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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-1-18

This from Eric Haak:

The temperature was -6 with a -25 wind chill when this fire came in about 6:45 New Year’s Day. The home was heavily involved when the first company landed and frozen hydrants prompted a still and box alarm shortly after the arrival of the 15th Battalion chief. The structure was located near the intersection of 47th Street and Western Avenue. 15 people were displaced.

house fire in frigid weather

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house fire in frigid weather

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house fire in frigid weather

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house fire in frigid weather

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house fire in frigid weather

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house fire in frigid weather

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Box Alarm fire in Oak Forest, 12-30-17

This from Eric Haak:

Here are a few images of companies working a MABAS Box in Oak Forest on the morning of 12/30. The call was originally received by Markham for a commercial property at 165th and Pulaski at 4:42. Markham Engine 33 landed first and reported that the fire was in a small warehouse and that they had a little fire through the roof. It was also determined that it was Oak Forest’s call and they were dispatched shortly after. The fire was in a 50×50 metal clad building that appeared to be filled with different vehicles. The nearest hydrant was appoximately 300 feet away and access was very tight. The alarm was boxed at 5:11. The fire was put out using three lines working from the front of the structure and vent holes were eventually cut in the rear of the building. I did not stay until the fire was completely out so beyond that, I can’t comment. Temperatures hovered slightly above zero throughout the incident.

Martkham FD fire engine at work

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multiple firefighters handle large hoses

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multiple firefighters handle large hose

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multiple firefighters handle large hose

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Hazel Crest FD Truck 27

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Oak Forest FD Truck 40

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firefighters cut metal building with saw

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House fire in Bridgeview, 12-28-17

This from Eric Haak:

The Bridgeview Fire Department had a box alarm at 8356 S. 78th Ave on 12/28. Companies landed on scene around 10:20 in the morning and had fire and smoke showing. Companies went defensive a little over 10 minutes after arrival.

smoke and flames as firefighters battle house fire

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firefighters battle house fire

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firefighters battle house fire

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firefighters battle house fire with smoke

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firefighters battle house fire with smoke

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firefighters battle house fire with smoke

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firefighters battle house fire with smoke

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Bridgeview FD fire engine

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firefighters battle house fire with smoke

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aftermath of house fire

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firefighter at winter fire scene

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Chicago Ridge FD Engine 6513

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firefighters overhaul after house fire

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Roberts FPD fire trucks at work

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firefighter vents roof in smoke

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firefighters overhaul after house fire

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firefighters overhaul after house fire

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firefighters thaw frozen hydrant

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Bridgeview FD Engine 416

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Roberts Park FPD Truck 31

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Garage fire in Robbins, 12-27-17

This from Eric Haak:

I made it down to Robbins for a full still garage fire on 12/27. The garage was a larger 20×40 of brick construction and appeared to have had quite a bit of stuff stored inside. Here are three of the rigs that were on scene. It was a tight fit into a dead end so the images had to be taken a little closer than I would have liked.

Posen FD Engine 2805

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Crestwood FD Truck 2314

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Merrionette Park FD Truck 2662

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 12-25-17

This from Eric Haak:

A quick moving fire in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood awoke residents just before 6:30 Christmas morning. The fire at 104th Place and State Street quickly consumed the attic and second floor of the 2-story frame apartment building. Upon his arrival, the chief of the 22nd battalion reported that he had heavy fire on the second floor and requested a still and box. Companies were met with two frozen hydrants along State Street and had to work to secure a water source which prompted the 2-11. The building was occupied and all residents did escape the fire. The B-side exposure was heavily damaged as well.

house engulfed in fire

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firefighters battle early morning house fire

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Chicago FD Engine 93

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firefighters battle early morning house fire

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 34

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Working fire in Chicago, 12-24-17

This from Eric Haak:

Here are a few quick images from an alley garage fire at 5955 S. Throop this morning (12/24). Engine 84 used their deck gun which knocked most of it out. A line was then stretched to mop up. Whole thing was done in minutes. Happy Holidays too all and especially to those who have to work the next couple of days away from family.

alley garage destroyed by fire

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Chicago FD Engine 84

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firefighters with hose line and smoke

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 12/9/17

This from Eric Haak:

Here are a few images from the still and box alarm at 4555 S. Champlain. Literally around the corner and down the block from Engine 45’s house. 45 had heavy smoke from the third floor on arrival. The first image here is from about 20 minutes in.

E-ONE tower ladder battles fire at night

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E-ONE tower ladder battles fire at night

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Chicago FD Squad 5A at work

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Chicago FD Engine 45

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Chicago FD Engine 60

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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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Still & Box Alarm in Chicago, 12-3-17

This from Eric Haak:

Thought I would share a few images from a still and box alarm in the 16th Battalion on Sunday morning (12/3) at 5658 S. Sayre Avenue. Engine 32 (in the spare rig) pulled a box immediately upon landing on the scene. It was promptly struck out by the 16th Battalion less than 3 minutes later. There was some extension to the home which was attached to the brick garage.

firefighters overhaul garage destroyed by fire

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firefighters overhaul garage destroyed by fire

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firefighters climb ladder to roof of a house

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spare Chicago fire engine on scene

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Chicago FD Engine 34

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Chicago FD Engine 127

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Vintage Chicago fire scene photos

This from Eric Haak:

The first image is showing Engine 48’s house on the far right side with a massive 5-11 fire burning just on the opposite side of the elevated tracks. The second image is a close-up showing what I believe is the first snorkle basket that Bill Post wrote about a couple weeks ago. The fire was a 3-11 on November 2, 1959 at 1109 W. 63rd Street. Kind of a rare image of the Snorkel basket working at an early fire

vintage Chicago 5-11 Alarm fire scene

Vintage Chicago fire photo showing Engine 48’s house on the far right side with a massive 5-11 fire burning just on the opposite side of the elevated tracks. Eric Haak collection, photographer unknown

classic Chicago FD Snorkel photo

Chicago firefighters in the basket of the first Snorkel operating during a 3-11 Alarm fire on November 2, 1959 at 1109 W. 63rd Street. Eric Haak collection, photographer unknown

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