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2-24-19:

Chicago FD Ambulance 77 reported smoke from the roof of a 3-sty building at 1838 S. St. Louis 2/24/19. The Main Fire Alarm Office filled it out and gave the 14th Battalion a working fire right away. Engine 38 arrived and had heavy fire showing from a 3-sty brick, three-flat in the rear, extending to the exposure to the south. Battalion 14 boxed it shortly after his arrival. Chicago was experiencing very high winds gusting upwards of 50MPH. After trying to make the 3rd floor, the chief pulled all companies out of the building to regroup. Multiple handlines were dropped from 38 and 109. I believe that the 2-11 was requested for manpower.   A full gallery can be found here

flames burn through third floor of house
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flames burn through third floor of house
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Chicago Firefighters at fire scene
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Chicago Firefighters after battling a fire
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three-flat fire in Chicago
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Chicago’s 18th Battalion battled a working fire in a red-X building at 3849 on Flournoy. Chicago Police helicopter ‘PH1’ called it in on the Zone and reported that there was a house on fire and it was really cooking. Engine 95 deck-gunned it on arrival as they had heavy fire showing from the 2, and then companies led out (2) 2.5” lines while performing an exterior attack. A third line was led out as Squad 1’s Snorkel was set up and flowing water in the vacant lot on Side D.

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firefighter blitzes house fire with deck gun

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Chicago FD Squad 1A working with a  master stream

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Chicago FD Squad 1A working with a  master stream

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Chicago FD Squad 1A working with a  master stream

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Chicago FD Engine 38

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firefighters battle second floor fire at night

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Here are some more shots from the 5-11 last week at 26th & Kostner in Chicago. I finally finished editing them. Josh Boyajian

Chicago FD Engine 38

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Chicago FD Engine 38

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masive warehouse fire at night

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masive warehouse fire at night

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masive warehouse fire at night

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silhouette of firefighter and fire engine with massive fire

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masive warehouse fire at night

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Chicago FD Engine 38

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masive warehouse fire at night

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masive warehouse fire at night

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Chicago FD Engine 38

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masive warehouse fire at night

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E-ONE tower ladder at massive fire

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E-ONE tower ladder at massive fire

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E-ONE tower ladder at massive fire

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At 4:45 on Saturday (7/30), the Main Fire Alarm Office gave the 18th Battalion a working fire response to the 1500 block of south Kostner.  Engine 38 boxed the fire shortly after arrival and reported they had an exposure problem and a burn victim.  I arrived with just a little fire left in the attic so the pictures are mostly of rig placement.  The first couple of images are of Engine 95 stretching a line to the second floor in the rear.  You can see in the third image that there was fire blowing out a couple of windows at the very front of side B, although one of the windows is not visible through the bushes.  The Still & Box was struck out in about 20 minutes.

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firefighters on roof of house with smoke

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firefighters overhaul after house fire

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Chicago FD Engine 99

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Chicago FD Engine 95

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Chicago FD Engine 38

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old Seagrave truck still in use in Chicago

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Chicago FD Lieutenant

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I took in three fires on Wednesday (1/7/15) in Chicago during the bitter cold weather and got to all three of them late.  I decided to send in a few images from each in honor of everyone who has to work outside in these conditions.  The first image is from the still & box on the 1500 block of Kostner.  It must have really been going as the entire face of the building was covered with soot.  A dog was rescued from this fire as seen in the third image.  The third and fourth images were taken on the 9100 block of South Crandon which was another still & box.  The last image is of Engine 38 with their second fire of the day on the 1400 block of South Ridgeway.

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apartment building charred  after fire

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firemen in the cold with hydrant

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fireman rescues dog

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fireman with helmet and air mask

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fireman with steam rising from his head

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Chicago FD Engine 38

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