Posts Tagged historic fire photos

Vintage Chicago 5-11 Alarm fire + 4 Specials, 4-2-68

From Steve Redick:

5-11 and 4 specials at 7400 S Kostner, April 2, 1968

massive historic fire in Chicago 1968

photographer unknown

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Historic 5-11 alarm fire in Chicago, 4-7-71

From the collection of Steve Redick:

old photos collected from a 5-11 Alarm fire at 1531 Michigan, 4-7-71

vintage Chicago FD Snorkels at fire scene

photographer unknown

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Historic fire: Goldblatt’s fire in Mt Prospect, 1977 (more)

More photos from the Historic fire: Goldblatt’s fire in Mt Prospect, 1977 (pt1)

Hi,
 
I just found your blog as I was searching for old photos of the Goldblatts fire. I grew up in Des Plaines in the Craig Manor subdivision at the corner of Wolf & Central Roads. We could see the fire from our house and quickly drove over there. I was 14 at the time and had a cheap old camera and took these photos myself. You may share them anywhere.
 
Please attribute them to: Carole (formerly of Des Plaines)
 
~Carole
massive Randhurst fire in 1977

Photo courtesy of Carole (formerly of Des Plaines)

massive Randhurst fire in 1977

Photo courtesy of Carole (formerly of Des Plaines)

massive Randhurst fire in 1977

Photo courtesy of Carole (formerly of Des Plaines)

More from this fire HERE and HERE

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Vintage Chicago 5-11 Alarm + 4 Specials, 5-25-66

This from Steve Redick:

This was a 5-11 and 4 specials at 1400 W 32nd Place on May 25, 1966 in a large, vacant, wood-frame grain elevator. I have not seen very many color photos of this. My favorite shot is what looks like SS3’s Snorkel working. I would assume the fireboat would was Engine 41.
These amazing images were taken by Gerald Bean.
huge 1966 fire in Chicago

Gerald Bean photo

huge 1966 fire in Chicago

Gerald Bean photo

huge 1966 fire in Chicago

Gerald Bean photo

huge 1966 fire in Chicago

Gerald Bean photo

huge 1966 fire in Chicago

Gerald Bean photo

huge 1966 fire in Chicago

Gerald Bean photo

huge 1966 fire in Chicago

Gerald Bean photo

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Vintage 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-12-71

More from Steve Redick:

3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler – photographer(s) unknown

3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

photographer unknown

3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

photographer unknown

3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

photographer unknown

3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

photographer unknown

3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

photographer unknown

3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

photographer unknown

3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

photographer unknown

3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

photographer unknown

3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

photographer unknown

3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

photographer unknown

3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

photographer unknown

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Vintage Chicago fire scene – Civic Center Blaze 1965

This from Steve Redick:

Civic Center Blaze 1965 – I think the date is 5/17/65. A serious hi-rise fire during the construction phase of the Daley Center

YEAR DATE MONTH TIME BOXNO STNUM STDIR STNAME ALARM SPECIAL EMSPLAN EMSPLANNO TYPEBLD TYPECONST HEIGHT OCCUPIED DIMENSION TRUSS NOBLDS PHOTO PHOTONO INJURYFF INJURYFFNO DEAD DEADNO DEADFF DEADFFNO DESCRIBE MONTHNO
1965 17 May 1036 26 150 N. Clark 3-11   0   Garag S-G 31   250 x 400 0 01 -1 4436 0   0   0     05
historic fire at Chicago Civic Center

Civic Center Blaze 1965. Warren Redick collection

historic fire at Chicago Civic Center

Civic Center Blaze 1965. Warren Redick collection

historic fire at Chicago Civic Center

Civic Center Blaze 1965. Warren Redick collection

historic fire at Chicago Civic Center

Civic Center Blaze 1965. Warren Redick collection

historic fire at Chicago Civic Center

Civic Center Blaze 1965. Warren Redick collection

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Waukegan Fire Department history (part 4)

The final installment in the Waukegan Fire Department history series includes these images supplied by the fire department.

Waukegan Fire Department history

1921 Stutz. Waukegan Fire Department photo

Waukegan Fire Department history

Waukegan Fire Department photo

Waukegan Fire Department history

Waukegan Fire Department photo

We are grateful to the Waukegan Fire Department for sharing their history with us.

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Down memory lane …. Cicero

This from Bill Friedrich:

I am sharing some old Cicero photos from my collection. I did have the opportunity to photograph the 700 series American LaFrance when it was nearing the end of its career.

Bill

 

Cicero Fire Department history

Cicero Engine 1, an Ahrens Fox. Bill Friedrich collection

Cicero Fire Department history

Cicero Engine 6. Bill Friedrich collection

Cicero Fire Department history

Cicero engine with personnel. Bill Friedrich collection

Cicero Fire Department history

Early group shot of Cicero apparatus. Bill Friedrich collection

Cicero Fire Department history

Cicero Truck 2, 700 Series American LaFrance TDA. Bill Friedrich collection

Cicero Fire Department history

Cicero Truck 1, an American LaFrance TDA. Bill Friedrich collection

Cicero Fire Department history

Cicero Engine 3. Bill Friedrich collection

Cicero Fire Department history

Hawthorne station. Bill Friedrich collection

Cicero Fire Department history

Morton Park station. Bill Friedrich collection

Cicero Fire Department history

Cicero Station 1. Bill Friedrich collection

Cicero Fire Department history

Cicero Station 2. Bill Friedrich collection

Cicero Fire Department history

Cicero Truck 2. Bill Friedrich collection

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Down memory lane … Cicero

This from Steve Redick:

Found a few more images from the fire in Cicero…location is arount 28/Cicero…anyone have an exact date??

Cicero Fire Department history

Steve Redick photo

Cicero Fire Department history

Steve Redick photo

Cicero Fire Department history

Steve Redick photo

Cicero Fire Department history

Steve Redick photo

Cicero Fire Department history

Steve Redick photo

Cicero Fire Department history

Steve Redick photo

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Down memory lane …

Another installment from Steve Redick:

… some photos from Cicero back in the 80s …
  • I remember this was 2 or 3 frames … the white Grove aerial was one of two white rigs they had as I recall …  another was a Ford COE engine …
Cicero Fire Department history

Steve Redick photo

Cicero Fire Department history

Steve Redick photo

Cicero Fire Department history

Steve Redick photo

Cicero Fire Department history

Steve Redick photo

  • a shot of truck 10 at an extra alarm on Goose island … very smoky job … a pallet company I recall …
Chicago Fire Department history

Steve Redick photo

  • Skokie RT17 the rig that caused a truck company to be eliminated … Skokie was never the same after that in my opinion …
Skokie FIre Department history

Steve Redick photo

Steve asks:
Who can name this firehouse? … hint … not Chicago
fire station photo

Steve Redick photo

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