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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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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

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5

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Chicago FD Snorkel and tower ladder at work

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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Chicago Firefighters at fire scene

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Chicago Firefighters at fire scene

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

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

Chicago FD Engine 50

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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.

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

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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apartment building fire in Chicago

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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. 
More photos HERE:
 
Steve

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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Vintage 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 12-6-01

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT:

Here are several shots from a 3-11 Alarm fire and EMS Plan 1 at 4344 N Winchester that occurred on 12/6/01. Featured are older apparatus, many of which were new at the time and are now gone or in reserve status. One shot features all three LTI tower ladders in near mint condition. Squad 2 and Tower 5 were less than a year old at the time.

Chicago FD tower ladders staged at fire scene

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3-11 Alarm fire at 4344 N Winchester 12/6/01

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Chicago FD Squad 2 -02000 HME/Central States

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-30-19

This from Eric Haak:

Here are a few quick images from the 2-11 at 25th and Sacramento this afternoon in Chicago (1/30). Companies made an aggressive interior attack and went defensive as I was walking up. The first image was taken only a couple minutes after the companies evacuated the building and it appeared conditions deteriorated rapidly.

massive flames and smoke from roof of house on fire

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Firefighters battle fire in bitter cold conditions

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Chicago FD Snorkel and tower ladder at work

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Firefighter covered with ice after battling a fire

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New tower ladders for Chicago (more)

From an anonymous source:
E-355 assigned to tower 5
 
E-356  assigned to tower 21
thanks Scott & Danny
New tower ladders for Chicago FD

New tower ladders for Chicago

New tower ladders for Chicago FD

New tower ladders for Chicago

New tower ladders for Chicago FD

New tower ladders for Chicago

New tower ladders for Chicago FD

New tower ladders for Chicago

New tower ladders for Chicago FD

New tower ladders for Chicago

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-12-18 (more)

More from Steve Redick on the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-12-18:

Truck 29 found this job while returning from a nearby still and box, reportedly through the roof upon their arrival. By the time I took this in the truss roof had collapsed and it was basically over and done. Cold temps and a lot of snow on the ground. Many of the rigs were spare apparatus. All the images can be seen here:

Chicago fire scene at night

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Chicago fire scene at night

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Chicago fire scene at night

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Chicago fire scene at night

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Chicago fire scene at night

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Chicago fire scene at night

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Chicago fire scene at night

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Chicago fire scene at night

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Chicago fire scene at night

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-12-18

Chicago firefighters battled fire in a commercial building at 4749 W. Lake Street just after midnight Monday (2/12/18). The fire was discovered by Truck 29 while returning to quarters from a Still & Box Alarm fire. Flames had already engulfed the entire building and the alarm was eventually elevated to a 2-11. The building collapsed shortly after companies went to work. Two multi-versals along with elevated master streams from Tower Ladder 5, Tower Ladder 14, Squad 2A and Truck 29 were deployed. One member from the 5-11 Club Support Service Unit was injured after loosing his balance on a patch of ice and was transported to a hospital.

 

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14 E-ONE CCyclone II HP100

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fire hose under the elevated train in Chicago

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Chicago fire scene near the elevated tracks

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5 American LaFrance Eagle LTI

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Chicago FD Engine 113

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Engine 117 spare apparatus

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Firefighters direct a master stream onto a fire

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Chicago Firefighter pulls hose in the cold

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Chicago FD paramedics remove an injured person

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14 E-ONE CCyclone II HP100

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Chicago FD Engine 95 spare apparatus

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fire hydrant in the snow with hose

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Chicago FD Engine 68 spare apparatus

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