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Chicago working fire 1-21-14

This from Josh Boyajian:

1-21-14 – Companies were dispatched to a working fire in the 6500 blk of south Green. I was sitting at 47th and Halsted when this came in. As soon as they dispatched the companies, you could see the header. Engine 47 arrived and lead out a line to the second floor. Truck Co. 18 had the main to the roof and cut a few holes. Fire was knocked pretty quick. Here are my pictures.

 

Pierce ladder truck at fire scene

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flames shoot out upper floor window

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firemen enter building with fire at upper window

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flames shoot out upper floor window

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firemen make entry at fire scene

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battalion chief in command of fire scene

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire 7-24-13

This from Eric Haak:

At approximately 4:40 on Wednesday afternoon, fire broke out in a large “s” shaped courtyard apartment building at the corner of Lunt and Bell.  It was boxed shortly after arrival and eventually was raised to a 2-11 alarm.  Engine 102 was first on the scene and reported fire on 2.  They are shown below getting ready to feed the Tower.  Truck 25 had their aerial up in sector one and Tower Ladder 21 was set up on the corner of Lunt and Bell.  The back porches were involved but were not visible due to the shape of the building.  By the time I got there at 5:15, most of the fire was on the top floor and the roof which was difficult to see due to the large trees that line the block.  Rehab Unit 572 was set up on Bell and is seen below.

 

Chicago Fire Department tower ladder

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Chicago FIre Department Engine 102 at fier scene

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Chicago firefighters at fire scene

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Chicago Fire Department rehab unit

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Editor’s note: How many fire scenes will have an HME engine and an HME tower ladder together …

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Chicago working fire 6-23-13

This from Steve Redick:

Made it to this job at Lake & Homan yesterday … I arrived pretty early in the job (ahead of the squad). 1-story row of what looked like mostly vacant commercial occupancies, but the motocycle club looks like it may have been in use. From my vantage point it looked like the fire was in the cockloft over more than one occupancy. Lots of venting on the roof, and some forcible entry in the rear. Note the sign on the door of the motorcycle joint. Also shot a little video too … this was a done deal in very short order.

Steve

 

commercial building fire in Chicago

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commercial building fire in Chicago

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Chicago FD Truck 36

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Chicago FD Engine 44

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commercial building fire in Chicago

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spare Chicago FD ladder truck

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commercial building fire in Chicago

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Chicago FD fire engine 95

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Chicago FD fire engine 95

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Chicago FD Truck 7

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm 5-8-13 house fire

This from Dan Shevlin:

Still & Box 1711 N Kimball
Still Time : 0546
Box Time : 0555 by the 12th
1711 Kimball was the original fire building 2 story frame 25 x 50 , communicating to 1709 Kimball 3 story frame 25 x 50 . Fire in the attic . Several hand lines . Tower Ladder 14 was put to work on the attic of the exposure .  More photos @ chicagofirerover.smugmug.com . thanks Dan Shevlin
heavy smoke at fire in Chicago

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fire from third floor apartment

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firemen fight big house fire

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tower ladder works at heavy fire

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Chicago 3rd floor attic fire

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Lake Villa 2nd Alarm fire 4-20-14

This from Jeff Rudolph:

some shots from Lake Villa. Jeff R
04/20/13  11:45  39717 Wittenburg. Lake Villa pulled box 24-61 to the 2nd alarm for tenders. They had a large metal garage/shop fully involved. Several antique cars undergoing restoration where stored inside. All was a total loss.

 

large garage burns in Lake Villa

Lake Villa firefighters opening a wall. Jeff Rudolph photo

Lake Villa Fire Department

Lake Villa Engine 243 in front of the building supplying several hand lines. Jeff Rudolph photo

large garage burns in Lake Villa

Heavy smoke pushes through the roof of the structure. Jeff Rudolph photo

Pierce Arrow XT fire engine at fire scene

Lake Villa Fire Department Engine 243. Jeff Rudolph photo

large garage burns in Lake Villa

Firefighters douse hot spots. Jeff Rudolph photo

Newport FPD Tanker 1470

Newport Twp FPD Tanker 1470 dumps into a portable tank. Jeff Rudolph photo

large garage burns in Lake Villa

Tenders in staging at the Lake Villa 2nd alarm fire. Jeff Rudolph photo

firemen use 2 1/2 inch hose line

Lake Villa firefighters with 2 1/2 inch line. Jeff Rudolph photo

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East Joliet apartment fire 4-16-13

This from Mike Lopina:

Info on the fire was a full still on box #500-31 @ #21 Preston Rd in Preston Heights (EJOL FPD). Trk 52 arrived with fire on the 1 extending on the 2. 

