Archive for category Apparatus on-scene

Fatal fire in Chicago, 3-28-21

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some images taken from a fatal fire on March 28, 2021. The fire was at 2652A West Monroe Street in the 17th battalion.

Firefighters battle fire in a two-flat building

Eric Haak photo

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Working fire in Waukegan, 4-14-21

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Two dogs were killed and seven people left homeless after flames destroyed a two unit house in the 500 block of McAlister Avenue in Waukegan overnight Wednesday.

Firefighters arrived to find fast-spreading flames that took hours to put out. Two firefighters received minor injuries.

The people who were living in the home are being assisted by the Red Cross.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

house fire in Waukegan

Max Weingardt photo

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-2-21 (more)

More on the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-2-21 from Eric Haak:

Here are some images of the April 2nd, 2-11 Alarm at 53rd and Laflin. This began as rear porches in the 2.5-story frame and quickly spread to the “B” side exposure.

2-11 alarm fire in Chicago

Eric Haak photo

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As seen around … Streamwood

From Michael Maida:

Pictures of a fire on 3/19/2021 in Streamwood.
Streamwood FD Engine 33

Michael Maida photo

Pierce Impel fire engine

Michael Maida photo

Bartlett FPD quint at night

Michael Maida photo

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Working fire in Mount Prospect, 4-7-21

Mount Prospect went to the Code 4 for a working fire at 1817 Tano Lane on Wednesday, 4/7/21.

Pierce Dash CF PUC fire engine at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

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As seen around … Cedar Rapids, IA

This from Isaac Main:

I am a Chicago-area native and fan of your blog and I witnessed a fire in an office building this evening where I live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I don’t know if the readers of your blog would be interested in seeing these images and I don’t have any details about the fire because the scene is still active and I nothing has been reported in the news yet. I’ve attached a couple of images. I have more if you’re interested.
I don’t know any details about how many alarms (the Cedar Rapids Fire Department described it as a “major fire” on their Twitter), but there were 5 engines, two trucks (from two different cities), two ambulances, a heavy rescue, two battalion chiefs pickups, and another staff car of some sort. I heard several explosions and ran to the scene from my apartment, about a block away. There were flames through the roof when I arrived and the first engine showed up just before me. I think everyone in the building escaped unscathed. The building was occupied by a hospital and I think it was just offices, but I’m not sure given the explosions.
Thanks for your time,
Cedar Rapids fire trucks on scene

Isaac Main photo

Cedar Rapids fire trucks on scene

Isaac Main photo

Cedar Rapids FD incident commander

Isaac Main photo

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Box Alarm fire in Munster, IN 4-4-21

This from Brad Steinweg:

One of the multiple fires MABAS 24 had throughout the day. 8300 block of Schreiber AVE. Box alarm brought engines from Highland, Lynwood & Glenwood, and trucks from Griffith & Cal City. Dyer sent an engine to man the station. 
Firefighters at house fire

Brad Steinweg photo

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2-Alarm fire in Cary, 4-5-21

This from Tri State – USFiR Photography:

Here are some photos from the 2nd alarm house fire on Holly Lynn Ln in Cary around 7am on 4/5/21. 

fire through the roof of a house

Tri State – USFiR Photography

More photos at this link

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Commercial fire in Lake Zurich, 3-30-21 (more)

More on the Commercial fire in Lake Zurich, 3-30-21

outside fire damages Burger King

Larry Shapiro photo

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-21-21

This from Eric Haak:

Here are a few images of a still & box alarm in Chicago’s 5th Battalion on Sunday morning (3/21). The building was vacant.

flames blow out of a house at night

Eric Haak photo

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