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1200 hrs today and just outside of Engine 109’s quarters. The 14th Battalion’s size-up was a 2-story ordinary furniture store, 25 x 80 with a fire on the 1st floor. The contents of the store were stacked floor to ceiling, front to back. Five minutes in, the box was requested. When I arrived, there was some fire on the second floor and companies were trying to unload the contents of the first. At 1255 hrs, the 2-11 was requested for manpower to assist the clearing out of the store. The alarm was struck out at 1330 hrs. Eric Haak

2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago
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heavy smoke from commercial fire in Chicago
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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago
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Firefighter uses pet mask on a dog
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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago
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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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The Harvey Fire Department (IL) had a 3-Alarm fire in a commercial building Sunday morning (1/19). There was heavy fire on the second floor of the 50 x 75 corner building. Once the main body had been brought under control, there was a ton of overhaul to be done in the frigid temperatures with a lot of hidden fire that needed to be located before being extinguished. Eric Haak

Pierce fire truck at night fire
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Firefighters battle fire at night
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heavy smoke from fire at night
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fire engine on a hydrant
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Firefighter climbs aerial ladder at night
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The Bloomfield-Genoa City Fire Department in Wisconsin had a 5-Alarm fire in an apartment building Sunday morning (1/5). The call initially came in at 9:00 reporting a first floor apartment’s living room was on fire. First-in units reported the apartment was fully involved and soon after they reported explosions. It looked like the second floor apartment collapsed into the first and fire was through the roof. These pictures were taken over an hour after the original call. Eric Haak

Pierce quint at fire scene
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fire engine at burned out apartment building
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Marioin rescue pumper
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Pierce fire truck at fire scene
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Firefighter carrying pet cage
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Firefighters at work
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aftermath of apartment fire
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apartment building destroyed by fire
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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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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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