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Here are a few images from an early morning Still & Box at 728 N Lotus Ave in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. Fire through the roof of a vacant 2.5 story frame. Four total lines were led out, E96 utilized their deck gun, and TL23 employed an aerial master stream. Photography was greatly hampered by a mix of sleet and thick brush on the property. I included a combination of natural light as well as flash photos so viewers can see the effect of a camera-mounted flash in rain/sleet/snow. Interesting to note this fire came in as many companies (including TL14) were still committed at a 2-11, 1644 N Spaulding Ave. A full gallery with more images will be live on Friday on our site

dramatic photo of house fire at night
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house fire at night
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house fire at night
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fire engine at house fire
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Chicago fire truck at fire scene
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Still & Box Alarm fire at 11809 Michigan Avenue in Chicago August 4, 2019

Chicago fire scene at night
Steve Redick photo
Chicago fire scene at night
Steve Redick photo
Chicago fire scene at night
Steve Redick photo
Chicago fire scene at night
Steve Redick photo
Chicago fire scene at night
Steve Redick photo

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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