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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-9-19 (more)

More photos from the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-9-19 by Tim Olk:

Firefighters battle fire in a self storage facility

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Firefighters battle fire in a self storage facility

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Firefighters battle fire in a self storage facility

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Firefighters battle fire in a self storage facility

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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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CTA elevated train derailment in Chicago, 6-6-19

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Chicago Fire Department Still and Box Alarm train derailment with an EMS Plan 1 at 46th and Prairie

Chicago Firefighters remove civilians from an elevated train derailment

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Chicago Firefighters remove civilians from an elevated train derailment

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CTA elevated train derailment

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Chicago Firefighters remove civilians from an elevated train derailment

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Chicago Firefighters remove civilians from an elevated train derailment

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Chicago Firefighters remove civilians from an elevated train derailment

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Chicago Firefighters remove civilians from an elevated train derailment

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CTA elevated train derailment

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Chicago FD paramedics at a train derailment

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CTA elevated train derailment

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-24-19 (more)

More from the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-24-19

flames and smoke from commercial building fire

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Chicago FD Engine 72 with deck gun deployed

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flames and smoke from commercial building fire

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flames and smoke from commercial building fire

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flames and smoke from commercial building fire

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-24-19

This from Eric Haak:

Here is my effort from Sunday’s 2-11 on Commercial. Sunday (2/24) was an intensely windy day in the Chicago area which made for difficult firefighting conditions. The second 2-11 alarm for Chicago on this day was at 88th Street and Commercial Avenue and started in a pizza parlor that had occupied that address since the 1950’s. The fire was reported to have started in the rear of the structure and heavy winds blowing across from the west quickly escalated the incident. Most of my images were taken from the B/C corner. Kind of a cool image of the new and old tower ladder baskets working side by side. Hope you enjoy.

heavy smoke and flames from commercial building fire

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heavy smoke and flames from commercial building fire

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massive fire behind Chicago Firefighter

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Chicago Firefighters prepare to deploy Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Engine 72 with deck gun flowing

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD tower ladders new and old

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-9-19

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Battalion 19 and companies had a very busy day. This was their third fire of the day @ 207 E 71st Street. Fire throughout a 75×75 storefront. Four 2.5” landlines were dropped and Squad 5 was put to work. Shortly thereafter, BC19 pulled a box and put Tower 34 to work in the front of the building. I got in there about 30 min into the fire. 

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 34

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Chicago Firefighters battle storefront fire at night

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Chicago FD Squad 5A at work

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Chicago Firefighters battle storefront fire at night

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Chicago Firefighters battle storefront fire at night

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Chicago FD Engine 54

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 34

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Chicago Firefighters battle storefront fire at night

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Chicago FD Squad 5A at work

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-12-19

This from Eric Haak:

Chicago Still & Box Alarm: The 19th Battalion landed with this job a little after 10 this morning (1/12). Images here were taken about 40 minutes in. Companies worked throughout a steady snowfall. After initial interior efforts, companies went defensive. Truck 20 was originally in front of the building but was moved in order to bring in Tower Ladder 39 to fight the remaining fire in the cockloft.

Chicago FD Engine 101 at work

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Snorkel at work battling fire in a cockloft

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 Tower Ladder 39 at work

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Snorkel at work

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Chicago FD Engine 54 at work

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 8-12-18

This from Eric Haak:

Here are a few images from a Still & Box alarm fire in Chicago Sunday evening (08/12). The fire at 117th and Michigan came in shortly after 7:00 and was in the basement of a vacant apartments over commercial structure. Companies eventually went defensive and I arrived way after most of the fire was out.

ChicAgo FD Engine 75 and Squad 5A

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Chicago firefighters at fire scene

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Engine 62

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-24-18

This from Tim Olk:

Chicago Still & Box Alarm Fire 4600 S Wood 2 1/2 Store Frame W/Exposure To A 3 Story frame

heavy smoke vents from attic of house

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 5-7-18

This from Steve Redick:

Fire in a pallet company at 550 W. Root Street. All the images can be seen here:

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Chicago FD Engine 49

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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fire in a pallet yard

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39

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Chicago FD Engine 29

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Chicago FD Engine 49

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