Chicago firefighters battled fire in a commercial building at 4749 W. Lake Street just after midnight Monday (2/12/18). The fire was discovered by Truck 29 while returning to quarters from a Still & Box Alarm fire. Flames had already engulfed the entire building and the alarm was eventually elevated to a 2-11. The building collapsed shortly after companies went to work. Two multi-versals along with elevated master streams from Tower Ladder 5, Tower Ladder 14, Squad 2A and Truck 29 were deployed. One member from the 5-11 Club Support Service Unit was injured after loosing his balance on a patch of ice and was transported to a hospital.

 

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14 E-ONE CCyclone II HP100

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fire hose under the elevated train in Chicago

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Chicago fire scene near the elevated tracks

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5 American LaFrance Eagle LTI

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Chicago FD Engine 113

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Engine 117 spare apparatus

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Firefighters direct a master stream onto a fire

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Chicago Firefighter pulls hose in the cold

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Chicago FD paramedics remove an injured person

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14 E-ONE CCyclone II HP100

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Chicago FD Engine 95 spare apparatus

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fire hydrant in the snow with hose

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Chicago FD Engine 68 spare apparatus

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