January 2, 1962. Western at Harrison in Chicago @ 8:30 am. Fire was in the 3-story Acorn Luggage factory and went to a 4-11. The first image is looking North towards the old Crane Junior College (high school still there but the building you see in the image is gone). You can also see the old Chicago Stadium off in the far distance. Second image looking across Western to the Southeast. Final image showing Snorkels working in the alley or what today would be called the “C” side. The truck company parked on Western looks to be 19 and I am only going off of what the number looks like on the door. Our staff historians will correct me if I’m wrong. If you look closely in the background, you can see the huge Phillips 66 neon sign that used to sit over the Eisenhower and the old Harris Bank Christmas billboard on top of one of the exposure buildings. Hope you enjoy this for #throwbackthursday. Eric Haak

vintage 4-11 alarm fir in Chicago 1962

January 2, 1962. Western at Harrison @ 8:30 am. Fire was in the 3-story Acorn Luggage factory and went to a 4-11. Eric Haak collection

vintage 4-11 alarm fir in Chicago 1962

January 2, 1962. Western at Harrison @ 8:30 am. Fire was in the 3-story Acorn Luggage factory and went to a 4-11. Eric Haak collection

vintage 4-11 alarm fire in Chicago 1962

January 2, 1962. Western at Harrison @ 8:30 am. Fire was in the 3-story Acorn Luggage factory and went to a 4-11. Eric Haak collection

A few images from Monday’s 2nd Alarm in St Charles, IL 7/31/17. I’ve loaded more to my website   John Tulipano

firefighter on ground ladder at fire

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firefighters with hose line

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firefighters with hose line

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firefighters with hose line

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firefighters with hose lines

St Charles fire truck

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St Charles fire truck

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firefighters with hose line

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firefighters with hose line

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firefighter overhauls after a fire

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Crews were fighting a fire at the Marathon County Landfill in the town of Ringle (WI)  Sunday early evening. They were actively fighting a fire in the landfill itself.

Wittenburg, City of Wausau tender (tanker), Birnamwood, Maine, Edgar, Kronenwettter, Ringle, Easton, SAFER, and Hatley fire departments responded to the call. The Salvation Army was also on scene assisting with water for the emergency personnel.

Ringle Fire Chief Chris Kielman told reporters the fire department has responded multiple times to the landfill, though not recently. Chief Kielman said when units arrived on scene the fire was approx. 100 x 100. No injuries were reported. 

Marathon County Solid Waste Department Director Meleesa Johnson said no cause will be determined, but speculation was hot coals from a grill or cellphone batteries. Johnson said that just because a battery is not able to power a cell phone, “juice” is still enough to get hot from the sun and start a fire. Johnson had her crews spreading trash away as fire fighters sprayed the area down with water. No equipment was damaged and Johnson thanked everyone who called in to report the smoke because with out them it could have been a lot worse, not only to the landfill but the neighboring area.

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Photo Credit: Wayne Gauger WGWI-PUBLICATIONS

fire in a landfill

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fire in a landfill

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fire in a landfill

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fire in a landfill

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Rochester (NY) firefighters had fire in a commercial laundry at 548 St Paul in the late afternoon of 7/19/17. The fire went to 3-alarms due to the smoke conditions and the difficulty of locating the seat of the fire in the large, maze-like building.

Rochester NY fire trucks at a fire scene

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Rochester FD Engine 5

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Rochester FD Engine 17

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E-ONE ladder truck at fire scene

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Rochester NY FD the Pprotectives

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I was in the neighborhood when Chciago’s 7th Battalion pulled up on a working fire in a three-story, brick apartment building at 3111 W. Diversey Avenue.   They had rear porches going with extension to a two-story house on Troy behind the fire building. He asked for a Box Alarm and companies made quick work of knocking down the fire. I arrived before the Box Alarm companies to find crews washing down hotspots.

Chicago FD Engine 91

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Firefighters battle fire on rear porches in Chicago

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Firefighters vent a roof in Chicago

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Chicago FD Squad 2 Rosenbauer Commander

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Chicago FD Truck 13

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Chicago fire scene

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From the DC Fire and EMS @dcfireems

Photos by Elliot Goodman of Summit Place NE blaze earlier this evening. Arrival action and after the battle.

Photo by Elliot Goodman of Summit Place NE blaze earlier this evening. Arrival action and after the battle.

Photo by Elliot Goodman of Summit Place NE blaze earlier this evening. Arrival action and after the battle.

Photo by Elliot Goodman of Summit Place NE blaze earlier this evening. Arrival action and after the battle.

Summit Pl. fire under control. Rehab unit from @FFADC providing rehydration & cooling towels. Fire cause accidental result of roofing work.