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The Roberts Park Fire Protection District had an apartment fire Saturday afternoon 8/4/18 at 8453 S. 88th Avenue in Justice, IL. Most of the firefighting was over so here are some images of rig placement at the incident. The alarm went to a 4-11 with an EMS Plan I and an appearance of the Chicago Fire Department’s Engine 64, Truck 31, Ambulance 77, and Battalion 15. Eric Haak

Hometown FD Engine 466 at a fire

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heavy smoke from apartment building fire

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Oak Lawn FD Engine 3 at a fire

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Roberts FPD Engine 32 at a fire

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Summit FD Engine 954 at a fire

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Orland FPD Truck 1

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more photos at Chicagoareafire.com and HERE

Chicago’s 19th Battalion had a working fire this morning (Sunday, 6/24) at 7241 S. Sangamon. The fire came in at 5:45 and Engine 54 landed a short time later with a fire on the first floor. I arrived just in time to catch companies washing down. While the rear attic window was being laddered, a mother pitbull and 5 of her puppies came charging out the back door. Thankfully, all were friendly and didn’t seem at all bothered by the work going on around them.

Firefighters wash down hot spots after a fire

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Firefighters at fire scene

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Chicago FD Truck 20

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Chicago FD Engine 54

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Firefighters wash down hot spots after a fire

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Chicago FD Engine 129

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pit bulls at fire scene

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The town of Saint Anne, Illinois had a 4th Alarm MABAS Box on Saturday afternoon (4/22). The call came in just before 3:30 pm with a report of flames seen from the closet. It was quickly obvious that this was a little more than that as the fire was boxed nearly on arrival and was escalated to a 2nd Alarm minutes later. Very low water pressure led to available resources being spread thin and thousands of feet of 5 inch being dropped across the neighborhood. Eventually a tanker operation was set up as well as a MABAS 27 Engine Task Force request.

St Anne FPD Engine 11 on scene

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Firefighters battle building fire with heavy smoke

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Kankakee fire truck at fire scene

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Firefighters battle building fire with heavy smoke

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Firefighters battle building fire with heavy smoke

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Firefighters operate multiple hose lines at fire scene

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Aroma FPD fire truck at fire scene

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fire department water tender dumps into portable tank

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Beaver FPD tanker at fire scene

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rusted fire hydrant with hose attached

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Saturday evening, March 24th, 2018. Detroit, Highland Park, and Hamtramck responded to the corner of Woodward and Arizona for the report of a fire in a commercial building. This structure was on the NE corner, just across the street from Highland Park in Detroit. It was most recently used as a taxi company dispatch. Companies attempted an interior attack but went defensive shortly after with the truss roof in a compromised position.

massive smoke from commercial building fire

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massive smoke from commercial building fire

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massive flames from commercial building fire in Detroit

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Highland Park FD (MI) fire engine at work

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Detroit FD engine 35

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elevated master stream from Detroit ladder truck

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan 5-Alarm Fire, March 26, 2018.

The city of Grosse Pointe, Michigan received calls of a fully-involved home on Washington Road around 10:20pm on Monday, March 26th, 2018. The city is protected by a Public Safety Department where personnel are both police officers and firefighters. The first arriving unit reported a fully-involved, 2-story colonial that was under construction with fire through the roof, and immediately called for a 3rd alarm. I am not aware of what exactly that brings, but I can tell you it does not bring what many 3rd alarms do. A minute or so later, a 4th alarm was requested.

Eventually, the City of Detroit was requested as auto-aid but it was too little, too late. The fast moving inferno quickly overpowered the short-handed department. The “D” side exposure was another large, 2-story colonial and the “B” side exposure was a large tudor. Both of these structures were occupied and both would be incinerated in a manner that every homeowner should be aware of. Experienced fire suppression crews are invaluable and this was evident in the loss of the exposures during this incident. The men and women on scene did everything they could, but they just did not have the manpower to keep up. For reference, the first image was taken about 25 minutes in and is the original fire building.

house under renovation engulfed by fire

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Firefighters battle house on fire

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house engulfed by fire at night

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house under renovation engulfed by fire

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houses engulfed by fire at night

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house engulfed by fire at night

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house engulfed by fire at night

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house engulfed by fire at night

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house engulfed by fire at night

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house destroyed by fire

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The temperature was -6 with a -25 wind chill when this fire came in about 6:45 New Year’s Day. The home was heavily involved when the first company landed and frozen hydrants prompted a still and box alarm shortly after the arrival of the 15th Battalion chief. The structure was located near the intersection of 47th Street and Western Avenue in Chicago. 15 people were displaced. Eric Haak

Chicago firefighters battle house fire and frigid weather

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Chicago firefighters battle house fire and frigid weather

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Chicago firefighters battle house fire and frigid weather

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Chicago firefighters battle house fire and frigid weather

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Chicago firefighters battle house fire and frigid weather

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Chicago firefighters battle house fire and frigid weather

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The Bridgeview Fire Department (IL) had a box alarm at 8356 S. 78th Ave on 12/28. Companies landed on scene around 10:20 in the morning and had fire and smoke showing. Companies went defensive a little over 10 minutes after arrival. Eric Haak

smoke and flames as firefighters battle house fire

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firefighters pull soffit with flames

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firefighters on front porch with smoke

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firefighters battle winter house fire

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firefighters enter house on fire

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firefighter battle house fire

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firefighter vents roof in smoke

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firefighters thaw frozen hydrant

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aftermath of house fire

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Bridgeview FD Engine 416

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Roberts Park FPD Truck 31 former Rescue Me fire truck

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Chicago Ridge FD Engine 6513

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firefighter with ice on helmet

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