Archive for January 28th, 2013

Chicago 5-11 Alarm + 2 Specials 1-22-13 (pt16)

It’s the fire that just keeps giving …

This image from TIm Olk at 9PM on Monday …

massive warehouse fire in Chicago

Tim Olk photo

massive warehouse fire in Chicago

Earlier this evening. Tim Olk photo


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New CFD buggies

This from Erik Haak:

It appears three more CFD Field Chief buggies are marked and ready for service.  Josh Boyajian already reported on 4-5-2 and  4-5-5 back in December.  4-5-1, 6, and 8 were out front of the Tri-Angle Fabrication and Body Company, Inc which is on 43rd Street, just west of Packers.
Photo to Eric Haak
Chicago Fire Department SUV

Erik Haak photo

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Chicago 5-11 Alarm + 2 Specials 1-22-13 (pt15)

Possibly the last in a series of posts about the 5-11 Alarm fire with 2 special alarms on Tuesday, January 22nd at 3757 S. Ashland Avenue, Larry Shapiro has uploaded a somewhat lengthy video chronicling early stages of demolition. The video was created on Friday, January 25th, three days after the fire. Much of the building was encased in ice which brought onlookers and photographers from throughout the Chicago area to the scene. Many images have been posted earlier,HEREHEREHERE and HERE.

The building reportedly has two basement levels that are inaccessible due to the interior collapse of the upper floors. Fire was still burning under the debris in many parts of the collapsed building. Fire companies were at the scene each day and most nights.


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