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Historic 5-11 Alarm fire at the Ford City Shopping Center in Chicago, 4-2-68

This from Steve Redick:

April 2, 1968, just days before the riots erupted. A 5-11 and 3 or 4 specials for a fire in a massive building. The press coverage with the spectacular large format cover photo is sadly a thing of the past now. I have enclosed one of Dave Fornell’s¬†images from that day.

News clipping from an historic fire that destroyed the Ford City shopping center

Warren Redick collection

News clipping from an historic fire that destroyed the Ford City shopping center 4-2-68

Warren Redick collection

News clipping from an historic fire that destroyed the Ford City shopping center 4-2-68

Warren Redick collection

News clipping from an historic fire that destroyed the Ford City shopping center 4-2-68

Warren Redick collection

News clipping from an historic fire that destroyed the Ford City shopping center 4-2-68

Warren Redick collection

News clipping from an historic fire that destroyed mcCormick Place in Chicago on February 13, 1971

Warren Redick collection

News clipping from an historic fire that destroyed the Ford City shopping center 4-2-68

Warren Redick collection

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Dave Fornell photo

 

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Vintage CFD fire photos

Bill Friedrich has been sharing vintage photos of the Chicago Fire Department. Several images here depict classic winter scenes on the fireground in Chicago. The photographers are unknown to us as well as the dates and locations of the downtown fire.

Vintage Chicago Fire Department fire scene photo

Photographer unknown. Two Hi-Ranger Snorkels and the original Pitman-Snorkel are working along with several ladders in 1963 at this extra-alarm fire at Mercy Hospital.

Vintage Chicago Fire Department fire scene photo

Photographer, date and location unknown. Two Autocar pumpers and a water tower all encased in ice.

Vintage Chicago Fire Department fire scene photo

Photographer, date, and location unknown. Another view of the downtown fire.

Vintage Chicago Fire Department fire scene photo

Photographer, date, and location unknown. A third view of the downtown fire shows two water towers at work.

 

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