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.
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.
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.
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.
Glastonbury, Ct had this general alarm fire at 32 Roaring Brook Plaza at 1132 hours on 11/11/15. This building housed numerous businesses and was occupied at the time of the fire. At least 10 mutual aid departments assisted at the scene or covered the stations. More pictures at www.squadfirephotos.com