 23 landed a minute later and confirmed a working fire in the rear porches of a 30×70, three-story, ordinary, occupied apartment building. Companies worked for almost 20 minutes to contain the blaze but fire extension into the basement, first, and second floors forced a defensive attack at around 3:35. There was also fire extension into the adjoining “D” side exposure building that was quickly brought under control. Engine 109 worked their deck gun in sector “C” while Squad 1’s Snorkel was set up. Eventually, the fire was put out with several hand lines and master streams from the Snorkel and Tower Ladder 5. Companies worked for over four hours as the thermometer hovered around 10 degrees throughout the duration of the incident.

Chicago Firefighters battle a fire at night

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 12-9-20

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12-9-2020

Chicago Engine Co. 38 landed with a fire in a vacant 3-sty “Red X” building at 1259 s Homan Ave. They had heavy fire throughout the rear of the building and extending up to the third floor. Battalion 14 requested a Still & Box and transitioned the companies to go defensive. Tower 14 & Squad 1 used their master streams and pretty much knocked most of the fire. Engine 23 fed Squad 1 from the rear, and Engine 44 fed Tower 14 from the front. 

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 11-20-20

From Charles Fox:

2-11 Alarm fire at 3849 S. Kedzie

Chicago Firefighters at fire scene

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-17-20

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01-17-2020

Truck Co. 48 reported a fire at 1539 S Hamlin Friday evening (1/17/20) during a bad snow storm. Building was a vacant, 3-sty ordinary, 30’x75′. Engine 109 was the first engine since Engine 38 was tied up on an EMS run. Battalion 14 arrived and boxed it right away. Companies went defensive due to forcible entry problems and fire being on all three floors already. Engines 38 & 99 were the box engines and both were feeding the master streams (TL5 & SS1). 2-2-4 pulled a 2-11 Alarm shortly after for manpower purposes. I don’t believe the 2-11 engines were used. Wind gusts up to 35mph and heavy snow for the duration of fire which made it very difficult to fight this job. 
Chicago Firefighters battle a fire in the winter

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire in the winter

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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E-ONE tower ladder battles a fire

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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two elevated master streams battle a fire

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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Firefighter with deck gun in blowing snow

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 12-28-19

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some images taken at Chicago’s second still and box alarm on Saturday morning (12/28). This came in at the same time that companies were working at the box on 48th Place. It was interesting to see Squad 1 working at 112th and State Street.

Firefighters working at night with hose line

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Firefighters working at night with hose line

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Rosenbauer Commander ACP-55 at work in Chicago

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Chicago fire engine at fire scene

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 10-14-19 (more)

More from Steve Redick on the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 10-14-19

I was late getting to this job and even so as I arrived they declared an emergency evacuation and sounded the horns as an internal collapse had just occurred. Got some decent shots but was shooting into the sun quite a bit and the low hanging smoke made photos difficult. This was an unusual building with some difficult access issues.
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fire engine on a hydrant

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Chicago fire truck at scene

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Chicago fire truck at scene

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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fire engines with hose on the ground

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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Chicago FD Squad 1A

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 3/12/19

This from Steve Redick:

Took this in around 2230 Tuesday night at 2258 S. Blue Island Avenue. It sounded promising. A metal clad warehouse butted up against another building. Interesting that the size-up was no exposure problem yet it seemed obvious that there was a high potential, in fact they reported  some fire in the adjoining building on fireground. TL 5 with the new rig as well as 28 with a new pumper and I guess what must be a spare command van. 
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Chicago fire scene at night

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5 at work

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Chicago FD Engine 18

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5 at work

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Chicago FD spare command van

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Chicago FD Engine 28

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Chicago FD Engine 28

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Chicago FD Squad 1A

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3-11 Alarm fire and Haz Mat Level 1 in Chicago, 2-21-19 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Took this in about 0515 Thursday. Very tough to get any decent images, the L tracks and heavy smoke covered the front. The one view of the rear and upwind was decent but badly arcing wires kept me from getting too close. It was a plating company so haz mat protocols were in place with some local evacuations. Nice to see the new TL5 working. TL10 had an old HME spare and operated very sparingly.
 
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industrial building fire with heavy smoke

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industrial building fire with heavy smoke

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heavy smoke from building fire at night

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5 at work

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5 at work

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industrial building fire with heavy fire

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Chicago FD Engine 30 at work

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Chicago FD Engine 26 at work

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5 at work

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5 at work

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3-11 Alarm fire and Haz Mat Level 1 in Chicago, 2-21-19 (more)

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

I took some shots at the fire on Lake Street this morning. 3-11 Alarm + Level 1 Hazmat for a fire in a nickel plating company. Numerous engines were lead out, Squad 1, TL 5, TL 10 all had aerial master streams up. 

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Chicago FD Engine 26

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Chicago FD Engine 14

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Chicago FD Squad 1A

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Chicago FD tower ladder at fire scene

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Chicago FD tower ladder at fire scene

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Firefighter operates deck gun on engine at fire scene

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Chicago FD tower ladder at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 5

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-30-19

This from Eric Haak:

Here are a few quick images from the 2-11 at 25th and Sacramento this afternoon in Chicago (1/30). Companies made an aggressive interior attack and went defensive as I was walking up. The first image was taken only a couple minutes after the companies evacuated the building and it appeared conditions deteriorated rapidly.

massive flames and smoke from roof of house on fire

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Firefighters battle fire in bitter cold conditions

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Chicago FD Snorkel and tower ladder at work

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Firefighter covered with ice after battling a fire

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