Firefighters in Chicago’s 5th Battalion rung in the New Year by battling this early morning basement blaze on the 6300 block of South Evans. Companies made an initial interior push before being given orders to evacuate the structure. At that time, the truck was moved from the front of the building and Squad 5’s Snorkel took a position in sector A. With the use of the Snorkel and several hand lines, the fire was brought under control and companies were eventually allowed back in to mop up. The large, frame residence had been vacant for several years. I wish everyone a very happy and prosperous 2017! Eric Haak
These images were taken on April 23rd at a house fire at 67th and Indiana in Chicago. It was a bedroom fire that was out before I could make it down the block, but I did get a few interesting shots that I thought I would share here. Eric Haak
The following are images of a still and box alarm fire that occurred at 6664 South Hartwell in Chicago at approximately 8:45 am on Sunday, January 31st. For those not familiar with Hartwell, it is right at the split between the Dan Ryan and the Skyway. I was at 71st and Vincennes and arrived just after the first companies to give you an idea of how far in these images were taken. I went to the front of the building first and there wasn’t much to shoot as you can see by the image of Engine 47 who was first up. Most of the fire was in the back porches. The engine seen in the alley is 84.