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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire 8-21-13

This from Drew Gresik:

Took in the Still and Box at 2324 S. California. Fire was in a vacant 2.5-story frame, ops went defensive around the time these photos were taken. Tower 5 was moved into Sector 1 and Squad 1’s Snorkel was working with a master stream in Sector 2. Fire appeared to be in the attic/second floor. I didn’t see any flames but there was a lot of smoke. Here’s a few shots.
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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire 8-17-13 (more)

Images from Tim Olk of Chicago’s 2-11 Alarm fire on 8-17-13 in the 5400 block of South Kedzie.

 

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House fire in Chicago 8-17-13

This from Eric Haak:

The still time for this fire was 1702 hrs.  Although the fire was out before I arrived, I wanted submit these because it was kind of an interesting job.  This vacant 2.5 story frame was located in the middle of the 6900 block of south Winchester.  The block has a cul-de-sac at the south end of the block.  What was really odd was that there was a block party going on when this happened!  A couple of hundred people barbecuing and dancing with kids playing up and down the street and then this house just “randomly” catches fire and gets this advanced before any companies could arrive.  No one on the scene reported seeing anything unusual happening.  One witness just stated that one minute the home was fine and the next there was fire everywhere.  Engine 101 used their deck gun to knock it down and kept it from communicating.  I was only about 2 miles out when Engine 101 reported on scene and there wasn’t much to see once I got there.  Engine 129 and Truck 50 were the other still companies along with Truck 41.

 

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire 8-17-13 (more)

This from Eric Haak:

A few shots from this mornings 2-11 on the 5400 block of south Kedzie.  Still time was 0547 hrs.  Engines 88 & 123, Tower Ladder 39 & Truck 52, Battalion 20 RIT with Truck 41.  Battalion 19 reported fire in a 1-story ordinary, 100 x 50 commercial strip mall that appeared to have started in the liquor store.  Both still engines operated in sector 1 on Kedzie along with the Tower and Squad 5a.  Box time was 0557 hrs bringing Engines 65 & 34.  Engine 34 was positioned at the entrance to the alley of 54th place in sector 3.  Tower Ladder 54 was positioned in sector 4 on 54th Place.  2-11 time was 0614 hrs and companies went defensive at this time.  Battalion 4 was Safety Chief and watched progress from the roof of the adjoining building to the north.  Engine 65 also worked a line from this vantage point.  When I arrived, sector 3 was heavily charged with smoke and a discarded hand line was visible through the rear of one of the businesses.  The 2-11 was struck around 0720 hrs.

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CFD Working Fire 5528 S. Carpenter 8-15-13

This from Josh Boyajian:

Took in a working fire Friday afternoon at 5528 s Carpenter. E116 arrived and found a 2.5 sty brick with smoke showing in sector 2. Truck 18 made the roof and E50 had lines off in the alley. Here are my photos.

 

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire 8-17-13

There was a 2-11 Alarm fire this morning at 5409 s. Kedzie. The following is from the CFD Media office:

 

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Chicago FD debuts new Turret Wagon 6-7-6

Images from Gordon J. Nord, Jr. of the update Turret Wagon 6-7-6 carrying Shop ID#G599.

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Chicago Still & Box alarm fire 8-14-13

This from Eric Haak:

A few rig shots from the still & box alarm at the corner of Pershing Road and Wolcott on Wednesday.  Still time – 1108 hrs, box time – 1110 hrs, box struck 1127 hrs.  Engine 49 boxed the fire shortly after arrival when people were reportedly trapped on the second floor.  All residents self evacuated and were accounted for.  The majority of the fire was in the back porches and on the second floor.  All four engines on this fire had lines off.  49 & 39 were on Pershing, 50 had a hydrant down the block on Honore and 65 on Wolcott.  Just to give you an idea how quickly companies had things under control, it took only 12 minutes for me to arrive on scene and by then things were well in hand.

 

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Chicago FD Still & Box Alarm 8-11-13

This from Eric Haak on the Still & Box Alarm fire yesterday on Blue Island Avenue:

About 1150 hrs on Sunday, Engine 23 reported they had smoke from the roof of a 2-story, 400 x 100 commercial structure just off the corner of Blue Island and Damen.  The building is part of the large production complex for Hofmeister Hams.  The fire was boxed just after noon by the 4th Battalion.  First arriving companies worked a line on the roof along with a 2 1/2 that went interior.  The fire was brought under control fairly quickly.  Companies on the still were Engine 23 & Tower Ladder 5, Engine 18 and Truck 8 with Battalion 2 and Truck 32 as RIT.  I did not see any of the box engines used as they were staged down on Cermak.  There were roofers working on the building but I did not hear of any definitive causes.  The first photo below was taken about 10 minutes after first companies arrived.

 

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire 8-11-13

This from Steve Redick:

Today, 2386 Blue island Ave.; Roof fire on a commercial building. It appears roofers were working with torches, I assume on some kinda multi-ply roofing. Some moderate smoke for a bit, lots of roof work. TL 5 reported making something like 7 or 8 vent holes in the roof. The building was sprinklered and as you can see in the photos the siamese was charged, early in the incident. Several handlines were used interior from what I could tell. An interesting job, and pretty tough on the members doing the work.

The video will be on youtube here:  http://youtu.be/NAWhWfwTVyg

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