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Chicago 5-11 Alarm + 2 Specials 1-22-13 (pt17)

Well … not quite done yet. Martin Nowak submitted the following:

Friday I decided to go the the demolition of the warehouse on 3757 S. Ashland Ave. I had the honor of meeting Larry and Tim. As you can see, the fire was still burning under the debris. Here are some pictures I took and a video of the demo. More of my pictures from this day will be posted to my website

 

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massive warehouse fire in Chicago

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Chicago Engine 39

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Chicago Engine 39

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Chicago Engine 49

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massive warehouse fire in Chicago

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demolition of building destroyed by fire

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demolition of building destroyed by fire

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Chicago 5-11 Alarm + 2 Specials 1-22-13 (pt15)

Possibly the last in a series of posts about the 5-11 Alarm fire with 2 special alarms on Tuesday, January 22nd at 3757 S. Ashland Avenue, Larry Shapiro has uploaded a somewhat lengthy video chronicling early stages of demolition. The video was created on Friday, January 25th, three days after the fire. Much of the building was encased in ice which brought onlookers and photographers from throughout the Chicago area to the scene. Many images have been posted earlier,HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.

The building reportedly has two basement levels that are inaccessible due to the interior collapse of the upper floors. Fire was still burning under the debris in many parts of the collapsed building. Fire companies were at the scene each day and most nights.

 

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Chicago 5-11 Alarm + 2 Specials 1-22-13 (pt11)

Tim Olk spent much of Friday at the site of the 5-11 ruins on south Ashland Avenue while the wrecking company began to tear down the front of the building. As the demolition removed sections of the wall, periodic flareups were seen as oxygen was introduced into the various void spaces where fire is still burning underneath the debris. Here are two images from last night just after 11PM.

rekindle after massive warehouse fire in Chicago

Heavy fire is visible from Ashland Avenue and a large wrecking crane works from the bridge. Tim Olk photo

rekindle after massive warehouse fire in Chicago

A look into the ruins from the roof next door, three days after the initial fire. Tim Olk photo

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