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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-15-17 (more)

More on the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-15-17  from Steve Redick:

Took in an interesting job saturday morning. This fire resulted from a gas explosion, and sadly there were injuries,  some severe. The location is about as far away from my quarters within the city limits as possible. I am 6400 North and 7200 West, this fire was 9700 South and 3500 East. I had to pay a toll and get my passport stamped twice on my way there! The fire was pretty much in check when I arrived with a defensive operation taking place. Shortly thereafter it was decided to let the roof burn off the compromised portion of the building and this resulted in some tremendous images. In addition, I was able to get images of companies I seldom if ever see. The cherry on top was FINALLY getting to see one of the new Rosenbauer “snorkels” in operation after months of near misses. The weather and lighting were as perfect as you could ever ask for and helped yield some memorable images.

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 34

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Chicago FD Engine 46

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heavy smoke and flames through roof of a building

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heavy smoke and flames through roof of a building

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 34

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Chicago FD Engine 104

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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House fire in Crystal Lake, 4-15-17

Photos from Steve Redick of apparatus at the scene of a house fire at 4005 Illinois Street in Crystal Lake within the Nunda Rural FPD 4/14/17. A Box Alarm for tenders was called to provide a water supply.

Crystal Lake FD fire engine

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Cary FPD tender

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Nunda Rural FPD mini pumper

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Nunda Rural FPD Engine 41

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Grayslake FPD tanker

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Union FPD tanker

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Algonquin-Lake in the Hills fire engine

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McHenry Township FPD fire truck

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Round Lake FPD fire engine

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Mundelein Fire Department Truck 431

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Fox Lake FPD fire engine

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Fox River Grove FPD tanker

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Nunda Rural FPD Engine 45

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Nunda Rural FPD Engine 41

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-15-17 (more)

Video by Steve Redick of the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-15-17 

9650 S Ewing 2-11 alarm from gas explosion. 2nd use of one of the new Rosenbauer “snorkel” type units. Radio traffic added

 

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Historic 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-25-79

This from Steve Redick:

This is the radio traffic from a 3-11 alarm with a disaster plan 3 at the notorious 6531 Lowe. This occurred while my dad was chief in the 12th battalion … first thing in the morning. The chief he normally relieved, Bill Foran was acting in the big buggy and had not yet been relieved so he was responding as the division marshal. The captain of truck 20, who had some classic radio replies was Richard Fitzpatrick. The voice of the englewood office was Harry Haddon back in his heyday. This building had super long hallways, masks were barely in use at this time and the people were hanging out all over the place. This was a real dandy.

historic Chicago fire scene photo

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historic Chicago fire scene photo

Standing in the window are Bill Conroy Lt Eng 84 and Dave Bukiema Lt t51. Steve Redick photo

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2-Alarm fire in Evanston, 3-31-17

This from Steve Redick:

900 Block of Sherman on Friday (3/31/17). Looked like the first floor rear of a large apartment building. Nothing to see when I arrived but a few rig shots.

Steve

video by Jim McCall

firefighters overhaul at fire scene

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Evanston FD Engine 21

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fire engine and hose in alley

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hose connected to fire hydrant

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Evanston FD Engine 24

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Evanston FD Truck 23

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Evanston FD Engine 23

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Skokie FD Truck 16

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Wilmette FD Engine 27

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Winnetka FD Engine 28

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Northfield Fire Rescue Truck 29

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Chicago Fire Department history, 5-11 Alarm fire 11-14-03

This from Steve Redick:

Found an audio tape of the radio traffic from this job at 19th & Peoria that I made from a fire alarm office recording. I am also enclosing a link to the images from this job  It really is amazing how much more advanced my tools and techniques have become since taking these. As I recall TL39 lost power with the basket in a precarious position and I have images of the members stretching an exposure line to protect the  basket and ladder. I remember seeing this from the elevated portion of the Dan Ryan as I was enroute and seeing heavy flames from a square block area … what a site. Considering the massive amount of fire here there were few really good images to be had. Enjoy the history.

