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Commercial building fire in Harvey, 11-16-19

This from Eric Haak:

The Harvey Fire Department responded to the report of a commercial building fire in the 15400 block of Broadway in the early morning hours of November 16th.  The fire was in a truss roof warehouse and communicated to a 2-story apartments over commercial building.  The blaze was elevated to a MABAS box and these images were taken hours into the incident as companies were defensive on the original building early on.

Commercial building fire in Harvey IL

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Commercial building fire in Harvey IL

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Firefighters at fire scene

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Commercial building fire in Harvey IL

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Commercial building fire in Harvey IL

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Working fire in Chicago, 11-23-19

This from Eric Haak:

Companies from Chicago’s 6th Battalion responded to the report of a house fire just before dawn on Saturday, November 23rd at 6545 S Oakley.  Per PD at the scene, the fire was already well advanced in the rear of the structure. Police officers were met with the report of someone trapped inside but could not make entry due to heavy smoke conditions.  A victim was eventually located and transported, succumbing to his injuries later that day.
heavy fire burns from house at night

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fire chief enters burning house

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Firefighters battle house fire at night

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Firefighters battle flames at night

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 9-19-19

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some images of companies mopping up after the Chicago FD Tower La in Chicago’s 16th Battalion on Thursday afternoon. The building measured 250 x 150 and was vacant. It appeared that there was very heavy fire conditions in the loading dock area which caused the roof to collapse but companies prevented it from spreading to the rest of the structure.

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 54 at work

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Chicago FD Engine 32

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 54 at work

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aftermath of commercial building fire

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Chicago Firefighters PPE

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mopping up hot spots at a fire scene

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House fire in Glenwood, 8-11-19 (more)

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Here are a few images of South Suburban rigs that were at Glenwood’s fire last week

HME Central States fire engine

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Pierce Enforcer fire engine

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Pierce Arrow XT fire engine

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E-ONE Typhoon fire engine

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Glenwood FD Engine 21

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Spartan Metro Star fire engine

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House fire in Glenwood, 8-11-19

This from Eric Haak:

The Glenwood Fire Department had a working fire on Thursday afternoon (8/11). Crews did a great job of saving a home that was in a non-hydranted area. Here are a few images from the scene.

smoke from house on fire

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Pierce fire engine

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Firefighters at house fire

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Firefighters at house fire

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Firefighters at fire scene

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Firefighters put on SCBA before entering smokey house fire

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dramatic portrait of salty firefighter with PPE

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2-Alarm fire in Sycamore, 7-27-19 (more)

This from Eric Haak:

The Sycamore, Illinois Fire Department was toned out at 1740 hrs Saturday afternoon (7/27) for a balcony fire at the St. Albans Greens Apartment Complex. Early images taken by residents showed a very small fire in the corner of a second floor balcony in the “C” side of the u-shaped apartment complex. Upon the arrival of the incident commander, heavy smoke was reported from the rear and the fire was reported to already be in the attic. The incident was boxed on arrival. An aggressive interior attack was initiated but shortly after 1800 hrs, companies went defensive. The front section of this structure measured 250′ x 60′ with 150′ x 60′ wings on each end with the nearest hydrant being 400′ away. My arrival was over 1.5 hours after the initial dispatch. All of the above commentary is observations made by myself and should not be taken as an official account by any means.

heavy smoke as Firefighters battle apartment building fire

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fire trucks at fire scene

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Firefighters in tower ladder bucket

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vintage Snorkel working at a fire

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heavy smoke as Firefighters battle apartment building fire

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heavy smoke as Firefighters battle apartment building fire

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heavy smoke as Firefighters battle apartment building fire

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heavy smoke as Firefighters battle apartment building fire

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Firefighters battle apartment building fire

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Firefighters battle apartment building fire at night

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 7-26-19

This from Eric Haak:

Chicago had a still & box alarm Thursday afternoon (7/26) at 3051 West Irving Park Road. The fire was in a 2.5-story frame home that, some time after 1913, had a 1-story ordinary storefront added on. The fire was in the attic. I rarely ever get a chance to be up that way any longer so I took the drive through midday traffic and got there just in time to see things winding down. Thought I would share a few images of some rigs that don’t get posted working very often.

