A working fire at 54th and Ashland in Chicago on Sunday morning (11/11/18) just before dawn. It appeared that someone had set the window of a business on fire as well as an auto in the alley. The fire did appear to get inside a litttle but was quickly extinguished. Companies were Battalion 6, Engine 116, Tower Ladder 39, Engine 123, Truck 33, Battalion 15 RIT with Truck 18.
Here are some images from a working fire in the 4600 block of West Altgeld in Chicago on Sunday morning (11/11). The fire was contained to the attic. Unfortunately this was an occupied home and several family members, including children, were left homeless by this incident. Companies were Battalion 7, Engine 91, Truck 58, Engine 7, Truck 35, Squad 2, Battalion 8 RIT with Truck 53.
A very short Still & Box Alarm on Sunday afternoon (10/28) in Chicago at 4156 W. 63rd Street. The fire was in a 1-story grocery store that was closed for the day. E127 landed first. The first picture was taken about 2 minutes before the box was requested. B16 reported that he had some fire in the basement with access issues. Needless to say, the Still and Box was not in very long.
The Main Fire Alarm Office gave Chicago’s 18th Battalion a still @ 635 N Springfield Thursday afternoon 10/25/18. A 3-sty, large, vacant apartment building under rehab with fire on the 3rd floor and thru the roof. Three lines were lead out and the companies made a quick aggressive attack.
Chicago’s 19th Battalion had a working fire this morning (Sunday, 6/24) at 7241 S. Sangamon. The fire came in at 5:45 and Engine 54 landed a short time later with a fire on the first floor. I arrived just in time to catch companies washing down. While the rear attic window was being laddered, a mother pitbull and 5 of her puppies came charging out the back door. Thankfully, all were friendly and didn’t seem at all bothered by the work going on around them.