Posts Tagged Eric Haak

Working fire in Chicago, 1-23-21

This from Eric Haak:

At 3:15 Saturday morning (1/23), companies in Chicago’s 14th Battalion were dispatched to 2213 West Cermak for the reported fire. Engine Company 23 landed a minute later and confirmed a working fire in the rear porches of a 30×70, three-story, ordinary, occupied apartment building. Companies worked for almost 20 minutes to contain the blaze but fire extension into the basement, first, and second floors forced a defensive attack at around 3:35. There was also fire extension into the adjoining “D” side exposure building that was quickly brought under control. Engine 109 worked their deck gun in sector “C” while Squad 1’s Snorkel was set up. Eventually, the fire was put out with several hand lines and master streams from the Snorkel and Tower Ladder 5. Companies worked for over four hours as the thermometer hovered around 10 degrees throughout the duration of the incident.

Chicago Firefighters battle a fire at night

Eric Haak photo

Tags: , , , , , ,

Working fire in Harvey, 12-31-20

This from Eric Haak:

The Harvey Fire Department and MABAS 24 auto-aid companies had their hands full New Years’ Eve as they battled this house fire near 159th Street and Lexington. The home was reported as fully involved on arrival but then the search for working hydrants began. Every hydrant on the block and one block north of the fire building were inoperable. Country Club Hills Engine 14 was able to secure a working hydrant at 159th and Loomis while Posen Engine 2805 eventually found a positive source over 1,100 feet north of the fire building on Lexington. Despite facing these challenges, both exposure buildings were largely saved from sustaining significant damage.

house destroyed by fire in Harvey IL

Eric Haak photo

Tags: , , , ,

2-Alarm fire in Waukegan, 12-25-20 (more)

Photos by Eric Haak of the 2-Alarm fire in Waukegan, 12-25-20

Seagrave Marauder Aerialscope at work covered with ice

Eric Haak photo

Deerfield Firefighter encrusted with ice at winter fire

Eric Haak photo

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Working fire in Chicago, 12-13-20

This from Eric Haak:

Images from a working fire early Sunday morning (12/13). 722 West 71st Street. The fire was in a vacant, 25×40 2-story frame home. The bulk of the fire was in sector “C” and was on both floors and the attic. Engines 54 and 47 along with Trucks 20 and 30 worked for just over an hour before picking up.

house fire in Chicago

Eric Haak photo

Tags: , , , ,

2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-11-20

This from Eric Haak:

1200 hrs today and just outside of Engine 109’s quarters. The 14th Battalion’s size-up was a 2-story ordinary furniture store, 25 x 80 with a fire on the 1st floor. The contents of the store were stacked floor to ceiling, front to back. Five minutes in, the box was requested. When I arrived, there was some fire on the second floor and companies were trying to unload the contents of the first. At 1255 hrs, the 2-11 was requested for manpower to assist the clearing out of the store. The alarm was struck out at 1330 hrs.

2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago

Eric Haak photo

2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago

Eric Haak photo

2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago

Eric Haak photo

Firefighter assists citizen after a fire

Eric Haak photo

massive debris from furniture store fire

Eric Haak photo

Tags: , , , , ,

Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-8-20

This from Eric Haak:

Still & Box Alarm in Chicago. At 5:45 Saturday morning, companies were dispatched to 4208 South Wells Street. Engine Co. 16 landed first and reported a 1.5-story frame, 20 x 50 with fire through the roof. Engine’s 16 and 29 used their deck guns to darken down the bulk of the fire and within minutes. All that was needed were a few hand lines to mop up. There was some very minor communication to the “B” side exposure with visible flames along the eave but that was quickly extinguished and further communication prevented.

flames engulf the roof of  house at night

Eric Haak photo

flames engulf the roof of  house at night

Eric Haak photo

Chicago fire engine deploys deck gun at fire

Eric Haak photo

Chicago Firefighter at night fire scene

Eric Haak photo

Chicago Firefighter at night fire scene

Eric Haak photo

house engulfed by fire at night

Eric Haak photo

Firefighters with hose line at house fire

Eric Haak photo

Chicago Firefighters at night fire scene

Eric Haak photo

Tags: , , , , , , ,

2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-20-20

Photos by Eric Haak of the 2-11 Alarm fire at 11034 S. Michigan Avenue today (1/20/20)

Chicago fire engine deploys deck gun

Eric Haak photo

2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago

Eric Haak photo

master stream from tower ladder at fire

Eric Haak photo

master stream from e-ONE tower ladder at fire

Eric Haak photo

Tags: , , , , ,

3-Alarm fire inHarvey, 1-19-20

This from Eric Haak:

The Harvey Fire Department had a 3rd Alarm in a commercial building Sunday morning (1/19). There was heavy fire on the second floor of the 50 x 75 corner building. Once the main body had been brought under control, there was a ton of overhaul to be done in the frigid temperatures with a lot of hidden fire that needed to be located before being extinguished.

Pierce fire truck battles night time fire

Eric Haak photo

Firefighters at night time fire sene

Eric Haak photo

heavy smoke from building fire at night

Eric Haak photo

3-Alarm fire in Harvey IL

Eric Haak photo

Firefighters climb aerial ladder at night

Eric Haak photo

Tags: , , , ,

5-Alarm fire in Genoa City, WI – 1-5-20

This from Eric Haak:

The Bloomfield-Genoa City Fire Department in Wisconsin had a 5-Alarm fire in an apartment building Sunday morning (1/5). The call initially came in at 9:00 reporting a first floor apartment’s living room was on fire. First-in units reported the apartment was fully involved and soon after they reported explosions. It looked like the second floor apartment collapsed into the first and fire was through the roof. These pictures were taken over an hour after the original call.

Pierce quint at fire scene

Eric Haak photo

fire engine at fire scene

Eric Haak photo

Marion rescue pumper at fire scene

Eric Haak photo

Pierce fire trucks t fire scene

Eric Haak photo

Firefighter carries hamster cage from fire building

Eric Haak photo

Firefighters at work

Eric Haak photo

two-story apartment building destroyed by fire

Eric Haak photo

two-story apartment building destroyed by fire

Eric Haak photo

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-4-20

This from Erick Haak:

Chicago had a still and box alarm at 8737 S. Constance this afternoon that resulted in several people being transported to hospitals, including firefighters. 

massive smoke at house fire

Eric Haak photo

massive smoke engulfs Firefighters on ladder

Eric Haak photo

Firefighters mask up for entry

Eric Haak photo

Firefighters at house fire with flames

Eric Haak photo

Firefighters battle fire

Eric Haak photo

Firefighters battle fire

Eric Haak photo

Tags: , , , , , ,