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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-27-23 (more)

More from Steve Redick at the Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-27-23:

The radio traffic is pretty revealing….

 

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-27-23

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

The Chicago Fire Department responed to a fire around 3:30 a.m. in the 6300-block of South Central Avenue.

Flames engulfed the building, which the fire department now says is a total loss.

One firefighter suffered minor injuries, but is expected to be OK.

Employees of the business said it was Georgis Catering, which has been serving the city for 77 years. The business served meals for private planes at Midway and also worked with Meals on Wheels. Employees said about 2,000 meals for Meals on Wheels would not be distributed Friday.

Meals on Wheels Foundation of Northern Illinois said they do have emergency boxes prepared for those residents Friday. They are working to find another food provider for their seniors on Monday.

Meals On Wheels eleased a statement saying, “We are devastated at the loss that our catering partner, George “Buz” Georgis at Georgis Catering has endured. For over a decade, Georgis Catering has provided nearly 10,000 meals per week to Cook County’s most vulnerable seniors. Buz is a kind soul who has always shown up for our clients, and

Georgis Catering truly helped make a difference in our communities. Our programs serve almost 7,000 older adults and individuals with disabilities, and with Buz’s partnership we were on track to serve 700,000 meals in Cook County and nearly 1,000,000 meals program wide this year.

“At our eight sites in Cook County in Brookfield, Berwyn, Hometown, South Chicago Heights, Phoenix, Lemont Township, and at one of our stand-alone cafés in Dolton, our clients will not receive hot meals today. While they will be provided with emergency shelf stable meals, we are searching for a new caterer and trying to connect with local restaurants as quickly as we can. Our programs in Will, Kendall, and Grundy counties will continue as usual.

“We have been in touch with Buz and we hope that the community can support him as he has supported them in the past. Community members who want to support the seniors in Cook County and make sure we can quickly return to providing hot meals can contribute their time or make a donation to the Meals on Wheels Foundation of Northern Illinois. For interest in volunteering or making a gift, reach out to Zoraima Yoli at 224-471-9936 or at zcruz@mowfni.org.”

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4-11 Alarm High-Rise fire in Chicago, 1-25-23 (more)

From Steve Redick:

video and radio traffic from the 4-11 Alarm High-Rise fire in Chicago, 1-25-23

 

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2-Alarm fire in Des Plaines, 1-5-23

This from Larry Shapiro:

After being dispatched to a working fire at an unknown address because of the volume of 911 calls into RED Center, firefighters from the North Maine FPD followed a header and travelled less than 1/2 mile to 9320 Noel Street in unincorporated Maine Township. They pulled up to heavy fire blowing out what was left of one unit of a four-unit, two-story apartment building. The entire front of the second unit from the street had been blown out. The alarm was upgraded to a Working Fire and then a MABAS Box Alarm, followed within minutes by an upgrade to the 2nd Alarm bringing units from as far away as Glencoe and Lincolnshire.

Multiple hand lines and three elevated master streams were used to battle the fire, the majority of which had been knocked down prior to my arrival.

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Larry Shapiro photo

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Larry Shapiro photo

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Larry Shapiro photo

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A brief video from Steve Redick

 

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3-Alarm fire in Maywood, 12-26-25 (more)

Brief video from the 3-Alarm fire in Maywood, 12-26-25 (more)

 

And some photos from Tim Olk  

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Tim Olk photo

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Tim Olk photo

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House fire in Park Ridge, 12-3-22

From Steve Redick:

Was not allowed to get close.  All I could get. They put the master streams to work very quickly

 

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Still Alarm fire in Chicago, 11-28-22

This from Steve Redick:

 

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 11-25-22

From Steve Redick:

 

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Working fire in Chicago, 11-25-22

brief video from Steve Redick of the working fire at 4630 S. Ashland Avenue 11-25-22

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 11-13-22

This from Steve Redick:

 

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