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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 9-23-17 (more)

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23 Sep 17- The 5th Battalion and companies were stilled out at approximately 0645 hours. While en route, the Englewood FAO announced a Still & Box at this location for reports of people trapped inside the building. Engine Co. 84 and Truck Co. 51 arrived on scene and reported heavy fire in the rear of a 3 story ordinary apartment building. Battalion 5 got on scene shortly after and reported fire through the roof. A 2-11 Alarm was requested by 2-2-1 who pulled all companies out of the building due to dangerous fire conditions. (5) 2-1/2” lines were led out while Tower Ladder 37 and Squad Co. 5’s Snorkel worked elevated master streams. Engine Co. 84, Engine Co. 45, and Engine Co. 50 utilized their deck guns. Searches could not be completed due to structural integrity of the building. Companies also battled high humidity and high 80s temperature. Still Alarm companies: E84 E47 T51 T30 BN5 Sq5 2-7-5 RIT BN6 T15, A55 A36 4-5-8.

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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Chicago FD Engine 47

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fire chief surveys aftermath of fire

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firefighters immersed in smoke at fire scene

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Engine 45

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Working fire in Chicago, 6-9-17

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The 18th Battalion battled a working fire in a red-X building at 3849 on Flournoy. Chicago Police helicopter ‘PH1’ called it in on the Zone and reported that there was a house on fire and it was really cooking. Engine 95 deck-gunned it on arrival as they had heavy fire showing from the 2, and then companies led out (2) 2.5” lines while performing an exterior attack. A third line was led out as Squad 1’s Snorkel was set up and flowing water in the vacant lot on Side D. 
 
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Chicago FD Engine 38

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Chicago FD Squad 1 at work

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Chicago FD Squad 1 at work

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Working fire in Chicago, 5-22-17

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5/22/17- The 23rd Battalion of the Chicago Fire Department was sent on a Still Alarm to 88th and Eberhart for the reported house on fire. First-in companies Engine Co. 82 and Truck Co. 42 reported they had a fire in a 2-story frame, 25×50 at 501 E 88th St. Companies encountered heavy fire on the second floor and in the cockloft of the balloon-frame dwelling, They  led out three lines while throwing two main ladders to the roof. Companies operated on scene for about 1.5 hours before picking up. The home was occupied at the time of the fire and unfortunately one family was displaced. Companies on scene: E82 E122 T42 TL34 BN23 Sq5 2-7-5 RIT T30 BN19, A37 A60 4-5-6 & OFI 4-6-6.
 
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firefighters overhaul after house fire

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Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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Chicago FD Truck 45

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Chicago FD Engine 82

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Chicago FD Engine 122

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aftermath of house fire in Chicago

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-8-17 (part 3)

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Here are some quick images from Sunday morning’s 2-11 on the West Side. Engine 117 and the tower arrived and found heavy fire in the rear and in the attic of a 2.5 story balloon frame. Battalion 18 quickly requested a Still & Box and 2-2-4 requested a 2-11 a short time later. The fire got into the D-side exposure building but that structure was largely saved by the companies operating on scene. Tower 14 and Squad 2 worked elevated master streams, and several handlines were utilized as well.
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flames through roof of house on fire

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flames through roof of house on fire

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firefighters covered with ice battling fire

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firefighters covered with ice battling fire

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Chicago FD Engine 117

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Alley garage fire in Chicago, 12/29/16

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The 16th Battalion had a 20×20 frame alley garage on fire in the 5800 block of S New England Avenue 12-29. Companies dropped 2 lines and performed extensive overhaul. Engine 32 took New England and Engine 127 took the alley and led out through the gangway to a hydrant on Newcastle Avenue. E32 E127 T60 TL54 BN16 assigned.
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Chicago firefighters with fire engine

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Chicago FD Engine 127

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Chicago FD Engine 32

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alley garage fire in Chicago

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New tower ladder for North Riverside (more)

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Here is a shot of the new North Riverside tower ladder, a 2016 Pierce Velocity 2000/300/100′ RM. It was a demo, and it is not in service yet. Pierce serial number #28875.

North Riverside FD Tower Ladder 806

North Riverside Tower Ladder 806. – 2016 Pierce Velocity 2000/300/100′ RM so #28875. Drew Gresik photo

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Working fire in Chicago, 11-26-16

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The city had a fire in a vacant house at 4620 W Superior around 2200 hours on 11/26/16. Three lines were led out and the roof was opened by T26. The 20×20 frame garage burned completely to the ground and companies had heavy fire inside the home on arrival.
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Chicago FD Truck 26

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Chicago FD Engine 95

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Chicago FD Engine 117

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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Chicago FD Engine 117

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Squad 2

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3-Alarm fire in Maywood, 8-17-16

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Here are a few shots from this morning’s fire at 304 S 5th Ave. in Maywood. They had heavy fire upon arrival in the rear of this large frame house, by the time I got there companies were having a lot of difficulty chasing the fire in the void spaces up on the second floor and in the attic. I’ll have more images on my site.
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smoke from house fire in Maywood IL

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E-ONE Bronto Skylift at fire scene

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firefighters overhaul after house fire

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Spartan fire truck in Maywood IL at fire scene

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Spartan fire truck in Maywood IL at fire scene

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Full Still Alarm in Stickney, 7-4-16

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7/4/16: The Stickney, IL Fire Department was toned out for a reported house fire around 1510 hours at 4144 Elmwood Ave. Being only 2 blocks from the firehouse, Engine 1201 and Truck 1204 had smoke showing as they pulled out of quarters. Companies arrived on scene with smoke showing from a 1.5 story ordinary dwelling. Engine 1201 made an aggressive interior attack encountering fire in the attic. Two lines were stretched, one was utilized in extinguishing the fire. The roof was opened and companies worked on scene for about an hour and a half before they were returned to quarters. Companies on scene: Stickney Engines 1201 & 1203, Stickney Truck 1204, Forest View Engine 813, Central Stickney T906, and several Stickney Chiefs.
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Forest View firefighter

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firefighters survey house fire scene

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Stickney Firefighter Josh Boyajian

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Stickney FD Deputy Chief Jeff Boyajian

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firefighter overhauls after house fire

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Sticky Fire Department fire trucks

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House fire in Lyons, 5-27-16

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Lyons companies had a working fire in a bungalow 5/27/16 at 4236 Leland Avenue. First engine had heavy smoke showing from the attic on arrival. Two lines were dropped, and the roof was opened by Riverside Truck 1629. Some birds were rescued during searches, and the fire appeared to be mostly in the attic. Great job by companies on scene.
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Lyons firefighters at fire scene

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Riverside FD Truck 1629

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Lyons FD Engine 1312

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ladders to roof of house fire

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Lyons FD Engine 1312

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Bedford Park FD Truck 709

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