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Friday (5/18/18) in the 6600 block of N Olmsted in Chicago. Response here was a bit compromised as they had an alley garage at the same time causing a lengthy delay in the arrival of the RIT truck company. Fire had a good hold in the concealed spaces and knee wall areas necessitating considerable truck work. Late in the incident some members were caught in a bad spot on the roof when fire conditions changed rapidly, cutting off access to the aerial. Fortunately the free venting fire was knocked down quickly with inside handlines alleviating the situation.

Truck 9 was able to setup the aerial despite some tough conditions, a narrow street, tree branches, and wires all hindering the effort. One of the last images  shows the grateful victims of a rescue. All images all can be seen here.

 

smoke from house fire

Steve Redick photo

Firefighters vent house fire roof in smoke

Steve Redick photo

Firefighters vent house fire roof in smoke

Steve Redick photo

Firefighters vent house fire roof in smoke

Steve Redick photo

Firefighters vent house fire roof in smoke

Steve Redick photo

Firefighters vent ouse fire roof with smoke

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Chicago FD Truck 9

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Firefighters vent house fire roof with flames

Steve Redick photo

Firefighters vent house fire roof with flames

Steve Redick photo

Firefighters vent house fire roof with flames

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Truck 9

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baby birds in nest

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Squad 7

Steve Redick photo

Firefighters from the cities of Columbus and Worthington (OH) twice responded to a north side Bob Evans restaurant for a fire. Crews had extinguished a fire that damaged the rear of the structure around 3 am, and were initially called back to check the location just before 10am. The first due units however, reported heavy smoke while en route and requested the full working assignment. The second fire completely destroyed the interior of the building, and took three aerials and several handlines over two hours to contain.

Units on scene:

ES2, Battalion 2, Battalion 7, Battalion 101, EMS12, SO2, PIO

Engines 6, 13, 16, 19, 24, 26, 32, 33, 101

Ladders 12, 24, 27, 28, 33, 101

Medics 6, 24, 33

Rescue 16, ISU19, BOX15- Rehab2

Additional Photos can be found at my Flickr: Central Ohio Emergency Response

Columbus Box 15 Rehab

Central Ohio Emergency Response photo

Worthington FD Battalion 101

Central Ohio Emergency Response photo

Columbus FD Tower 24

Central Ohio Emergency Response photo

Columbus FD Engine 243

Central Ohio Emergency Response photo

Worthington FD Engine 101

Central Ohio Emergency Response photo

Columbus FD Tower 24

Central Ohio Emergency Response photo

Columbus FD Tower 33

Central Ohio Emergency Response photo

Columbus FD Tower 33

Central Ohio Emergency Response photo

Columbus FD Tower 24

Central Ohio Emergency Response photo

 heavy rescue squad

Central Ohio Emergency Response photo

Kitchener (On) fire dispatch toned out P2, A2, P3, R1, and Car 23 for an alarm ringing at 9 Bingeman Street May 5 at 9:00. P2 arrived and reported nothing visible. A quick 360 changed the report to a working fire with flames visible at the rear of the apartment. P1 was added to the call at this time. P2 pulled two 1.5” lines in the front while P3 pulled a line to the rear and up the stairs to fight the fire. Crews had a quick knock on the fire, and firefighters were able to get the pets out of the second floor. The fire was contained to the second floor with smoke and water damage to the attic and main floor. Box 690 provided rehab, shots taken 15 minutes into the fire.

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

scene of Kitchener house fire

Gary Dinkel photo

scene of Kitchener house fire

Gary Dinkel photo

Kitchener FD Pump 3

Gary Dinkel photo

scene of Kitchener house fire

Gary Dinkel photo

Gary Dinkel photo

Gary Dinkel photo

Kitchener FD Aerial 2

Gary Dinkel photo

Kitchener FD Pump 8

Gary Dinkel photo

scene of Kitchener house fire

Gary Dinkel photo

Fire at a pallet company at 550 W. Root Street, Chicago 5/7/18

Chicago FD Engine 49

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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fire in a pallet yard

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39

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Chicago FD Engine 29

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Chicago FD Engine 49

Steve Redick photo

05/07/18 – Antioch,IL

Antioch pulled MABAS box 21-A1 to the box level for a house fire at 272 Cedarwood ln. Crews found heavy fire in the rear of the house extending to all levels of the interior.

Jeff Rudolph

fire scene with trucks and Firefighters

Jeff Rudolph photo

Firefighter in smoke after house fire

Jeff Rudolph photo

aftermath of house fire

Jeff Rudolph photo

Firefighter overhauls after house fire

Jeff Rudolph photo

Antioch FD Engine 1

Jeff Rudolph photo

Antioch FD Engine 3

Jeff Rudolph photo

Cambridge (ON) fire dispatch 9-1-1 lines lit up May 1 at 17:00 reporting a townhouse on fire at 135 Chalmers Street South. Four of the five Cambridge stations responded. P5 arrived first and reported two, possibly three town houses fully involved. Firefighters picked up three hydrants and set up A4 to attack the fire. The fifth station was added shortly after the PC arrived on scene and took command. Crews successfully trenched the roof preventing the fire from spreading further down the block. The fire was knocked down in 45 minutes. Damage has been set at $1,000,000. The Ontario Fire Marshall is investigating the cause of the fire. All occupants and animals were able to get safely out of their units.

Early shots are from Box 690 member Brent Mackie who was less than a mile from the fire on dispatch.

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

heavy fire burning townhouses

Brent Mackie photo

aftermath of townhouse fire in Cambridge ON

Brent Mackie photo

Firefighters operate hose lines at townhouse fire

Brent Mackie photo

Firefighters operate hose lines at townhouse fire

Brent Mackie photo

Firefighters battle townhouse fire

Brent Mackie photo

Firefighters operate hose lines at townhouse fire

Brent Mackie photo

Firefighters operate hose lines at townhouse fire

Brent Mackie photo

Firefighters battle townhouse fire

Brent Mackie photo