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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-31-19 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Took this job in Thursday afternoon, temps were still below zero after record setting cold the previous day. CFD was sending a 3rd engine to all working fires to help overcome the many frozen hydrants encountered. In this case it looked to me like the two closest hydrants were in good working order. They were just a few minutes away from going defensive when I arrived. The tower ladder was positioned late in the fire after moving the first-due truck and second engine who was hooked to a hydrant. Members took a beating from the severe cold.
 
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heavy smoke and flames from Chicago bungalow fire

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heavy smoke and flames from Chicago bungalow fire

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heavy smoke from Chicago bungalow fire

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heavy smoke from Chicago bungalow fire

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heavy smoke from Chicago bungalow fire

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heavy smoke from Chicago bungalow fire

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heavy smoke and flames from Chicago bungalow fire

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Firefighters with hose line at winter fire

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fire engine hooked to hydrant

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-31-19 (more)

A video of the Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-31-19 by Steve Redick

 

 

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-31-19

This from Eric Haak:

The Chicago Fire Department continued a busy two days of firefighting in sub-zero temperatures with this Still & Box Alarm at 2949 North Luna Avenue in the 7th Battalion. A working fire was confirmed just before 1:30pm on Thursday (1/31) and the alarm was elevated very shortly afterward. Companies were interior for over a half hour before going defensive and remained on the scene for nearly 4 hours.

fire engulfs a Chicago bungalow in frigid weather

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fire engulfs a Chicago bungalow in frigid weather

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Firefighters battle fire as it engulfs a Chicago bungalow in frigid weather

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Firefighters with hose line in the winter

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Firefighters carry ladder covered with ice at winter fire scene

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Firefighters with hose line in the winter

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Chicago FD Engine 68 with lines off

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23 at work

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Chicago firefighters work in record cold temperatures, January 6, 2014

This from Eric Haak:

I arrived 25 minutes into this job which started just before noon on Monday in Chicago at the intersection of Thomas and Pulaski.  The temperature at that time was -14 and the wind chills were varying around -35.  There was not much to see as far as firefighting but with much respect to all people working outdoors in these conditions, I thought I would share some images of companies picking up.

 

Chicago firemen fight house fire in sub zero temperatures

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Chicago firemen fight house fire in sub zero temperatures

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Chicago firemen fight house fire in sub zero temperatures

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Chicago firemen fight house fire in sub zero temperatures

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Chicago firemen fight house fire in sub zero temperatures

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Chicago firemen fight house fire in sub zero temperatures

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Chicago firemen fight house fire in sub zero temperatures

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Chicago firemen fight house fire in sub zero temperatures

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Chicago firemen fight house fire in sub zero temperatures

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Chicago firemen fight house fire in sub zero temperatures

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Chicago firemen fight house fire in sub zero temperatures

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Chicago firemen fight house fire in sub zero temperatures

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Chicago firemen fight house fire in sub zero temperatures

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