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Working fire in Chicago, 11-11-18

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some images from a working fire at 54th and Ashland on Sunday morning (11/11) just before dawn. It appeared that someone had set the window of a business on fire as well as an auto in the alley. The fire did appear to get inside a litttle but was quickly extinguished. Companies were Battalion 6, Engine 116, Tower Ladder 39, Engine 123, Truck 33, Battalion 15 RIT with Truck 18.

Chicago Firefighters at fire scene

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Chicago Firefighters at fire scene

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Chicago Firefighters at fire scene

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Chicago Firefighters at fire scene

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 1-10-16 (more)

This from Code Photography:

Here are some photos of the still & box fire at 7835 Paulina

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heavy smoke from building fire

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heavy smoke from building fire

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fireman after battling a fire

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firefighters at fire scene

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fireman rolling hose after fire

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 1-10-16 (more)

From Josh Boyajian:

Here are some shots from the Still and Box Sunday on Paulina (1/10/16)

heavy smoke from building fire

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heavy smoke from building fire

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firefighters overhaul fire scene

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Chicago firefighter after a fire

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Chicago firefighter after a fire

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Chicago firefighter after a fire

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Chicago firefighter after a fire

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 1-10-16 (more)

More from Tim Olk

fire blowing out of apartment window

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heavy smoke from building fire

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heavy smoke from building fire

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fireman on roof with smoke

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Chicago firefighter after a fire

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Chicago firefighters after a fire

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Chicago firefighter after a fire

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firefighters overhaul fire scene

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fire chief at fire scene

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Still Alarm 236 S. Cicero, 9-7-14

This from Steve Redick

Took in this job a few days ago. Not much to see firewise but a couple of interesting things. The building was in horrendous shape..several parts of the roof were collapsed (prior to fire) and access was very limited at best. Ironically this was not classed as a red x building. I was able to get some video and photos of a Chicago stripping ladder in use as a battering ram to knock out the plywood window coverings. This is a great tool and pretty unique to Chicago…seldom used for climbing but primarily used to pull up roofing materials during ventilation.. Class A foam was also used at this alarm as well. The squad had a spare snorkel but some decent rig shots were available.

Steve

Chicago firemen use stripping ladder

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Chicago firemen use stripping ladder

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CHicago aerial ladder truck at fire scene

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Chicago fire engine

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CHicago aerial ladder truck at fire scene

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Chicago FD squad 5

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Chicago FD squad 5

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CHicago aerial ladder truck at fire scene

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Chicago fire engine

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Chicago fire engine

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Chicago fire engine

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CFD Working Fire 8027 S.indiana, 12-20-13

More from TIm Olk at a working fire in Chicago at 8027 S. Indiana on Friday afternoon.

Chicago fireman on roof

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Chicago Fire Engine hooked to hydrant

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Chicago firemen at fire scene

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Chicago fireman with dirty face

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Chicago 2-11 Fire with mayday response 8-23-13

This from Eric Haak:

At 1830 hrs Friday evening, companies in the Chicago Fire Department’s 23rd Battalion responded to the 8000 block of South Marquette on a still alarm.  Arriving companies reported they had a fire in the rear of a 24×50, 2-story ordinary.  Still engines were 72, 46, and 126.  Still trucks were Truck 49 and Tower Ladder 34.  Engine 126 was on a rubbish nearby and that was the reason for the 3-engine response.  Engine’s 126 and 72 (in a spare rig) both worked in sector 1 on Marquette as well as the tower ladder.  Box time was 1837 hrs as the 23rd reported heavy fire in the rear porches and through the attic.  I could see a header from 95th and Halsted at that time.  At 1841 hrs the roof collapsed bringing a Mayday response along with a 2-11 and an EMS Plan I.  Within 2 minutes, 72, 126, Truck 49 and Tower 34 had all taken a PAR and all members were accounted for.  The Mayday was secured shortly after.  As you view the pictures, keep in mind that this building had a pitch roof with attic dormers which were no longer visible once I arrived.  I was at 95th and Ashland when the still was given and it took me a half hour to get to the incident.

 

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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 2-11 Alarm fire 7-24-13

This from Eric Haak:

At approximately 4:40 on Wednesday afternoon, fire broke out in a large “s” shaped courtyard apartment building at the corner of Lunt and Bell.  It was boxed shortly after arrival and eventually was raised to a 2-11 alarm.  Engine 102 was first on the scene and reported fire on 2.  They are shown below getting ready to feed the Tower.  Truck 25 had their aerial up in sector one and Tower Ladder 21 was set up on the corner of Lunt and Bell.  The back porches were involved but were not visible due to the shape of the building.  By the time I got there at 5:15, most of the fire was on the top floor and the roof which was difficult to see due to the large trees that line the block.  Rehab Unit 572 was set up on Bell and is seen below.

 

Chicago Fire Department tower ladder

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Chicago FIre Department Engine 102 at fier scene

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Chicago firefighters at fire scene

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Chicago Fire Department rehab unit

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Editor’s note: How many fire scenes will have an HME engine and an HME tower ladder together …

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