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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 9-22-18 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

This was about 0200 Saturday morning. A large warehouse stacked floor to ceiling with junky combustibles. The fire was in an outside rubbish/storage area beneath an overhang. For a bit it looked like the fire had gotten a hold in the building. Bar joist truss construction and initial heavy smoke and excessive stock inside made for a defensive operation for most of the fire. The MVU was used to clear the building once the fire was contained. This could have been a real dandy but fortunately everything worked out well.
Steve
 
All the images and video can be seen here:
smoke from warehouse fire

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Chicago fire truck at work

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Chicago fire truck at work

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Chicago firefighters at work

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Chicago firefighters at work

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Chicago FD Mobile Ventilation Unit 6-2-3

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Still & Box Alarm in Chicago, 2-11-17 (part 3)

This from Steve Redick:

2600 W 35th St. Heavy smoke conditions reported in a large, fire resistive warehouse occupancy… discovered to be an auto fire deep within the building. MVU 923 was used to pressurize the building and clear the residual smoke, seemed to be very effective. Also got several decent apparatus shots.
heavy smoke pours out of warehouse

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heavy smoke pours out of warehouse

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Chicago FD Truck 52

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Chicago FD MVU 923

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Chicago FD MVU 923

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Chicago FD Truck 33

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Chicago FD Comm Van 2-7-4

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5

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Chicago FD Engine 65

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firefighter tools

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Here’s a brief video of the MVU:

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Still & Box Alarm in Chicago, 2-11-17 (part 2)

Photos from Tim Olk at the Still & Box Alarm in Chicago, 2-11-17

heavy smoke pours out of warehouse

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heavy smoke pours out of warehouse

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heavy smoke pours out of warehouse

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Firefighter props door at warehouse fire

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Chicago FD MVU 923

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Still & Box Alarm in Chicago, 2-11-17 (part 1)

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some pictures from a Still & Box Alarm in Chicago on Saturday morning (2/11). The 15th Battalion was first on scene and reported light smoke showing from a 600 x 200, 4-story, fire-resistive warehouse. Seven minutes later, the 15th reported they had heavy smoke in the interior and asked for the box. It turned out to be an auto. The MVU was brought in to clear the smoke.

Chicago FD Engine 39

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heavy smoke pours out of warehouse

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probationary Chicago Firefighter at work

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Chicago Firefighters at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 39

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Chicago FD Engine 65

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Chicago FD lieutenant

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Chicago FD MVU 923

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire 9-25-13

Chicago had a 2-11 Alarm fire today at 1034 S. Kostner. The building consisted of a five-story section with a one-story area in the rear. Workers were disconnecting a storage tank in the basement which contained some sort of glue which ignited. The building began filling with smoke, and when companies determined what it was and that it was in the basement, everyone was ordered out and a PAR was conducted.

A Haz Mat Level I was requested along with the 2-11. 9-2-3, the MVU housed with Engine 106 was special called as was 8-8-11, the Mobile Oxygen Bus. There wasn’t any fire to see but lots of black smoke being pushed out of the building by the large fan.

Larry Shapiro and TIm Olk were at the scene. Some images are below.

Chicago Fire Department fire scene

Black smoke is forced out of the building from the MVU. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department

Chicago’s reserve squad, lettered for the Chicago Fire tv show was in service for Squad 2. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department fire scene

THe smoke covered everything and everyone. Black smoke is forced out of the building from the MVU. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department fire scene

Black smoke is forced out of the building from the MVU. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department fire scene

Black smoke is forced out of the building from the MVU. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department fire scene

Another dirty face after working inside. Black smoke is forced out of the building from the MVU. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department fire scene

Squad 2 member after working in the building. Black smoke is forced out of the building from the MVU. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department fire scene

No shortage of dirty faces at this fire. Black smoke is forced out of the building from the MVU. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department fire scene

A fireman enters the Oxygen Therapy Bus. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department fire scene

Black smoke is forced out of the building from the MVU. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department fire scene

Engine 107 on a hydrant. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department fire scene

Oxygen Therapy Bus 8-8-11 at the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department fire scene

CFD MVU 9-2-3 working at the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

Larry has a large gallery with image HERE.

