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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-15-17

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Here are some images taken at this morning’s 2-11 alarm at 9650 S. Ewing Ave. Apparently was a gas explosion. There were two transports and one was reported in very grave condition. Lighting was not optimal for taking pictures of the new snorkel but the pictures still give you a good idea of what the scene was like. Most of the fire load was in the rear and the snorkel was backed down the alley and placed in a vacant lot on the C/D corner. Eventually they relocated the snorkel to the front of the building and burned the roof off. There is also a short video of them setting up Squad 5A.

flames from house fire in Chicago

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flames from house fire in Chicago

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firefighters with hose line at fire

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Rosenbauer Commaner

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Rosenbauer Commaner

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Rosenbauer Commaner

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Rosenbauer Commaner

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Rosenbauer Commaner

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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3-Alarm brush fire in Pembroke Township, 2-20-17

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The Pembroke Fire Protection District had a 3rd Alarm Interdivisional Brush Box on Monday (2/20). This came in just around 1030 hrs and lasted well into the afternoon. The area effected was about 1 square mile of overgrowth and woodlands between 5000 and 6000 south roads east of Illinois 56. There were several structures that were in jeopardy. The 3rd image shows the arrival of the Interdivisional convoy. The 4th image shows the MABAS 19 drone being used to assess the progress from the air. This is just an example of how this new technology can be used and it was highly effective at this incident due to the hilly nature of the terrain. For those who are not from the area, Pembroke is a township southeast of Kankakee, Illinois. It is a rural area where many of the residents live in dilapidated structures and mobile homes. These brush fires are common in this area because there is no garbage pick-up and residents routinely burn their trash. The images with fire showing are of the back-burning that was done along the South side of East 5000 Road.

back burning during brush fire

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fire chief at fire scene

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fire trucks staged at fire scene

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drone used at fire scene

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brush fire

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Peotone FPD Engine 14

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Kankakee Township FPD fire engine

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Momence FPD tanker

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St Anne FPD tanker

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Pembroke FPD

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-12-17

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At approximately 0605 hrs on Sunday morning (2/12), the Englewood Fire Alarm Office received several calls for a fire at the intersection of 44th and Shields Ave. Engine 50 landed on the scene and confirmed a fire in a 2.5-story vacant frame with exposure to a 1.5-story occupied frame. Two minutes later, the 2nd Battalion reported he had heavy fire in the 2.5-story and requested a Box. The first image below was taken just before Engine 50 opened up with their deck gun which knocked down a lot of the visible fire in the front. There was a lot of fire extension into the occupied exposure and companies made an interior attack on that structure. Eventually Squad 5’s Snorkel and Tower Ladder 39 were brought down to mop up the remaining fire in the original building which was under rehab. In an October, 2015 Google Streets image, the building was a Red-X and appeared to have had a basement fire in it previously.

house engulfed in flames at night

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Chicago FD Engine 50 at fire scene

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Firefighters battle house fire at night

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house engulfed in flames at night

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Firefighters battle house fire at night

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Chicago Firefighters on roof with flames

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Firefighters battle house fire

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Still & Box Alarm in Chicago, 2-11-17 (part 1)

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Here are some pictures from a Still & Box Alarm in Chicago on Saturday morning (2/11). The 15th Battalion was first on scene and reported light smoke showing from a 600 x 200, 4-story, fire-resistive warehouse. Seven minutes later, the 15th reported they had heavy smoke in the interior and asked for the box. It turned out to be an auto. The MVU was brought in to clear the smoke.

Chicago FD Engine 39

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heavy smoke pours out of warehouse

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probationary Chicago Firefighter at work

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Chicago Firefighters at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 39

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Chicago FD Engine 65

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Chicago FD lieutenant

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Chicago FD MVU 923

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 1-28-17 (part 3)

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This fire came in about 1:30 Saturday afternoon (1/28/17). It was in a great old home from the 1800’s at 45th and Ellis. I arrived just after it was boxed by the 5th Battalion. It looked like the fire was mostly in the attic area. The exposure was reported as vacant and in poor condition but the fire was held to the original occupied section.

Chicago FD Engine 45

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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heavy smoke from roof to townhouse on fire

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heavy smoke from roof to townhouse on fire

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firefighters raise big ground ladder

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Engine 60

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fire chief on scene

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firefighters with dirty faces

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Chicago FD candidate on the job

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-8-17

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At 0715 hrs this morning (1/8), the Chicago Fire Department was called to 4734 W. Huron for a fire in a 20×70, 2.5-sty frame apartment building. Engine 117 landed less than a minute after being dispatched and confirmed they had a fire. Battalion 18 arrived on scene moments later and reported back porches that had extended into the first and second floor of the original fire building with the “D” side exposure also involved and asked for a still & box. The alarm would eventually be elevated to a 2-11. Temperatures were once again in the single digits this morning

Chicago FD Engine 117

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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fire scene in frigid temperatures

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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fire scene in frigid temperatures

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firefighters covered with ice battling a fire

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firefighter covered with ice after fire

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firefighter covered with ice after fire

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Working fire in Chicago, 1-6-17

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Shortly before 0700 hrs on Friday morning (1/6), Chicago’s 24th Battalion had a working fire in a 2-story frame home on the 13400 block of South Carondolet Ave. The fire appeared to be blowing out of the 1st floor rear windows and a door on the “D” side. This side had very limited access and was separated from a commercial building by only a couple feet. The hydrant directly in front of the home was not working (unknown if frozen or not) and Engine 97 secured water by using a hydrant further down the block on 134th Street. Engine 104 was in a spare. All of the occupants, including the family dog, made it out of the home safely.

smoke from house fire at dawn

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Chicago FD Engine 97 on a hydrant

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smoke from window during house fire

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rear of fire engine with hose lines off

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LDH hose in street

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Chicago FD spare fire engine on a hydrant

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Chicago FD engine on a hydrant

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Working fire in Chicago, 1-5-17

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I took this in around 5:00am Thursday morning (1/5). The first company reported it to be a pallet yard at 48th and Morgan. From the street it looked more like a pile of junk that did catch a few stacks of pallets. Engine 50 had a position inside the yard that was not visible from the street.

Chicago FD Engine 49

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truck yard fire at night

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firefighters in junk yard at night

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1/4/17

Photos from Eric Haak of the Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1/4/17

firefighters battle house fire at night

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Chicago FD Engine 62

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firefighters stand by at house fire scene

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Snorkel at work

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Snorkel at work

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firefighters with ice covered coats

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Chicago FD Engine 93

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Snorkel at work

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1/4/17

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The 22nd Battalion had a Still and Box alarm fire in an occupied frame house at 16 E. 102nd Place that came in around 0600 hrs 1/4/17.  Radio communications of companies landing and size-up can be heard at the beginning of the video clip.  Temperatures were in the single digits.  All occupants made it out of the residence safely.  Squad 5’s Snorkel was eventually backed down the alley to the North and went to work on extinguishing the heavy fire that was on the second floor.  I arrived after companies had already gone defensive.

 

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