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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-8-18

The first 3-11 Alarm fire of the  year occurred Monday night (1/8/18) as Chicago firefighters battled fire in a 150×800 mattress warehouse at 4041 S. Emerald. Elevated master streams from three tower ladders and Squad 1A surrounded the building. 

 

 

Chicago FD Squad 1A at work

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Chicago FD Squad 1A at work Rosenbauer ACP-55

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Chicago FD Engine 50 E-ONE Cyclone II

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39 E-ONE Cyclone HP100 at work

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Chicago FD Light Wagon 915

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 54 at work

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 54 at work

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Chicago firefighters cut overhead doors with saws

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Chicago FD Engine 39

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Chicago FD Engine 28 E-ONE Cyclone II

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39 E-ONE Cyclone HP100 at work

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Chicago FD mobile command board

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Commercial building fire in Des Plaines, 12/29/17

Des Plaines firefighters were called to 1108 E. Oakton this afternoon (12/29/17) for a fire in the Car-X Muffler shop, half a mile from Des Plaines Station 62. Upon arrival Engine 62 reported a fire and initiated an interior attack. The size up reported fire visible from two sides and through the roof very shortly thereafter. Companies were soon ordered out of the building to initiate an exterior attack. Both Des Plaines tower ladders were put to work as the incident was upgraded to a working fire. 

The B-sector wall failed within minutes and portions of the roof went with it. A MABAS Box Alarm was requested bringing additional resources to the scene. Park Ridge Tower Ladder 36 was sent to the rear for a third elevated master stream supplied by a Rosemont engine.

A partial list of units at the scene included: Des Plaines Engine 61, Engine 62, Engine 63, Tower 61, Tower 63, Ambulance 61, Ambulance 62, Ambulance 63, Battalion 61, 6100, and 6101. Mutual aid companies included: Park Ridge Tower 36 and Ambulance 36, Rosemont Engine 156, Glenview Engine 8, North Maine Engine 1, Elk Grove Township Engine 11, Schiller Park Tower 5 and Battalion 5, Morotn Grove Quint 4, Skokie Tower 16, Northbrook Ambulance 10, Wheeling Ambulance 24, a warming bus from Mount Prospect, and Elk Grove Ambulance 7.

Several contributors were at the scene and this is the first of what will be several posts.

massive smoke column from commercial building fire

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massive smoke column from commercial building fire

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Pierce fire engine at fire with smoke and flames

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Des Plaines FD Engine 63 at a fire scene

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smoke and flames from commercial building fire

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Pierce tower ladder battles commercial building fire

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wall collapses during commercial building fire

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Des Plaines FD Engine 62 at fire scene

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Pierce PUC fire engine at fire scene

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Park Ridge FD Tower 36 going to work E-ONE tower ladder

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Park Ridge FD Tower 36 going to work E-ONE tower ladder

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Park Ridge FD Tower 36 at work E-ONE tower ladder

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Des Plaines FD Engine 63 at a fire scene

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4-Alarm fire in Calumet Park, 12-8-17 (more)

This from Brad Steinweg:

Pictures from Cal Park’s 4-11. Due to horrible traffic on I-94 I did not get there until most of the fire was knocked. Got a few apparatus photos though.

-Brad S.

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4-Alarm fire in Calumet Park, 12-8-17

This from Eric Haak:

I arrived at this incident in Calumet Park just short of an hour and a half after the first in engine. The rear of the building was brought under control about 10 minutes after I arrived and after that, there was not much firefighting left to shoot other than rigs. 

Alsip fire engine at fire scene

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huge flames during apartment building fire

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huge flames during apartment building fire

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Riverdale fire engine at fire scene

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elevated master streams battle fire

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Merrionette Park fire truck at fire scene

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Orland Fire District ladder truck at work

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Cicero 4-Alarm with 2 Specials – 1-21-14 (pt 6) – final

Larry Shapiro’s video from the 4-Alarm warehouse fire in Cicero on January 21st

The radio traffic audio with the video is courtesy of radioman911.com.

To see the full coverage from this fire, visit these posts:

 

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Cicero 4-Alarm fire with 2 specials – 1-21-14 (pt4)

Images from Jeff Rudolph of Cicero’s 4-Alarm ( & 2 specials) fire on Tuesday, January 21.

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Lyons Fire Chief Gordon J. Nord, Jr.

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Cicero 4-Alarm fire with 2 specials – 1-21-14 (pt3)

Images from Larry Shapiro of Cicero’s massive warehouse fire on Tuesday night.

