This was an interesting fire. December 1989, a 2-11 at 1705 N Talman. I happened on this in the early stages. Occupants still in the exposure building were just exiting out the back under heavy fire conditions. They lost water for some reason and the back end of the two dwellings really took off. I helped the engineer of 35 make another hydrant down the block after things went sour. After all was said and done I smelled something burning and discovered my knit hat was burning as was my hair from a flying ember!
From Steve Redick:
Saturday (2/13) is the 45th anniversary of the fire and explosion at 6117 N Elston Ave in Chicago which resulted in the line of duty deaths of CFD Lieutenant William Quinn and Firefighter Martin Dyer. Both men were inside of the A. A. Englehardt Heating and Appliance Dealership when an explosion sent the roof crashing down on them. I just happened to recently acquire these color photos of the search for these men as well as the removal of FF Dyer in the final image. The battalion chief seen looking toward the camera in the one image is Battalion 22. Also Commissioner Quinn can be seen in the background of the one image. The photographer was George Mars Cassidy. Thought I would share these as I do believe they may not have been seen by the public before now.