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Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire, August 27, 2014 (part 2)

Images from Tim Olk of the 3-11 Alarm fire at 6308 S. Halsted (8-27-14).

smokey Chicago fire scene with fire engine

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firemen from Chicago Squad 5

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Chicago FD Snorkel working at a large fire scene

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firemen posing at a fire scene

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Chicago FD Snorkel working at a large fire scene

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Chicago FD Snorkel Squad 5working at a large fire scene

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smokey Chicago fire scene with fire engine

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smokey Chicago fire scene with fire engine

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As seen around … Chicago

Images from Tim Olk aboard Chicago Engine 2 the Christopher Wheatley during the air and water show.

aboard the Chicago fire boat The Christopher Wheatley Engine 2

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the Chicago fire boat The Christopher Wheatley Engine 2

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aboard the Chicago fire boat The Christopher Wheatley Engine 2

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aboard the Chicago fire boat The Christopher Wheatley Engine 2

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the Chicago fire boat Engine 58

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aboard the Chicago fire boat The Christopher Wheatley Engine 2

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aboard the Chicago fire boat The Christopher Wheatley Engine 2

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aboard the Chicago fire boat The Christopher Wheatley Engine 2

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Chicago FD fast boat 6-8-8

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Car into the water in Fox Lake

Images from Tim Olk of Fox Lake divers working to recover a submerged car on Friday.

fire department diver in the water

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fire department divers

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fire department divers recover submerged car

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fire department divers recover submerged car

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fire department diver in the water

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Level II Haz Mat incident in Chicago, 8-6-14

Tim Olk spent seven hours at yesterday’s Haz Mat Level II .

From the Chicago Tribune:

Streets near U.S. Cellular Field were closed [Wednesday], along with the CTA Red Line stop at 35th Street, as emergency crews worked to contain the leak of about 500 gallons of muriatic acid from a truck, officials said. Muriatic acid also is known as hydrochloric acid, and is widely used in industry, including plastic and steel manufacturing.

A Level II hazardous materials [alarm] was called by the Chicago Fire Department about 12:30 p.m. for the leak near 35th Street and Wentworth Avenue. No one was injured in the incident. The fire department was able to slow the leak while pouring water on the truck and using what’s know as a mobile ventilation [unit] to keep the fumes away from the field and a nearby CHA senior housing building. A second truck was brought in to offload the acid and make the area safe, according to fire officials.

Chicago Fire Department Hazardous Incident Team unit

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Chicago Fire Department hazardous materials team working at a chemical spill

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Chicago Fire Department command board

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Chicago Fire Department hazardous materials team working at a chemical spill

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Chicago Fire Department fire engine on a hydrant

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Chicago Fire Department hazardous materials team working at a chemical spill

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Chicago Fire Department hazardous materials team working at a chemical spill

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Chicago Fire Department hazardous materials team working at a chemical spill

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Chicago Fire Department Hazardous Incident Team unit

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Chicago Fire Department mobile command post

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Highwood house fire, 8-1-14

From Tim Olk:

Highwood had heavy smoke on arrival just before midnight at a two-story vacant house at 348 Prairie.

firemen climb a ladder to the roof of a house on fire

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firemen climb a ladder to the roof of a house on fire

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father and son firefighter together

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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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Northbrook water incident – 7-21-14

Northbrook firefighters were called to the scene of a car in a pond near the intersection of Willow Road and Landwehr after midnight Monday morning. The requested area divers to assist with searching for victims in the car and the surrounding pond.

Tim Olk submitted several images from the scene.

fire department diver at night

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Northbrook Fire Department dive squad

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car recovered from pond

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car recovered from pond

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car recovered from pond

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fire department divers at night

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Box Alarm fire in Vernon Hills, 7-20-14 (more)

Images from Tim Olk from the townhouse fire in Vernon Hills Sunday night (7-20-14).

firemen apply high expansion foam

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firemen apply high expansion foam

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firemen on aerial ladder

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firemen apply high expansion foam

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high expansion foam used to fight basement fire

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firemen apply high expansion foam

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high expansion foam used to fight basement fire

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firemen apply high expansion foam

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high expansion foam used to fight basement fire

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firemen apply high expansion foam

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Worker trapped in trench in Niles 7-19-14 (pt 5)

A few more images from Tim Olk from Saturday’s trench rescue in Niles.

firemen rescue worker trapped in a trench

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firemen rescue worker trapped in a trench

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firemen rescue worker trapped in a trench

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firemen rescue worker trapped in a trench

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firemen rescue worker trapped in a trench

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Worker trapped in trench in Niles 7-19-14 (pt 2)

A few images from Tim Olk of the Trench Rescue (TRT BOX) in Niles yesterday afternoon.

firemen rescue worker trapped in a trench

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firemen rescue worker trapped in a trench

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firemen rescue worker trapped in a trench

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firemen rescue worker trapped in a trench

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firemen rescue worker trapped in a trench

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More images and video to follow tomorrow.

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