Chicago FD Truck 38

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Firefighters work on roof during high heat index

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dramatic portrait of a Chicago Firefighter

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Fs overhaul after a house fire

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Chicago FD Engine 124

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Chicago FD Engine 56

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Chicago FD Engine 110

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Chicago FD Truck 13

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-9-19

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some images taken early on during the Chicago Fire Department’s 2-11 Alarm this morning (6/9/19) at 62nd and Harlem. The fire quickly overtook several units and with companies being met by bad hydrants, the alarm was elevated to a still and box. What you can’t see from these pictures is that for each exterior unit, there was another unit that was only accessible from an interior hallway. With the fire progressing over the top of those exterior units and the roof being declared unstable, companies were forced into a defensive position. Squad 5A was positioned in the interior lot and aerial operations commenced with Tower Ladder 54 being set up on Harlem. Tower Ladder 39 was also set up but I’m not sure if they ever flowed water. The incident also led to some interesting situations like Engine 8 pumping at the corner of 61st and Harlem and a Summit engine supplying water to the Chicago incident.

massive smoke from self storage unit fire

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massive smoke from self storage facility fire

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heavy smoke  and flames from self storage unit fire

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Firefighters cut metal door of self storage unit

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Firefighters battle fire in a self storage facility

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Chicago FD Squad 5A at work

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Chicago FD Engine 8

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Summit FD Engine 954

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This from Jim Skrabel:

Here are a few pics from the 2-11 at 6201 S. Harlem. They were taken by my son Chris Skrabel.

massive fire in self storage facility

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massive fire in self storage facility

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massive fire in self storage facility

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massive fire in self storage facility

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High angle rescue in Chicago, 6-2-19

This from Eric Haak:

Companies in Chicago’s 6th Battalion had a diffiult rescue situation at 53rd and Union Sunday afternoon (6/2). A tree trimmer was stuck hanging upside down at a reasonable height with a fractured leg. Truck 18 positioned itself to use their ladder to support the victim until Squad 5 and Tower Ladder 39 could arrive and assist. With the man’s weight being supported on 18’s aerial, the slow task of untangling him began. TL39’s basket was eventually maneuvered underneath and the man lowered to safety. The entire process took about 45 minutes. The only access TL39 had was to use a vacant lot that was very soft with the drenching rain we have been having. They used fence posts that were being installed on the lot to stabalize the rig.

injured tree worker dangling upside down from a tree

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Chicago firefighters rescued an injured tree series worker dangling from a tree

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Chicago firefighters rescued an injured tree series worker dangling from a tree

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Chicago firefighters rescued an injured tree series worker dangling from a tree

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Chicago firefighters rescued an injured tree series worker dangling from a tree

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Chicago firefighters rescued an injured tree series worker dangling from a tree

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Chicago firefighters rescued an injured tree series worker dangling from a tree

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Chicago firefighters rescued an injured tree series worker dangling from a tree

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39

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Firefighters remove victim in stokes basket

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Working fire in Chicago, 4-19-19

This from Eric Haak:

A windy day in Chicago on Friday (4/19/19) led to a primary power line coming down on top of garages in the 6200 block of West 64th St. The live wire ignited two garages and companies had to wait for power to be cut before going to work. The power was cut just as the roof began to get going and the fire was extinguished before it could extend to any other exposures. Engine 65 and 127 worked this incident because Engine 32 was committed on a prior incident.

live power line on garage starts fire

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Firefighters advance on fire with hose line

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Firefighters advance on fire with hose line

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Firefighters fight alley garage fire

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Firefighters fight alley garage fire

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Firefighters fight alley garage fire

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Firefighters fight alley garage fire

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Firefighters fight alley garage fire

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