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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

Eric Haak photo

Firefighters battle fire in bitter cold conditions

Eric Haak photo

Chicago FD Snorkel and tower ladder at work

Eric Haak photo

Firefighter covered with ice after battling a fire

Eric Haak photo

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 12-26-17 (more)

Here are some pictures from the 2-11 @ 6151 s Wolcott

Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Chicago firefighters battle winter house fire

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Chicago firefighters battle winter house fire

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Chicago FD Engine 116

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Chicago FD Squad 5A

Chi-Town Fire Photos

heavy smoke from winter house fire

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39

Chi-Town Fire Photos

firefighters battle winter house fire

Chi-Town Fire Photos

female firefighter covered with ice

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-8-17 (part 4)

More photos from Tim Olk and Dan McInerney at the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-8-17

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

Tim Olk photo

Chicago FD Squad 2A Snorkel

Squad 2A . Dan McInerney photo

Chicago FD Squad 2A Snorkel

Squad 2A . Dan McInerney photo

Chicago FD Engine 113

Engine 113. Dan McInerney photo

Chicago FD Engine 117

Engine 117. Dan McInerney photo

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

Rainbow from water spray. Dan McInerney photo

winter fire scene in frigid weather

Tim Olk photo

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

Tim Olk photo

firefighters covered with ice after fire

Tim Olk photo

winter fire scene in frigid weather

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winter fire scene in frigid weather

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

Tim Olk photo

aftermath of house fire

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-8-17 (part 3)

This from Drew Gresik:

Here are some quick images from Sunday morning’s 2-11 on the West Side. Engine 117 and the tower arrived and found heavy fire in the rear and in the attic of a 2.5 story balloon frame. Battalion 18 quickly requested a Still & Box and 2-2-4 requested a 2-11 a short time later. The fire got into the D-side exposure building but that structure was largely saved by the companies operating on scene. Tower 14 and Squad 2 worked elevated master streams, and several handlines were utilized as well.
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flames through roof of house on fire

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flames through roof of house on fire

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flames through roof of house on fire

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firefighters covered with ice battling fire

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firefighters covered with ice battling fire

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Chicago FD Engine 117

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-8-17

This from Eric Haak:

At 0715 hrs this morning (1/8), the Chicago Fire Department was called to 4734 W. Huron for a fire in a 20×70, 2.5-sty frame apartment building. Engine 117 landed less than a minute after being dispatched and confirmed they had a fire. Battalion 18 arrived on scene moments later and reported back porches that had extended into the first and second floor of the original fire building with the “D” side exposure also involved and asked for a still & box. The alarm would eventually be elevated to a 2-11. Temperatures were once again in the single digits this morning

Chicago FD Engine 117

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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fire scene in frigid temperatures

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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fire scene in frigid temperatures

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firefighters covered with ice battling a fire

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firefighter covered with ice after fire

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firefighter covered with ice after fire

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Working fire in Lindenhurst, 1-17-16

This from Jeff Rudolph:

1/17/2016
Around 8 pm reports of a house on fire in the 2800 block of Glenarye Dr. in Lindenhurst began flooding FoxCom dispatch. Lake Villa FPD units arrived to find a large, two-story home well-involved. Companies went defensive and protected exposures on both sides. Mutual aid from Antioch, Gurnee, and Newport arrived to assist, but with a combination of the high winds, extreme cold temps, and the body of fire found on arrival, the home was a total loss. Exposures on either side recieved minor damage. Jeff Rudolph

fire engine coated with ice at fire scene

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female firefighter coated with ice at fire scene

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house fire at night

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female firefighter coated with ice at fire scene

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house fire at night

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 1-13-16 (more)

This from Jeff Rudolph:

Here are some more pics from the 2-11, Jeff Rudolph

Chicago FD Snorkel at fire

Jeff Rudolph photo

fireman covered with ice

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Chciago FD Tower Ladder 14

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

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fireman covered with ice

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fire department dog in truck

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fire chief dressed for frigid weather

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And a brief video from Larry Shapiro

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 1-13-16 (more)

Images from Tim Olk of the Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 1-13-16 (more) and a video from Steve Redick

Chicago fire scene

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

Tim Olk photo

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

Tim Olk photo

heavy smoke from building fire

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

Tim Olk photo

firefighters handle hose line at fire scene

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heavy smoke from building fire

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two tower ladders at fire scene

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firefighter coated with ice at winter fire

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firefighter at fire scene

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firefighter coated with ice at winter fire

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firemen descend aerial ladder

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heavy smoke from building fire

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More of Tim’s photos are at firescenes.net

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Chicago 5-11 Alarm + 2 specials 1-22-13 (pt 5)

Tim Olk submitted several images from the fire on Tuesday. Tim’s images show the earliest on-scene images as compared to the other contributors.