Steve

massive fire burns in warehouse at night

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flames through the roof at night

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massive fire burns in warehouse at night

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massive fire burns in warehouse at night

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massive fire burns in warehouse at night

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massive fire burns in warehouse at night

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heavy smoke from warehouse fire at night

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heavy smoke from warehouse fire at night

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massive fire burns in warehouse at night

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massive fire burns in warehouse at night

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Snorkel at fire scene

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massive fire burns in warehouse at night

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photo gallery from the fire

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-26-17 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Sunday evening, a massive industrial complex vacant and in disrepair. A rubbish type fire deep in the building produced smoke conditions that made interior operations very dangerous. This job took a few hours and required the use of search lines as well as TICs. Not much to see from the outside but some varying smoke conditions.

Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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Chicago FD E-ONE aerial ladder

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Chicago Firefighters at warehouse fire

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heavy smoke from warehouse fire

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heavy smoke from warehouse fire

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Chicago FD Engine 125

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Chicago FD spare ladder truck

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Firefighters with PPE at warehouse fire

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Firefighters ascend tower ladder to the roof

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heavy smoke from warehouse fire

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Chicago FD spare tower ladder

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Chicago FD Engine 125

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Chicago FD Command Van 272

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Chicago FD spare tower ladder

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Chicago FD spare engine

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Box Alarm in River Forest, 3-26-17

This from Steve Redick:

Lake and Park, a short block from the firehouse. I understand there was a fatality in this fire. Nothing to see when I arrived but got some nice rig shots. Fire was in the basement and well contained in short order.
River Forest FD Smeal quint at a fire scene

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River Forest FD fire engine

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River Forest fire trucks

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house fire scene

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River Forest FD quint at fire scene

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Forest park HME fire engine

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Cicero FD Truck 2

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North Riverside FD Engine 808

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Maywood Fire Department fire engine

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Oak Park FD HME fire engine

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-26-17

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

About 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening (3/26/17), Chicago firefighters responded for fire in a vacant structure at 6159 West Dickens Avenue  on the city’s Northwest Side. The response was soon raised to a box alarm.

By 10 p.m., the fire was struck out. One firefighter was taken to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

This from José Guillén:

Here are a few cell phone camera shots of the Still & Box at the old Zenith TV and radio factory.  I grew up in the neighborhood and was visiting my parents when I caught wind of this going on. Thanks.
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smoke from warehouse fire

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Chicago FD Deputy District Chief 222

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Chicago FD Truck 29

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Chicago fire truck at warehouse fire

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Chicago FD Squad 2A Rosenbauer ACP-55

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RIT team standing by during fire

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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fire truck at smokey warehouse fire

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Chicago MVA with Haz Mat Level 1, 3-26-17

This from Steve Redick:

Took in an unusual response yesterday on the outbound JFK Expressway at Kimball. A semi truck struck the retaining wall and went over the side on an elevated portion of the roadway. The cab detached from the frame (which remained dangling over the lower roadway) and fell to the street below. The driver was reported as being pinned with both portions of the wreckage on fire.

The driver had been removed and was enroute to the hospital when I arrived. Reportedly he was not pinned, but as you might imagine seriously injured. I observed some of the recovery operations utilizing the large IDOT wrecker as well as a bit of the Lin-Mar wrecker operations. A haz mat response was also utilized due to leaking fuel and fluids on both the upper and lower portions of the incident.

semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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semi tractor separated from chassis during crash

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semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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semi tractor separated from chassis during crash

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semi tractor hanging over expressway wass

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IDOT Minute Man heavy wrecker at work

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semi tractor hanging over expressway wass

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semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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IDOT Minute Man heavy wrecker at work

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IDOT Minute Man heavy wrecker at work

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Chicago firefighters at semi crash

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Lin-Mar Towing heavy wrecker

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firefighter applies foam after crash on highway

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Lin-Mar Towing heavy wrecker at work

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Chicago FD Engine 106

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Lin-Mar Towing heavy wrecker at work

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semi tractor separated from chassis during crash

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Lin-Mar Towing heavy wrecker at work

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Lin-Mar Towing heavy wrecker at work

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more photos are HERE

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