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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-24-21 (more)

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Fire ripped through three homes, two of them occupied, early Saturday morning in Chicago’s Fuller Park neighborhood. The back porches of the primary fire building were fully involved on arrival and had already spread to both exposures. The alarm was raised to a 2-11 before being brought under control. 

massive smoke from house fire at night

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-30-21

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Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm – March 30th; High winds back on March 30th quickly turned a grass fire into an inferno as embers ignited mounds of paper waiting to be recycled at a facility at 48th and Christiana.

huge volume of fire at recycling plant

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Fatal fire in Chicago, 3-28-21

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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

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Double fatal fire in Chicago, 2-28-21 (more)

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Here are some images from a double fatal still & box back on February 28th at 8642 S. Hermitage. The fire was well advanced before the first companies landed on the scene but an aggressive interior attack and search efforts were initiated despite those conditions. Sadly, two victims were located during the primary search. Both were transported and pronounced at local hospitals.

double fatal arson fire in Chicago

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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

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

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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

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Working fire in Chicago, 3-7-21

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Here are a few images from Sunday morning’s fire at 4942 S. Princeton in Chicago. The building was a total loss from the get-go.

two-story. house totally engulfed by fire at night

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Working fire in Chicago, 1-23-21

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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

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Working fire in Harvey, 12-31-20

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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

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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

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Deerfield Firefighter encrusted with ice at winter fire

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