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Chicago 4-11 Alarm fire 11-15-13 (pt 1)

Late this afternoon Chicago FD units were called about fire on the roof of a mattress store at 3106 W. Peterson Avenue. Engine 71 arrived and reported smoke, then requested a Box Alarm for the fire.

More information will be included in tomorrow’s post(s), but the fire was escalated to a 4-11 with three additional trucks (2 trucks and a tower ladder).

Images here are from Tim Olk and our newest contributor …

This from Dorothy Shapiro

My husband (Larry) kidnapped me since we were in the area, and as I sat and watched the fire for over two hours, I wanted to submit these images of mine to share.

4-alarm fire on Chicago's north side destroys strip center and 5 stores

Dorothy Shapiro photo

4-alarm fire on Chicago's north side destroys strip center and 5 stores

Dorothy Shapiro photo

4-alarm fire on Chicago's north side destroys strip center and 5 stores

Dorothy Shapiro photo

Massive 4-alarm fire on Chicago's north side destroys strip center and 5 stores

TIm Olk photo

Massive 4-alarm fire on Chicago's north side destroys strip center and 5 stores

TIm Olk photo

Massive 4-alarm fire on Chicago's north side destroys strip center and 5 stores

TIm Olk photo

Massive 4-alarm fire on Chicago's north side destroys strip center and 5 stores

TIm Olk photo

Massive 4-alarm fire on Chicago's north side destroys strip center and 5 stores

TIm Olk photo

Massive 4-alarm fire on Chicago's north side destroys strip center and 5 stores

TIm Olk photo

Massive 4-alarm fire on Chicago's north side destroys strip center and 5 stores

TIm Olk photo

Massive 4-alarm fire on Chicago's north side destroys strip center and 5 stores

TIm Olk photo

Massive 4-alarm fire on Chicago's north side destroys strip center and 5 stores

TIm Olk p

 

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Chicago 5-11 Alarm + 2 Specials 1-22-13 (pt14)

Unofficial rundown of companies and times for the 5-11 Alarm with 2 specials at 3757 S. Ashland Avenue on 1-22-13.

rundown list of units sent to fight the large warehouse fire in Chicago 1-22-13

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Chicago 5-11 Alarm + 2 Specials 1-22-13 (pt7)

More images from the massive fire at 3757 S. Ashland Avenue on 1-22-13.

A large gallery of images by Larry Shapiro is HERE.

Steve Redick video, with images to follow:

massive warehouse fire in Chicago

The building at 3757 S. Ashland Avenue fully involved with flames through the roof. The header was visible for miles and flames in the sky were visible from the Dan Ryan Expressway near Roosevelt Avenue. Steve Redick photo

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A firefighter on Engine 49 uses the deck gun from Ashland Avenue. Steve Redick photo

 

Click here to see more Steve Redick fire photos.

Another video of the 5-11, this one from Dave Weaver, radioman911.com

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