Engine Co. 115 arrived at 12021 S. Eggleston and found a basment fire in a 2-story brick apartment building. Batt. 22 called for the Still & Box alarm because the fire had quickly extended to the 2nd floor. Hydrants in the area might have been frozen as there was a delay in getting a positive water source. Truck Co. 27 set up in the 1/4 sector with their main to the roof. The fire was handled by the companies with approx. 4-5 handlines.
Also of interest is while the companies were inside the building, a neighbor decided he didn’t want to wait any longer and he had to leave. He drove his car over a few hose lines but was quickly blocked in by 6-7 fireman and a cop. Needless to say he didn’t move much more.
Dennis McGuire Jr.
12021 S. Eggleston, Smoke can be seen on the sector 2 side. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo
A company pulling another line into the building. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo
A neighbor tried to leave the area and drove over the supply lines. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo
Looking south on Eggleston from 120th, This part of Eggleston is a dead end street. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo
Overall view of foreground. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo
The rear of 12021 S. Eggleston. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo
Two guys from Squad Co 5. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo
Two guys from Truck Co 27 coming off the roof. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo