These images are from a 3-11 Alarm at 2125 W. Rice on December 2, 1993. I arrived just before the 2-11 was requested. The narrow street with the parked cars made these shots a challenge as the ladder pipe was rigged and the tower ladder was put to work in the background.
All the regulars were out at this one, Redick, Nord, Olk. I don’t believe that any of their shots appeared on any sites other than their own. My pictures from that day have not been seen before so here they are.
This fire broke out in a 125 x 75 1-story auto body supply store in the late morning hours of September 28, 2009. The building was located on the 2300 block of South Pulaski on the city’s west side and fighting the blaze was made a little more difficult by the presence of elevated railroad tracks in sector 4. Eventually Tower Ladder 5, Tower Ladder 54 and Squad 1A all used elevated streams and companies were placed on the roof of the sector 3 exposure with a line as well.