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Here are some images from a double fatal still & box fire back on February 28th at 8642 S. Hermitage in Chicago. The fire was well advanced before the first companies landed on the scene but an aggressive interior attack and search efforts were initiated despite those conditions. Sadly, two victims were located during the primary search. Both were transported and pronounced at local hospitals.

double fatal fire in Chicago
Eric Haak photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm on April 2nd, at 53rd and Laflin. This began as rear porches in the 2.5-story frame and quickly spread to the “B” side exposure.

2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago
Eric Haak photo

STILL + W/F RESPONSE @ 209 EAST 78TH STREET FLOOR #2 DATELINE CITY OF CHICAGO DATE 3-15-2021 STILL ALARM + WORKING FIRE RESPONSE + 1 SPECIAL CALL @ 209 EAST ON 78TH STREET FLOOR #2 CROSS STREETS OF SOUTH ON INDIANA & SOUTH ON PRARIE STILL ALARM @ 00;02 HOURS B/O/O E.F.A.O. = ENGLEWOOD FIRE ALARM OFFICE STILL ALARM COMPANIES RESPONDING ENGINES 122/47 TRUCKS {LADDERS} 20/30 BATTALION CHIEF 19. WHEN ENGINE 122 LANDED ON SCENE AND REPORTED THAT SMOKE WAS SHOWING E.F.A.O. UPGRADED THE RESPONSE TO A WORKING FIRE @ 00:12 W/F RESPONSE COMPANIES RESPONDING SQUAD 5/5A BATTALION CHIEF 23 TRUCK {LADDER} 34 FIELD E.M.S. CHIEF 455 AMBULANCES 24/55 S/C #1 @ 00:33 B/O/O BATTALION CHIEF 19 S/C COMPANY RESPONDING O.F.I. 467 

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Matthew Sosnowski photo

Wednesday we were out on the south side when we heard Battalion 19 reporting a fire @ 61st and Halsted. First-in companies had smoke from the roof of a 1-sty strip mall, 50×150′. Engine 116 had two lines lead out and Truck 51 was up cutting some holes. Fast changing fire conditions forced Battalion 19 to pull everyone out and go defensive which brought the Still & Box. In total, there were 4 lines led out by Engines 116 & 84. Squad 5 Snorkel and TL 39 went to work with their master streams to knock down the bulk of the fire. 

commercial building fire in Chicago
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