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.
Chicago Fire Department Still & Box Alarm with an EMS Plan 1 6900 N Sheridan Rd (fatal) Tim Olk
Here are some images from a Still & Box Alarm in Chicago that came in shortly after 4:00 pm on Thursday (7/2). The structure was on the 500 block of South Millard and was a vacant “Red X” building. Battalion 13 reported he had a large volume of smoke coming from the second floor and was concerned about communication to the “D” side exposure which was a 3-story vacant. My images are from about 45 minutes in. Engine 38 was also pumping at Central Park and Congress and Tower Ladder 14 was working in sector “C”.
The Chicago Fire Alarm Office received one call from a cell phone reporting a building on fire at 33rd Str & Keeler. A still alarm was sent to this location. Engine 99 found nothing. As it turns out the Cicero Fire Department was receiving the rest of the calls for 33rd Str & Kostner for a trucking company on fire. Cicero Fire Dispatch contacted us on IFERN and the location was corrected.
Chicago had a Still & Box Alarm fire this morning at 3235 S. Kostner. Fire was through the roof and involved a corrugated one-story warehouse at a trucking company.
Here are some images from Gordon J. Nord, Jr. and Josh Boyajian.
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