From Radioman911.com:

Run Down for Cicero: Box: Berwyn Engine, North Riverside Engine, Forest Park Engine, Stickney Truck (Replace of NR Truck) , Oak Park Truck, Bedford Park Snorkal, Lyons Squad, Off Duty Cicero Chiefs, All MABAS 11 Chiefs, Berwyn 900, Lyons 1301, Berwyn Rehab – Riverside Engine COQ 2nd Alarm: River Forest Engine, Brookfield Engine Replace of Lyons Engine , Riverside Engine from Change, Broadview Truck, Hinsdale Truck and Forest View Engine COQ 3rd Alarm:Lagrange Engine (Replace of Brookfield) Pleasantview Engine, Forest View Engine from Change and Lagrange Park Engine COQ 4th Alarm: Lagrange Park Engine from Change, Elmwood Park Engine, Chicago Truck Co , Chicago Chief , Hinsdale Chief and (Westmont Engine COQ in replace of Summit Eng ) Special Request for Chicago Hose Wagon 6-1-2 and Engine 26 MABAS 20 Interdivisional Box: Northlake Truck, Bellwood Truck, Hillside Truck – Engines: Bensenville, Melrose Park and Norwood Park

massive warehouse fire with wall of flames

The scene as I arrived almost an hour into t he fire. Larry Shapiro photo

massive warehouse fire with wall of flames

Cicero Truck 2, an E-ONE TDA. Larry Shapiro photo

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Working on a frozen hydrant. Larry Shapiro photo

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Classic, 34 year old engine pumping away. Larry Shapiro photo

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Fire consumes the exposure building. Larry Shapiro photo

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Stretching a line to supply the Stickney truck. Larry Shapiro photo

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Stickney truck setting up. Larry Shapiro photo

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Master streams from the Cicero engine and the Hinsdale tower ladder. Larry Shapiro photo

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Preparing to put the Snorkel to work. Larry Shapiro photo

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Bedford Park Snorkel 707 705 at work. Larry Shapiro photo

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Black smoke and fire from the roof of the exposure building as I was leaving. Larry Shapiro photo

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Massive column of smoke at 11PM as I was leaving. Larry Shapiro photo

Other posts are HERE, HERE, and HERE.

A large gallery of Larry’s images can be viewed HERE.

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Berwyn 2nd Alarm commercial fire, 1-16-14

Images from Gordon J. Nord, Jr. of the 2-Alarm Fire on Cermak in Berwyn 1-16-14.

2-Alarm fire guts stores in Berwyn 1-16-14

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2-Alarm fire guts stores in Berwyn 1-16-14

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2-Alarm fire guts stores in Berwyn 1-16-14

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2-Alarm fire guts stores in Berwyn 1-16-14

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2-Alarm fire guts stores in Berwyn 1-16-14

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2-Alarm fire guts stores in Berwyn 1-16-14

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2-Alarm fire guts stores in Berwyn 1-16-14

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2-Alarm fire guts stores in Berwyn 1-16-14

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2-Alarm fire guts stores in Berwyn 1-16-14

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2-Alarm fire guts stores in Berwyn 1-16-14

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2-Alarm fire guts stores in Berwyn 1-16-14

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More images can be found HERE and HERE.

 

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Berwyn 2nd Alarm commercial fire , 1-16-14

This from Steve Redick:

6212 Cermak at “oh my god it’s early” this am (04:59) … I suspect this fire was in for a bit before I heard about it. I arrived just as the roof went in It was snowing just enough so I really couldn’t use flash, so they are all available light shots. Oak Park tower, two Berwyn ladder pipes. Looked like the members were in both exposures and I suspect communication was minimal although I really don’t know for sure.
2-Alarm commercial fire in Berwyn 1-16-14

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago 7-1-13 (more)

Images from Dennis McGuire, Jr. from the 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago on July 1st.

 

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Tower Ladder 37 working. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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Roof has collaspsed. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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Tower 37 working. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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Two lines on the fire in Sector 1. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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Tower 37 and Tower 39 working. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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Heavy smoke is seen in the 2nd floor. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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2nd floor lights up. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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Squad 5 working the Snorkel. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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Something not seen often is 2 Snorkels and w tower ladders all working. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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Truck Co. 15 was the 2nd truck to the fire. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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Getting a handle on it now. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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Tower 39, the reserve Snorkel, and Tower 37 all flowing master streams. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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Fire under control. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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For a short time a multi-versel was set up in the street. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

 

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