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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 9-23-17 (more)

This from Drew

23 Sep 17- The 5th Battalion and companies were stilled out at approximately 0645 hours. While en route, the Englewood FAO announced a Still & Box at this location for reports of people trapped inside the building. Engine Co. 84 and Truck Co. 51 arrived on scene and reported heavy fire in the rear of a 3 story ordinary apartment building. Battalion 5 got on scene shortly after and reported fire through the roof. A 2-11 Alarm was requested by 2-2-1 who pulled all companies out of the building due to dangerous fire conditions. (5) 2-1/2” lines were led out while Tower Ladder 37 and Squad Co. 5’s Snorkel worked elevated master streams. Engine Co. 84, Engine Co. 45, and Engine Co. 50 utilized their deck guns. Searches could not be completed due to structural integrity of the building. Companies also battled high humidity and high 80s temperature. Still Alarm companies: E84 E47 T51 T30 BN5 Sq5 2-7-5 RIT BN6 T15, A55 A36 4-5-8.

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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Chicago FD Engine 47

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fire chief surveys aftermath of fire

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firefighters immersed in smoke at fire scene

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Engine 45

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 9-23-17

Photos from Chicago’s 2-11 Alarm fire at 5825 S. Prairie Avenue on Saturday, 9/23/17

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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aftermath of building fire

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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firefighters cool down and rehab after a fire

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young boy offers a drink to a firefighter

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Working fire in Chicago, 9-17-17

This from Josh Boyajian:

Working Fire last weekend in the 6th Battalion. 5640 s Peoria, 2-sty vacant, back porches fully involved on arrival.

Chicago FD Truck 51

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Chicago FD Engine 116

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ground ladder to window of fire building

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Firefighters overhaul after fire

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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Firefighters overhaul after house fire

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Firefighter with hose washing down hot spots

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Chicago street sign

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 5

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Chicago FD Truck 51

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Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Two workers were rescued by Chicago firefighters from fallen scaffolding about 10 stories above Michigan Avenue on Tuesday morning.

Firefighters took out a window in the 530 block of North Michigan Avenue about 10:30 a.m. to bring in the workers who were originally reported as just hanging there, but it wasn’t as dire as that when firefighters arrived.  The scaffolding holding up the workers gave out in the area of Michigan and Grand avenues, leading to some street closures below as firefighters worked.  

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 9-21-17

This from Josh Boyajian:

Engine 116 arrived to find smoke in the rear of this 3-sty brick at 6434 s Peoria. They encountered heavy fire throughout the rear enclosed back porches and had fire on all 3 floors. Battalion 19 Boxed it about 10 mins in. 

aftermath of rear porches fire in Chicago

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aftermath of rear porches fire in Chicago

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Chicago Firefighters at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 116

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Chicago Firefighters at a fire scene

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Chicago FD ladder trucks at fire scene

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Working fire in Chicago, 9-21-17

This from Josh Boyajian:

While a the Still & Box on Peoria 9/21/17, Truck 50 landed at 5932 s Hermitage with a 1.5-sty frame and a fire in the attic. Engine 84 and 15 lead out. Truck 50 was working the roof. 

smoke vents from roof of house on fire

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smoke vents from roof of house on fire

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Firefighters pull hose from engine at fire

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Firefighters vent house on fire with heavy smoke

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Firefighter vents roof with a saw

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Chicago FD Truck 50

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dramatic Chicago Firefighter after a fire

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Chicago FD Truck 50

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Chicago Fire Department news

This from the fleet guy:

New 561 as of 9/11/17 in service at Engine 4’s House. formally 562 now OOS

Chicago FD Jump Bag Rescue Unit 561

New 561 as of 9/11/17 in service at Engine 4’s House. formally 562 now OOS. Fleet Guy photo

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CFD Administrative Order A-04-17

Chicago FD Administrative Order A-04-17

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As seen around … Chicago

From Josh Boyajian:

Chicago FD Engine 71

Chicago FD Engine 71. Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago FD Engine 71

Chicago FD Engine 71. Josh Boyajian photo

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Working fire in Chicago, 9-3-17

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still 6079 N Naples

house fire scene

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Chicago FD Truck 55

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Chicago FD Comm Van 272

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Chicago FD Engine 7

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

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Chicago FD Truck 9

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Chicago FD Engine 79

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

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