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Here are some images taken early on during the Chicago Fire Department’s 2-11 Alarm this morning (6/9/19) at 62nd and Harlem. The fire quickly overtook several units and with companies being met by bad hydrants, the alarm was elevated to a still and box. What you can’t see from these pictures is that for each exterior unit, there was another unit that was only accessible from an interior hallway. With the fire progressing over the top of those exterior units and the roof being declared unstable, companies were forced into a defensive position. Squad 5A was positioned in the interior lot and aerial operations commenced with Tower Ladder 54 being set up on Harlem. Tower Ladder 39 was also set up but I’m not sure if they ever flowed water. The incident also led to some interesting situations like Engine 8 pumping at the corner of 61st and Harlem and a Summit engine supplying water to the Chicago incident.

massive smoke from self storage facility fire
Eric Haak photo
massive smoke from self storage facility fire
Eric Haak photo
massive smoke from self storage facility fire
Eric Haak photo
Firefighter cuts metal door at fire scene
Eric Haak photo
massive smoke from self storage facility fire
Eric Haak photo
Chicago FD Squad 5A
Eric Haak photo
Chicago FD Engine 8
Eric Haak photo
Summit FD Engine 954
Eric Haak photo
Chicago Transit Authority elevated train derailment
Tim Olk photo
Chicago Transit Authority elevated train derailment
Tim Olk photo
Chicago Transit Authority elevated train derailment
Tim Olk photo
Chicago Transit Authority elevated train derailment
Tim Olk photo
Chicago Transit Authority elevated train derailment
Tim Olk photo

more photos at Chicagoareafire.com

Chicago firefighters were called to rescue a tree trimmer that was stuck upside down, roughly 75 feet in the air with a fractured leg.

accident leaves tree worker upside down with fractured leg
Tim Olk photo
accident leaves tree worker upside down with fractured leg
Tim Olk photo
accident leaves tree worker upside down with fractured leg
Tim Olk photo
accident leaves tree worker upside down with fractured leg
Tim Olk photo

more photos are HERE and HERE

Saturday (4/27/29) at 44th & Vincennes in Chicago. It looked to me like the fire was on 2 floors in a concealed space. Not much to see but a few decent images of a typical operation. All of the trucks seemed to be in spares.

Steve Redick

scene of an apartment building fire in Chicago
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Chicago FD Engine 45
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Firefighters pulling hose at a fire
Steve Redick photo
Chicago FD Seagrave aerial at work-edit
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Firefighter at fire scene
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Firefighters raising a ground ladder
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fire hydrant with hose attached
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spare Chicago FD Seagrave aerial at fire scene
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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
Chi-Town Fire Photos
fire in a 3-story apartment building in Chicago at night
Chi-Town Fire Photos
fire in a 3-story apartment building in Chicago at night
Chi-Town Fire Photos
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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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5
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