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Still & Box Alarm in Chicago, 2-4-16

This from Larry Shapiro:

Chicago had a Still & Box Alarm Thursday afternoon (2/4/16) in a vacant 1 1/2-story frame at 6125 S Justine. The fire communicated to exposures on either side of the original fire building, one was vacant and the other was occupied. I arrived as the fire was declared out and  stayed for some of the overhaul. Squad 5A is down and they’re using the spare squad that was striped for the television show.

Chicago FD Engine 101

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Pierce ladder spotted through a tree to reach house

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Chicago FD mobile command board

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Chicago FD Squad 5 captain at fire scene

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firefighters vent peaked roof with axe

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firefighters overhaul after house fire

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firefighters overhaul after house fire

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Chicago FD spare squad

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2-Alarm house fire in Lake Geneva, WI, 1-19-16

fire billows from burning house

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Excerpts from Fox6now.com:

Firefighters and police officers on Tuesday, January 19th were called out shortly after 11:30 a.m to a fire with occupants trapped inside at a home near South and Elm Streets in the City of Lake Geneva.

The home was fully engulfed when police and firefighters arrived at the scene, but four people who were downstairs were able to get out of the home safely.

Two adults with a baby who were upstairs crawled out onto the roof of the home. They were able to toss the baby to a police officer, while a neighbor found a ladder to help the adults down from the roof, but the ladder collapsed and a woman fell.

Photos from Tim Olk at the 2-Alarm house fire at 1195 Elm Street in Lake Geneva, WI 1/19/16.

firefighters overhaul from ladder tip

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Lake Geneva Fire Department fire truck

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firefighter overhauls from ladder

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Devalue Fire Department fire truck

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fireman with ice covered helmet

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firefighters overhaul from ladder tip

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House fire in Winfield, 11-3-15

This from John Tulipano:

At approximately 02:45 on November 3rd, 2015, Winfield FPD was dispatched to a garage fire at Evans and Harrison. First arriving companies found a detached garage totally involved and extending into two split-level frames, both 25X50.

A box alarm was requested for additional manpower and the fire was brought under control in about 30 minutes using four handlines.
firefighter at night fire scene

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firefighters at night fire scene

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firefighters at night fire scene

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firemen overhaul house after fire

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firemen overhaul house after fire

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Chicago working fire, 9-19-15

This from Eric Haak:

Here are a few shots of Saturday’s working fire at 7814 S. Phillips (9/19/15). The fire started on the second floor of a three-story, occupied apartment building and extended to the third floor.

Chicago FD Engine 72

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fireman overhauls after fire

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fireman overhauls after fire

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fireman overhauls after fire

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Chicago Working Fire, 5-18-15

This from Josh Boyajian:

Here are some overhaul shots from a fire Monday @ 5411 s Carpenter. Fire looked to be in the basement of a 1.5-sty Chicago bungalow. Engine 116 had 3 lines lead out and Truck 18 made the roof.

fireman on the roof of a house

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firemen after a house fire

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fireman on the roof of a house

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fireman carrying tools after a fire

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decoration on fire truck

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fireman overhauls house after a fire

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Box alarm fire in Schaumburg, 2-4-15

Images from Tim Olk of a fire scene in Schaumburg that involved several garages in a housing complex at 1126 E. Algonquin Road.

firemen overhaul after a garage fire

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firemen overhaul after a garage fire

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Schaumburg fire engine

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fireman cuts roof with saw

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Schaumburg firemen after a fire

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Schaumburg fire truck

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Schaumburg firemen after a fire

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Schaumburg fireman after a fire

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fire chief with firefighters

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fire chief Rick Anderson

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Schaumburg fireman after a fire

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firemen overhaul after a garage fire

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3-Alarm fire in Evanston, 1-9-15 (more)

Video from Larry Shapiro at the 3-Alarm fire in Evanston 1-9-15

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3-Alarm fire in Evanston, 1-9-15 (more)

