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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago 7-1-13 (more)

Images from Dennis McGuire, Jr. from the 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago on July 1st.

 

Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 7-1-13

Tower Ladder 37 working. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 7-1-13

Roof has collaspsed. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 7-1-13

Tower 37 working. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 7-1-13

Two lines on the fire in Sector 1. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 7-1-13

Tower 37 and Tower 39 working. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 7-1-13

Heavy smoke is seen in the 2nd floor. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 7-1-13

2nd floor lights up. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 7-1-13

Squad 5 working the Snorkel. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 7-1-13

Something not seen often is 2 Snorkels and w tower ladders all working. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 7-1-13

Truck Co. 15 was the 2nd truck to the fire. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 7-1-13

Getting a handle on it now. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 7-1-13

Tower 39, the reserve Snorkel, and Tower 37 all flowing master streams. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 7-1-13

Fire under control. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 7-1-13

For a short time a multi-versel was set up in the street. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

 

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Chicago Fire Department dive response

From a reader:

Was biking on the lakefront and followed Squad 1 and the reserve 1A down the bike path to a dive response at Hollywood and LSD. Thought I heard the squad get released pretty quick over one of the guys' portables. Here's a few shots of the rigs there.

 

Chicago lifeguard in row boat

Lifeguard in a row boat on the lake.

Chicago Fire Department dive team

5-1-5 and 6-8-7 at the scene.

Chicago Fire Department boat

CFD 6-8-8 responding to the dive incident.

Chicago Fire Department Truck 47

CFD Truck 47 at the scene.

Chicago FIre Department Engine 59

Engine 59 and Truck 47 at the scene.

Chicago Fire Department Snorkel Squad

Squad 1A with a reserve piece.

Chicago Fire Department Squad 1

Squad 1 and 1A (with a spare).

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A visit to Engine 53’s old house

This from Tyler Tobolt:

 here is a photo of the old CFD Engine 53 house on Packer

Old Chicago fire station

Vacant former quarters of CFD Engine 53. Tyler Tobolt photo

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What’s new … CFD

More on the remounting of the CFD small turret wagons:

This from Tyler Tobolt:

Photo of 6-7-6 and 6-7-3.  Also at the Location where 4-5-5 was.

 

Chicago Fire Department deluge wagons

CFD 6-7-3 and 6-7-6 with the turrets removed. Tyler Tobolt photo

Chicago FD 4-5-5

Paramedic Field Chief 4-5-5. Tyler Tobolt photo

 

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Down memory lane …

This from Steve Redick:

These are from a 3-11 alarm at 101 E Erie St  Jan 5 1985. It was all the concrete forms of a high-rise under construction.  Eng 22 caught fire after using the deck gun. Nice shot of 14 and in the overall shot the now extinct engine 20.

 

Chicago Fire Department history

CFD firefighters attend to a fire on Engine 22. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department history

Fire in a high-rise under construction in Chicago, January of 1985. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department history

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Chicago Fire Department history

CFD firefighters attend to a fire on Engine 22. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department history

Featured in the image from the 3-11 Alarm fire during January of 1985, is Engine 20’s American LaFrance Century Series engine. The company has been disbanded. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department history

Chicago Engine 14 using their American LaFrance Century Series engine. Steve Redick photo

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago 7-1-13 (more)

More from Steve Redick on the 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago on 7-1-13:

After a lengthy period it was determined to shut down the master streams and let the fire consume the roof area to provide for better access.This happened in some photographically good fashion, and there was a sudden collapse of the aformentioned truss add on. I didn’t capture the collapse but the sharp eye will notice the before and after shots. The reserve snorkel was called for and put to work, always an interesting event to photograph. A 3-11 was requested at this point due to no companies left in staging. I suspect none were used. Shot another pano and as Denny McGuire pointed out it was unique to see 2 snorkels and 2 towers (both HME) operating at the same time. I left the scene shortly thereafter and was treated with a view of eng 1 arriving at it’s change to engine 16’s new quarters 53 e Pershing … didn’t shoot it though. Hope you found the photos and video interesting.

Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 7-1-13

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Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 7-1-13

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Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 7-1-13

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Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 7-1-13

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Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 7-1-13

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Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 7-1-13

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Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 7-1-13

Steve Redick photo

Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 7-1-13

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More images from this fire can be seen HERE.

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago 7-1-13 (more)

From Steve Redick:

This fire occurred about 2300 or so on Monday night…the building was a combination of several commercial occupancies. An unusual construction feature as you can see in the attached aerial daytime view was some kind of added on truss roof structure. I’m not sure just how this altered the space and use of the building but this added a great deal of concern on the fireground. Initial reports, based on radio traffic indicated a haze of smoke in the restaurant. Also I heard on fireground later in the incident there was a large quantity of tires stored in one of the buildings as well. When I arrived, fire had gone through the roof and they had a snorkel and 2 towers working. Moderate smoke conditions prevailed for at least an hour with little apparent progress. Note the shot of the tower boom resting on the streetlight wire……More to follow

 

nighttime fire in Chicago

Steve Redick photo

nighttime fire in Chicago

Steve Redick photo

nighttime fire in Chicago

Steve Redick photo

nighttime fire in Chicago

Steve Redick photo

nighttime fire in Chicago

Steve Redick photo

nighttime fire in Chicago

Steve Redick photo

nighttime fire in Chicago

Steve Redick photo

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago 7-1-13 (more)

A video from Steve Redick showing operations at the 3-11 Alarm fire at 343 W. Pershing

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago 7-1-13

From the Chicago Tribune:

One person was taken to the hospital from an extra-alarm blaze that broke out in the South Side’s Bronzeville neighborhood late Monday night.

About 11 p.m., firefighters were called to a restaurant in the 300 block of East Pershing Road for the smell of smoke, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

Flames quickly spread and firefighters elevated the fire to a 2-11 alarm about 11:30 p.m. It was later raised to a 3-11 alarm.

About midnight, flames could be seen shooting from the roof of the building in the 300 block of East Pershing Road. Police and fire vehicles lined several nearby blocks as neighbors, awakened by the sirens and thick smoke, watched from outside their homes.

One person was taken from the scene to Mercy Hospital in good-to-fair condition.

As of about 1:45 a.m., firefighters were still working the fire but had bought the blaze under control, according to the fire department. The roof of the building had collapsed.

We expect several updates with images and video from contributors. In the meantime, here is a panoramic image of the scene from Steve Redick.

 

Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire 7-1-13

Panoramic view of the 3-11 fire scene in Chicago. Steve Redick photo

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Chicago MCP 2-7-8 at O’Hare Airport

Josh Boyajian found the new 2-7-8 from O’Hare on the Fire Service Inc. Facebook page

Chicago command post 2-7-8

CFD 2-7-8 in the body shop at Fire Service, Inc. Fire Service Inc. photo

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