Here are a few images from the still and box alarm at 4555 S. Champlain in Chicago 12/9/17. Literally around the corner and down the block from Engine 45’s house. 45 had heavy smoke from the third floor on arrival. The first image here is from about 20 minutes in. Eric Haak
It was a very busy early morning for southside companies on Monday (2/15). At approximately 1:30 there was a fatal pin-in accident at 85th and the Dan Ryan. Around the same time, Engine 49 landed at 43rd and Packers for an automatic alarm to find a light haze in an industrial building. This was eventually be elevated to a still and box with stacks of cardboard burning but being held in check by the sprinkler system. Companies were at that address for over three hours.
At 3:45 Engine 101 landed with a working fire at 76th and Artesian. One hour later there was another still and box at 5141 S. Princeton which is where these images were taken. Due to battalion chiefs being committed at both earlier fires, Battalion 7 was the still chief at this incident. There were several frozen hydrants and the fire did spread to the occupied home on the “D” side. The original fire building was a frame house that had been converted to a church. I could not confirm but I believe the spare is Engine 122. The other box engine was Engine 5.