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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-25-18

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

I took in this job @ 7142 s Vernon on the south side Wednesday. Fire in a 3-sty ordinary, with bad hoarder conditions. Companies attempted to make a push but were unsuccessful. Crews went defensive using point advantages on both side exposures, 2.5” lines in the rear, and Squad 5’s Snorkel. Engines 47 and 54 were both using their deck guns on arrival. 122 was on the C side in the alley. 63 was the 4th engine and was never put to work.  

Chicago FD Squad 5A

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E-ONE aerial ladder at Chicago fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 122

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire & EMS Plan I – 11/5/16

This from Jeff Rudolph:

A few shots from Saturday mornings Still & Box with special and EMS plan 1 @ 2629 Homer (11/5/16).

flames from attic of house

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heavy smoke and flames at house fire

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heavy smoke and flames at house fire

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heavy smoke and flames at house fire

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 10-25-16 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Tuesday (10/25/16), 2047 Cermak Rd. One-story restaurant with exposures to two similar. There was heavy fire in the rear of the building when companies arrived and the fire eventually consumed the entire building of origin, but due to solid brick walls between sides A and D the fire seemed confined to only one structure. This is normally a congested, densely populated neighborhood and the sidewalks are elevated, making the gangways 1/2-story below ground as well as allowing for some unusual basement access.TL 5, Squad 1, a multi-versal and a point of vantage line were used and heavy smoke conditions were present for well over an hour. This was an interesting job that yielded some nice images. The video as well as all the images can be seen here:

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heavy smoke from building fire  in Chicago

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Chicago FD Snorkel at work

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firefighters battle commercial fire

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Chicago FD Engine 23 at work

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Chicago FD Engine 18 at work

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power company cuts electric lines

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5 at work

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5 at work

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5 at work

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firefighters battle commercial fire

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firefighters battle commercial fire

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heavy smoke from commercial fire

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 10-25-16

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 7-2-15

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some images from a Still & Box Alarm in Chicago that came in shortly after 4:00 pm on Thursday (7/2).  The structure was on the 500 block of South Millard and was a vacant “Red X” building.  Battalion 13 reported he had a large volume of smoke coming from the second floor and was concerned about communication to the “D” side exposure which was a 3-story vacant.  My images are from about 45 minutes in.  Engine 38 was also pumping at Central Park and Congress and Tower Ladder 14 was working in sector “C”.

Chicago FD Squad 1

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Chicago fireman in Snorkel basket

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firemen with hose line at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 44

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fire trucks working at fire scene

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fire investigator at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 95

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 11-01-14 (more)

Images from Tim Olk of Chicago’s Still & Box Alarm fire on 11-1-14 on 31st Street.

 

smoke at dusk fro building fire

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Snorkel working at Chicago fire scene

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Snorkel working at Chicago fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 39 at a fire scene

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Snorkel working at Chicago fire scene

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Snorkel working at Chicago fire scene

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Tower ladder working at Chicago fire scene

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Snorkel working at Chicago fire scene

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 11-01-14

This from Eric Haak:

Just before 1630 hrs on Saturday (11/01) afternoon on the 1100 block of West 31st Street in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood.  The 15th battalion reported he had smoke coming from the roof of a laundromat.  Witnesses on-scene reported that roofers had been working on the building just prior to the fire.  An aggressive interior attack was initially made but was terminated once the roof supports became compromised.  I have included an image of each of the four engines that were pumping at the scene with Engines 28 and 39 being first-due and in front of the building.  Engines 8 and 29 came in on the box.  Trucks 8 and 4 were the still trucks and Tower Ladder 5 on the box.  Truck 33 was RIT.

firemen with pike poles at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 39 at a fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 8 at a fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 29 at a fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 28 at a fire scene

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firefighters with hose line at fire scene

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firefighters with hose line at fire scene

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Snorkel working at Chicago fire scene

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 12-2-13

This from Chicago Fire Department Incidents:

E68 E96 T53 T29 BC8 T35 BC13 SQD2 A7 454 271 E125 E117 TL14 222 BC7 BC12 453 460. Still & Box. North & Menard. Fire in rear of 150 x 175 factory. 2 lines lead out 2 ladders to the roof.

Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire 12-2-13

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire 12-2-13

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire 12-2-13

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire 12-2-13

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm, 10-11-13

This from Josh Boyajian:

MFAO dispatched companies to a still and box alarm @ 3143 w Arthington for a fire with reported people trapped. 107 arrived and had smoke showing from the 3rd floor. Truck 36 made the roof while 107 and 44 were leading out. Fire sounded like it started in the basement and traveled up the walls and into the floors above. Here are some of my shots from the first snowy fire of the year.
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Chicago firemen at fire scene

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Chicago firemen at fire scene

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Chicago firemen at fire scene

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Chicago firemen at fire scene

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Chicago firemen at fire scene

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Chicago FD ladder truck photo

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Chicago firemen at fire scene

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Chicago Still & Box Fire 8-6-13 with Red-X

This from Eric Haak:

At 1620 hrs on Tuesday afternoon, companies in Chicago’s 18th Battalion responded to the report of a fire in a building on the corner of 73rd and Yale.  On arrival, Truck 20 reported a 4-story, 75 x 100 “Red X” apartment building with the top floor fully involved.  Within a few minutes the fire was boxed and companies went completely defensive.  Aerial operations were initiated with the following companies; Engine 122 was positioned on Yale just north of the intersection and fed Truck 20, Engine 47 was positioned on Yale to the south of the fire building and fed Squad 5 in sector 1.  Tower Ladder 34 was set up on 73rd Street on the sector 1/4 corner while Engine 73 took a hydrant about a half block north on Yale and fed them.

 

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Chicago Fire Department

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Chicago Fire Department

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There are a few unique things about this fire.  First off, this address was in Engine 54’s still district but they never responded.  54 went on an ambulance assist at 1600 hrs that resulted in a DOA.  It took over a half hour for a beat car to arrive and relieve them.  Another thing to note is that Truck 20 is using a spare but have the magnetic numerals on the doors.  As far as I know, Truck 20 is the only one that has them.  I noticed they had them a few months back.

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