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Here are some shots from the 4th Battalion’s Still & Box Alarm @ 2257-2259 W Taylor St. in Chicago 7/12/20. Companies had two lines on a fire in the cockloft above a Mexican restaurant and some type of clothing store. See our site for more images.
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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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Sunday night (3/31/19), the Chicago’s MFAO sent companies to a working fire @ 3104 W. Monroe Street. Upon arrival, Battalion 18 had a 3-sty brick, with heavy fire on the first, second, and third floors plus an exposure problem. A Still and Box was requested shortly after. Companies lead out 6+ hand lines and had two truck companies working the roof. For a short time, they had heavy fire venting through the roof and top floor. While working, multiple members fell through a hole in the floor which activated the Mayday Alert and 2-11. I believe the RIT team did remove one of the injured firefighters from the rear of building. Tough fire and a lot of work. Thankfully the injuries sustained were not life threatening. These photos began about 10 minutes into the fire.

fire in a 3-story apartment building in Chicago at night
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fire in a 3-story apartment building in Chicago at night
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fire in a 3-story apartment building in Chicago at night
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fire in a 3-story apartment building in Chicago at night
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fire in a 3-story apartment building in Chicago at night
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fire in a 3-story apartment building in Chicago at night
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fire in a 3-story apartment building in Chicago at night
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Firefighters take a hose line into an exposure building
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fire in a 3-story apartment building in Chicago at night
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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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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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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 battled fire in a commercial building at 4749 W. Lake Street just after midnight Monday (2/12/18). The fire was discovered by Truck 29 while returning to quarters from a Still & Box Alarm fire. Flames had already engulfed the entire building and the alarm was eventually elevated to a 2-11. The building collapsed shortly after companies went to work. Two multi-versals along with elevated master streams from Tower Ladder 5, Tower Ladder 14, Squad 2A and Truck 29 were deployed. One member from the 5-11 Club Support Service Unit was injured after loosing his balance on a patch of ice and was transported to a hospital.

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5 at work

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fire truck with lights in smoke at night

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Chicago FD spare fire engine for Engine 95

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14 E-ONE Cyclone II HP100

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Firefighters pour water on building fire

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Chicago Firefighters with master stream at fire scene

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Chicago fire scene near elevated tracks

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Chicago FD Engine 113 at fire scene

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