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4-Alarm fire in Harvey, 7-14-17

This from Brad Steinweg:

Photos from the 4 alarm in Harvey this Friday at 147th & Halsted. They also had a 2nd one going at 145th & Union AVE that I did not get to. 

-Brad S.
house fire in Harvey IL

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Thornton FD Engine 777

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Dolton FD tower ladder

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Phoenix FD fire engine

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Homewood Fire engine

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Flossmoor fire engine

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Dolton FD tower ladder

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Working fire in Harvey, 7-14-17

This from Eric Haak:

The Harvey Fire Department had an interesting afternoon Friday (7/14). The department was first dispatched at about 12:15 to 14631 S. Halsted Street where they had a 2.5-story, 25×50 frame apartment building with heavy fire and exposures on arrival. Ten minutes later, companies reported there was another structure going at 14538 S. Union Street. This second fire was a 1.5-story, 24×45 frame home and was heavily involved just about a block away. A total of 4 alarms were struck to take care of both incidents which also took into account several departments taking passes according to radio traffic. I took this in 2 hours after the initial call figuring I would just do some reporting on the incident and maybe take some pictures of the rigs on scene. I did not take any pictures of what was left of the home on Union and what you see is what remained of the building on Halsted.

aftermath of house fire

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Dolton FD Truck 1443

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Harvey FD Engine 5

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Harvey FD Engine 6

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Thornton FD Engine 777

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Harvey FD Engine 4

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3-Alarm fire in Harvey, 5-5-16 (more)

This from Josh Boyajian:

I arrived about an hour into this fire that consumed a large building that took up the whole Southeast corner of 154th and Broadway. Chicago sent their foam unit along with Engine 26 and 5-1-5 but they weren’t used.  Here are some of my shots with the whole gallery on my site @ Harvey 3-11 Alarm @ 154th & Broadway
fire chief at building fire

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commercial building fire in Harvey IL

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commercial building fire in Harvey IL

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Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

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Sutphen tower ladder at fire scene

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commercial building fire in Harvey IL

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commercial building fire in Harvey IL

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commercial building fire in Harvey IL

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commercial building fire in Harvey IL

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Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

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3-Alarm fire in Harvey, 5-5-16 (more)

Photos from Gordon Nord of the 3-Alarm fire in Harvey (5/5/16)

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Thornton Fire Department Tele-Squrt

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Pierce fire engine at fire scene

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Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

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Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

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Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

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Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

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commercial building fire in Harvey IL

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Chicago Fire Department foam unit 6-3-1

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Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

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Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

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3-Alarm fire in Harvey, 5-5-16 (more)

Photos from Dennis McGuire, Jr. of the 3-Alarm fire in Harvey, 5-5-16

Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

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firefighter surrounded by smoke

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fire trucks battle commercial fire with billowing smoke

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3-Alarm fire in Harvey, 5-5-16

(19:00 hrs 5-5-16) Harvey firefighters are on the scene of a commercial fire at 155th Street and Broadway, battling fire in a block long building.

The following images and video are from Dennis McGuire, Jr.

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Possible layoffs in Harvey

Excerpts from theChicagoTribune.com:

Harvey is threatening to lay off half the town’s police and other workers as part of a widening political dispute in a place long known for high crime, insider deals, and precarious finances. Harvey Mayor Eric Kellogg’s administration has notified union leaders that layoffs are expected soon for police, fire, public works and water department employees.

For months Kellogg has battled a majority bloc of City Council members who say they’re demanding more transparency in a town the Tribune has shown has collectively lost millions of taxpayer dollars on insider deals, including at least one that has sparked a lingering FBI investigation.

Under state law, the town must pass an ordinance that by Dec. 29 tells the county clerk how much money to levy in property taxes — the lifeblood of the suburb’s budget. If the ordinance isn’t passed, the mayor warned, the town will lose out on most of its budget.

Four of the six council members have banded together to not pass any financial measures — from approving bills or, now, the tax levy ordinance — until they say the mayor recognizes the committee structures the four voted to approve earlier this year. Without those committees in place to oversee how the money is spent, they have argued, they can’t do their jobs to ensure money isn’t wasted. And if it requires they refuse to approve the levy, so be it.

“It’s not the city’s money. It’s the taxpayers’ money. And we represent the taxpayers,” said Ald. Christopher Clark, one of the four members. “So passing the levy, giving the money (to Kellogg’s administration), only to not know the use of the money when there has been a questionable use of other money over the past 12 years, … it would be irresponsible as elected officials to continue in that vein.”

Kellogg has countered that the four are merely obstructionists playing politics in a way that now has put the town on the brink of financial ruin. He has taken that message to the public and city workers, said Kellogg’s spokesman, Sean Howard who said the cuts could reduce the number of sworn police officers from 72 to 36, and the number of firefighters from around 40 to around 20.

“The mayor is for the levy. He doesn’t want to lay anyone off,” Howard said. “It’s at the feet of these four aldermen.”

The two sides met Thursday behind closed doors, but left without reaching a compromise on the committee structure. The council then voted down an ordinance to approve the levy.

On Friday, Ald. Donald Nesbit told the Tribune that its side offered to split the roles on the coveted Finance and Economic Development committees: A Kellogg supporter would chair one, with the other two members being critics, and the other committee would be chaired by a critic of Kellogg, but have its other two members be Kellogg supporters.

Clark told the Tribune he and the other three Kellogg critics on the council believe they have a legal ordinance giving them control of the committees, but that Kellogg refuses to allow them to operate.

Now, Clark and his allies say, Kellogg wants them to vote on a $15 million tax levy without having reviewed it in committee.

It’s the latest in a political battle in which mayor’s council opponents sent letters asking federal and state agencies to intervene to investigate alleged misdeeds of the mayor’s administration, and have a pending lawsuit alleging the mayor and clerk unlawfully kept the council powerless as it has tried to fight questionable spending in a town with little financial transparency.

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Box Alarm in Harvey, 10-24-15 (more)

This fro Eric Haak:

Here are some still images from the Harvey fire on Saturday (10/24).  I arrived very late and they still had heavy fire in the second building.  The original fire building was completely down by my arrival.

Pierce fire engine at fire scene

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E-ONE tower ladder at fire scene

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firefighters with hose line and massive flames

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firefighter with hose line and massive flames

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Markham fire engine at fire scene

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Box Alarm in Harvey, 10-24-15

This from Eric Haak:

Just a short video to show the wind conditions faced by the Harvey Fire Department on October 24, 2015. Most efforts were spent successfully protecting occupied exposures. Clearly I am not a professional videographer. I know the white balance is incorrect and that the video shakes from time to time.

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House fire in Harvey, 4-25-15

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.

At around 6am (Saturday 4/25/15), the Harvey FD was called for a structure fire at 150th St & Winchester. Engine 4 was the 1st on scene with a fire in a 25×40, abandoned, 1 1/2-sty frame house. Fire was in the rear and had spread into the attic area. Command requested the Full Still on Box# 3 which brought Riverdale with a squad, Posen with a squad, a deputy chief from Country Club Hills, and safety officer from Flossmoor. The fire was struck out at around 7am. These photos were taken after the fire was struck out.
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aftermath of house fire

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firemen overhaul fire scene

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firemen overhaul fire scene

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