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All posts for the month April, 2021

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm – March 30th; High winds back on March 30th quickly turned a grass fire into an inferno as embers ignited mounds of paper waiting to be recycled at a facility at 48th and Christiana.

massive flames destroy recycling yard
Eric Haak photo

Here are some images from a double fatal still & box fire back on February 28th at 8642 S. Hermitage in Chicago. The fire was well advanced before the first companies landed on the scene but an aggressive interior attack and search efforts were initiated despite those conditions. Sadly, two victims were located during the primary search. Both were transported and pronounced at local hospitals.

double fatal fire in Chicago
Eric Haak photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm on April 2nd, at 53rd and Laflin. This began as rear porches in the 2.5-story frame and quickly spread to the “B” side exposure.

2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago
Eric Haak photo

Hartford, Ct had this 2-alarm fire at 131-133 Franklin Ave on 4/11/21 at 16:53. Companies arrived to heavy fire from floors 2&3. Fire did get into the cockloft but companies were able to quickly stop its spread.
Patrick Dooley

flames from 2nd floor of an apartment building
Patrick Dooley photo

Major fire at the UnityPoint Health building in northeast Cedar Rapids 4/7/21.

major fire in Cedar Rapids
Isaac Main photo
major fire in Cedar Rapids
Isaac Main photo
Cedar Rapids FD incident commander
Isaac Main photo