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Working fire in Chicago, 5-22-17

This from Drew Gresik:

5/22/17- The 23rd Battalion of the Chicago Fire Department was sent on a Still Alarm to 88th and Eberhart for the reported house on fire. First-in companies Engine Co. 82 and Truck Co. 42 reported they had a fire in a 2-story frame, 25×50 at 501 E 88th St. Companies encountered heavy fire on the second floor and in the cockloft of the balloon-frame dwelling, They  led out three lines while throwing two main ladders to the roof. Companies operated on scene for about 1.5 hours before picking up. The home was occupied at the time of the fire and unfortunately one family was displaced. Companies on scene: E82 E122 T42 TL34 BN23 Sq5 2-7-5 RIT T30 BN19, A37 A60 4-5-6 & OFI 4-6-6.
 
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firefighters overhaul after house fire

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Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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Chicago FD Truck 45

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Chicago FD Engine 82

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Chicago FD Engine 122

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Chicago FD Squad 1

From Josh Boyajian

Chicago FD Squad 1A and Squad 1

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Chicago FD Squad 1

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Chicago FD Squad 1A

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Chicago Fire Department news (more)

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

“It is our sad duty to report the passing of Chicago Fire Department Office of Fire Investigations Chief Michael V. Murphy,” the department said in a statement.

Murphy, 56, was taking part in an aquatic event at Mount Carmel High School on the South Side with his 16-year-old son when he suffered a massive heart attack.

Murphy joined the department in October of 1996, achieved the rank of deputy district chief, and was named the commanding fire marshal in February of 2015. He headed up the Office of Fire Investigations, in charge of determining the cause and origin of fires in Chicago.

Murphy was the catalyst for the newly passed city ordinance that requires the victims of vehicle fires to report them to the fire and police departments for investigation before any insurance claims are made. The department says that the new law has already been credited for a decrease in fraudulent insurance claims involving car fires.

Murphy leaves his wife Sarah, daughter Clare, and sons John and Will. Funeral arrangements are pending.  Chief Murphy would have turned 57 on July 31.

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Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from dnainfo.com:

Chicago Fire Department Chief Michael Murphy, 56, died Sunday after attending a water polo match at Mount Carmel High School in Woodlawn.

Murphy, a Beverly resident, is survived by his wife, Sarah, and their three children — Clare, John and William.

Murphy’s son Will is a captain on the Caravan’s water polo team, and they were participating in a father-son water polo match on Sunday at the school.

The Ende, Menzer, Walsh & Quinn Retirees’, Widows’ and Children’s Assistance Fund will provide financial assistance to Murphy’s children, said Bill Sullivan, who works for the group dedicated to widows and orphans of Chicago Fire Department personnel.

Funeral arrangements are are pending.

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Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Virsia Banister, an 88-year-old woman, was seriously burned and later died after fire ravaged an Englewood home late Saturday night in the 7100 block of South Lowe Avenue

Firefighters first got a call about the fire about 9:30 p.m. More than 20 engine companies and 60 fire personnel responded to the 2.5-story brick home. Banister was found in a bedroom with second- and third-degree burns to her torso, legs and airway. She was taken to St. Bernard Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 10:12 p.m.

The firefighters on the scene kept working to extinguish the blaze, getting it under control at 10:04 p.m.

Sunday morning, firefighters and volunteers were canvassing the immediate area, notifying neighbors of the fatal fire and passing out smoke detectors, as is customary, fire officials said. They hoped to cover at least two square blocks.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. After an autopsy, the medical examiner’s office listed Banister’s death as accidental with both inhalation of combustibles during the house fire and heart disease as factors.

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 5-7-17

This from Erick Haak:

Images are from a still & box on the 5600 block of South LaSalle this morning. Engine 84 landed around 5:20 with rear porches and asked for the box. 

Firefighters with hose line at house fire

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Firefighters with hose lines at house fire

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Engine 84

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Firefighters overhaul after house fire

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Engine 84

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Engine 47

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Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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New engine for Chicago (more)

Updated progress on one of the new engines being built for Chicago at E-ONE so#140848

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New fast boat for Chicago

The Chicago Fire Department is taking delivery of a new fast boat built by Brunswick. The boat was displayed this week at the FDIC in Indianapolis and should be in Chicago at the beginning of next week.

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Chicago FD fast boat

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New engine for Chicago (more)

Updated production photos at E-ONE showing one of three engines being built for Chicago so #140846

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New engine for Chicago (more)

Updated production photos at E-ONE showing one of three engines being built for Chicago so #140846

Fire engine being built for the Chicago FD so 140846

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Fire engine being built for the Chicago FD so 140846

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