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Sunday night (3/31/19), the Chicago’s MFAO sent companies to a working fire @ 3104 W. Monroe Street. Upon arrival, Battalion 18 had a 3-sty brick, with heavy fire on the first, second, and third floors plus an exposure problem. A Still and Box was requested shortly after. Companies lead out 6+ hand lines and had two truck companies working the roof. For a short time, they had heavy fire venting through the roof and top floor. While working, multiple members fell through a hole in the floor which activated the Mayday Alert and 2-11. I believe the RIT team did remove one of the injured firefighters from the rear of building. Tough fire and a lot of work. Thankfully the injuries sustained were not life threatening. These photos began about 10 minutes into the fire.

fire in a 3-story apartment building in Chicago at night
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fire in a 3-story apartment building in Chicago at night
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fire in a 3-story apartment building in Chicago at night
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fire in a 3-story apartment building in Chicago at night
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fire in a 3-story apartment building in Chicago at night
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fire in a 3-story apartment building in Chicago at night
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fire in a 3-story apartment building in Chicago at night
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Firefighters take a hose line into an exposure building
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fire in a 3-story apartment building in Chicago at night
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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5
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Here are just a few images from a Still and Box Alarm at 7041 South Green Street in Chicago 3/30/19. These were taken about 10-15 minutes after the box was requested. I didn’t have much time to work since CPD cleared everyone from the front of the building shortly after I arrived so this was the best I could come up. – Eric Haak

Chicago FD Engine 54 at fire scene
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smoke from house fire
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Firefighters overhaul fire with lots of smoke
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3/11/19 – On the way back home from a fire on Mansfield, Central office put a Box Alarm out for 17th Ave X Buchanan. We were only about a mile away from it on I-96. We arrived before any of the first-due companies and starting shooting pictures. Engine 39 arrived and stretched. The crew attempted to make a push in the front door but Chief 5 pulled them out almost immediately due to the amount of fire venting from the roof. They took a defensive posture and put Ladder 7 to work. The home was occupied and DEMS transported the homeowner to the ER. I believe DFD was back twice after we left for rekindles which we did not make it too, but the last one was going throughout and had collapsed. 

Detroit Firefighters battle dwelling fire at night
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Detroit Firefighters battle dwelling fire at night
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Detroit Firefighters battle dwelling fire at night
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Detroit Firefighters battle dwelling fire at night
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Detroit Firefighters battle dwelling fire at night
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Detroit FD Engine 39
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Detroit Firefighters battle dwelling fire at night
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heavy smoke from attic during house fire
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Detroit FD Ladder 7 at work
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Detroit FD Ladder 7
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The other job that we took in was at Lawton X Calvert on 3/10/19. Again Engine 39 stretched and had a very quick knock on a small fire in the basement.

smoke from vacant Detoirt house
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smoke from vacant Detoirt house
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Detroit FD Ladder 17
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hose in street at Detroit fire scene
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Detroit FD Engine 39
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A major fire destroyed four homes and a popular sandwich shop on Center Street in Ashland, PA early Sunday morning (3/24/19).  The first alarm rang out shortly after 3:30 AM and was upgraded to a third alarm within four minutes.  Firefighters from three counties responded on the alarms as well as a group of tankers to supplement the municipal water supply.  

A major 3-Alarm fire destroyed four homes and a popular sandwich shop in Ashland PA
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A major 3-Alarm fire destroyed four homes and a popular sandwich shop in Ashland PA
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A major 3-Alarm fire destroyed four homes and a popular sandwich shop in Ashland PA
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A major 3-Alarm fire destroyed four homes and a popular sandwich shop in Ashland PA
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Firefighters enter building with massive flames
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A major 3-Alarm fire destroyed four homes and a popular sandwich shop in Ashland PA
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A major 3-Alarm fire destroyed four homes and a popular sandwich shop in Ashland PA
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Took this in on Friday (3/15/19). A clubhouse/restaurant at the Chapel Hill Golf Club in McHenry, IL. Unusual to see a building this large used as a burn down. The video and all the images can be seen here:

the vacant Chapel Hill Golf Club in McHenry, IL burned down by the fire department after using it for training
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the vacant Chapel Hill Golf Club in McHenry, IL burned down by the fire department after using it for training
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the vacant Chapel Hill Golf Club in McHenry, IL burned down by the fire department after using it for training
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the vacant Chapel Hill Golf Club in McHenry, IL burned down by the fire department after using it for training
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During a last minute trip up to Detroit recently, we made it to a few jobs. Started the trip off by chasing a header on the westside to find an auto going in a vacant lot. After calling 911 and being on hold for some minutes, we finally got a call taker who then dispatched E42. This was at Monica X Westfield on 3/9. 

car fully engulfed by fire
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minivan engulfed in fire
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Firefighter prepares to extinguish a minivan destroyed by fire
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Firefighter prepares to extinguish a minivan engulfed in fire
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