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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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High Angle Rescue in Chicago, 10-28-16 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Took in an unusual job at 4225 N Knox. A worker was atop a large water tower when he had a medical issue and needed help getting down. CFD sent a full tech rescue response. TL 23 was just able to make the catwalk around the base of the tank with the tower bucket and they ferried personnel and gear to that level. Members made an anchor point and using a safety harness assisted the man down the gooseneck ladder from the top of the tank to the catwalk. It appeared the victim was able to do most of this on his own and it looked like a smooth safe operation. All photos can be seen here

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Chicago firefighters help worker trapped on water tower

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Chicago firefighters help worker trapped on water tower

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Chicago firefighters help worker trapped on water tower

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Chicago firefighters help worker trapped on water tower

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Chicago firefighters help worker trapped on water tower

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Chicago firefighters help worker trapped on water tower

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Chicago firefighters help worker trapped on water tower

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Chicago firefighters help worker trapped on water tower

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 1-13-16 (more)

This from Jeff Rudolph:

Here are some more pics from the 2-11, Jeff Rudolph

Chicago FD Snorkel at fire

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fireman covered with ice

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Chciago FD Tower Ladder 14

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

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fireman covered with ice

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fire department dog in truck

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fire chief dressed for frigid weather

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And a brief video from Larry Shapiro

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 1-13-16 (more)

Images from Tim Olk of the Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 1-13-16 (more) and a video from Steve Redick

Chicago fire scene

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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heavy smoke from building fire

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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firefighters handle hose line at fire scene

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heavy smoke from building fire

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two tower ladders at fire scene

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firefighter coated with ice at winter fire

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firefighter at fire scene

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firefighter coated with ice at winter fire

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firemen descend aerial ladder

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heavy smoke from building fire

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More of Tim’s photos are at firescenes.net

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 1-13-16

This from Drew Gresik:

Here are some shots from today’s 2-11 at 3234 N Central Avenue.
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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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firefighters handle hose line at fire scene

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fire chief officers supervise fire scene

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

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Chicago FD Engine 94

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Chicago FD Engine 94

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Chicago FD Engine 86

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Chicago 4-11 Alarm fire, 10-30-15 (more)

More on the 4-11 Alarm with the Mayday at 3536 W. Irving Park Road on Friday 10/30/15.

This from Steve Redick:

Took this in Friday,  I arrived shortly after the 3-11 was pulled. Fire was involving several stores in the cockloft area and rapidly spreading to other occupancies. The overhead view I supplied gives an idea of the construction and layout . 3 tower ladders, a Snorkel, and several multiversals and handlines were utilized. Collapse became a significant concern as the operations progressed. Hereis an assortment of photos to be followed by another email with some images of a fireground event that caused some injuries.

Steve

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big fire scene in Chicago

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big fire scene in Chicago

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big fire scene in Chicago

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Chicago FD Engine 56

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big fire scene in Chicago

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big fire scene in Chicago

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big fire scene in Chicago

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More from Steve:

Later in the alarm a fireground event, described as a smoke explosion, backdraft  or possibly a collapse created a tremendous sudden push of smoke and heat from the building. I captured some images of conditions in the front of the building just as this occurred, and also got some images of the RIT deploying in response to a brief mayday that was declared. The east side of the building had an overhead door, and when the event happened a large rush of heat , smoke, fire, and air vented out of this opening, injuring 3 members. I believe all are ok, with some minor injuries. I don’t believe the RIT actually performed any actual rescue as the injured members were upright in short order. The WGN helicopter footage showed this event as it occurred … check it out at wgn.com. I personally think a large portion of the roof came down causing this rapid exit of fire gasses … mind you just my opinion … I am not qualified to truly judge what actually happened.

Steve

smoke explosion at fire scene

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smoke explosion at fire scene

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smoke explosion at fire scene

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smoke explosion at fire scene

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RIT team moves in at fire sene

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RIT team moves in at fire sene

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RIT team moves in at fire sene

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

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firemen at fire scene

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Chicago 4-11 Alarm fire, 10-30-15 (more)

Photos by Tim Olk and John Tulipano from the 4-11 Alarm fire in Chicago 10/30/15

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Chicago FD Engine 110

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John Tulipano photo

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Chicago FD fire engine at a fire scene

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firehouse dog

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Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire with Mayday alert, 8-31-15 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

This was about 0100 Monday morning at 4874 Lincoln Ave. A bar on the first, bowling alley above. Fire reported to be through the roof on arrival. During the initial attack a member from Engine 110 was reported missing, but thankfully was located in short order and ok. Heavy fire throughout the top floor and through the roof on my arrival. Tower ladders 21, 23, and 14, Squad 2, Reserve Snorkel 1, and 110 deck gun were among the master streams used. Click here to see all the images

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21

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huge commercial building fire at night

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Chicago FD Squad 2

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Chicago FD Squad 2

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21

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Chicago FD Engine 110

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Chicago FD Engine 71

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Chicago FD Engine 110

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Chicago FD Engine 70

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Chicago FD Engine 83

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

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Chicago FD Engine 110

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Chicago FD Engine 110

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

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More photos at firescenes.net

 

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4/20/15

Chicago had a 2-11 Alarm that destroyed Windy City Produce, at 3340 N. Pulaski Road around 3:45AM this morning.

This from Larry Shapiro:

I arrived rather late and there wasn’t much to see. Here are some shots from the scene and a very brief video.

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21 working at a fire

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Chicago FD Mobile Command Post 2-7-1

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21 working at a fire

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grocery store destroyed by fire

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grocery store destroyed by fire

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23 working at a fire

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fire department aerial near utility wires

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Chicago FD Engine 106 on a hydrant

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More photos at shapirophotography.net

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Chicago 4-11 Alarm fire, 11-15-13 (pt 3)

This from Josh Boyajian:

Here are some of my shots from the 4-11.
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Massive 4-alarm fire on Chicago's north side destroys strip center and 5 stores.

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Massive 4-alarm fire on Chicago's north side destroys strip center and 5 stores.

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fire department dog

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Massive 4-alarm fire on Chicago's north side destroys strip center and 5 stores.

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Massive 4-alarm fire on Chicago's north side destroys strip center and 5 stores.

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Massive 4-alarm fire on Chicago's north side destroys strip center and 5 stores.

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Massive 4-alarm fire on Chicago's north side destroys strip center and 5 stores.

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