Images from Larry Shapiro of the 3-Alarm house fire at 2519 Harrison in Evanston yesterday (1/9/15).

winter house fire scene

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Pierce Arrow XT fire engine at fire scene

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ice covered fireman

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Evanston FD Battalion Chief command officer

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heavy smoke from house fire

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fireman on later with saw covered in ice

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firemen on aerial ladder surrounded by smoke

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firemen on aerial ladder surrounded by smoke

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fireman on later with saw covered in ice

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fire chief covered in ice

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house fire with aerial ladder

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house fire

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fire truck outrigger hits car

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MESS Canteen Service at fire scene

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fireman overhauls house after fire

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fireman overhauls house after fire

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fireman at winter fire scene

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Lisle-Woodridge FPD Box Alarm 11-11-13

This from John Tulipano:

I took in the box alarm in Lisle-Woodrdge at 14 Bittersweet Ct in Woodridge.
Eng 52 arrived to heavy fire in the rear of a 2sty frame (4-unit) town house complex approximately 50×100.
The heavy fire was already knocked down when I arrived, however there was a gas feed fire in the rear of the complex, all companies worked 2-handlines in rear to keep the fire in check until the arrival of Nicor, it took approximately 1-1/2 hours for Nicor to arrival and dig up the rear of the complex find the gas line and cap off the free flowing gas.
Box Alarm Companies were  Downers Grove Eng 5, Bolingbrook Eng 5, Lombard TL52, Naperville TL?, York Center Sqd 77
John
Lisle-Woodridge FPD tackles townhouse fire

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Lisle-Woodridge FPD tackles townhouse fire

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Lisle-Woodridge FPD tackles townhouse fire

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Lisle-Woodridge FPD tackles townhouse fire

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Lisle-Woodridge FPD tackles townhouse fire

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Lisle-Woodridge FPD press release

Structure Fire, 13-16 Bittersweet Court, Woodridge
November 11, 2013

At 12:42 P.M. on Monday, November 11, 2013, the Lisle Woodridge Fire District was notified by way of a 9-1-1 call from a resident reporting a two story 4-unit multi-family home on fire at 13 – 16 Bittersweet, Woodridge. The first unit arrived on scene and reported heavy fire and smoke showing from the rear side of the structure.

A General Alarm was dispatched at 12:44 P.M. and upgraded to a Box Alarm, sending four (4) engines, two (2) ladder trucks, two (2) medic units, and a Command Team to the scene, providing nearly twenty five (25) Lisle-Woodridge Fire District personnel. In addition, resources were also provided from several surrounding fire departments and fire districts.

The first arriving crews on the scene stretched multiple hose-lines and began extinguishment of the fire while additional personnel set up the two responding truck companies to provide ventilation. The other companies strategically placed ladders around the building, assisted with hose lines and performed search and rescue for occupants inside the homes. There were two people home at the time of the fire; they exited safely from the building.

The majority of the fire was under control approximately forty (40) minutes after the Fire District’s arrival; however due to a gas leak, the fire continued to burn until crews could coordinate an effort to secure the leak and suppress the remainder of the fire. Several Emergency Units remained on the scene until approximately 5:30 P.M. performing salvage duties and overhauling the burned areas of the structure. Power was turned off to the building and all of the units were determined to be uninhabitable.

Other departments provided coverage at Lisle-Woodridge Fire District stations that were vacated to fight the fire. There were no civilian injuries however there were two minor injuries to firefighters during this incident.

The Lisle-Woodridge Fire District fire investigation team is investigating the cause of the fire. No further information is available at the time. Additional information will be disseminated as it becomes available. If you have further questions, please contact Bureau Chief Jim French at (630) 353-3030.

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Box alarm in Libertyville, 10-12-13

Tim Olk took in Libertyville’s Box Alarm last Saturday night and submitted these images.

Libertyville Fire Department

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Libertyville Fire Department

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Libertyville Fire Department

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Libertyville Fire Department

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Libertyville Fire Department

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Libertyville Fire Department

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Libertyville Fire Department

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