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From Gordon J. Nord, Jr. at the Still & Box Alarm fire at 1414 S. Western Avenue in Chicago (2/5/15)

smoke from loading dock at commercial fire

fireman with hose line at fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago fire engine at night fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

fireman just floor with saw and sparks at night

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

fireman just floor with saw and sparks at night

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

fireman just floor with saw and sparks at night

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

fireman use high expansion foam

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

fireman use high expansion foam

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

fire chiefs confer at fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

fireman just floor with saw and sparks at night

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

more photos at chicagoareafire.com

Chicago fire truck at night

Code Photography

warehouse fire at night

Code Photography

Chicago high expansion foam unit

Code Photography

Chicago firefighters had fire in the basement of a loading dock area in a commercial building at 1414 S. Western Avenue on Thursday night, 2/5/15. The high-expansion foam unit was brought to the scene and a special call was made for additional saw blades for companies that spent quite a bit of time cutting through steel plates and thick wood flooring.

fireman just floor with saw and sparks at night

Tim Olk photo

fireman just floor with saw and sparks at night

Tim Olk photo

fireman just floor with saw and sparks at night

Tim Olk photo

fireman just floor with saw and sparks at night

Tim Olk photo

fireman just floor with saw and sparks at night

Tim Olk photo

fireman use high expansion foam

Tim Olk photo

fireman just floor with saw and sparks at night

Tim Olk photo

Chicago fire engine at night fire scene

Steve Redick photo

Chicago fire engine at night fire scene

Steve Redick photo

Chicago fire engine at night fire scene

Steve Redick photo

smoke from loading dock at commercial fire

Steve Redick photo

smoke from loading dock at commercial fire

Steve Redick photo

1/12/15- Around 1500 hours, Chicago’s 13th Battalion received a rundown for a working fire in a vacant Red-X structure at #26 S Pulaski. This 150×50, 2story ordinary, apartments over storefronts has been vacant for some years, and the structure was very suspect. As per Red-X protocol, crews stayed out of the building and dumped water from an exterior attack. Tower 14 and Snorkel Squad 2 worked elevated master streams. Four hand lines were stretched; two on Side A, one on Side C, and one on Side D. Engines 95, 38, 44, and 76 pumped at this fire. Companies on the Still & subsequent Working Fire were: E95 E38 T36 T48 BN13 BN12 (Safety) RIT BN14 T29 Sq 2 2-7-1 EMS 4-5-4 A23 A52. On the Still & Box: E44 E76 TL14 BN7 BN4 2-2-1 A10 4-6-6 4-6-8.

Drew Gresik

storefronts on fire

Drew Gresik photo

firemen with hose in smoke

Drew Gresik photo

fireman with hose in smoke

Drew Gresik photo

Chicago Squad 2

Drew Gresik photo

more images are at Still & Box Alarm @ 26 S Pulaski Rd – CHI-TOWN FIRE PHOTOS

Additional photos from Josh Boyajian:

Chicaog FD Engine 76

Josh Boyajian photo

firefighters battle a fire in a Red X building

Josh Boyajian photo

Chicaog FD Engine 95

Josh Boyajian photo

firemen on ladder with smoke and pike pole

Josh Boyajian photo

firemen on ladder with pike pole

Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago FD Squad 2 at fire

Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago FD Squad 2 AND TOWER LADDER

Josh Boyajian photo

2-11 @ 4618 w Huron in Chicago on October 22, 2014.

fire chief at commercial building fire

Josh Boyajian photo

heavy smoke from commercial building fire

Josh Boyajian photo

heavy smoke and flames from commercial building fire

Josh Boyajian photo

heavy smoke from commercial building fire

Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago Squad 2 firefighter

Josh Boyajian photo

full gallery 2-11 Alarm @ 4618 w Huron – CHI-TOWN FIRE PHOTOS

Chicago had a 3-11 Alarm fire this morning (9/23/14) in a two-story, commercial building at 4011 W. Ogden Avenue.

commercial building fire in Chicago

Josh Boyajian photo

flames through the roof at a commercial building fire in Chicago

Josh Boyajian photo

commercial building fire in Chicago

Josh Boyajian photo

flames through the roof at a commercial building fire in Chicago

Josh Boyajian photo

flames through the roof at a commercial building fire in Chicago

Josh Boyajian photo

flames through the roof at a commercial building fire in Chicago

Josh Boyajian photo

flames through the roof at a commercial building fire in Chicago

Josh Boyajian photo

This job occurred in the wee hours of Monday in the 2900 block of Irving Park Rd in Chicago. A large commercial building, that had a large bowstring truss in the rear as well as a flat roof in the front. I arrived just as the fire was breaking through the roof. This was a very tough fire to shoot as the weather was light rain, heavy smoke hanging low, and a friggin’ center median planter with lots of trees. Also the Snorkel and one of the towers were in spares.

Two towers and a Snorkel were set up early, and there were some communication issues as well. There are a couple of shots of a company using a big line at the mouth of the alley to protect a large frame dwelling. Note the shots of truck 13 depict their new Crimson (ERV or whatever they call it now) aerial. This fire was in for a few hours and companies were there til around lunch time. Here is a sampling of the images.

Steve Redick

Chicago fire scene at night

Steve Redick photo

Chicago fire scene at night

Steve Redick photo

Chicago fire scene at night

Steve Redick photo

Chicago fire scene at night

Steve Redick photo

Chicago fire scene at night

Steve Redick photo

Chicago fire scene at night

Steve Redick photo

Chicago fire scene at night

Steve Redick photo

Chicago fire scene at night

Steve Redick photo

Chicago fire scene at night

Steve Redick photo

Chicago fire scene at night

Steve Redick photo

Other images are on chicagoareafire.com

All the images can be seen on my site:

www.ksc711.smugmug.com

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.

large 2-alarm fire in Chicago

Eric Haak photo

large 2-alarm fire in Chicago

Eric Haak photo

large 2-alarm fire in Chicago

Eric Haak photo

large 2-alarm fire in Chicago

Eric Haak photo

large 2-alarm fire in Chicago

Eric Haak photo

large 2-alarm fire in Chicago

Eric Haak photo

large 2-alarm fire in Chicago

Eric Haak photo