Posts Tagged ice covered firefighter

House fire in Hammond, IN 1-30-19

Hammond firefighters battled a house fire on 163rd Street 1/30/19.

Firefighters battle house fire in frigid weather

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Firefighters battle house fire in frigid weather

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Firefighters battle house fire in frigid weather

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Firefighters battle house fire in frigid weather

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Firefighters battle house fire in frigid weather

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Firefighters battle house fire in frigid weather

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Firefighters battle house fire in frigid weather

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Firefighters battle house fire in frigid weather

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Firefighters coated with ice at fire scene

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Firefighter encrusted in ice at fire scene

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2-Alarm fire in Flossmoor, 1-1-18

Flossmoor firefighters had a 2-Alarm fire at 1809 Oak Lane Road in the mid morning hours of New Year’s Day.

firefighter climbs aerial ladder with ice

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heavy smoke from house on fire

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firefighter covered with ice

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firefighter overhauls after winter house fire

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garage destroyed by fire in the winter

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firefighter covered with ice

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firefighters overhaul after winter house fire

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firefighters in Sutphen tower ladder at fire

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house destroyed by fire in the winter

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firefighters in Sutphen tower ladder at fire

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-8-17 (part 4)

More photos from Tim Olk and Dan McInerney at the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-8-17

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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Chicago FD Squad 2A Snorkel

Squad 2A . Dan McInerney photo

Chicago FD Squad 2A Snorkel

Squad 2A . Dan McInerney photo

Chicago FD Engine 113

Engine 113. Dan McInerney photo

Chicago FD Engine 117

Engine 117. Dan McInerney photo

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

Rainbow from water spray. Dan McInerney photo

winter fire scene in frigid weather

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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firefighters covered with ice after fire

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winter fire scene in frigid weather

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winter fire scene in frigid weather

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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aftermath of house fire

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm, 2-15-15

This from Eric Haak:

The Chicago Fire Department responded to this fire in the 1900 Block of West Devon at 0330 on Sunday morning (2/15/15).  It was eventually elevated to a still and box alarm and companies went defensive.  What you can’t see in the images is that the building was a t-shape and had a fairly large extension off the back of the building.  Police did rescue one resident who was transported to a local hospital.  Temperatures were around zero degrees causing everything in the vicinity to ice over.  I took the opportunity to take some images of a few engine companies I don’t often get to shoot.

 

burned out building covered with ice

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fireman covered with ice

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Chicago FD Engine 102 at a fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 70 at a fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 59 at a fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 71 at a fire scene

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House fire in Tinley Park, 1-8-15

This from Josh Boyajian:

1/8/15, a Box Alarm at 11625 Fairfax Court in Tinley Park

firefighter covered with ice and snow

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fireman with ice covered helmet

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firemen operate hose in snow storm

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Excerpts from the Chicago Tribune:

Two people including a firefighter who slipped on ice were injured during a Tinley Park house fire fought in frigid conditions Thursday afternoon, officials said.

Firefighters were called to the 16000 block of Fairfax Lane in Tinley Park about 12:45 p.m., said Assistant Fire Chief Kris Dunn. As they arrived, firefighters saw heavy fire coming from the first floor and attached garage of the residence, Dunn said. On the way to the fire, firefighters received a call that there could be someone trapped inside but that turned out not to be the case, Dunn said.

 

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 2-7-14

Tim Olk and Josh Boyajian were on-scene at Chicago’s 2-11 Alarm fire Friday at 2521 W.45th Place. The Chicago Tribune reports that the site of the fire is a crime scene.

A woman who had been stabbed several times was found by firefighters in a building that was set on fire on the Southwest Side Friday afternoon, police said.

Firefighters were called around 1:50 p.m. to the fire in the 2500 block of West 45th Place, according to Police News Affairs. A 2-11 alarm was called as the fire spread to several buildings, officials said. In one of the buildings, firefighters found the body of a woman, in her 50s, who had been stabbed several times, police said. She was dead on the scene, police said.

Authorities said it appeared the fire had been started in the building where the woman was found.

The woman was identified as Lucy Wrobel, 51, of the 2500 block of West 45th Place, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Her cause of death was pending an autopsy scheduled for later today.

fire department tower ladder at fire scene

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fire blows out the rear of a Chicago two-flat

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fire blows out the rear of a Chicago two-flat

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fire blows out the roof of Chicago two-flat

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fire blows out the rear of a Chicago two-flat

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chief fire officers at Chicago fire scene

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Chicago firefighter covered with ice

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firemen covered with ice at fire scene

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Chicago Deputy District Chief

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firemen covered with ice at fire scene

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firemen overhaul fire scene from attic

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Chicago battalion chief covered with ice

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firefighters in tower ladder basket with smoke

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heavy smoke pushes from the attic of a Chicago two-flat

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heavy smoke pushes from the attic of a Chicago two-flat

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fire blows out the roof of Chicago two-flat

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fire blows out the roof of Chicago two-flat

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Chicago firefighter covered with ice

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fireman covered with ice at winter fire

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More of Tim’s images can be viewed HERE.

More of Josh’s images can be viewed HERE.

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Chicago 2-11 2-8-11

Chicago firefighters responded to a fire in a commercial building at 1008 S. Kilbourn Avenue this morning around 8AM. They encountered fire in the center of a one-story, 100 x 125 brick building which burned through the roof. The fire was upgraded to a 2-11 Alarm before being brought under control.

The Chicago Tribune has a brief article HERE which states among other things that …

The building, a factory, was occupied at the time the blaze started, but everyone got out and no injuries were reported.

Jeff Rudolph was at the scene and submitted several images which depict the cold temperatures and the large volume of snow on the ground that firefighters had to contend with.

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm fire at 1008 S. Kilbourn

Chicago Engine 38 was on a hydrant this morning at Kilbourn and Grenshaw during the 2-11. Jeff Rudolph photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm fire at 1008 S. Kilbourn

Shop spare D551 was at also at the fire this morning. Jeff Rudolph photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm fire at 1008 S. Kilbourn

Firefighters manning the deck gun on top of Engine 38 are encrusted with ice. Jeff Rudolph photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm fire at 1008 S. Kilbourn

Chicago Squad 2A is shut down after using the master stream from the Snorkel to hit the fire this morning at 1008 S. Kilbourn. Jeff Rudolph photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm fire at 1008 S. Kilbourn

Firefighters from Tower Ladder 10 were running with a spare E-ONE tower ladder and used the elevated master stream to wet down the hot spots after the fire was knocked down. Jeff Rudolph photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm fire at 1008 S. Kilbourn

The company from Truck 36 worked with hand tools as their rig was parked a block away. Jeff Rudolph photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm fire at 1008 S. Kilbourn

Chicago Engine 113 was also pumping at the fire this morning. Jeff Rudloph photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm fire at 1008 S. Kilbourn

A shell of ice has formed around the helmet of this firefighter from Engine 38. Jeff Rudolph photo

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