Chicago firefighters responded for reports of smoke just before 4AM to Harry’s Lumber at 6220 N. Northwest Highway, the site of a previous 5-11 Alarm fire in 1990. Companies found a fire in the warehouse building and upgraded to a Still & Box Alarm and then a 2-11 Alarm fire. Hand lines were used and the MVU 9-2-3 was put to work though lines were never charged to either tower ladder. The Alarm was struck out shortly before 5:30AM.
At roughly 6:50AM companies still on the scene asked for a Full Still and RIT response back to the scene. Within minutes it was upgraded to a Still & Box Alarm and then a 2-11 Alarm with instructions for elevated master streams.
Chicago firefighters responded to Windy City Produce at 3340 N. Pulaski Road in the early morning hours of Monday, 4/20/15. They made an interior attack but were forced to withdraw and go defensive with master streams. The Snorkel from Squad 2 was in the alley and two tower ladders worked from the street.
I arrived late …
more photos at shapirophotography.net
Here are some photos and a video of the house fire near the 5500 block of S Justine St. in Chicago (12/31/14). Companies arrived to heavy fire on the 2nd floor with extensions to a neighboring house.
More photos can be found here: http://www.codephotography.net/Scenes/Chicago/House-Fire-123114/i-5B4zq8V
Chicago House Fire (12/31/14):
Chicago Fire Dept working fire at Hurlbut & Newcastle in Old Norwood Park
Also from Steve Redick
Arrived about 15 minutes into this job and was greeted with fire venting from the roof. Companies made the attic and hit the fire from below in pretty short order. Some items of interest … note the positioning of truck 55, some call this beaching … seemed to work very well here. Also note the ground ladder placement covering all sides of the structure. The images of squad 7 are of the same rig used in the show Chicago Fire. The 7 on the door looks like a good tape job to me and makes me think they’re gonna have this rig for a while. An interesting job in a normally very quiet area.
Chicago companies reported a working fire at 2917 W. Irving Park Road just before 3AM on Monday, 3-10-14. The building description was a 100×150, one-story ordinary with a truss roof in the rear. The alarm was upgraded immediately to a Box Alarm and then a 2-11 was requested 20 minutes later.
More at chicagoareafire.com
Steve Redick forwarded this video of the 4-11 Alarm fire in Chicago on April 29, 2007