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Saturday afternoon, Oak Park (IL) companies fought a tough fire @ 530 s Scoville in a two-story apartment building. Numerous hose lines were dropped and two master streams were used to knock down this fire. About two hours into this fire, there was another fire about three blocks away. The first-in companies (Riverside engine, Brookfield engine, and Oak Brook ladder) arrived to find a three-story frame house, with the back end totally involved. The area was taxed of all their resources which then brought a Task Force of Interdivisional companies to cover the towns while fighting these fires. 

heavy smoke from roof of apartment building
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HME Silver Fox fire engine with lines off
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E-ONE tower ladder at fire scene
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heavy smoke from roof of apartment building
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Firefighters vent building roof from aerial ladder with heavy smoke
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E-ONE tower ladder at fire scene
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We took in the extra alarm fire last week on the westside of Chicago. It was a food manufacturing warehouse and the first-in companies encountered heavy fire on their arrival. A lot of in-line pumping operations took place at this job which required many resources, which at the peak of the fire, made it to a 5-11 and 4 Specials. Twenty two engines, ten trucks including four tower ladders, Squad 2, plus a plethora of special equipment responded to this. We got to this about an hour into the fire. 

Chicago FD Squad 2A
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Chicago FD Engine 91
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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23
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Chicago FD Engine 35
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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21
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Firefighters with multiple lines battle massive warehouse fire
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Sunday night (3/31/19), the Chicago’s MFAO sent companies to a working fire @ 3104 W. Monroe Street. Upon arrival, Battalion 18 had a 3-sty brick, with heavy fire on the first, second, and third floors plus an exposure problem. A Still and Box was requested shortly after. Companies lead out 6+ hand lines and had two truck companies working the roof. For a short time, they had heavy fire venting through the roof and top floor. While working, multiple members fell through a hole in the floor which activated the Mayday Alert and 2-11. I believe the RIT team did remove one of the injured firefighters from the rear of building. Tough fire and a lot of work. Thankfully the injuries sustained were not life threatening. These photos began about 10 minutes into the fire.

fire in a 3-story apartment building in Chicago at night
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fire in a 3-story apartment building in Chicago at night
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fire in a 3-story apartment building in Chicago at night
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fire in a 3-story apartment building in Chicago at night
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fire in a 3-story apartment building in Chicago at night
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fire in a 3-story apartment building in Chicago at night
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fire in a 3-story apartment building in Chicago at night
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Firefighters take a hose line into an exposure building
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fire in a 3-story apartment building in Chicago at night
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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5
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3/11/19 – On the way back home from a fire on Mansfield, Central office put a Box Alarm out for 17th Ave X Buchanan. We were only about a mile away from it on I-96. We arrived before any of the first-due companies and starting shooting pictures. Engine 39 arrived and stretched. The crew attempted to make a push in the front door but Chief 5 pulled them out almost immediately due to the amount of fire venting from the roof. They took a defensive posture and put Ladder 7 to work. The home was occupied and DEMS transported the homeowner to the ER. I believe DFD was back twice after we left for rekindles which we did not make it too, but the last one was going throughout and had collapsed. 

Detroit Firefighters battle dwelling fire at night
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Detroit Firefighters battle dwelling fire at night
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Detroit Firefighters battle dwelling fire at night
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Detroit Firefighters battle dwelling fire at night
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Detroit Firefighters battle dwelling fire at night
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Detroit FD Engine 39
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Detroit Firefighters battle dwelling fire at night
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heavy smoke from attic during house fire
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Detroit FD Ladder 7 at work
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Detroit FD Ladder 7
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The other job that we took in was at Lawton X Calvert on 3/10/19. Again Engine 39 stretched and had a very quick knock on a small fire in the basement.

smoke from vacant Detoirt house
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smoke from vacant Detoirt house
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Detroit FD Ladder 17
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hose in street at Detroit fire scene
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Detroit FD Engine 39
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During a last minute trip up to Detroit recently, we made it to a few jobs. Started the trip off by chasing a header on the westside to find an auto going in a vacant lot. After calling 911 and being on hold for some minutes, we finally got a call taker who then dispatched E42. This was at Monica X Westfield on 3/9. 

car fully engulfed by fire
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minivan engulfed in fire
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Firefighter prepares to extinguish a minivan destroyed by fire
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Firefighter prepares to extinguish a minivan engulfed in fire
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This bunch of photos is from a fire in the 4th Battalion @ Mansfield X Kendall on 3/11/19 in Detroit. Crews had a tough time bringing the fire under control at this one. Big joint, about 50’x75′ with a gambrel roof.

Detroit firefighter with hose line at fire scene
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flames blowing out of window at night
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Detroit firefighter with hose line at fire scene
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Detroit fire trucks at fire scene
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Detroit FD Ladder 25 at a fire scene
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Detroit FD Ladder 25 at a fire scene
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Detroit Firefighter on roof of house fire
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Detroit firefighter with hose line at fire scene
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