We took in a fire in Harvey, Illinois Thursday morning (1/16/20). Fire was in a 2-sty ordinary apartment building at 168 E 155th and it appeared it was in the attic. Couple lines were lead out and Posen Truck cut some holes in the roof. It was very windy at the time of this fire, crews did a good job keeping it to a minimum. Chi-Town Fire Photos
I was right around the corner for this one. Battalion 14 reported smoke showing in the rear of a 1 sty occupied house @ 1635 s Trumbull. It appeared the fire started at the electric meter from a bad hook up on the rear of the house on the back porch. Engine 109 (2nd engine) took the alley and lead out a pre connect line to the rear. Lot of labor to get it all opened up to extinguish the fire. Companies had it all out and under control in about 20 minutes. Here are some shots I took. The rest of the photos are up on our website. Also, found some shell casings in the alley right behind the house, left over from New Years Eve! Chi-Town Fire Photos
I took in a fire at 6454 S. Wolcott Tuesday morning (12/24/19). Engine 101 arrived with a 2.5 sty frame with fire in the attic. Companies had forcible entry problems due to it being all boarded up. Companies knocked down the bulk of the fire from the outside and then went it to mop up. Both 101 and 116 were lead out and Truck 41 had their main to the roof.
Chicago had a working fire on the northwest side Sunday morning (12/1/19) @ 2230 N Narragansett. Engine Co. 125 had a fire in the walls and attic in a 1.5 sty frame house. Two lines were lead out during the fire. Truck 53 and Squad 2 cut numerous holes in the roof. Looked to be a real labor intensive fire. Engine 125 is still in a spare engine after their crash many months ago. I hear that they are going to get their regular assigned E-One back in the coming week or so.
Rundown: Engines 125 – 68, Trucks 53 – 58, Battalion 8, WRKF – RIT Battalion 7, RIT Truck 57, Squad 2, 2-7-2
Here are some shots from a fire on the southeast side Saturday morning. Fire was in a vacant 2.5 sty ordinary building with fire on all floors. WRKF @ 7940 s South Shore Drive 11-16-19
10/20/19 Box Alarm @ 852 w 33rd X Elm Ave
Engines 21, 13, 44, 31, 52
Trucks 25, 5
Battalion 2 & 3
Here are a few images from an early morning Still & Box at 728 N Lotus Ave in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. Fire through the roof of a vacant 2.5 story frame. Four total lines were led out, E96 utilized their deck gun, and TL23 employed an aerial master stream. Photography was greatly hampered by a mix of sleet and thick brush on the property. I included a combination of natural light as well as flash photos so viewers can see the effect of a camera-mounted flash in rain/sleet/snow. Interesting to note this fire came in as many companies (including TL14) were still committed at a 2-11, 1644 N Spaulding Ave. A full gallery with more images will be live on Friday on our site