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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 1-28-17 (part 3)

This from Eric Haak:

This fire came in about 1:30 Saturday afternoon (1/28/17). It was in a great old home from the 1800’s at 45th and Ellis. I arrived just after it was boxed by the 5th Battalion. It looked like the fire was mostly in the attic area. The exposure was reported as vacant and in poor condition but the fire was held to the original occupied section.

Chicago FD Engine 45

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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heavy smoke from roof to townhouse on fire

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heavy smoke from roof to townhouse on fire

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firefighters raise big ground ladder

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Engine 60

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fire chief on scene

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firefighters with dirty faces

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Chicago FD candidate on the job

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 1-28-17 (part 2)

More photos from Tim Olk of the Still & Box Alarm fire at 4500 S. Ellis in Chicago 1/28/17.

heavy smoke from roof to townhouse on fire

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heavy smoke from roof to townhouse on fire

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heavy smoke from roof to townhouse on fire

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37 at work

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firefighter after battling a fire

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firefighters after battling a fire

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Firefighters help grieving family

WGNTV has this article with a video segment:

Firefighters from Chicago and Cicero make a special delivery for a grieving family.

Miguel Haro, 44, was shot and killed during a robbery in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, Sunday night. He was working on rehabbing a vacant home and refused to give up money he had been saving to buy Christmas gifts for his daughters, relatives said.

Chicago firefighters who responded to the scene pooled together resources with union leaders and firefighters in Cicero, where Haro lived. On Tuesday, they delivered money, gift cards, toys, and a tablet for Haro’s two daughters, ages 4 and 10.

“While we know that giving them a tablet and some toys and food won’t replace their father, we hope they’ll be able to sleep a little easier tonight knowing their local firefighters and paramedics are thinking about their loss,” said Tim O’Brien, public relations director for the Chicago Firefighters Union.

thanks Dan

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