Took in a job in Chicago’s fire prone 11th battalion at 8230 W. Berwyn Avenue 2/10/18. Pretty cut and dried but it appeared they hit two frozen hydrants (not sure … judging by my obervations alone). This job was 1/2 block from a good working fire on the same street about two weeks ago. Heavy snow made travel and parking on the side streets difficult and hydrants were pretty much buried in snow as well. I was able to shoot a little use of the stripping ladder … not something you can usually see from the street.
All the images and a quick video can be seen here:
Photos from Steve Redick of the Still & Box Alarm fire at 5348 W. Devon Avenue Sunday night (3/19/17) that involved a grease chute in a restaurant. The building had a truss roof.
Here are some images of the 2-11 in Chicago at 1915 S. Carpenter on Monday morning (4/6). First calls came in just before 9:00. Typical of the Pilsen neighborhood, the old buildings were packed tight with very little room between exposures. There was a large 2-story frame that appeared to be connected to the three story ordinary by a very small deck section (from my perspective) and this was primarily where the fire load was. There was not much to see from the front and the only view of the back was over a fence. Very little space in the “B” and “D” gangways.