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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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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-8-17 (part 2)

This from Dan McInerney:

Took this fire in on my way home from work, and arrived after the fire was knocked. Fire was in a 2 story frame 25×70, with fire throughout the second floor and through the roof. There was a collapse in the rear of what looked to be enclosed rear porches. I believe the 2-11 was for a communication issue to a similar house to the east, which was quickly covered after companies arrived. The entire 2-11 complement of suppression rigs were staged on Chicago Avenue in front of E117’s quarters. Of note was E83’s response on the 2-11 with a light wagon. As evidenced by the ice coating pretty much everything, it was bitterly cold out, and the sun was just starting to break over the fireground.

E117 was first due and had 3 lines off, E96 backed down to feed TL14, and E113 fed the Snorkel.

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Second floor fire. Dan McInerney photo

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

TL14. Dan McInerney photo

aftermath of house fire with collapse

Collapsed section of the rear of the house. Dan McInerney photo

firefighters with hose at fire

E96 members operate 2.5’’ into second floor. Dan McInerney photo

firefighters move hose at winter fire

E117 members move 2/5’’ handline. Dan McInerney photo

Chicago FD Squad 2A

Squad 2 in the alley to the west. Dan McInerney photo

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

Tower Ladder 14. Dan McInerney photo

Chicago FD Engine 117

E117. Dan McInerney photo

Photos from Tim Olk

firefighter covered with ice after fire

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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winter fire scene in frigid weather

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firefighters covered with ice after fire

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firefighter covered with ice after fire

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ice covered fence after fire

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firefighter covered with ice after fire

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-8-17

This from Eric Haak:

At 0715 hrs this morning (1/8), the Chicago Fire Department was called to 4734 W. Huron for a fire in a 20×70, 2.5-sty frame apartment building. Engine 117 landed less than a minute after being dispatched and confirmed they had a fire. Battalion 18 arrived on scene moments later and reported back porches that had extended into the first and second floor of the original fire building with the “D” side exposure also involved and asked for a still & box. The alarm would eventually be elevated to a 2-11. Temperatures were once again in the single digits this morning

Chicago FD Engine 117

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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fire scene in frigid temperatures

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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fire scene in frigid temperatures

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firefighters covered with ice battling a fire

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firefighter covered with ice after fire

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firefighter covered with ice after fire

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 12/30/16 (more)

This from Josh Boyajian:

I took a ride to the 2-11 this morning on the near west side. Fire was in a very nice building, about 50×100 Greystone. It looked to be most of the fire was on the second floor and in the attic. Companies were making an interior attack and Truck 36 was making numerous holes on the roof. It was a cold, windy morning, and it seemed like the fire really took off when the wind picked up.
smoke billows from large home

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fire scene in Chicago

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smoke billows from large home

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firefighters venting a roof as smoke billows from large home

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smoke and flames billow from large home

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Chicago firefighter

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smoke billows from large home

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flames blowing out 2nd floor windows of mansion

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Chicago FD Engine 44

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Chicago FD Engine 103

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Chicago FD Squad 2A Snorkel

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Working fire in Chicago, 11-26-16

This from Drew Gresik:

The city had a fire in a vacant house at 4620 W Superior around 2200 hours on 11/26/16. Three lines were led out and the roof was opened by T26. The 20×20 frame garage burned completely to the ground and companies had heavy fire inside the home on arrival.
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Chicago FD Truck 26

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Chicago FD Engine 95

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Chicago FD Engine 117

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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Chicago FD Engine 117

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Squad 2

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire & EMS Plan I – 11/5/16

This from Jeff Rudolph:

A few shots from Saturday mornings Still & Box with special and EMS plan 1 @ 2629 Homer (11/5/16).

flames from attic of house

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heavy smoke and flames at house fire

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heavy smoke and flames at house fire

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heavy smoke and flames at house fire

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 4-4-16

Chicago firefighters were called to a laundromat at 5130 W. Fullerton Avenue after 2AM Monday morning (4/4/16) and found heavy fire in a one-story, 60×100, commercial building with a bow-string truss roof. The building had no immediate exposures with parking lots on either side. After venting the roof, companies went defensive with Tower Ladder 14 setup to the west and Squad 2A to the east. There was a special call for an additional tower ladder which brought Tower Ladder 23 to the front of the building. Two multi-versals and the three elevated master streams inundated the building with water for two hours.

Heavy fire vented out the front of the building burning a car parked at the curb. The utility company was called to shut off gas to the building as a gas fed fire burned freely near the front.

Steve Redick and Larry Shapiro were at the scene.

Here is a brief cellphone video clip from Steve with more to follow

Here is a video with some photos from Larry Shapiro

Chicago FD Engine 91

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Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 7

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14 E-ONE Cyclone II tower ladder HP100

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14 E-ONE Cyclone II tower ladder HP100

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Chicago FD Truck 58

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firefighters with multi-versal at night

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American flag on E-ONE fire truck at night

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Chicago FD Squad 2A Snorkel

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aftermath of commercial building fire

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Chicago FD Squad 2A Snorkel

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Chicago 4-11 Alarm + 1 Special and Haz Mat Level I, 3-8-16 (more)

Images from Tim Olk of the 4-11 Alarm fire at 4540 W. Haddon (3/8/16)

Chicago firefighter at fire scene

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car on fire in garage

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tower ladder working at fire scene

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Chicago FD Snorkel at fire scene

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heavy smoke from commercial fire

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