Posts Tagged house fire in Chicago

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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Working fire in Chicago, 12-9-16 (part 2)

more photos from Tim Olk at the working fire in Chicago at 6507 S. Parnell 12-9-16

Firefighters climbing aerial ladder

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Firefighter venting a house roof

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Firefighter venting a house roof

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Firefighters climbing aerial ladder

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Firefighter after battling a fire

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Firefighters with dirty faces

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aftermath of house fire

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Working fire in Chicago, 12-9-16 (part 1)

From Tim Olk:

Chicago working fire at 6507 S Parnell

Firefighters arrive at house fire

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Chicago FD Engine 54

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smoke from house on fire

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smoke from house on fire

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smoke and flames from house on fire

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Firefighter dragging a hose line at a house fire

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smoke from house on fire

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Chicago FD Engine 47

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Working fire in Chicago, 11-19-16

This from Eric Haak:

On Saturday, November 19th, the Chicago Fire Department responded to the report of a house fire shortly after sunrise.  The Englewood Fire Alarm Office had received two different locations and the first engine arrived at the first address with nothing showing.  The alarm office advised they were also getting calls for 74th Street and Engine 54 landed with a fire a few seconds later.  The residence was occupied but no one was at home at the time.  The last photo shows a little modification made to a spare rig.

smoke billows from house on fire

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Firefighters prepare to enter burning house

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Firefighters on venting a roof during a fire

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Firefighters engulfed in smoke on house roof

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flames through the roof of a house with Firefighters

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Chicago FD company decal

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Working fire in Chicago, 11-26-16

This from Drew Gresik:

The city had a fire in a vacant house at 4620 W Superior around 2200 hours on 11/26/16. Three lines were led out and the roof was opened by T26. The 20×20 frame garage burned completely to the ground and companies had heavy fire inside the home on arrival.
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Chicago FD Truck 26

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Chicago FD Engine 95

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Chicago FD Engine 117

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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Chicago FD Engine 117

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Squad 2

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 7-30-16

This from Eric Haak:

At 4:45 on Saturday (7/30), the Main Fire Alarm Office gave the 18th Battalion a working fire response to the 1500 block of south Kostner.  Engine 38 boxed the fire shortly after arrival and reported they had an exposure problem and a burn victim.  I arrived with just a little fire left in the attic so the pictures are mostly of rig placement.  The first couple of images are of Engine 95 stretching a line to the second floor in the rear.  You can see in the third image that there was fire blowing out a couple of windows at the very front of side B, although one of the windows is not visible through the bushes.  The Still & Box was struck out in about 20 minutes.
firefighters on roof of house with smoke

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firefighters overhaul after house fire

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firefighters overhaul after house fire

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Chicago FD Engine 38

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Chicago FD Engine 95

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Chicago FD Engine 99

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old Seagrave truck still in use in Chicago

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Chicago FD Lieutenant

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