Thanks! Mike Lopina

 

apartment building fire in East Joliet FPD

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apartment building fire in East Joliet FPD

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apartment building fire in East Joliet FPD

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apartment building fire in East Joliet FPD

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apartment building fire in East Joliet FPD

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apartment building fire in East Joliet FPD

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apartment building fire in East Joliet FPD

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apartment building fire in East Joliet FPD

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apartment building fire in East Joliet FPD

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apartment building fire in East Joliet FPD

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apartment building fire in East Joliet FPD

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apartment building fire in East Joliet FPD

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm 4-10-13

This from Dan Shevlin:

Still & Box Alarm 7921 S Essex
Still Time : Approx 0630
Boxed by the 23rd Battalion
Battalion 23 reported heavy fire on the 3rd floor of a red X building.  No interior attack initially. Multiple handlines in point of vantage spots in sector 2 & 3. Squad 5 set up in the rear and Tower Ladder 39 set up in front after some good smoke was coming from the 3rd floor . After awhile an interior attack began.
thanks Dan Shevlin
fireman and deck gun at fire

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fire engine at hydrant

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apartment fire in Chicago

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Chicago Snorkel Squad 5

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Chicago Squad 5 Snorkel

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fireman climbs ladder into smoke

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fire chief at fire scene

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 34

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Historic fire: Goldblatt’s fire in Mt Prospect, 1977 (pt3)

Images from Steve Redick from the Goldblatt’s Department Store fire in the winter of 1977.

Glenbrook FPD Pierce Snorkel working at fire scene

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American LaFrance Aero Chief Snorkel at fire scene

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fire trucks at bitter cold winter fire

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Historic fire: Goldblatt’s fire in Mt Prospect, 1977 (pt2)

Images from Larry Shapiro on one extremely cold Sunday in February of 1977 at the 4th Alarm Goldblatt’s fire in Mount Prospect.

American LaFrance Aero Chief Snorkel at fire scene

Mount Prospect Snorkel working at the Goldblatt’s fire. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenbrook FPD Pierce Snorkel working at fire scene

Glenbrook FPD Snorkel in the rear of the Goldblatt’s store in 1977. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenbrook FPD Pierce Snorkel working at fire scene

Another shot of the Glenbrook FPD Snorkel in the rear of the Goldblatt’s store in 1977. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenbrook FPD Pierce Snorkel working at fire scene

A canvas tarp was used to protect parts of the unit from the water spray that subsequently froze. Larry Shapiro photo

fire trucks at bitter cold winter fire

Glenbrook Snorkel shown with two Mount Prospect engines in their former yellow and white colors. Larry Shapiro photo

American LaFrance Aero Chief Snorkel at fire scene

Mount Prospect Snorkel working at the Goldblatt’s fire. Larry Shapiro photo

fire trucks at bitter cold winter fire

The Glenbrook FPD was a recent name change for the Glenview Rural FPD seen on the Snorkel boom. Larry Shapiro photo

American LaFrance Aero Chief Snorkel at fire scene

Mount Prospect Snorkel working at the Goldblatt’s fire. Larry Shapiro photo

 

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire 3-15-13 (pt 2)

More images from the 2-11 on 75th Street from Josh Boyajian:

here are some of my pictures from the 2-11 yesterday!

 

fire engine pumping at Chicago FD 2-11 alarm fire

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Chicago Squad 5 Snorkel working at extra alarm fire

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Chicago Squad 5 Snorkel working at extra alarm fire

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire 3-15-13

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire 3-15-13

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire 3-15-13

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