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01-17-2020: Chicago FD Truck Co. 48 reported a fire at 1539 S Hamlin Friday evening (1/17/20) during a bad snow storm. Building was a vacant, 3-sty ordinary, 30’x75′. Engine 109 was the first engine since Engine 38 was tied up on an EMS run. Battalion 14 arrived and boxed it right away. Companies went defensive due to forcible entry problems and fire being on all three floors already. Engines 38 & 99 were the box engines and both were feeding the master streams (TL5 & SS1). 2-2-4 pulled a 2-11 Alarm shortly after for manpower purposes. I don’t believe the 2-11 engines were used. Wind gusts up to 35mph and heavy snow for the duration of fire which made it very difficult to fight this job. 

Chicago Firefighters battle fire in snow storm
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Here are some images taken at Chicago’s second still and box alarm on Saturday morning (12/28). This came in at the same time that companies were working at the box on 48th Place. It was interesting to see Squad 1 working at 112th and State Street. Eric Haak

Chicago fire engine at a fire
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Firefighters with hose line at night
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Firefighters with hose line at night
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Rosenbauer Commander ACP-55
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Took this in around 2230 Tuesday night at 2258 S. Blue Island Avenue in Chicago. It sounded promising. A metal clad warehouse butted up against another building. Interesting that the size-up was no exposure problem yet it seemed obvious that there was a high potential, in fact they reported  some fire in the adjoining building on fireground. TL 5 with the new rig as well as 28 with a new pumper and I guess what must be a spare command van. More photos at Chicagoareafire.com

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fire scene in Chicago
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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5
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Chicago fire trucks at fire scene
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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5
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Chicago FD Engine 28
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3-11 Alarm + Level 1 Hazmat for fire in a nickel plating company at 1223 W Lake Street in Chicago 2/21/19.

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E-ONE tower ladder battles industrial fire
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E-ONE tower ladder battles industrial fire
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Firefighter operates deck gun at fire scene
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E-ONE tower ladder battles industrial fire
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Chicago FD Engine 5
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Here are a few images from the 2-11 at 25th and Sacramento this afternoon in Chicago (1/30/19). Companies made an aggressive interior attack and went defensive as I was walking up. The first image was taken only a couple minutes after the companies evacuated the building and it appeared conditions deteriorated rapidly.

massive flames and smoke from house on fire
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Firefighters with hose line at winter fire
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Chicago FD Squad 1A and Tower Ladder 5 working master streams
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Firefighter covered with ice after battling a fire
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Chicago firefighters were dispatched to a fire in a building @ 18th and Kedzie (1817 S Kedzie). The 14th Battalion landed with a 3-sty vacant, totally involved. Engine 107 deck gunned the rear on their arrival while Engine 109 lead out on side A. Shortly thereafter the 14th boxed it and was taking a defensive posture. In total, multiple hand lines, Tower 5, Squad 1, and a couple point advantages were used to knock down the fire.

Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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Chicago firefighters had fire in a two-story commercial building undergoing renovation at 220 N Laflin (6/17/17). This occurred as other Chicago Fire Department companies were at the scene of a 3-11 Alarm fire.

Chicago Firefighters battle commercial building fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle commercial building fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle commercial building fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle commercial building fire

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Chicago FD Engine 49

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Chicago FD Squad 1A at work

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Chicago FD Squad 1A at work

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smokey fire scene

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more photos at chicagoareafire.com and HERE