Tim has a large gallery with images HERE.

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire 2-4-13

Chicago firefighters responded to a reported fire in a large warehouse complex last night at 4834 S. Halsted. First arriving units found a 200×500, 5-story, fire-resistive structure with heavy smoke pushing out of the first floor. After a brief interior attack, companies were pulled out to initiate defensive operations. The alarm was upgraded to a 2-11 and a special call was made for Engine 81 with Hose Wagon 6-1-1.

The Chicago Tribune reported:

One firefighter was injured at an extra-alarm blaze in an abandoned factory in the Back of the Yards neighborhood that was being brought under control this evening.

The fire started in the abandoned L-shaped building west of 48th Street and Halsted Avenue about 5:45 p.m. The firefighter was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment, where he was alert and comfortable this evening, according to the Fire Department.

The factory building is of concrete construction, so was not as difficult to contain the fire as the recent extra-alarm fire in Bridgeport.

About a dozen fire department vehicles were stationed around the vacant warehouse Monday evening as others blocked off Halsted between 47th and 49th streets.

Firefighters called to the scene were confronted with volumes of “thick black smoke” streaming out of the warehouse’s windows, said deputy fire comissioner John McNicholas.

The entire Tribune article is HERE with a video and several images.

Tower Ladders and the Snorkel were positioned to be put to work, but the fire was determined to be involving contents and not the building itself. Another special request was made for Engine 106 with 9-2-3, the Mobile Ventilation Unit.

Tim Olk, Steve Redick, and Larry Shapiro went to the scene, but there was not much to see.

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CFD 5-11 Alarm fire 9-30-12 (update 5)

Steve Redick was perhaps the first photographer to the scene and submitted several images from the early stages of the fire once it vented.

Chicago Fire Department 5-11 alarm massive warehouse fire 9-30-12 at 2620 W. Nelson

Companies on Barry ladder the building behind the fire building to gain access. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department 5-11 alarm massive warehouse fire 9-30-12 at 2620 W. Nelson

Silhouette of the firemen. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department 5-11 alarm massive warehouse fire 9-30-12 at 2620 W. Nelson

Heavy fire shows from the north side of the warehouse building. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department 5-11 alarm massive warehouse fire 9-30-12 at 2620 W. Nelson

Tower Ladder 21 gets into position on Barry. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department 5-11 alarm massive warehouse fire 9-30-12 at 2620 W. Nelson

Thick smoke pushes out of the south and east sides of the building. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department 5-11 alarm massive warehouse fire 9-30-12 at 2620 W. Nelson

Engine 106 in front of the building before it was repositioned at the corner. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department 5-11 alarm massive warehouse fire 9-30-12 at 2620 W. Nelson

9-2-3, the mobile ventilation unit was put to work at one of the loading docks on Nelson. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department 5-11 alarm massive warehouse fire 9-30-12 at 2620 W. Nelson

Smoke pushes ot of a second floor window as 9-2-3 works below it. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department 5-11 alarm massive warehouse fire 9-30-12 at 2620 W. Nelson

A view from the south west corner of the warehouse building shows heavy smoke venting from multiple windows on all floors. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department 5-11 alarm massive warehouse fire 9-30-12 at 2620 W. Nelson

Engine 56 pumping at the corner of Nelson and Elston Avenue. Steve Redick photo

A gallery with more images can be found HERE.

More coverage of the fire is HEREHEREHEREHERE, and HERE.

 

 

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O’Hare gets MVU

A new piece of apparatus is on the roster at O’Hare Airport. 9-2-4, though not yet in service, is a Tempest mobile ventilation unit with similarities to 9-2-3 at Engine 106’s house. 9-2-4 has a fan unit with a smaller volume and is mounted on a Ford F-250 chassis with a small body. Whereas the 9-2-3 has the Tempest MVU-60 (60″ fan), 9-2-4 has the Tempest MVU-125 lightweight model.

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