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Friday (5/18/18) in the 6600 block of N Olmsted in Chicago. Response here was a bit compromised as they had an alley garage at the same time causing a lengthy delay in the arrival of the RIT truck company. Fire had a good hold in the concealed spaces and knee wall areas necessitating considerable truck work. Late in the incident some members were caught in a bad spot on the roof when fire conditions changed rapidly, cutting off access to the aerial. Fortunately the free venting fire was knocked down quickly with inside handlines alleviating the situation.

Truck 9 was able to setup the aerial despite some tough conditions, a narrow street, tree branches, and wires all hindering the effort. One of the last images  shows the grateful victims of a rescue. All images all can be seen here.

 

smoke from house fire

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Firefighters vent house fire roof in smoke

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Firefighters vent house fire roof in smoke

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Firefighters vent house fire roof in smoke

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Firefighters vent house fire roof in smoke

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Firefighters vent ouse fire roof with smoke

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Chicago FD Truck 9

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Firefighters vent house fire roof with flames

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Firefighters vent house fire roof with flames

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Firefighters vent house fire roof with flames

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Chicago FD Truck 9

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baby birds in nest

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Chicago FD Squad 7

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Fire at a pallet company at 550 W. Root Street, Chicago 5/7/18

Chicago FD Engine 49

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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fire in a pallet yard

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39

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Chicago FD Engine 29

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Chicago FD Engine 49

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Chicago firefighters battle a Still & Box Alarm fire at 7142 S. Vernon on the city’s south side 4/25/18.

Chicago FD Squad 5A

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aerial ladder to the roof of fire building

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Chicago FD Engine 122

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Engine 47

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More photos from the Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, IL – April 22, 2018

Chicago Firefighters at house fire with ladder truck

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Firefighters vent peak roof with axe

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Chicago FD Engine 84

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fire hydrant with hose attached

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heavy smoke from house fire

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fire trucks at fire scene with hose lines

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Chicago FD Engine 116

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago firefighters were dispatched to a fire in a building @ 18th and Kedzie (1817 S Kedzie). The 14th Battalion landed with a 3-sty vacant, totally involved. Engine 107 deck gunned the rear on their arrival while Engine 109 lead out on side A. Shortly thereafter the 14th boxed it and was taking a defensive posture. In total, multiple hand lines, Tower 5, Squad 1, and a couple point advantages were used to knock down the fire.

Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

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