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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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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)

More on the from Eric Haak:

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

This from Eric Haak:

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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