 

Chicago fire engine with ice

Chicago Engine 8 from Chinatown covered with ice. Tim Olk photo

firefighter with ice covered helmet

A firefighter coated with ice from the spray of the master streams. Tim Olk photo

Chicago fire engine at massive fire

Chicago Engine 47 pumping at the scene of the 5-11 Alarm warehouse fire. Tim Olk photo

fire chief at massive fire

A battalion chief surveys the fire from the turntable of Truck 18. Tim Olk photo

silhouette of firefighter

Silhouette of a firefighter on Truck 18’s ladder. Tim Olk photo

firefighter on ladder with fire

A line is taken to the roof of an adjacent building. Tim Olk photo

Pierce ladder truck at fire scene

Truck 18 on the Ashland Avenue overpass is setup to an exposure building. Tim Olk photo

fire department tower ladder at fire sene

Tower Ladder 39 surrounded by flying embers hits the fire with a master stream. Tim Olk photo

massive fire in warehouse at night

Phenomenal fire fully involving the entire structure. TIm Olk photo

Tim has a gallery with substantially more images.

Additionally, there are several images taken today (Wednesday) as companies remain on the scene.

Chicago Fire Department Snorkel

Chicago reserve Snorkel on Ashland Avenue in front of the ice covered ruins of the 5-11 Alarm fire. Tim Olk photo

ruins of massive warehouse fire in Chicago

A tower ladder works at the ruins of the 5-11 alarm fire. Tim Olk photo

ruins of massive warehouse fire in Chicago

Another tower ladder working the day after the fire was detected. Tim Olk photo

There is a separate gallery with follow-up images.

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Chicago 5-11 Alarm + 2 specials 1-22-13 (pt 4)

Media articles covering the 5-11 Alarm fire on 1-22-13:

From the Chicago Tribune:

Firefighters were still on the scene of a smoldering warehouse in Bridgeport this morning, pouring water on hot spots after a 5-11 alarm fire raced through the five-story building as a third of the department’s on-duty personnel fought it.

The blaze was spotted by a fire chief passing by the former Harris Marcus Group building at 3757 S. Ashland Ave. shortly after 9 p.m. Extra alarms were quickly called as the fire spread throughout the warehouse and the roof collapsed and the more than 200 firefighters contended with frozen hydrants and icy ladders. The fire was finally brought under control around 12:30 a.m.

Chicago Fire Cmsr. Jose Santiago said the fire was Chicago’s largest in seven years. “This was a very large fire, unbelievable fire load, a lot of wood, timber, old stuff, varnish,” Santiago said on the scene. “Once it caught, it caught and ran.

“Everything is wood inside these buildings, beautiful façades on the outside. They’ve been up for a long time. When they start burning like this, they start coming down,” Santiago said.

The commissioner said the freezing cold made the firefighters’ job tougher. “We run into a lot of problems, like the ice weight on the building and ladders,” Santiago said. “We had the Water Department to come out and steam off our ladders.”

The commander at the scene called for a 5-11 with two “special alarms” to bring in special equipment and more manpower as the massive five started spreading to other buildings.

Special alarms are rare. A 5-11 with two special alarms was called in 2006 when a fire gutted the historic Wirt Dexter Building in the South Loop. That fire broke out before 3 p.m. on a weekday, snarled downtown traffic and forced the CTA to stop service on Loop L tracks.

There was a 5-11 alarm fire in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side last year. That fire burned for hours and required about 200 firefighters, but no special alarms were called.

Alarms normally escalate one at a time beyond a normal fire response up to a fifth alarm, though the scene commander skipped a fourth alarm Tuesday night once the fire jumped to another building.

Press interview with Commissioner Santiago (obnoxious commercial precedes the footage)

Radioman911.com radio traffic:

1/22/13 Chicago 5-11 Alarm + 2 Specials
Warehouse Fire 3757 S. Ashland Ave.
with extension to 3737 and 3711 S. Ashland Ave.5-11 Order http://www.justin.tv/radioman911/b/359905432
Fireground Radio http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi5Bdd5sE_w
Photos/Video http://www.facebook.com/Radioman911

Real Time Recording
Part 1 http://www.justin.tv/radioman911/b/359874615
Part 2 http://www.justin.tv/radioman911/b/359872478
Part 3 http://www.justin.tv/radioman911/b/359871889
Part 4 http://www.justin.tv/radioman911/b/359870848
Part 5 http://www.justin.tv/radioman911/b/359870273
Part 6 http://www.justin.tv/radioman911/b/359869430
Part 7 http://www.justin.tv/radioman911/b/359868058
Part 8 http://www.justin.tv/radioman911/b/359867255

Tower 5’s Basket Frozen In Place
Part 9 http://www.justin.tv/radioman911/b/359865499

5-11 + 2 Specials Struck Out By Orders of 2-1-4
Part 10 http://www.justin.tv/radioman911/b/359864414

 

thanks Chris and Dave

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