Chicago had a still and box alarm fire at 8737 S. Constance Saturday afternoon (1/4/20) that resulted in several people being transported to hospitals, including firefighters. Eric Haak
I was right around the corner for this one. Battalion 14 reported smoke showing in the rear of a 1 sty occupied house @ 1635 s Trumbull. It appeared the fire started at the electric meter from a bad hook up on the rear of the house on the back porch. Engine 109 (2nd engine) took the alley and lead out a pre connect line to the rear. Lot of labor to get it all opened up to extinguish the fire. Companies had it all out and under control in about 20 minutes. Here are some shots I took. The rest of the photos are up on our website. Also, found some shell casings in the alley right behind the house, left over from New Years Eve! Chi-Town Fire Photos
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
I took in a fire at 6454 S. Wolcott Tuesday morning (12/24/19). Engine 101 arrived with a 2.5 sty frame with fire in the attic. Companies had forcible entry problems due to it being all boarded up. Companies knocked down the bulk of the fire from the outside and then went it to mop up. Both 101 and 116 were lead out and Truck 41 had their main to the roof.
The Chicago Fire Department’s 6th Battalion had a fatal still and box alarm this morning (12/28) on the 1900 Block of West 48th Pl. The alarm came in after 4:00 am. Here are some quick images from the scene. Eric Haak
Chicago had a still & box alarm fire in the 18th Battalion Sunday morning (12/15). The fire was at 4441 W Monroe and was in a vacant 2-story ordinary. The fire made it into the cockloft and a line was eventually stretched to the roof in order to finish the job. Eric Haak
Chicago had a working fire on the northwest side Sunday morning (12/1/19) @ 2230 N Narragansett. Engine Co. 125 had a fire in the walls and attic in a 1.5 sty frame house. Two lines were lead out during the fire. Truck 53 and Squad 2 cut numerous holes in the roof. Looked to be a real labor intensive fire. Engine 125 is still in a spare engine after their crash many months ago. I hear that they are going to get their regular assigned E-One back in the coming week or so.
Rundown: Engines 125 – 68, Trucks 53 – 58, Battalion 8, WRKF – RIT Battalion 7, RIT Truck 57, Squad 2, 2-7-2