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5-11 Alarm fire and Haz Mat Level 1 in Chicago, 4-2-19 (more)

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

We took in the extra alarm fire early this week on the westside of Chicago. It was a food manufacturing warehouse and the first-in companies encountered heavy fire on their arrival. A lot of in-line pumping operations took place at this job which required many resources, which at the peak of the fire, made it to a 5-11 and 4 Specials. Twenty two engines, ten trucks including four tower ladders, Squad 2, plus a plethora of special equipment responded to this. We got to this about an hour into the fire. 
Chicago FD Squad 2A at a fire

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21 at a fire

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5-11 Alarm fire and Haz Mat Level 1 in Chicago, 4-2-19 (more)

This from Arvell Dorsey:

I went back to the fire scene the next day (April 3, 2019) to check out the extensive damage and took some photos.

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spare HME Luverne fire engine working in Chicago

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Aftermath of massive fire that destroyed Newlyweds Foods in Chicago 4/2/19.

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Aftermath of massive fire that destroyed Newlyweds Foods in Chicago 4/2/19.

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Aftermath of massive fire that destroyed Newlyweds Foods in Chicago 4/2/19.

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Chicago FD Engine 91

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Chicago FD Memo M-36-19

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago on Ravenswood Avenue, 12-22-18 (more)

The second of two 2-11 Alarm fires in Chicago on 12/22/18 was at 6417 N Ravenswood Avenue (more)

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

This was the 2nd fire of the day. Originally dispatched E43 for rubbish, until the MFAO told them they were going to upgrade it to a full still. I left the fire on Clark Street and headed to this.  They found a 1-sty auto body shop, with smoke coming out of everywhere. They lead out and forced entry into a door on side B where they encountered heavy smoke. They attempted to make a push but were pulled out by the chief who immediately pulled a box. Companies went defensive. A very stubborn fire, with little progress to be made for a while. After putting the box companies to work and due to a lack of resources in staging, they pulled a 2-11. Fire ended up burning through the roof but they kept the fire from spreading to adjoining exposures. 8+ hand lines and 2 aerial master streams were used at the height of the fire.

Here’s a link to the full gallery.

heavy smoke from commercial building fire

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Firefighters battle a fire

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Firefighters at fire scene with heavy smoke

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Firefighters at fire scene with heavy smoke

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Chicago FD Engine 43

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Firefighters immersed in smoke

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heavy smoke from commercial building fire

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heavy smoke from commercial building fire

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Chicago FD Engine 71

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21

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heavy smoke from commercial building fire

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-14-87

Images and gallery from Steve Redick for #TBT

3-11 Alarm fire 4/14/87 at 1406 S. Halsted

3-11 Alarm fire 4/14/87 at 1406 S. Halsted

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Chicago FD Truck 1 Hendrickson Morita ladder at a 3-11 Alarm fire 4/14/87

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Chicago FD Engine 18 at a 3-11 Alarm fire 4/14/87

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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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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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