Posts Tagged house fire in Chicago

Working fire in Chicago, 5-30-17

some photos from Josh Boyajian from a recent fire in Chicago

aftermath of house fire

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Chicago FD Engine 117

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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Chicago firefighter after battling a fire

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Chicago firefighter after battling a fire

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Working fire in Chicago, 6-9-17

This from Drew Gresik:

The 18th Battalion battled a working fire in a red-X building at 3849 on Flournoy. Chicago Police helicopter ‘PH1’ called it in on the Zone and reported that there was a house on fire and it was really cooking. Engine 95 deck-gunned it on arrival as they had heavy fire showing from the 2, and then companies led out (2) 2.5” lines while performing an exterior attack. A third line was led out as Squad 1’s Snorkel was set up and flowing water in the vacant lot on Side D. 
 
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night fire scene photo

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Chicago FD Engine 38

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Chicago FD Squad 1 at work

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Chicago FD Squad 1 at work

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Chicago FD Squad 1 at work

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 3-21-17 (part 2)

More photos from Matthew Sosnowski of the Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 3-21-17 

flames from attic at building fire

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Chicago FD Truck 41

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firefighters climb aerial ladder at fire

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firefighter prepares saw at fire scene

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Chicago FD Comm Van 275

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fire scene with smoke

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Chicago FD Engine 123

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Chicago FD Engine 88

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firefighters pose after battling a fire

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Chicago FD Squad 5

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 3-21-17 (part 1)

This from Matthew Sosnowski:

these are the pics of the fire on 65th street (6500 S Washtenaw) that occurred on 3-21-2017

firefighters on peak roof to vent fire

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smoke from attic of building on fire

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firefighters on peak roof to vent fire

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firefighters on peak roof to vent fire with heavy smoke

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firefighters on peak roof to vent fire with heavy smoke

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firefighters on peak roof to vent fire

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firefighters on peak roof to vent fire with heavy smoke

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flames from attic of building on fire

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flames from attic of building on fire

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flames from attic of building on fire

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flames from attic of building on fire

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flames from attic of building on fire

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-12-17

This from Eric Haak:

At approximately 0605 hrs on Sunday morning (2/12), the Englewood Fire Alarm Office received several calls for a fire at the intersection of 44th and Shields Ave. Engine 50 landed on the scene and confirmed a fire in a 2.5-story vacant frame with exposure to a 1.5-story occupied frame. Two minutes later, the 2nd Battalion reported he had heavy fire in the 2.5-story and requested a Box. The first image below was taken just before Engine 50 opened up with their deck gun which knocked down a lot of the visible fire in the front. There was a lot of fire extension into the occupied exposure and companies made an interior attack on that structure. Eventually Squad 5’s Snorkel and Tower Ladder 39 were brought down to mop up the remaining fire in the original building which was under rehab. In an October, 2015 Google Streets image, the building was a Red-X and appeared to have had a basement fire in it previously.

house engulfed in flames at night

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Chicago FD Engine 50 at fire scene

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Firefighters battle house fire at night

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house engulfed in flames at night

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Firefighters battle house fire at night

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Chicago Firefighters on roof with flames

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Firefighters battle house fire

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Working fire in Chicago, 1-6-17

This from Eric Haak:

Shortly before 0700 hrs on Friday morning (1/6), Chicago’s 24th Battalion had a working fire in a 2-story frame home on the 13400 block of South Carondolet Ave. The fire appeared to be blowing out of the 1st floor rear windows and a door on the “D” side. This side had very limited access and was separated from a commercial building by only a couple feet. The hydrant directly in front of the home was not working (unknown if frozen or not) and Engine 97 secured water by using a hydrant further down the block on 134th Street. Engine 104 was in a spare. All of the occupants, including the family dog, made it out of the home safely.

smoke from house fire at dawn

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Chicago FD Engine 97 on a hydrant

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smoke from window during house fire

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rear of fire engine with hose lines off

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LDH hose in street

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Chicago FD spare fire engine on a hydrant

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Chicago FD engine on a hydrant

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-4-17

This from Steve Redick:

Took a ride to the 4300 block of Henderson for a fire in a small house described as hoarder conditions. The house was on a dead-end street to a railroad embankment. The truck arrived first I believe so both engines backed into the block to lead out, eventually both using the same hydrant. 91 hooked up to 7’s gate valve. A massive tree prevented any use of a tower or aerial ladder making roof access by ground ladder only. A tough job for all concerned but carried out in short order.

firefighters work at a house fire

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firefighters place ground ladder during fire

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firefighters work at a house fire

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firefighter climbs ground ladder at house fire

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firefighter breaks window with pike pole

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hoarder conditions at house fire

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Chicago FD Engine 7

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Chicago FD Engine 91 decal

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fire hydrant with two lines attached

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fire hydrant with two lines attached

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Chicago FD Engine 91

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firefighters work at a house fire

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firefighters work at a house fire

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firefighters work at a house fire

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1/4/17

Photos from Eric Haak of the Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1/4/17

firefighters battle house fire at night

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Chicago FD Engine 62

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firefighters stand by at house fire scene

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Snorkel at work

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Snorkel at work

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firefighters with ice covered coats

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Chicago FD Engine 93

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Snorkel at work

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1/4/17

This from Eric Haak:

The 22nd Battalion had a Still and Box alarm fire in an occupied frame house at 16 E. 102nd Place that came in around 0600 hrs 1/4/17.  Radio communications of companies landing and size-up can be heard at the beginning of the video clip.  Temperatures were in the single digits.  All occupants made it out of the residence safely.  Squad 5’s Snorkel was eventually backed down the alley to the North and went to work on extinguishing the heavy fire that was on the second floor.  I arrived after companies had already gone defensive.

 

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2-11 Alarm fire & Chicago Still & Box Alarm video

This from Eric Haak:

Here is some video I shot at both the 2-11 and Still & Box this week.  Kind of neat because it shows both Snorkel 2A and 5A being set up and both are probably going to be placed into reserve status very soon.

 

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