Archive for April 18th, 2024

Chicago Fire Department news

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Chicago firefighters were called for a fire at 8:15 p.m. Thursday at 1355 W. 16th St. in Pilsen and found heavy fire at the two-and-a-half-story, multi-family frame house.

The building was vacant and being remodeled. Firefighters launched a blitz attack – directing two hose lines on the house while protecting nearby homes. The fire spread to the attics of occupied, wood-frame structures with a brick veneer on each side. 

The alarm was raised to a 2-11 for additional equipment and manpower bringing 32 pieces of fire equipment and just short of 100 firefighters.

The house where the fire started ended up collapsing. There were no reports of injuries in the fire. The cause remained unknown late Wednesday.

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Zion Fire Department history

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT:

from the Zion 3rd Alarm Fire & Haz Mat Box 6-17-12; #larryshapiro;;; TBT; #firescene; #ZionFD; #FireTruck; #Spartan; #Gladiator;

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