Fire photos

Thanks to Steve Redick for submitting this: 6-22-53, 4-11 Alarm fire at 2349 Harrison Street in Chicago

Ahrens Fox fire engine at historic Chicago building fire
Vintage photo of a massive 4-11 Alarm fire at 2349 S Harrison in Chicago 6/22/53

I was in Rogers, AR in December of 2014 and attended a burn-down of a small house after the fire department used the structure for training.

Larry

Firefighters battled a house fire New Year’s Day 2020 in Lincolnwood, IL. Eric Haak

Firefighters battle a house fire
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Firefighters battle house fire
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Firefighters with big hose line
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Pierce tower ladder at fire scene
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Rosenbauer ACP-55
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Chicago FD Squad 2A Snorkel
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master streams at fire scene
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Roenbauer ACP-55 at work
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massive smoke from house fire
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The Roberts Park FPD (IL) was called to 8701 W. 85th Place in Justice Sunday night (12/30/18) for fire in a 3rd floor apartment. They eventually elevated the incident to a 4-Alarm fire which gutted the top floor and caused extensive damage to the first and second floors. The fire was in the end section of three buildings separated by firewalls, and though fire did apparently get into one unit of the adjoining building, the remainder of that building plus the end building were saved. Elevated master streams from Bedford Park, Pleasantview, and Evergreen Park trucks on two sides of the building operated for several hours in addition to multiple large lines from the ground and deck guns from Roberts Park and Bridgeview engines.

dramatic photo of fire trucks battling a fire at nighr

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dramatic photo of fire trucks battling a fire at nighr

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apartment building with Mansard roof on fire

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Roberts Park FPD Engine 32 Seagrave Marauder

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E-ONE fire truck battling a fire

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colorful LED lights on fire truck aerial ladders

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fire engine shrouded in smoke at night

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apartment building with Mansard roof on fire

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apartment building with Mansard roof

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Chicago FD Engine 15

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Here are some images of a fire that Chicago had at 118th and Halsted at 0900 hrs on Saturday morning (5/14).  There was heavy fire from the 2.5-story frame on arrival and the fire was boxed within a minute of the first companies landing.  These views were taken over a half hour in.  Most of the fire was knocked down but I did get an opportunity to shoot the newly numbered Tower Ladder 34.  Lighting and rig positioning were not optimal but good enough.  It had also been a while since I had seen Engine 115 who are now apparently in a newly numbered spare.  You can see the numbering on 115’s door is not nearly as big as a normal rig.  Don’t know how long they have been in D588.

Eric Haak

firefighters vent roof during house fire

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firefighters battle house fire

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firefighters vent roof during house fire

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 34

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 34

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Chicago FD Engine 115

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A working fire in an occupied mobile home in the Sterling Estates Mobile Home Park in Justice, IL on Monday (1/18).  Fire came in just before 1300 hrs.  After an initial interior attack, companies went defensive.

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double-wide trailer mobile home gutted by fire

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double-wide trailer mobile home gutted by fire

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double-wide trailer mobile home gutted by fire

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double-wide trailer mobile home gutted by fire

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double-wide trailer mobile home gutted by fire

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double-wide trailer mobile home gutted by fire

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double-wide trailer mobile home gutted by fire

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double-wide trailer mobile home gutted by fire

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Chicago’s Battalion 22 had a working fire at 618 E 104th Street just after 0600 hours on Sunday morning (1/17).  The fire was in the basement and it appeared to be out relatively quick.  Just after 1100 hours, Engine 93 landed with a substantial working fire at the same address.  Companies reported fire through the roof shortly after arrival.  Temperatures hovered slightly above zero for both incidents.

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night house fire scene

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night house fire scene

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night house fire scene

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night house fire scene

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night house fire scene

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firemen battle house fire

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firemen make entry at house fire

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Chicago FD Engine 93

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fireman at basement fire

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firemen vent roof at house fire

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fireman on roof at house fire

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firemen vent roof at house fire

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fireman on roof with hose line

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