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Chicago working fire, 7-5-14

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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 house fire 7-28-13

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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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