Saturday afternoon, Oak Park (IL) companies fought a tough fire @ 530 s Scoville in a two-story apartment building. Numerous hose lines were dropped and two master streams were used to knock down this fire. About two hours into this fire, there was another fire about three blocks away. The first-in companies (Riverside engine, Brookfield engine, and Oak Brook ladder) arrived to find a three-story frame house, with the back end totally involved. The area was taxed of all their resources which then brought a Task Force of Interdivisional companies to cover the towns while fighting these fires. 

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HME Silver Fox fire engine with lines off
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E-ONE tower ladder at fire scene
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Firefighters vent building roof from aerial ladder with heavy smoke
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The Milwaukee Fire Department responded to a fire in the Furniture Depot store at 2523 West Lincoln Avenue on Milwaukee’s south side on Saturday, April 13th. When firefighters arrived on scene, they found the front of the store engulfed in flames. A second alarm was called before being elevated to a third alarm. The fire completely destroyed the store and damaged nearby businesses and a home.

Firefighters in Oak Park, IL battled fire that spread through the cockloft of a two-story apartment building at 530-534 S Scoville Avenue 4/13/19.

Oak park FD Engine 602 HME 1871 Silver Fox
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massive smoke and flames from apartment building fire
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Firefighters vent roof from aerial ladder tip with heavy smoke
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Firefighters ventilate clay tile covered roof
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Oak Park FD E-ONE tower ladder at work
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Hillside FD Engine 404
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Cicero FD Truck 2 E-ONE Cyclone II Super tiller
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We took in the extra alarm fire last week on the westside of Chicago. It was a food manufacturing warehouse and the first-in companies encountered heavy fire on their arrival. A lot of in-line pumping operations took place at this job which required many resources, which at the peak of the fire, made it to a 5-11 and 4 Specials. Twenty two engines, ten trucks including four tower ladders, Squad 2, plus a plethora of special equipment responded to this. We got to this about an hour into the fire. 

Chicago FD Squad 2A
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Chicago FD Engine 91
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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23
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Chicago FD Engine 35
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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21
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Firefighters with multiple lines battle massive warehouse fire
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Chicago firefighters were called to 2501 N. Keeler Avenue Monday afternoon (4/2/19) for a fire in a commercial food plant. When companies arrived, the fire was already in an advanced stage and burning in the center section of a long building with a sawtooth roofline. The alarm was eventually upgraded to a 5-11 and kept companies busy until late into the night. Some units were at the scene overnight and into t he next day.

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Chicago FD Engine 76 pumping at a huge fire
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Chicago FD Engine 44
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Chicago FD Engine 35
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Chicago FD Squad 2A Rosenbauer Commander ACP-55
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heavy fire blows out of brick building
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Chicago FD Squad 2A Rosenbauer Commander ACP-55
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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21 E-ONE Cyclone II HP95
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aftermath of huge industrial fire
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water floods the street around fire engine at massive fire scene
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Springfield, MA struck 3 alarms for heavy fire showing from the rear of this 4-story brick with multiple people trapped on 4/2/19. Members went to defensive operations about 30 minutes into the fire. 
Stay safe,

Patrick Dooley

3-Alarm fire in Springfield MA
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3-Alarm fire in Springfield MA
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3-Alarm fire in Springfield MA
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3-Alarm fire in Springfield MA
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3-Alarm fire in Springfield MA
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3-Alarm fire in Springfield MA
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3-Alarm fire in Springfield MA
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