4th Battalion District of Columbia Fire Department units responded to the working fire on Sheridan and 13th Sts. NW on Friday. Here are some photos I took from the scene shortly after the fire was knocked and overhaul began.
The Hobart Indiana Fire Department responded to the report of smoke coming from a theater across the street from South Lake Mall at about 1130 Saturday (9/27) morning. It turned out that the theater was being demolished and a fire had started on the side of the building that was adjacent to an occupied Michael’s Craft Store. The fire was fairly well advanced and a Box Alarm was requested. Companies were working in both sectors A and C with Crown Point’s tower ladder up front and Merrillville’s truck in the back. Images in this gallery were taken about one hour in.
Chicago Engine 126 arrived at 7733 S. South Shore Drive shortly before 1600 on Saturday afternoon (9/27/14) and reported that they had a fire on the third floor of a five-story apartment building. The fire upgraded to aBox Alarm less than 10 minutes later as the fire was communicating to the floor above the initial fire unit and calls were coming in from distressed residents on the 4th floor.
Companies led out through the basement garage and also through a 3rd floor window in the front of the building. Chest compressions were performed and oxygen given in an attempt to resuscitate a dog that was rescued from the fire floor, but sadly those efforts were in vain. One resident was transported with minor smoke inhalation from the neighboring apartment. Residents reported that there were no working smoke detectors on the fire floor.