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Still & Box Alarm in Chicago, IL. At 5:45 Saturday morning, companies were dispatched to 4208 South Wells Street. Engine Co. 16 landed first and reported a 1.5-story frame, 20 x 50 with fire through the roof. Engine’s 16 and 29 used their deck guns to darken down the bulk of the fire and within minutes. All that was needed were a few hand lines to mop up. There was some very minor communication to the “B” side exposure with visible flames along the eave but that was quickly extinguished and further communication prevented.

flames engulf the roof of a house at night
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flames engulf the roof of a house at night
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fire engiine deploys deck gun at night house fire
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Firefighter struggles with large hose line
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Chicago Firefighter at night fire scene
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house fire at night
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Chicago Firefighters with hose line at fire scene
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Firefighter mentors candidates at fire scene
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Sunday, (1/19/20) Chicago’s Battalion 18 and the group arrived to find fire in a 3-sty new construction apartment building, 40’x100′ at 4024 W. Wilcox. Fire was on the top floor and companies had a hard time reaching the seat of the fire. Engine Co. 95 lead out to the front and Engine Co. 38 lead out to the rear. With fire conditions worsening, 2-2-4 requested a Box. Shortly thereafter, crews got a good knock on the fire. In total, 3 lines were lead out and Truck 26 cut numerous holes in the roof. Chi-Town Fire Photos

smoke and flames from top floor apartment
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smoke and flames from top floor apartment
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smoke and flames from top floor apartment
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smoke and flames from top floor apartment
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apartment building fire in Chicago
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aerial ladder to the roof
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reverse lay at fire scene
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Firefighter in PPE carries power saw
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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

Firefighters enter house with heavy smoke
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Firefighters climb ground ladder in heavy smoke
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Firefighters prepare to enter house on fire
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Firefighters at fire with flames
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Firefighters deploy a hand line at fire
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Firefighters deploy a hand line at fire
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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

Chicago fire engine
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heavy smoke from house fire
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Firefighter pulls siding from house
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Firefighters in heavy smoke
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heavy smoke near electric meter
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Firefighters douse flames
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Firefighter with hose line at fire
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flames by electric service at house
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house fire from chicago alley
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Firefighters in alley
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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

Chicago fire engine at a fire
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Firefighters with hose line at night
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Firefighters with hose line at night
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Rosenbauer Commander ACP-55
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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.

Firefighters overhaul after house fire
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E-ONE fire engine in Chicago
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Firefighters overhaul after house fire
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Firefighters overhaul after house fire
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Pierce fire truck in Chicago
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