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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-16-17 (more)

More om the 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-16-17 from Steve Redick:

firefighters with master stream at warehouse fire

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Chicago FD Chaplain Father Thomas Mulcrone

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-16-17

This from Larry Shapiro:

Here are a few late photos of the 3-11 at 3323 W. Augusta this morning (6/16/17). The 3-11 Alarm was struck out by 4-1-1, Father Mulcrone.

Chicago FD Squad 2A Rosenbauer Snorkel

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Chicago FD Squad 2A Rosenbauer Snorkel

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Chicago FD Squad 2A Rosenbauer Snorkel

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Chicago FD Chaplain Father Thomas Mulcrone

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Chicago FD Air Mask Service Unit 646

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large vacant commercial building fire in Chicago

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large vacant commercial building fire in Chicago

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Chicago FD Engine 57 feeds Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23 and master streams deployed

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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:

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

Photos from Tim Olk of the 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17 

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17

Chicago police officers were sent to investigate a burglar alarm around 7:30AM on Thursday (6/1/17) at 2945 N. Milwaukee Avenue where they discovered a fire inside the furniture store. Firefighters arrived to smoke and fire in the two-story, 100×125 brick building with a partial bow-truss roof and glass storefront. Companies were eventually pulled from the building and initiated a defensive attack. The alarm was raised to a 2-11 and then a 3-11 with elevated master streams from Tower Ladder 21, Tower Ladder 23, Squad 2A, and 6-6-1, the reserve Snorkel.

Multiple contributors were at the scene and will be submitting images and video.

Chicago FD Squad 2A battling a fire

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heavy smoke from the front of a commercial building fire

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Chicago FD Engine 69

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massive flames erupt from building on fire

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firefighter on aerial ladder with fire

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firefighter descends aerial ladder with fire

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Chicago FD Engine 124

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massive flames erupt from building on fire

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massive flames erupt from building on fire

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Chicago FD Squad 2A battling a fire

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Chicago FD Engine 69

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Chicago FD reserve Snorkel 6-6-1

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Chicago FD Engine 43

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-26-17 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Sunday evening, a massive industrial complex vacant and in disrepair. A rubbish type fire deep in the building produced smoke conditions that made interior operations very dangerous. This job took a few hours and required the use of search lines as well as TICs. Not much to see from the outside but some varying smoke conditions.

Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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Chicago FD E-ONE aerial ladder

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Chicago Firefighters at warehouse fire

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heavy smoke from warehouse fire

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heavy smoke from warehouse fire

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Chicago FD Engine 125

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Chicago FD spare ladder truck

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Firefighters with PPE at warehouse fire

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Firefighters ascend tower ladder to the roof

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heavy smoke from warehouse fire

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Chicago FD spare tower ladder

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Chicago FD Engine 125

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Chicago FD Command Van 272

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Chicago FD spare tower ladder

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Chicago FD spare engine

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-26-17 (more)

video from José Guillén of the Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-26-17

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-26-17

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

About 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening (3/26/17), Chicago firefighters responded for fire in a vacant structure at 6159 West Dickens Avenue  on the city’s Northwest Side. The response was soon raised to a box alarm.

By 10 p.m., the fire was struck out. One firefighter was taken to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

This from José Guillén:

Here are a few cell phone camera shots of the Still & Box at the old Zenith TV and radio factory.  I grew up in the neighborhood and was visiting my parents when I caught wind of this going on. Thanks.
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smoke from warehouse fire

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Chicago FD Deputy District Chief 222

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Chicago FD Truck 29

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Chicago fire truck at warehouse fire

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Chicago FD Squad 2A Rosenbauer ACP-55

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RIT team standing by during fire

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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fire truck at smokey warehouse fire

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-19-17

Photos from Steve Redick of the Still & Box Alarm fire at 5348 W. Devon Avenue Sunday night (3/19/17) that involved a grease chute in a restaurant. The building had a truss roof.

Chicago FD Truck 55

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smoke from truss roof building

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smoke from truss roof building

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Firefighters on truss roof with smoke

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Firefighters on truss roof with smoke

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Chicago FD Engine 79

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Chicago FD Engine 119

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

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Chicago FD eying at work

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Chicago FD Engine 89

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Chicago orders new squads (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

Here’s some updated information on the new squads for Chicago.

After receiving the finished units from Rosenbauer America, it was determined that the ‘A’ units with the aerials needed some minor alterations to maximize the maneuverability of boom. As designed, these units had two storage compartments accessible from the top on either side of the body. The rear compartments on each side constrained some of the boom movement. Subsequently, the units have been at Chicago Fleet Services undergoing modifications. The work has been completed on Squad 2A and Squad 7A. Both companies are scheduled to take possession of their new apparatus Tuesday, February 14th. The work is still in process for Squad 1A and Squad 5A.

The personnel at Chicago Fleet Services did a terrific job removing the existing material and fabricating a diamond plate cutout for the boom to swing.

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