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This 3-Alarm fire occurred in Sterling Heights MI on Christmas day, 12/25/18 in an occupied apartment building. The first image shows two Sterling Heights firefighters bailing out of a second floor window after calling a Mayday. One went down the ladder head first and the second jumped. Seven mutual aid departments responded to the scene, another three were used for station coverage.

Photos by Daniel Jasina

Firefighters escape flashover

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Sterling Heights FD ladder truck at fire scene

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fire trucks at fire scene

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Sutphen tower ladder battles massive fire

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fire trucks at fire scene

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Chicago had two 2-11 Alarm fires during the morning of Saturday, 12/22/18. These photos were taken at 7051 N. Clark Street.

commercial building fire in Chicago

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commercial building fire in Chicago

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At 0445 Sunday morning (12/23), Chicago FD Engine 75 landed at 117th and LaSalle Street and reported they had a fire in a 2.5-story frame. A few minutes later, Battalion 22 asked for a box and stated he had fire in two buildings. There was a fair amount of fire in the attic of the frame structure as companies forced entry but they eventually were able to access the attic and knock it down before the fire could gain any headway.

heavy smoke from house on fire at night

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house on fire at night

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Chicago FD Engine 62

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Firefighters on roof during a. house fire

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Firefighter overhaul attic after a house fire

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Here are some images from a Mabas Box Alarm fire in Calumet Park, IL Saturday morning (12/22) at 12320 S. Page Street. The fire came in at 0600 and the back end of the building was already fully involved when the first companies landed. The nearest hydrant was over 1,000 feet from the structure and companies had to go in line to supply water.

massive flames and smoke from industrial fire at night

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Robbins FD fire engine

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Evergreen Park FD Snorkel SS3 at a fire scene

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Evergreen Park FD Snorkel SS3 at a fire scene

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Calumet Park FD fire engine at scene

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Garden Homes FD fire engine at scene

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Oak Forest FD fire engine

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Phoenix FD fire engine

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Merrionette Park quint at fire scene

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Chicago had a 2-11 Alarm fire at 6417 N Ravenswood this afternoon (12/22). The fire was in a 1-story commercial structure and was contained mostly to the 75×75 rear section that had a truss roof. The fire eventually burned through the roof and Tower Ladder 23 and the new Tower Ladder 21 were used to bring the fire under control.

Chicago FD Engine 56

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Chicago FD Deputy Fire Commissioner Timothy Sampey

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fire burns through a barrel truss roof warehouse

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Firefighters battle a ware house fire

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Chicago FD Tower ladder 23

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Firefighters dragging a 2 1/2" attack line at a fire scene

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21

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This from Eric Haak:

At a little after 0300 Sunday morning (12/23), Engine 101 landed with a fire in a 1-story, 65×100 truss roof trucking company at 74th and Bell Avenue. Battalion 20 boxed the fire less than a minute later and it would eventually be raised to a 2-11 Alarm. The building was a total loss. Engines 101, 15, 123, and 54 were all pumping at this incident and Tower Ladders 39 and 54 along with Squad 5’s Snorkel were in use as well.

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39

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Chicago FD Engine 101

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massive flames engulf warehouse at night

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E-ONE tower ladder at work at night

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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massive flames engulf warehouse at night

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Chicago FD Engine 15

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Chicago FD Engine 54

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