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Hammond (IN) firefighters battled a house fire on 163rd Street during one of the coldest days on record, 1/30/19.

Firefighters battle house fire in frigid weather
Tim Olk photo
Firefighters battle house fire in frigid weather
Tim Olk photo
Firefighters battle house fire in frigid weather
Tim Olk photo
Firefighters battle house fire in frigid weather
Tim Olk photo
Firefighters battle house fire in frigid weather
Tim Olk photo
Firefighters battle house fire in frigid weather
Tim Olk photo
Firefighters battle house fire in frigid weather
Tim Olk photo
Firefighters battle house fire in frigid weather
Tim Olk photo
Firefighters encrusted in ice at fire scene
Tim Olk photo
Firefighter encrusted in ice at fire scene
Tim Olk photo

Here are a few images from the 2-11 at 25th and Sacramento this afternoon in Chicago (1/30/19). Companies made an aggressive interior attack and went defensive as I was walking up. The first image was taken only a couple minutes after the companies evacuated the building and it appeared conditions deteriorated rapidly.

massive flames and smoke from house on fire
Eric Haak photo
Firefighters with hose line at winter fire
Eric Haak photo
Chicago FD Squad 1A and Tower Ladder 5 working master streams
Eric Haak photo
Firefighter covered with ice after battling a fire
Eric Haak photo

The Palatine FD (IL) received multiple calls reporting a house on fire at 635 E. Thornhill Drive late Monday night (1/28/19). A header was visible while companies were en route and the response was upgraded to a Code 4 Working Fire. Arriving units found fire traveling up the outside of the house in the B-sector. The fire was extinguished quickly with minimal extension inside the house.

damage to exterior of house from fire
Larry Shapiro photo
Palatine FD Quint 83 with lines off
Larry Shapiro photo
fire truck outriggers in snow bank
Larry Shapiro photo
Spartan Gladiator Classic Crimson tower ladder at fire scene
Larry Shapiro photo
LDH supply hose stretched in street
Larry Shapiro photo
fire hydrant with hose attached dug out from snow
Larry Shapiro photo

more photos at Chicagoareafire.com

The St Anne Fire Protection District in Kankakee County, IL battled a 3-Alarm house fire at 12750 E 7000 S Road today (1/27/19). The area was without hydrants and a tender shuttle was conducted with about a dozen units.

More photos at Chicagoareafire.com

Palatine, Palatine Rural, and Rolling Meadows firefighters responded to a reported kitchen fire at Durty Nellies at 180 Smith Street in Palatine, IL Friday 1/25/19.

fire at Dirty Nellies pub
Tim McLaughlin photo
fire at Dirty Nellies pub
Tim McLaughlin photo

The McCook Fire Department (IL) had a fire come in about 4:00 am Saturday (1/26) morning. The building was a 100×100 semi repair shop. The area has very limited access as well as available hydrants. Temperatures were about -2 degrees making conditions even more difficult.

Bedford Park FD Truck 705 - Snorkel at night fire scene
Eric Haak photo
truck repair shop gutted by fire at night
Eric Haak photo
Firefighters battle frigid temperatures and huge fire at truck repair shop
Eric Haak photo
aerial ladder fire truck battles huge fire at night
Eric Haak photo
Shakespeare Theatre fire in Stratford CT
Keith Muratori photo

STRATFORD, CT – Shortly before 1:00am on January 13, 2019, the Stratford Fire Department began receiving multiple calls for a fire at the historic Shakespeare Theatre at 320 Shore Rd. First units on scene found the unoccupied, vacant structure heavily involved and immediately started calling for more resources. Mutual aid responded to the scene from Bridgeport and Milford.

more photos Here:

Shakespeare Theatre