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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire 2-17-13

This from Dieterich Herndobler:

Sorry for the delay in getting the pics to you, but I was able to catch the knockdown of the Still & Box at 9160 S Green at about 0900 hrs. I chased the header coming home from shift. The bulk of the fire was in the rear of a large truss roof structure. I arrived as first water was put on the fire. The best view of the flames was from the west side on Vincennes, unfortunately I was without my DSLR and there was a chain link fence and a large setback from Vincennes to the building and it was backlit. Initial in companies reported water trouble. Once they got water on the fire, it was knocked quick.

 

Chicago Still & Box fire at 9160 S Green 2-17-13

Chicago Still & Box fire at 9160 S Green 2-17-13. D. Herndobler photo

Chicago Still & Box fire at 9160 S Green 2-17-13

Chicago Still & Box fire at 9160 S Green 2-17-13. D. Herndobler photo

Chicago Still & Box fire at 9160 S Green 2-17-13

Chicago Still & Box fire at 9160 S Green 2-17-13. D. Herndobler photo

Chicago Still & Box fire at 9160 S Green 2-17-13

Chicago Still & Box fire at 9160 S Green 2-17-13. D. Herndobler photo

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Chicago Still & Box at 63rd & Stewart 1-14-12

Tim Olk took in a Still & Box Alarm Saturday morning in a vacant, three-story, courtyard building at 63rd and Stewart. He submitted several images from the scene.

Chicago Fire Department Still & Box Alarm Fire at 63rd & Stewart 1-14-12

Firefighters direct a line to one of the upper floors. Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire Department Still & Box Alarm Fire at 63rd & Stewart 1-14-12

Squad 5A works in Sector 3 as an engine company directs a line into a second floor window. Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire Department Still & Box Alarm Fire at 63rd & Stewart 1-14-12

Multiple lines are directed into the building to hit the remaining fires. Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire Department Still & Box Alarm Fire at 63rd & Stewart 1-14-12

Tower Ladder 37 maneuvered their platform into the courtyard area. Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire Department Still & Box Alarm Fire at 63rd & Stewart 1-14-12

Members of Squad 5 use an acetylene torch to remove metal gates from the entrance to the courtyard. Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire Department Still & Box Alarm Fire at 63rd & Stewart 1-14-12

Tower Ladder 37's main can be seen stretching into the courtyard as Squad 5 firefighters work to remove the fencing. Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire Department Still & Box Alarm Fire at 63rd & Stewart 1-14-12

Firefighters work to thaw a frozen ladder so they can return it to the apparatus. Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire Department Still & Box Alarm Fire at 63rd & Stewart 1-14-12

Using steam these firefighters are trying to retract the extension ladder that is covered with ice. Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire Department Still & Box Alarm Fire at 63rd & Stewart 1-14-12

The 18th Battalion and several firefighters pose for a group photo. Tim Olk photo

More images from the scene can be found HERE.

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm 12-13-11

Hank Sajovic took in a fire yesterday in Chicago and provided several images and the following description:

On December 13, 2011 companies in the 14th Battalion responded to a still alarm for a fire at 4018 W. Cermak Rd.  Engine 38 arrived to find a fire in a 2-story brick apartment building measuring 25 x 60.  Truck 32, the second due truck, arrived and went to their assignment in the rear where they found the back of the structure heavily involved.  The captain notified the 14th battalion and with that report he requested a Box alarm.  Three lines were used to control the fire. The building was reportedly vacant and the fire was suspicious. The Office of Fire Investigations was requested to the scene.
Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire 12-13-11 on Cermak

Firefighters pull a line off of Engine 109. Hank Sajovic photo

Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire 12-13-11 on Cermak

Truck 48 ladders the front of the building. Hank Sajovic photo

Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire 12-13-11 on Cermak

Heavy fire showing in the rear of the building. Hank Sajovic photo

Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire 12-13-11 on Cermak

Squad 2 was using this spare apparatus. Hank Sajovic photo

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