Box Alarm in Harvey (IL) at 15319 S. Loomis (3/17/15) in a vacant dwelling
Cell phone images from Brad Bartley at the scene of a Still & Box Alarm fire at 1863 N. Sheffield in Chicago (01:15AM, 11/18/14) that was eventually upgraded to a 3-11 Alarm.
Here are some shots from the 3-11 ruins @ 1853 n Sheffield.
Batavia (IL) companies were called for a fire at 106 S. Mallory, the Metal Cast Company. They found fire in a two-story, 75×100, commercial business on the corner of Mallory and 1st, two small neighborhood streets. The attack went defensive early on and a Box Alarm was requested followed by a 2nd Alarm. Issues with the water pressure hampered putting multiple elevated master streams into operation.
Was fortunate to be in the car picking up from another fire in nearby St. Charles when Tri-Com toned out for a possible fire at 1st and Mallory in Batavia. Police reported flames from the 2nd floor window. The Batavia chief arrived and reported a foundry-type bldg, 300X75, well involved and told his first engine to hit it with the deck gun. Immediately he wanted to know who his first two trucks were and pulled a 2nd alarm.
More can be seen at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohID4O5tt-w