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Chicago Still & Box Alarm – 3/29/15

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About 1610 hrs on Sunday afternoon (3/29) the Englewood Fire Alarm Office put out the report of a fire at Garfield and Damen.  The office boxed the incident very shortly afterward.  Engine 123 reported that they had a fully-involved 1.5-story frame on arrival.  Images in this gallery were taken about 20 minutes in.
Chicago FD Engine 123 at fire scene

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Chicago firemen at fire scene

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fireman working from tower ladder

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Chicago FD Engine 101 at fire scene

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house gutted by fire

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Chicago Still Alarm fire, 2/7/15

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I took in this still at 3259 S. Halsted at about 9:15 on Saturday morning (2/7/15).  I arrived about 5 minutes too late and the fire was knocked pretty good by the time I walked down.  The fire appeared to be mostly contained to the rear porches of a fairly large 3-story mixed occupancy.  Engines 29 and 28 with Trucks 8 and 11.  It was hard to get a good shot of 29 shooting into the sun.
firemen overhaul roof after fire

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firemen overhaul roof after fire

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firemen overhaul roof after fire

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firemen with 35-foot ladder

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Chicago FD Engine 28

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Chicago FD Truck 8

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Working fire in Chicago, 1-10-15

Images from Tim Olk of a house fire today (1/10/15) at 5722 S. Whipple.

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fireman at winter fire scene

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fireman at winter fire scene

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Chicago fire truck at fire scene

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fireman at winter fire scene

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firemen at winter fire scene

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fireman at winter fire scene

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fireman at winter fire scene

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 1-2-15

Images from Tim Olk of the Still & Box Alarm fire with an EMS Plan I and a Mayday Alert at 11343 S. Elizabeth in Chicago (1/2/15).

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firemen at fire scene

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smoke from house fire

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smoke from house fire

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firemen at fire scene

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smoke from house fire

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smoke from house fire

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firemen in smoke on roof of house during a fire

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narrow gangway between homes with one on fire

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Chicago Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago

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Chicago Still Alarm fire, 8-6-14

This from Eric Haak:

Just a few quick shots of a fire in an occupied two-story frame that left 15 people in need of human services.  Images are about 20 minutes in.  Fire started on the first and made it’s way into the attic.  Incident was in the 400 block of West 61st Place.
firemen net roof at smokey house fire

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fire burns through siding on house

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Chicago working fire 7/28/14

Tim Olk took in a working fire this afternoon at 4728 S. Seeley in Chicago. here are several images from the scene.

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Chicago FD LTI tower ladder

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Chicago firemen at a house fire

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Chicago Still & Box alarm, 7-9-14

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Chicago Sn0rkel squad working at a fire scene

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Chicago working fire, 7-5-14

This from Eric Haak:

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 Still Alarm fire 9-14-13

This from Eric Haak:

This fire on the 5300 block of South Justine occurred Saturday afternoon at 1245 hrs.  Companies responding were Engines 116 and 123, Truck 33 and Tower Ladder 39, Battalion 19 along with Battalion 15 and Truck 18 with the RIT assignment.  No rig shots with this one as both engine companies were running spares.  There was some concern about communication to the rear porches of the exposure to the north, but everything was quickly contained.  A resident of the address told me that the mother allegedly stepped out to go to the corner store when the fire was started by kids in the rear bedroom.  During overhaul, the remnants of several mattresses were tossed out the rear window by members of Squad 5.

 

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House fire in Chicago 8-17-13

This from Eric Haak:

The still time for this fire was 1702 hrs.  Although the fire was out before I arrived, I wanted submit these because it was kind of an interesting job.  This vacant 2.5 story frame was located in the middle of the 6900 block of south Winchester.  The block has a cul-de-sac at the south end of the block.  What was really odd was that there was a block party going on when this happened!  A couple of hundred people barbecuing and dancing with kids playing up and down the street and then this house just “randomly” catches fire and gets this advanced before any companies could arrive.  No one on the scene reported seeing anything unusual happening.  One witness just stated that one minute the home was fine and the next there was fire everywhere.  Engine 101 used their deck gun to knock it down and kept it from communicating.  I was only about 2 miles out when Engine 101 reported on scene and there wasn’t much to see once I got there.  Engine 129 and Truck 50 were the other still companies along with Truck 41.

 

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