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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.

firemen on the scene of a house fire

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Chicago FD LTI tower ladder

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Chicago firemen at a house fire

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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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Chicago Fire Department

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Chicago Fire Department

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Chicago Fire Department

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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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Chicago Fire Department

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Chicago house fire 7-28-13

This from Eric Haak:

At approximately 8:15 Sunday morning, a fire broke out in this 25×50 1.5 story brick on the 900 block of north Harding in Chicago’s 13th Battalion.  Engine 95 was first due and reported the home to be fully involved on arrival.  There was a enclosed wood frame porch at the rear of the structure where it appeared the fire originated.  The home had been vacant for a while and had several break-ins.  The fire eventually communicated to the home to the north and caused damage to the frame dormer of a 1.5 story ordinary.  Companies working on the scene were Engines 95 and 76, Trucks 35 and 26, Truck 36 was RIT with the 12th Battalion.

Chicago Fire Department house fire

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Chicago Fire Department house fire

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Chicago Fire Department Engine 95

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Chicago Fifre Department Engine 76

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm 5-8-13 house fire

This from Dan Shevlin:

Still & Box 1711 N Kimball
Still Time : 0546
Box Time : 0555 by the 12th
1711 Kimball was the original fire building 2 story frame 25 x 50 , communicating to 1709 Kimball 3 story frame 25 x 50 . Fire in the attic . Several hand lines . Tower Ladder 14 was put to work on the attic of the exposure .  More photos @ chicagofirerover.smugmug.com . thanks Dan Shevlin
heavy smoke at fire in Chicago

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fire from third floor apartment

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firemen fight big house fire

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tower ladder works at heavy fire

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Chicago 3rd floor attic fire

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Chicago house fire 4-29-13

This from Dan Shevlin:

Location : 64th & Bishop
Still Time : Approx 1015
1 1/2 story frame with fire in the attic .  I believe the report was that this was a vacant house . Fire was out when i arrived .
house fire in Chicago

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house fire in Chicago

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house fire in Chicago

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Chicago house fire on West Iowa 4-6-13

This from Josh Boyajian:

Chicago companies had a Still and Box alarm @ 4258 w Iowa this afternoon. Fire looked like it started on the first floor and then extended into the 2nd floor and attic. Still companies were 117 and Tower 14. Wind was blowing really strong, which made it a little difficult for the companies. Here are some of my photos.

building fire in Chicago

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fire flames blowing out of building

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Chicago firefighters in tower ladder

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Chicago spare tower ladder fights fire

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Chicago firefighters in tower ladder

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Chicago firefighters in tower ladder

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Chicago house fire 4-4-13

This from Dan Shevlin:

Still Alarm/Working Fire Response : 140 N Pine
Still Time : Approx 1450 hours
2 story frame , Battalion 13 reported plumbers sweating pipes in the basement , which sparked the fire
Engine 96 had 1 line off
house fire in Chicago

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Chicago firefighters at fire scene

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fire engine with hose hookup

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Chicago FD Truck 29

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Chicago FD Engine 96

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Chicago FD Engine 96 Luverne fire engine

Engine 96 on a hydrant. Dan Shevlin photo

Chicago FD Engine 113

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Chicago Truck 26

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Chicago Squad 2

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