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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire & EMS Plan I at the John Hancock Building, 11-21-15

Photos from Tim Olk at the 2-11 Alarm fire with an EMS Plan I at the John Hancock Building, 175 E. Delaware Place, Saturday afternoon, 11/21/15.

Chicago firefighters after a fire

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fire blows out of the John Hancock Building Chicago

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fire blows out of the John Hancock Building Chicago

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Chicago firefighters after a fire

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high-rise fire lobby command post

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm High Rise fire 2-1-13

Chicago companies arrived at 230 E. Ontario Street Friday morning and found a 30-story high-rise with fire blowing out of a 7th floor window in Sector 1. The alarm was immediately upgraded to a Box Alarm followed by a 2-11 Alarm and EMS Plan I.

The Chicago Tribune has an article:

An extra-alarm fire at a Near North Side high-rise building was largely confined to the unit where it started because the apartment’s resident remembered to close the door after fleeing the fire, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

Crews were called about 11:15 a.m. to a building in the 200 block of East Ontario Street, according to Larry Langford, a spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department. The fire was raised from a still and box alarm to a 2-11 alarm just before 11:30 a.m. Traffic around North Michigan Avenue north of the Chicago River was affected.

The woman who lives in the apartment, age 25, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospitalin good-to-fair condition to be evaluated, Langford said.

The entire article can be found HERE along with photos and a video.

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Fatal high-rise fire in Chicago 1-22-13

A 2-11 Alarm fire today at 6730 South Shore Drive also required an EMS Plan II. The Chicago Tribune reports:

Two men died and a woman was seriously injured when an extra-alarm fire broke out in a high-rise on South Shore Drive this morning.

All three victims suffered full cardiac arrest, apparently from breathing in smoke, according to Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.

One of the men was in his 30s and the other was in his 40s, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The first man was pronounced dead at 9:54 a.m. at the University of Chicago Medical Center and the other was pronounced later at Jackson Park Hospital,  officials said.

The men were found on the seventh floor and the woman was found in the lobby of the building in the 6700 block of South Shore Drive, also in full cardiac arrest, Langford said. Paramedics were able to revive her with CPR and took her to the University of Chicago Medical Center, Langford said.

A firefighter suffered minor injuries, officials said.

The fire broke out around 8:40 a.m. and was quickly raised to a 3-11 alarm with a call for at least 10 ambulances, officials said. Firefighters on a ladder battled the blaze on the seventh floor while firefighters on another ladder tried to reach residents on balconies on the other side of the building.

Langford said the fire may have started in the bedroom of an apartment on the 7th floor. The blaze spread to an apartment on the 8th floor, he said. The fire was under control by 9:25 a.m

The fire department did not order an evacuation of the building, telling residents it was safer to stay in their apartments, Langford said. Firefighters then went door to door, checking on them.

Water from hoses and hydrants had turned to sheets of ice around the building. Dozens of fire trucks, ambulances and police cars lined South Shore Drive.

The entire article with video is HERE.

Several photos can be found HERE.

Another article is HERE.

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