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A working fire at 54th and Ashland in Chicago on Sunday morning (11/11/18) just before dawn. It appeared that someone had set the window of a business on fire as well as an auto in the alley. The fire did appear to get inside a litttle but was quickly extinguished. Companies were Battalion 6, Engine 116, Tower Ladder 39, Engine 123, Truck 33, Battalion 15 RIT with Truck 18.

Chicago Firefighters at a commercial building fire

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Chicago Firefighters at a commercial building fire

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Chicago Firefighters at a commercial building fire

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Chicago Firefighters at a commercial building fire

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Here are some images from a working fire in the 4600 block of West Altgeld in Chicago on Sunday morning (11/11). The fire was contained to the attic. Unfortunately this was an occupied home and several family members, including children, were left homeless by this incident. Companies were Battalion 7, Engine 91, Truck 58, Engine 7, Truck 35, Squad 2, Battalion 8 RIT with Truck 53.

Chicago bungalow on fire

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Chicago bungalow on fire

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Chicago bungalow on fire

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Chicago FD Engine 91

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Chicago FD Engine 7

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A very short Still & Box Alarm on Sunday afternoon (10/28) in Chicago at 4156 W. 63rd Street. The fire was in a 1-story grocery store that was closed for the day. E127 landed first. The first picture was taken about 2 minutes before the box was requested. B16 reported that he had some fire in the basement with access issues. Needless to say, the Still and Box was not in very long.

heavy smoke from grocery store fire

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Chicago Firefighters enter grocery store on fire with a hose line

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Chicago FD Engine 127

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Chicago FD Truck 31

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Chicago FD Engine 88

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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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