Posts Tagged Eric Haak

2-Alarm fire in Oak Park, 4/13/19

Photos from Eric Haak of a 2-Alarm fire in an apartment building at 530-534 S Scovill Avenue in Oak Park Saturday afternoon (4/13/19).

Oak Park FD Engine 602

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E-ONE platform aerial and E-ONE aerial ladder at fire scene

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dramatic photo of Cicero Firefighters venting a roof in heavy smoke from aerial ladder

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dramatic photo of Firefighters venting a roof in heavy smoke from aerial ladder

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Firefighters on E-ONE tower ladder at fire scene

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Hillside FD Engine 404

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Cicero FD Truck 2 E-ONE TDA at fire scene

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5-11 Alarm fire and Haz Mat Level 1 in Chicago, 4-2-19 (more)

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Just two contributions from me from the 5-11. The first image shows the conditions in the southeast corner of the building and the second is a pretty neat image of Engine 76 pumping.

massive fire and smoke from warehouse fire

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Chicago FD Engine 76 at fire scene

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-30-19

This from Eric Haak:

Here are just a few images from the Still and Box Alarm at 7041 South Green Street yesterday (3/30). These were taken about 10-15 minutes after the box was requested. I didn’t have much time to work since CPD cleared everyone from the front of the building shortly after I arrived so this was the best I could come up.

Chicago FD engine 54 at a fire scene

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smoke from attic of house on fire

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Firefighters overhaul after fire immersed in smoke

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-18-19

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Here are some images from the Chicago Fire Department’s Still & Box on Monday afternoon (3/18). The fire was in a 3-story, 75 x 100, ordinary building at the corner of Lake and Lockwood. Companies went defensive about a half hour in and two additional truck companies were requested. The fire was struck out in just under 2 hours.

Chicago Firefighters battle fire in a 3-story building

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Chicago FD Engine 96

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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Chicago FD Engine 96

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Chicago Firefighters battle fire in a 3-story building

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Chicago FD Engine 95 on a hydrant

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-24-19

This from Eric Haak:

Here is my effort from Sunday’s 2-11 on Commercial. Sunday (2/24) was an intensely windy day in the Chicago area which made for difficult firefighting conditions. The second 2-11 alarm for Chicago on this day was at 88th Street and Commercial Avenue and started in a pizza parlor that had occupied that address since the 1950’s. The fire was reported to have started in the rear of the structure and heavy winds blowing across from the west quickly escalated the incident. Most of my images were taken from the B/C corner. Kind of a cool image of the new and old tower ladder baskets working side by side. Hope you enjoy.

heavy smoke and flames from commercial building fire

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heavy smoke and flames from commercial building fire

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massive fire behind Chicago Firefighter

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Chicago Firefighters prepare to deploy Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Engine 72 with deck gun flowing

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD tower ladders new and old

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2-Alarm fire in Hillside, 2-24-19

This from Eric Haak:

The Hillside Fire Department had a second alarm on Sunday morning at about 4:45am. The fire was in a 25×100 commercial building that had 1-story in the front and 2-stories in the back. I was unable to get to the front of the building so here is are images of Schiller Park’s truck and a Villa Park engine working in sector C.

Schiller Park FD Truck 5

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Villa Park FD Engine 81 at a fire scene

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As seen around … Chicago (more)

This from Eric Haak:

In honor of its retirement, here is the Freightliner pumping at a Still & Box on October 16, 2008. The fire was at 11415 S Hermosa. I caught it pumping at two other incidents over the past 13 years but those images were not nearly as nice as this one.

Chicago FD Engine 92 Freightliner/American LaFrance pumping

Chicago FD Engine 92 pumping at a Still & Box on October 16, 2008. Eric Haak photo

 

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-31-19

This from Eric Haak:

The Chicago Fire Department continued a busy two days of firefighting in sub-zero temperatures with this Still & Box Alarm at 2949 North Luna Avenue in the 7th Battalion. A working fire was confirmed just before 1:30pm on Thursday (1/31) and the alarm was elevated very shortly afterward. Companies were interior for over a half hour before going defensive and remained on the scene for nearly 4 hours.

fire engulfs a Chicago bungalow in frigid weather

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fire engulfs a Chicago bungalow in frigid weather

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Firefighters battle fire as it engulfs a Chicago bungalow in frigid weather

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Firefighters with hose line in the winter

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Firefighters carry ladder covered with ice at winter fire scene

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Firefighters with hose line in the winter

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Chicago FD Engine 68 with lines off

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23 at work

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3-Alarm fire in Merrillville, IN 1-30-19

This from Eric Haak:

At 11:30 Wednesday (1/30/19), the Merrillville, Indiana Fire Department had a 3-Alarm fire at the Stanley Steamer Warehouse, 9154 Louisiana St. The building was a 75×300, 1-story, metal clad structure. The fire burned from the north end all the way through to the south. They had two aerials working on the north side of the building but I had no access to that side. The weather was a brutal; -14 degrees with sustained wind gusts of 23 to 30 mph.

Crown Point FD quint battles a fire with heavy black smoke

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massive smoke and frozen steam at fire scene

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massive unique smoke conditions at frigid commercial building fire

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-30-19

This from Eric Haak:

Here are a few quick images from the 2-11 at 25th and Sacramento this afternoon in Chicago (1/30). Companies made an aggressive interior attack and went defensive as I was walking up. The first image was taken only a couple minutes after the companies evacuated the building and it appeared conditions deteriorated rapidly.

massive flames and smoke from roof of house on fire

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Firefighters battle fire in bitter cold conditions

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Chicago FD Snorkel and tower ladder at work

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Firefighter covered with ice after battling a fire

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