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Fire in Chicago 2-flat 8-10-13

This from Eric Haak:

I took in this fire about 1330 hrs Saturday afternoon in Chicago’s 23rd Battalion.  Fire was on the second floor of a vacant 25×40 2-flat in the 7200 block of South Constance.  Companies working were Engine 126 & Truck 49, Engine 72 & Tower Ladder 34, with Truck 16 and Battalion 17 being RIT.  It was hard to get any quality rig shots at this one due to the narrow streets and heavy tree cover.  The fire was knocked fairly quick but companies had quite a bit of overhaul on this one and were on scene for a little over an hour.  Engine 126 was using old Engine 56 as a spare rig.

 

Apartment fire in Chicago

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Apartment fire in Chicago

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Apartment fire in Chicago

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Apartment fire in Chicago

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Apartment fire in Chicago

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Apartment building fire in Chicago 8-6-13

This from Eric Haak:

Around 12:45 Tuesday, companies responded to the 3400 block of West Madison for a fire in a 150 x 125 u-shaped courtyard apartment building.  The fire was in a second floor unit and was held in check as responding companies made a quick knock.  One resident was transported by Ambulance 10 in good condition.  Engine 44 and Truck 26 were working in sector 3 while Engine 95 and Truck 36 were working in sector 1.

 

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Chicago Fire Department

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Chicago Fire Department

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Chicago Fire Department

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Chicago Fire Department

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Chicago Still & Box Fire 8-6-13 with Red-X

This from Eric Haak:

At 1620 hrs on Tuesday afternoon, companies in Chicago’s 18th Battalion responded to the report of a fire in a building on the corner of 73rd and Yale.  On arrival, Truck 20 reported a 4-story, 75 x 100 “Red X” apartment building with the top floor fully involved.  Within a few minutes the fire was boxed and companies went completely defensive.  Aerial operations were initiated with the following companies; Engine 122 was positioned on Yale just north of the intersection and fed Truck 20, Engine 47 was positioned on Yale to the south of the fire building and fed Squad 5 in sector 1.  Tower Ladder 34 was set up on 73rd Street on the sector 1/4 corner while Engine 73 took a hydrant about a half block north on Yale and fed them.

 

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Chicago Fire Department

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Chicago Fire Department

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There are a few unique things about this fire.  First off, this address was in Engine 54’s still district but they never responded.  54 went on an ambulance assist at 1600 hrs that resulted in a DOA.  It took over a half hour for a beat car to arrive and relieve them.  Another thing to note is that Truck 20 is using a spare but have the magnetic numerals on the doors.  As far as I know, Truck 20 is the only one that has them.  I noticed they had them a few months back.

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Chicago orders new squads

This from Ryan Lee on the topic of Chicago ordering new squads:

1996 E-ONE Snorkel for sale

1996 E-ONE Cyclone 65’ Snorkel 1000/300. Asking $69,000. Fenton Fire Equipment photo

Options go in order from far fetched to downright silly.
  • Option 1 – Don’t buy it at all since new ones are on the way.
  • Option 1A – Re-paint, gut pump compartment, and install large transverse compartment.
  • Option 2 – Remove the Snorkel (assuming it’s certified), remount on another existing Snorkel Squad chassis.
  • Option 2A – Repaint and leave as is, rewrite the contract regarding engineers vs. drivers, put in service.
Discuss….

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire 8-3-13 (more)

video from Steve Redick from the 2-11 Alarm fire at 3249 W. Harrison

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm Fire 8-3-13 (more)

This from Eric Haak:

Here are a few of my shots from the 2-11 at the corner of Harrison & Spaulding.  Engine 107 was first due and is shown parked on Spaulding.  The rear wall collapsed within the first 15 minutes of 107’s arrival.  Also shown is Engine 44 which was feeding Tower Ladder 5 on Harrison just west of Spaulding.  Also seen are 2 images of sector 1 of the auto detailing shop.  There were two overhead doors in sector 1.  In one image, there was a 1960’s vintage Cadillac parked right behind that door.  The fourth image is just after a portion of the roof collapsed.

 

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm Fire 8-3-13

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Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm Fire 8-3-13

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Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm Fire 8-3-13

Engine 107 was first due. Eric Haak photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm Fire 8-3-13

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Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm Fire 8-3-13

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire 8-3-13

Chicago has a 2-11 Alarm fire in a 125×125 building with a truss roof at 3251 W. Harrison. From CFD Media:

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm Fire 8-3-13

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm  Fire 8-3-13

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm  Fire 8-3-13

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Chicago house fire 7-28-13

This from Eric Haak:

At approximately 8:15 Sunday morning, a fire broke out in this 25×50 1.5 story brick on the 900 block of north Harding in Chicago’s 13th Battalion.  Engine 95 was first due and reported the home to be fully involved on arrival.  There was a enclosed wood frame porch at the rear of the structure where it appeared the fire originated.  The home had been vacant for a while and had several break-ins.  The fire eventually communicated to the home to the north and caused damage to the frame dormer of a 1.5 story ordinary.  Companies working on the scene were Engines 95 and 76, Trucks 35 and 26, Truck 36 was RIT with the 12th Battalion.

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Chicago Fire Department house fire

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Chicago Ambulance 86

This from Drew Gresik:

Hey guys,
I noticed you don’t have a photo of Ambulance 86 on the page for Engine 99. I got a nice shot you guys can use to fill that void.
Interesting thing to note, Engine 99’s quarters don’t have enough room for a newer F-Series ambulance, so, they have been running a late 90’s Ford E-350/McCoy Miller. For the last few years, they were using C995. It had all LED lights and a temporary number plate on the sides of the box. Within the last couple of weeks, they have received another late 90’s Ford E-350/McCoy Miller with shop number C955. This rig has all strobe lights and has “86” marked on the sides. Pretty cool to see an old rig still up front and quite busy too.
Thanks,
Drew Gresik
Chicago FD Ambulance 86

Chicago BLS Ambulance 86. Drew Gresik photo

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Down memory lane …

Another installment from Steve Redick:

Once again trolling through the archives I found some shots I took on February 15 1975. a 5-11 at 95 W Roosevelt in a big vacant warehouse. It was cold and snowy.Very overcast as well. The last photo with 19 and 42 was interesting. All the smoke was coming out of 42..they blew something in the engine with a loud boom and started smoking…eng 19 was going to hook up in their place. I wish I would have taken more shots but I had slow film and the lighting was very poor. If I had the gear I have now…….

Steve

 

big fire in Chicago 1975

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big fire in Chicago 1975

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big fire in Chicago 1975

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big fire in Chicago 1975

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