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Working fire in Chicago, 1-23-21

This from Eric Haak:

At 3:15 Saturday morning (1/23), companies in Chicago’s 14th Battalion were dispatched to 2213 West Cermak for the reported fire. Engine Company 23 landed a minute later and confirmed a working fire in the rear porches of a 30×70, three-story, ordinary, occupied apartment building. Companies worked for almost 20 minutes to contain the blaze but fire extension into the basement, first, and second floors forced a defensive attack at around 3:35. There was also fire extension into the adjoining “D” side exposure building that was quickly brought under control. Engine 109 worked their deck gun in sector “C” while Squad 1’s Snorkel was set up. Eventually, the fire was put out with several hand lines and master streams from the Snorkel and Tower Ladder 5. Companies worked for over four hours as the thermometer hovered around 10 degrees throughout the duration of the incident.

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Working fire in Chicago, 12-30-20

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12-30-2020

I took a ride to a fire in the 14th Battalion @ 2934 w 25th street. Companies landed with a 3-sty lightweight, with fire on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Companies made a push but were pulled out and went defensive for a few minutes. Engines 109, 23, and 107 were all lead out and had lines working. I arrived about 15 minutes into the alarm. 
 
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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 7-12-20

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Here are some shots from the 4th Battalion’s Still & Box Alarm @ 2257-2259 W Taylor St. Companies had two lines on a fire in the cockloft above a Mexican restaurant and some type of clothing store. See our site for more images.
 
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smoke from store front in Chicago

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E-ONE tower ladder in Chicago

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-11-20 (more)

More from Steve Redick on the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-11-20

Tuesday night about 0045 hrs Cermak and Michigan. Fire involved a cleaners and some kinda yoga studio. Bow string truss had suffered total collapse prior to my arrival. The fire did not appear to enter either of the exposures. Those with a historical background will realize this was in the old “automobile row” area.
Chicago fire truck at fire scene

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Chicago fire truck at fire scene

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Chicago fire truck at fire scene

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Chicago fire truck at fire scene

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Chicago fire truck at fire scene

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Chicago fire truck at fire scene

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-17-20

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01-17-2020

Truck Co. 48 reported a fire at 1539 S Hamlin Friday evening (1/17/20) during a bad snow storm. Building was a vacant, 3-sty ordinary, 30’x75′. Engine 109 was the first engine since Engine 38 was tied up on an EMS run. Battalion 14 arrived and boxed it right away. Companies went defensive due to forcible entry problems and fire being on all three floors already. Engines 38 & 99 were the box engines and both were feeding the master streams (TL5 & SS1). 2-2-4 pulled a 2-11 Alarm shortly after for manpower purposes. I don’t believe the 2-11 engines were used. Wind gusts up to 35mph and heavy snow for the duration of fire which made it very difficult to fight this job. 
Chicago Firefighters battle a fire in the winter

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire in the winter

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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E-ONE tower ladder battles a fire

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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two elevated master streams battle a fire

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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Firefighter with deck gun in blowing snow

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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Firefighters battle building fire in blizzard

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-7-19 (more)

This from Steve Redick 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-7-19:

Took this in about 0400 Friday morning, a huge vacant department store. This was an anchor to the old Roseland neighborhood at one time. An unusual building in that it was on a hill. It looked like 2 stories in the front but was 3 stories in the rear, attached to a 5 story as well as numerous other commercial vacants. Windowless upper floors made stream penetration difficult at best. This was a long stand that resulted in the demolition of the fire buildings. I had my passport stamped twice on the way there .. .once at Madison St and again at 79th St. More photos are HERE.
3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 5-28-19 (more)

A few photos from Chi-Town Fire Photos from the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 5-28-19

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Chicago FD Snorkel and tower ladder at work

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 5-28-19

From Steve Redick at the 2-11 alarm 3241 S. Shields

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Chicago FD Engine 29 on scene

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5 on scene

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2-11 Alarm fire with a Mayday response in Chicago, 3-31-19

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Two Chicago firefighters have been hospitalized after falling two stories through a hole in the third floor of an apartment building near Monroe Street and Albany Avenue.

The fire Sunday evening spread from the apartment building to a neighboring 1┬Ż-story building. A mayday call for trapped or injured firefighters was sent after the two firefighters fell all the way down to the first floor around 8:45 p.m. Saturday. One of the firefighters got out on his own, while colleagues helped the other to an ambulance. The firefighters, who were listed in serious-to-critical condition when they were transported, were both alert and talking Sunday night, though resting and likely to be kept for observation.

More than 100 firefighters and medics went to the scene. It appears the building did not have any working smoke detectors. No one seemed to be living on the second or third floors of the building, though there were people staying on the first floor.

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Sunday night, the MFAO sent companies to a working fire @ 3104 W. Monroe Street. Upon arrival, Battalion 18 had a 3-sty brick, with heavy fire on the first, second, and third floors plus an exposure problem. A Still and Box was requested shortly after. Companies lead out 6+ hand lines and had two truck companies working the roof. For a short time, they had heavy fire venting through the roof and top floor. While working, multiple members fell through a hole in the floor which activated the Mayday Alert and 2-11. I believe the RIT team did remove one of the injured firefighters from the rear of building. Tough fire and a lot of work. Thankfully the injuries sustained were not life threatening. These photos began about 10 minutes into the fire.

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fire in 3rd floor apartment at night

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fire in 3rd floor apartment at night

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Chicago FD Engine 44 at a fire scene

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fire through the roof of an apartment building

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Chicago FD Truck 7 at work

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Firefighters enter exposure building during a fire

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aftermath of fire in a 3rd floor apartment

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 3/12/19

This from Steve Redick:

Took this in around 2230 Tuesday night at 2258 S. Blue Island Avenue. It sounded promising. A metal clad warehouse butted up against another building. Interesting that the size-up was no exposure problem yet it seemed obvious that there was a high potential, in fact they reported  some fire in the adjoining building on fireground. TL 5 with the new rig as well as 28 with a new pumper and I guess what must be a spare command van. 
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Chicago fire scene at night

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5 at work

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Chicago FD Engine 18

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5 at work

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Chicago FD spare command van

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Chicago FD Engine 28

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Chicago FD Engine 28

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Chicago FD Squad 1A

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