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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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Commercial fire in McCook, 1-26-19

This from Eric Haak:

The McCook Fire Department had a fire come in about 4:00 am Saturday (1/26) morning at 5300 Lawndale Avenue. The building was a 100×100 semi repair shop. The area has very limited access as well as available hydrants. Temperatures were about -2 degrees making conditions even more difficult.

Bedford Park FD Snorkel 705

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truck repair shop engulfed in flames

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Firefighters battle fire in a truck repair shop

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elevated master stream battles nighttime fire

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-12-19

This from Eric Haak:

Chicago Still & Box Alarm: The 19th Battalion landed with this job a little after 10 this morning (1/12). Images here were taken about 40 minutes in. Companies worked throughout a steady snowfall. After initial interior efforts, companies went defensive. Truck 20 was originally in front of the building but was moved in order to bring in Tower Ladder 39 to fight the remaining fire in the cockloft.

Chicago FD Engine 101 at work

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Snorkel at work battling fire in a cockloft

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 Tower Ladder 39 at work

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Snorkel at work

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Chicago FD Engine 54 at work

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-12-19

From Chicago Fire Media on Twitter:

2-11/EMS Plan 1 @ 4320 N Cicero, Now a 2-11. a 3 story occupied 1 civilian critical all companies working

fatal fire in a 3-story courtyard building in Chicago

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Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

A man has died following an extra-alarm fire that started on the Northwest Side Saturday morning about 8:45 a.m. on the upper level of a large 3-story brick apartment building complex at 4820 West Hutchinson Street. Earlier, the fire department said the blaze, which was elevated to an extra-alarm, happened at 4320 N. Cicero Ave., but that was where several 911 calls came from.

One man was inside the apartment when the fire started. He was badly injured and later pronounced dead at Community First Medical Center.

This from Eric Haak:

Chicago fatal 2-11 apartment fire: At about ten minutes to 9:00 this morning, Chicago’s Main Fire Alarm Office gave a working fire response followed by a Still & Box Alarm to Hutchinson and Cicero. The fire was in a third floor apartment that was part of a 3-story, U-shaped courtyard building. The fire extended into the cockloft and was elevated to a 2-11. Shortly afterward the fire was brought under control. Unfortunately, there was a fatality with this incident.

smoke from courtyard building

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Chicago FD Engine 69

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Chicago FD Engine 108

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Chicago FD Battalion 9 Chief Frank Cambria

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Firefighter covered with insulation after overhauling a fire

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Working fire in Chicago, 1-2-19

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some images from a working fire on the corner of 90th and Marshfield this morning (1/2). A valiant effort was made to save the family dog with CPR being performed for 15 minutes but to no avail.

heavy smoke from house fire

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Chicago FD Truck 50

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Chicago FD Engine 121

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Firefighter administers aid to a dog pulled from a house fire

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Firefighters vent roof wth axe

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New engine for Dolton FD

This from Eric Haak:

Got to Harvey’s box very late on Wednesday, but Dolton’s new Rosenbauer engine was parked in the sun and I don’t think a picture has been submitted of it yet.

Dolton FD Engine 15

Dolton Engine 15 2018 Rosenbauer Commander 1500/750. Eric Haak photo

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago on Ravenswood Avenue, 12-22-18 (more)

The second of two 2-11 Alarm fires in Chicago on 12/22/18 was at 6417 N Ravenswood Avenue (more)

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

This was the 2nd fire of the day. Originally dispatched E43 for rubbish, until the MFAO told them they were going to upgrade it to a full still. I left the fire on Clark Street and headed to this.  They found a 1-sty auto body shop, with smoke coming out of everywhere. They lead out and forced entry into a door on side B where they encountered heavy smoke. They attempted to make a push but were pulled out by the chief who immediately pulled a box. Companies went defensive. A very stubborn fire, with little progress to be made for a while. After putting the box companies to work and due to a lack of resources in staging, they pulled a 2-11. Fire ended up burning through the roof but they kept the fire from spreading to adjoining exposures. 8+ hand lines and 2 aerial master streams were used at the height of the fire.

Here’s a link to the full gallery.

heavy smoke from commercial building fire

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Firefighters battle a fire

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Firefighters at fire scene with heavy smoke

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Firefighters at fire scene with heavy smoke

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Chicago FD Engine 43

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Firefighters immersed in smoke

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heavy smoke from commercial building fire

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heavy smoke from commercial building fire

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Chicago FD Engine 71

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21

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heavy smoke from commercial building fire

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