Images from Steve Redick from the Still & Box Alarm fire in the commercial building at 1414 S. Western Avenue Thursday evening (2/5/15).
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Here are some photos of the fire last Friday at Polk and Karlov.-Code Photography.
Excerpts from a Chicago Tribune article:
Chicago … paramedics are having the same issues navigating the city as everyone else – side streets aren’t plowed and the snow often sits higher than the bottom of cars.
City ambulances were getting stuck on side streets and have required a push and or other firefighters to dig them out. The vehicles are rear-wheel drive but have “some weight on them,” Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said.
“We’ve had a couple cases where ambulances have responded to replace ambulances but no critical care incidents that I’ve heard of,” he said.
A lot of the stuck ambulances have stopped at their destination and are treating patients when they realize they can’t move. Most have called for fire engines or trucks to come and the department members dig out the ambulance and give it a push to get it on its way. In a couple cases, they’ve called for replacement ambulances.
“You got five guys and shovels, they dig it out and push. Usually you just have to get it out of a pocket,” Langford said. “But they’re trying not to go down the middle of streets that are messed up. They’ll go to an intersection or corner and try to bring the patient out, walk down the street if necessary.”
This from Dennis McGuire, Jr:
Chicago Still & Box 8240 S. Justine Ave 2-3-2015Around 1AM Engine 73 pulled up on a 2-sty, 50×75 Ord. with heavy fire in the rear enclosed porches. Due to the weather (19 inches of snow the day before and 8 degrees with a wind chill of zero) the officer asked for the Box. I arrived shortly after the fire was knocked and the companies were doing overhaul.
Images from Gordon J. Nord, Jr.
This from Drew Gresik:
Since it’s been a pretty slow month in terms of significant working fires in the city, so I thought I’d share some images from a Working Fire at 1416 S Ridgeway that occurred on January 7th of this year, and a couple hours after a Still & Box about seven blocks away at 1514 S Kostner. Very cold that day. As always, check out my site for more images! www.chi-townfirephotos.smugmug.comDrew Gresik
Excerpts from a Chicago Tribune article about an unusual ice rescue overnight in Chicago:
Two people were seriously injured when their Lexus veered off Lake Shore Drive and flipped over on a frozen lagoon in Lincoln Park early Monday morning.
Police were called to the 2200 block of North Lake Shore Drive around 1:45 a.m., after getting reports of a car crashing into the Diversey Harbor lagoon in Lincoln Park. Rescue crews found the sedan flipped over on the ice-covered lagoon. The police department’s marine unit ran two lines of rope across the lagoon as a small team worked to free a man and a woman trapped inside the car.
The team used sleds to move the two to waiting ambulances. As they worked, police and paramedics watched from the banks of the lagoon.
Both people were taken to hospitals in serious-to-critical condition.
The article includes photos and a video.
This from Drew Gresik:
Here are some shots from the Still & Box 1/12/15 in a Red X building @ #26 S Pulaski Road.
1/12/15- Around 1500 hours the 13th Battalion received a rundown for a working fire in a vacant Red-X structure at #26 S Pulaski. This 150×50, 2story ordinary, apartments over storefronts has been vacant for some years, and the structure was very suspect. As per Red-X protocol, crews stayed out of the building and dumped water from an exterior attack. Tower 14 and Snorkel Squad 2 worked elevated master streams. Four hand lines were stretched; two on Side A, one on Side C, and one on Side D. Engines 95, 38, 44, and 76 pumped at this fire. Companies on the Still & subsequent Working Fire were: E95 E38 T36 T48 BN13 BN12 (Safety) RIT BN14 T29 Sq 2 2-7-1 EMS 4-5-4 A23 A52. On the Still & Box: E44 E76 TL14 BN7 BN4 2-2-1 A10 4-6-6 4-6-8.
more images are at Still & Box Alarm @ 26 S Pulaski Rd – CHI-TOWN FIRE PHOTOS
Additional photos from Josh Boyajian:
Images from Tim Olk of a house fire today (1/10/15) at 5722 S. Whipple.