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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 5-7-16

This from Eric Haak:

Had a great opportunity to shoot the new Tower Ladder 39 at a still and box alarm this morning (5/7) at 59th and Carpenter.  The fire was in a red x building and appeared to have started in back porches, which were fully involved when I arrived.  Companies were defensive from the start.
Chicago FD Engine 116 at a fire scene

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fire in a Red-X building in Chicago

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Chicago FD Squad 5

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E-ONE tower ladder at work in Chicago

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Chicago FD Squad 5

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Chicago FD Battalion 19 chief

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 7-2-15

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some images from a Still & Box Alarm in Chicago that came in shortly after 4:00 pm on Thursday (7/2).  The structure was on the 500 block of South Millard and was a vacant “Red X” building.  Battalion 13 reported he had a large volume of smoke coming from the second floor and was concerned about communication to the “D” side exposure which was a 3-story vacant.  My images are from about 45 minutes in.  Engine 38 was also pumping at Central Park and Congress and Tower Ladder 14 was working in sector “C”.

Chicago FD Squad 1

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Chicago fireman in Snorkel basket

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firemen with hose line at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 44

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fire investigator at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 95

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Chicago Still And Box Alarm fire , 6-28-15

Still & Box Alarm fire in a Red-X building on Sunday morning (6/28/15) at 7038 S. Sangamon.

Chicago firefighters use a Snorkel to battle a fire

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fireman uses deck gun at Chicago fire

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Chicago firefighters use a Snorkel to battle a fire

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Chicago firefighters use a Snorkel to battle a fire

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heavy smoke and flames from vacant building fire

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Chicago firefighters prepare to use a Snorkel to battle a fire

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heavy smoke from vacant building fire

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Chicago firefighters prepare to use a Snorkel to battle a fire

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Chicago Still & Box in Red-X building

This from Steve Redick:

Early last week I made a quick “photo run by” at the box at Thomas and Central Park in Chicago. It was a red ‘X’ building, the site of previous fires.  All defensive, mainly done when I arrived. Nice lighting conditions … a real rarity…

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Chicago fire scene

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Chicago FD squad

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Chicago FD Engine 44

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 34

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Chicago fire scene

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Chicago FD Snorkel at fire scene

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Chicago Still & Box Fire 8-6-13 with Red-X

This from Eric Haak:

At 1620 hrs on Tuesday afternoon, companies in Chicago’s 18th Battalion responded to the report of a fire in a building on the corner of 73rd and Yale.  On arrival, Truck 20 reported a 4-story, 75 x 100 “Red X” apartment building with the top floor fully involved.  Within a few minutes the fire was boxed and companies went completely defensive.  Aerial operations were initiated with the following companies; Engine 122 was positioned on Yale just north of the intersection and fed Truck 20, Engine 47 was positioned on Yale to the south of the fire building and fed Squad 5 in sector 1.  Tower Ladder 34 was set up on 73rd Street on the sector 1/4 corner while Engine 73 took a hydrant about a half block north on Yale and fed them.

 

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Chicago Fire Department

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Chicago Fire Department

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There are a few unique things about this fire.  First off, this address was in Engine 54’s still district but they never responded.  54 went on an ambulance assist at 1600 hrs that resulted in a DOA.  It took over a half hour for a beat car to arrive and relieve them.  Another thing to note is that Truck 20 is using a spare but have the magnetic numerals on the doors.  As far as I know, Truck 20 is the only one that has them.  I noticed they had them a few months back.

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Chicago Fire Department

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire 7-24-13

This from Drew Gresik:

Hey guys,
I took a quick ride to the West Side today for a Still and Box at 742 N Pine. Engine 96 reported to Main FAO “we got a worker, Office” as they pulled out of quarters. Engine 117 arrived first-in with the tower and reported a Red X 2.5-story going on the 2nd floor and attic in the rear. By the time I arrived on scene, about 20 minutes later, heavy fire was showing from throughout the top floors. Engines 96, 117, and 113 were pumping while Tower 14 had a master stream. Trucks 26 and 29 were on scene as well. Engine 23 and Trucks 35 and 53 were in staging, but I don’t think they were used. Interesting note, Engine 95, Truck 7 and Battalion 4 had a small fire on Kostner just south of Madison right as companies were stretching at this job. Here’s some of my shots.
Thanks,
Drew Gresik
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