Posts Tagged vintage fire scene photos

Vintage 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-12-71

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3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler – photographer(s) unknown

3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

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3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

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3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

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3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

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3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

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3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

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3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

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3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

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3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

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3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

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3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

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Chicago Fire Department history

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Liquor store October 1970

vintage Chicago fire scene photo from a Liquor store fire October 1970

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vintage Chicago fire scene photo from a Liquor store fire October 1970

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vintage Chicago fire scene photo from a Liquor store fire October 1970

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vintage Chicago fire scene photo from a Liquor store fire October 1970

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vintage Chicago fire scene photo from a Liquor store fire October 1970

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vintage Chicago fire scene photo from a Liquor store fire October 1970

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Gary Fire Department history (more)

more from Wayne Stuart:

Gentlemen just ask and you may receive,  I just so happen to have a couple of photos of the Snorkel at work. Photos of it working were pretty rare back in those days. It originally ran as the downtown Truck Company out of Station 1. The first fire was at 10th & Broadway in the late 60’s, not sure where the second fire took place, may have been on Washington St. in the 500 block in the same era.The third photo was it’s last resting place, again not sure of the location.

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1960s major fire in Gary Indiana

Wayne Stuart collection

Vintage fire scene in Gary, IN

Wayne Stuart collection

vintage Gary FD Maxim Snorkel as junk

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Chicago FD Snorkel 6-6-1 history (part 5)

More photos depicting the Chicago FD Snorkel 6-6-1 history

Chicago FD Engine 5 and Snorkel 1 working a 5-11 Alarm fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD Truck 3 and Snorkel 1 working a 5-11 alarm fire

Larry Shapiro photo

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Chicago FD Snorkel 6-6-1 history (part 4)

More photos depicting the Chicago FD Snorkel 6-6-1 history

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

Steve Redick photo

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

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vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

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vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

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Chicago FD Snorkel 6-6-1 history (part 3)

More photos depicting the Chicago FD Snorkel 6-6-1 history

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

4-11 on 4/28/2007. Eric Haak photo

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

4-11 on 4/28/2007. Eric Haak photo

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

4-11 on 4/28/2007. Eric Haak photo

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

3-11 on 8/30/07. Eric Haak photo

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

4-11 on 2/15/09. Eric Haak photo

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On this day … Box Alarm fire in Highland Park, 3-15-06

for #throwbackthursday, some photos from this day in history, 2006. The Highland Park FD went to a Box Alarm for fire in a classic downtown building at 430 Park Aveune.

landmark building destroyed by fire

Larry Shapiro photo

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Historic 5-11 Alarm plane crash in Chicago, 11-24-59

This from Eric Haak:

The following images are from the morning of November 24, 1959. TWA flight 595 experienced trouble on take off and attempted to return to Midway Airport. According to the official crash report, the pilot’s actions caused the Super Constellation to “gain an excessive rate of sink” on approach and it slammed into residences around 64th and Knox just after 5:30am (CFD records I have seen have the still time as 0524). The Chicago Fire Department’s response to this incident would eventually be raised to a 5-11. All 3 occupants of the cargo plane and 8 on the ground were killed. Firefighters working the fireground include members wearing helmets from Engines 127, 88, 97, 53, Squads 12 and 3 as well as Trucks 42 and 16. Also, Commissioner Quinn is shown standing amongst the rubble with his driver and a Chief Fire Marshall.

Firefighters work at an airplane crash site 11-24-59 in Chicago

Vintage photo from November 24, 1959 of a crash site near Midway Airport in Chicago of TWA flight 595. Eric Haak collection, photographer unknown

Firefighters work at an airplane crash site 11-24-59 in Chicago

Eric Haak collection

Firefighters work at an airplane crash site 11-24-59 in Chicago

Eric Haak collection

Firefighters work at an airplane crash site 11-24-59 in Chicago

Eric Haak collection

Chicago Fire Department Commissioner Robert J Quinn

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airplane crash site 11-24-59 in Chicago

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5-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-26-72

This from Eric Haak:

Just after 6:00pm Saturday evening, February 26, 1972. The address was 2825 N. Central Avenue with a fire in the 2-story Polk Brothers carpet store. It would be elevated to a 5-11 before the work was done. Tremendous smoke conditions as you would expect with that fire load. I thought the CTA bus image was interesting as customer’s faces can be seen peering out the windows. No way they would allow passengers to stay on the bus today.

The final image was an addition to last week’s post as I found this one after I submitted the others. Since there was discussion on the buggies in the last post, I figured I would send this in as it shows a different view of both the 1956 Chevrolet and the 1961 Ford. Enjoy!

5-11 alarm fire in Chicago 2/26/72 Polk Brothers Furniture

Eric Haak collection

5-11 alarm fire in Chicago 2/26/72 Polk Brothers Furniture

Eric Haak collection

5-11 alarm fire in Chicago 2/26/72 Polk Brothers Furniture

Eric Haak collection

5-11 alarm fire in Chicago 2/26/72 Polk Brothers Furniture

Eric Haak collection

5-11 alarm fire in Chicago 2/26/72 Polk Brothers Furniture

Eric Haak collection

classic fire scene photo from Chicago

Eric Haak collection

historic Chicago fire scene photo

From the collection of Eric Haak

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Chicago 4-11 Alarm fire, 1-2-62

This from Eric Haak:

January 2, 1962. Western at Harrison @ 8:30 am. Fire was in the 3-story Acorn Luggage factory and went to a 4-11. The first image is looking North towards the old Crane Junior College (high school still there but the building you see in the image is gone). You can also see the old Chicago Stadium off in the far distance. Second image looking across Western to the Southeast. Final image showing Snorkels working in the alley or what today would be called the “C” side. The truck company parked on Western looks to be 19 and I am only going off of what the number looks like on the door. Our staff historians will correct me if I’m wrong. If you look closely in the background, you can see the huge Phillips 66 neon sign that used to sit over the Eisenhower and the old Harris Bank Christmas billboard on top of one of the exposure buildings. Hope you enjoy this little throwback.

classic Chicago 4-11 alarm fire

January 2, 1962. Western at Harrison @ 8:30 am. Fire was in the 3-story Acorn Luggage factory and went to a 4-11. Eric Haak collection

vintage 4-11 alarm fire in Chicago 1962

January 2, 1962. Western at Harrison @ 8:30 am. Fire was in the 3-story Acorn Luggage factory and went to a 4-11. Eric Haak collection

vintage 4-11 alarm fire Chicago

January 2, 1962. Western at Harrison @ 8:30 am. Fire was in the 3-story Acorn Luggage factory and went to a 4-11. Eric Haak collection

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