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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17 (more)

An interesting historical note about the 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17, there was a 2-11 Alarm fire in the same building on April 24, 1983. We have not found any of our contributors that has photos of that fire.

Chicago FD extra alarm listing for April of 1983 

 

This from Steve Redick:

Thursday morning (at the peak of morning rush hour) 2945 Milwaukee Ave. Fire was in a 2-story furniture store, with the top floor completely closed to the outside by brick veneer. Heavy fire throughout, burned through and collapsed what I believe was a bowstring truss roof. Photo conditions were tough as there were areas of bright sun and deep shade. Finally got to oberve squad 2’s new “snorkel” fully extended and in operation as well as some tower ladder operations and the spare Snorkel. Also interesting to see Engine 69 hooked up to a hydrant in front of Engine 91’s former quarters at 3000 N Elbridge very close to the rear of the fire building. Here is a sample of the hundreds of images, all can be seen plus the video here:

Steve

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17 (more)

Photos from Tim Olk of the 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17 

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17 (more)

video by Steve Redick of the 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17

 

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17

Chicago police officers were sent to investigate a burglar alarm around 7:30AM on Thursday (6/1/17) at 2945 N. Milwaukee Avenue where they discovered a fire inside the furniture store. Firefighters arrived to smoke and fire in the two-story, 100×125 brick building with a partial bow-truss roof and glass storefront. Companies were eventually pulled from the building and initiated a defensive attack. The alarm was raised to a 2-11 and then a 3-11 with elevated master streams from Tower Ladder 21, Tower Ladder 23, Squad 2A, and 6-6-1, the reserve Snorkel.

Multiple contributors were at the scene and will be submitting images and video.

Chicago FD Squad 2A battling a fire

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heavy smoke from the front of a commercial building fire

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Chicago FD Engine 69

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massive flames erupt from building on fire

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firefighter on aerial ladder with fire

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firefighter descends aerial ladder with fire

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Chicago FD Engine 124

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massive flames erupt from building on fire

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massive flames erupt from building on fire

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Chicago FD Squad 2A battling a fire

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Chicago FD Engine 69

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Chicago FD reserve Snorkel 6-6-1

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Chicago FD Engine 43

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