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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 8-22-17 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

It was deja vu … the old Zenith industrial complex that has had several other fires including a still and box I took in a few months ago. Most of the fire appeared to be in the top floor and roof area and was really showing a lot of heavy smoke for a while. Little or no interior operations due to hazardous building conditions. Three towers, Snorkel,  a few ladder pipes and a deck gun were used. It was right at sunset so the photos were all taken in rapidly changing lighting conditions. The video and all the images can be seen at my website here:

heavy smoke from warehouse fire

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Chicago FD Engine 125

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warehouse fire scene in Chicago

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Chicago FD Truck 58

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Chicago FD Squad 2A at work

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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Chicago Fire Department Tower Ladder 14

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Chicago Fire Department Engine 117

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Chicago Fire Department Squad 2A

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elevated master streams at work

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 10

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E-ONE tower ladder at night

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 6-26-14

Tim Olk was at the Still & Box Alarm at 3325 W. Montrose Avenue last night (6-26-14)

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firefighters with smokey fire

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firefighters with smokey fire

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firefighters with smokey fire

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fire department mobile ventilation unit

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firefighters with smokey fire

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firefighters with smokey fire

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firefighters with smokey fire

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Chicago FD Snorkel

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Chicago FD squad truck

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 2-14-14 (more)

This from Dan Shevlin:

The Fire Alarm Office received one call from a cell phone reporting a building on fire at 33rd Str & Keeler.  A still was sent to this location.  Eng99 found nothing.  As it turns out the Cicero Fire Department was receiving the rest of the calls for 33rd Str & Kostner for a trucking company on fire.  Cicero Fire Dispatch contacted us on IFERN & the location was corrected.

winter fire scene in Chicago

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fire scene with trucks at dawn

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fire scene with trucks at dawn

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firefighter with hose at a winter fire scene at night

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fire scene with trucks at dawn

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Chicago FD Spartan fire engine

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 2-14-14

Chicago had a Still & Box Alarm fire this morning at 3235 S. Kostner. Fire was through the roof and involved a corrugated one-story warehouse at a trucking company.

Here are some images from Gordon J. Nord, Jr. and Josh Boyajian.

winter fire scene at night

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winter fire scene at night

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firefighters with hose at a winter fire scene at night

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fire scene with trucks at dawn

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Chicago Snorkel at winter fire scene

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Chicago FD Spartan fire engine

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fire scene at dusk

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fire scene at dusk

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fire scene at dusk

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire 2-4-13

Chicago firefighters responded to a reported fire in a large warehouse complex last night at 4834 S. Halsted. First arriving units found a 200×500, 5-story, fire-resistive structure with heavy smoke pushing out of the first floor. After a brief interior attack, companies were pulled out to initiate defensive operations. The alarm was upgraded to a 2-11 and a special call was made for Engine 81 with Hose Wagon 6-1-1.

The Chicago Tribune reported:

One firefighter was injured at an extra-alarm blaze in an abandoned factory in the Back of the Yards neighborhood that was being brought under control this evening.

The fire started in the abandoned L-shaped building west of 48th Street and Halsted Avenue about 5:45 p.m. The firefighter was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment, where he was alert and comfortable this evening, according to the Fire Department.

The factory building is of concrete construction, so was not as difficult to contain the fire as the recent extra-alarm fire in Bridgeport.

About a dozen fire department vehicles were stationed around the vacant warehouse Monday evening as others blocked off Halsted between 47th and 49th streets.

Firefighters called to the scene were confronted with volumes of “thick black smoke” streaming out of the warehouse’s windows, said deputy fire comissioner John McNicholas.

The entire Tribune article is HERE with a video and several images.

Tower Ladders and the Snorkel were positioned to be put to work, but the fire was determined to be involving contents and not the building itself. Another special request was made for Engine 106 with 9-2-3, the Mobile Ventilation Unit.

Tim Olk, Steve Redick, and Larry Shapiro went to the scene, but there was not much to see.

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