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Working fire in Chicago, 7-9-18

This from Steve Redick:

Fire in an auto repair shop, looked kinda doubtful for a few minutes but was under control in short order. This location is directly across the street from the scene of a fire fatal to 2 members in 1972. More images can be seen here:
 
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auto bodyshop fire in Chicago

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RIT at Chicago fire scene

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auto bodyshop fire in Chicago

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auto bodyshop fire in Chicago

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

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Firefighters battle auto bodyshop fire

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auto bodyshop fire in Chicago

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Chicago FD Truck 55

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Squad 2

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Chicago FD Engine 79

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news clipping of fatal fire at 6117 N Elston Ave in Chicago

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-12-18

Chicago firefighters battled fire in a commercial building at 4749 W. Lake Street just after midnight Monday (2/12/18). The fire was discovered by Truck 29 while returning to quarters from a Still & Box Alarm fire. Flames had already engulfed the entire building and the alarm was eventually elevated to a 2-11. The building collapsed shortly after companies went to work. Two multi-versals along with elevated master streams from Tower Ladder 5, Tower Ladder 14, Squad 2A and Truck 29 were deployed. One member from the 5-11 Club Support Service Unit was injured after loosing his balance on a patch of ice and was transported to a hospital.

 

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14 E-ONE CCyclone II HP100

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fire hose under the elevated train in Chicago

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Chicago fire scene near the elevated tracks

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5 American LaFrance Eagle LTI

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Chicago FD Engine 113

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Engine 117 spare apparatus

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Firefighters direct a master stream onto a fire

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Chicago Firefighter pulls hose in the cold

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Chicago FD paramedics remove an injured person

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14 E-ONE CCyclone II HP100

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Chicago FD Engine 95 spare apparatus

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fire hydrant in the snow with hose

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Chicago FD Engine 68 spare apparatus

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2-11 Alarm and EMS Plan 1 for the Mayday alert in Chicago, 1/8/18

Chicago firefighters battled a Still & Box Alarm fire at 4828 W. Van Buren late Monday morning (1/8/18) that was upgraded to a 2-11 with an EMS Plan 1 for a Mayday alert.

heavy smoke from Chicago house fire

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firefighter in PPE surrounded by smoke

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Chicago firefighters battle fire in a house

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Chicago firefighters battle fire in a house

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Chicago firefighters battle fire in a house

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Chicago firefighters battle fire in a house

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deck gun used on house fire

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Chicago firefighters battle fire in a house

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago Still & Box alarm fire, 1-2-18 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Very cold conditions, low single digits. Companies reported what I thought was a kitchen fire with extension into concealed spaces. I arrived about 10 minutes after the box was transmitted and companies had been ordered out of the building. Interesting to watch the small wheelbase snorkel squad maneuver into a very tight area in the front of the building. Many large trees made access for any aerial device very difficult. A tough job for all concerned. All the images and video can be seen here:

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house fire scene in Chicago

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Chicago FD Engine 125

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firefighters battle Chicago house fire

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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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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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firefighters battle Chicago house fire

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Chicago FD Engine 125

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Chicago FD Engine 68

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firefighters battle Chicago house fire

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firefighters battle Chicago house fire

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firefighters battle Chicago house fire

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 8-22-17 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

It was deja vu … the old Zenith industrial complex that has had several other fires including a still and box I took in a few months ago. Most of the fire appeared to be in the top floor and roof area and was really showing a lot of heavy smoke for a while. Little or no interior operations due to hazardous building conditions. Three towers, Snorkel,  a few ladder pipes and a deck gun were used. It was right at sunset so the photos were all taken in rapidly changing lighting conditions. The video and all the images can be seen at my website here:

heavy smoke from warehouse fire

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Chicago FD Engine 125

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warehouse fire scene in Chicago

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Chicago FD Truck 58

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Chicago FD Squad 2A at work

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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Chicago Fire Department Tower Ladder 14

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Chicago Fire Department Engine 117

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Chicago Fire Department Squad 2A

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elevated master streams at work

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 10

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E-ONE tower ladder at night

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As seen around … Chicago

From Josh Boyajian:

Chicago FD Squad 2A

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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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