Chicago had a 2-11 Alarm fire in a three-story, brick building with apartments over stores. Upon arrival companies assisted resident from balconies via ladders. The fire started on the second floor and efforts to contain the fire were hampered by frozen hydrants in the area. As fire spread to the third floor and eventually the cockloft, a 2-11 was struck and companies were eventually ordered out of the the light-weight constructed building for defensive operations.
Several area photographers were at the scene and submitted images. There is more to see at chicagoareafire.com.
Here are some photos and a video of the Box Alarm Apartment Fire in Cicero, IL on 1-11-16 at 1401 51st Ct.
Companies arrived on scene with smoke showing from the eves and fire on the second floor. They initially went for an interior attack, vented the roof letting fire through the roof. At that point they had fire on the third floor, companies pulled out and went defensive requesting a box alarm with a special request for Forest Park’s tower.
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Tuesday night (12/29/15), around 9:30pm, the MFAO gave the 18th Battalion a working fire response to 1038 N Lawndale, which the MFAO Boxed prior to anyone’s arrival. Engine 76 arrived with a fire on the 2nd floor of a 2-story brick. Companies had some access problems with the house being boarded up. Engine 76 had two lines lead out and they made a quick knock on the fire.
A Still & Box Alarm for the house fire at 3227 N Oriole in Chicago 4/6/15.
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.
more images are at Still & Box Alarm @ 26 S Pulaski Rd – CHI-TOWN FIRE PHOTOS
Additional photos from Josh Boyajian:
More shots from the working fire in Chicago 12-28-14 at 8001 S. Morgan