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Working fire in Chicago, 5-18-18

This from Steve Redick:

Friday (5/18/18) in the 6600 block of N Olmsted. Response here was a bit compromised as they had an alley garage at the same time causing a lengthy delay in the arrival of the RIT truck company. Fire had a good hold in the concealed spaces and knee wall areas necessitating considerable truck work. Late in the incident some members were caught in a bad spot on the roof when fire conditions changed rapidly, cutting off access to the aerial. Fortunately the free venting fire was knocked down quickly with inside handlines alleviating the situation.
Truck 9 was able to setup the aerial despite some tough conditions, a narrow street, tree branches, and wires all hindering the effort. One of the last images  shows the grateful victims of a rescue. All images all can be seen here.
 
Steve
 

 

smoke from Chicago house fire

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Firefighters vent house fire roof in smoke

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Firefighters vent house fire roof in smoke

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Firefighters vent house fire roof in smoke

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Firefighters vent house fire roof in smoke

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Firefighters vent house fire roof in smoke

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Chicago FD Truck 9

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Firefighters vent house fire roof with flames

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Firefighters vent house fire roof with flames

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Firefighters vent house fire roof with flames

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Chicago FD Truck 9

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baby birds in nest

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Chicago FD Squad 7

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Working fire in Chicago, 11-19-16

This from Eric Haak:

On Saturday, November 19th, the Chicago Fire Department responded to the report of a house fire shortly after sunrise.  The Englewood Fire Alarm Office had received two different locations and the first engine arrived at the first address with nothing showing.  The alarm office advised they were also getting calls for 74th Street and Engine 54 landed with a fire a few seconds later.  The residence was occupied but no one was at home at the time.  The last photo shows a little modification made to a spare rig.

smoke billows from house on fire

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Firefighters prepare to enter burning house

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Firefighters on venting a roof during a fire

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Firefighters engulfed in smoke on house roof

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flames through the roof of a house with Firefighters

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Chicago FD company decal

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Box alarm fire in Chicago, 5-14-16

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some images of a fire that Chicago had at 118th and Halsted at 0900 hrs on Saturday morning (5/14).  There was heavy fire from the 2.5-story frame on arrival and the fire was boxed within a minute of the first companies landing.  These views were taken over a half hour in.  Most of the fire was knocked down but I did get an opportunity to shoot the newly numbered Tower Ladder 34.  Lighting and rig positioning were not optimal but good enough.  It had also been a while since I had seen Engine 115 who are now apparently in a newly numbered spare.  You can see the numbering on 115’s door is not nearly as big as a normal rig.  Don’t know how long they have been in D588.

firefighters vent roof during house fire

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firefighters battle house fire

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firefighters vent roof during house fire

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 34

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 34

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Chicago FD Engine 115

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Working fire in Chicago, 1-17-16 (more)

More photos from the working fire at 618 E 104th Street

Chicago firefighters vent roof at house fire

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Chicago firefighters vent roof at house fire

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firefighters make entry to house fire

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Chicago firefighters battle house fire

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house on fire

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Chicago firefighters battle house fire

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Chicago firefighters vent roof at house fire

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Chicago firefighters vent roof at house fire

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Chicago FD Battalion Chief

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Chicago firefighters battle house fire

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Chicago FD Lieutenant

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Chicago FD Battalion Chief

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Chicago FD Lieutenant

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Chicago FD Engine 93

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Working fire in Chicago, 1-17-16

This from Eric Haak:

Battalion 22 had a working fire at 618 E 104th Street just after 0600 hours on Sunday morning (1/17).  The fire was in the basement and it appeared to be out relatively quick.
night house fire scene

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night house fire scene

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night house fire scene

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Chicago firefighters at night fire scene

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Chicago firefighters at house fire

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Just after 1100 hours, Engine 93 landed with a substantial working fire at the same address.  Companies reported fire through the roof shortly after arrival.  Temperatures hovered slightly above zero for both incidents.

Chicago firefighters battle house fire

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firefighters make entry to house fire

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Chicago FD Engine 93

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firefighter working a basement fire

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Chicago firefighters vent roof at house fire

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A Chicago firefighter vents the roof at house fire

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Chicago firefighters vent roof at house fire

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Chicago firefighter with hoe at house fire

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 12/10/15

Still & Box Alarm fire at 625 N. Laramie on Thursday, 12/10/15 in a 2 1/2 story frame.

firefighters vent peaked house roof

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firefighters vent peaked house roof

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firefighters vent peaked house roof

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firefighters vent peaked house roof

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firefighters vent peaked house roof

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Chicago working fire, 7-5-14

This from Eric Haak:

Took in this working fire on the 6100 block of South Washtenaw on Saturday.  I arrived less than 10 minutes in and the fire was already well under control.  I included a close up of the spare tower ladder that TL39 was running with.  Over the weekend, they were running out of spare tower ladders and both TL34 and TL54 were running as trucks at one point or another.  As you can see, the body wear on these old E-One’s is very evident but it seems like they are in service more than the front line rigs.  It should also be noted that Squad 5 was running with the old air mask rig as their box.  Shop # G-487.  Engines on this were 88 and 101 with Truck 41 and Tower Ladder 39.
fireman with axe venting roof at house fire

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firemen venting roof at house fire

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smoke from house fire in Chicago

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Chicago 29 year old tower ladder

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Chicago FD Engine 101

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fireman with dirty face after fighting a fire

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire 8-21-13

This from Drew Gresik:

Took in the Still and Box at 2324 S. California. Fire was in a vacant 2.5-story frame, ops went defensive around the time these photos were taken. Tower 5 was moved into Sector 1 and Squad 1’s Snorkel was working with a master stream in Sector 2. Fire appeared to be in the attic/second floor. I didn’t see any flames but there was a lot of smoke. Here’s a few shots.
Drew Gresik
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Chicago Fire Department

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Chicago Fire Department

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Chicago Fire Department

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Chicago Fire Department

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Chicago Fire Department

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Chicago Fire Department

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Chicago house fire 7-28-13

This from Eric Haak:

At approximately 8:15 Sunday morning, a fire broke out in this 25×50 1.5 story brick on the 900 block of north Harding in Chicago’s 13th Battalion.  Engine 95 was first due and reported the home to be fully involved on arrival.  There was a enclosed wood frame porch at the rear of the structure where it appeared the fire originated.  The home had been vacant for a while and had several break-ins.  The fire eventually communicated to the home to the north and caused damage to the frame dormer of a 1.5 story ordinary.  Companies working on the scene were Engines 95 and 76, Trucks 35 and 26, Truck 36 was RIT with the 12th Battalion.

Chicago Fire Department house fire

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Chicago Fire Department house fire

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Chicago Fire Department firefighter

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Chicago Fire Department Engine 95

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Chicago Fifre Department Engine 76

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Chicago 3-11 Alarm Fire 6-24-13 (more)

More on yesterday’s 3-11 Alarm fire from Josh Boyajian … delayed by a power outage as a result of the storms:

Here are some of my pictures … more to follow.

3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago apartment building on S. Central Park

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago apartment building on S. Central Park

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago apartment building on S. Central Park

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago apartment building on S. Central Park

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago apartment building on S. Central Park

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago apartment building on S. Central Park

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago apartment building on S. Central Park

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago apartment building on S. Central Park

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago apartment building on S. Central Park

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