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Another busy weekend for the Gary Fire Department.  This was at the corner of 43rd and Georgia Street and was a one-story grocery store.  As you can see in the third image, water pressure became an issue at one point.  Lake Ridge was brought in as an additional engine company so that other Gary resources could remain in place.  While this was an active incident, Engine 8 had a brush fire on the opposite side of town.  Gary companies working this incident were Engines 9 and 5, Truck 2 and Squad 2.

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fire scene with heavy smoke

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firemen at fire scene

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fireman waits for water at building fire

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HME fire truck at fire scene

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fireman directs master stream from aerial ladder tip

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firemen at fire scene

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Sutphen fire truck at fire scene

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HME fire truck at fire scene

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Chicago had a 3-11 alarm fire on their Southeast side early Sunday morning.  The fire was reported shortly before 0430 hrs.  The original fire building at 8719 S. Commercial Ave was a 2.5-story vacant frame with an old TV repair shop on the first and apartments above.  This was apparently well-involved on arrival and was already communicating to a 1-story, ordinary laundrymat at 8723.

Companies made an interior attack at first but the condition of both buildings was compromised and companies were pulled out of both structures just before 0500 hrs.  8725 Commercial was a former restaurant that was a 1-story ordinary with a second story frame addition.  This frame addition became fully involved as fire vented through the roof of the Laundromat.  There was slight communication to 8727 which was part of the same building as the restaurant.

Seven engines were pumping at this incident.  Engine 46 was in a spare and used its deck gun on the attic space of the original fire building.  Engine 72 was on Commercial south of the fire buildings.  Engines 81 & 82 were at the intersection of 87th and Commercial.  Engine 104 was at the intersection of 87th and Exchange.  Engine 126 was  at the intersection of 87th & Houston.  Engine 122 was at the south entrance of the alley on 88th Street.

Various media outlets reported that a civilian jumped from a second-story window and was transported from the scene.  The 3-11 was struck out at 0610.

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night fire scene in Chicago

The scene as I arrived about 30 minutes in. Eric Haak photo

Chicago ladder truck at building fire

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Chicago ladder truck at building fire

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Chicago fire scene

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fireman on engine operating deck gun

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leaking fire hydrant during building fire

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fire engines at Chicago fire scene

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Chicago HME fire engine on a hydrant

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This fire was about 0400 hours Sunday morning, near the intersection of Harrison & Clinton in Oak Park, IL. The original fire building, apparantly a 2-1/2 story frame was nothing but sticks when I arrived … totally consumed. The fire had a good hold in exposure 4 and pretty much burned the roof off of that, and was well into exposure 2 as well. The Oak Park tower operated as well as a deck gun and several hand lines. Berwyn set up their aerial pipe at the far end of the block, but to my surprise was able to hit the fire pretty well from that vantage point. Shot a lot of rigs. An interesting job to see in an area I don’t get to much.

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firemen working at night fire scene

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aerial fire truck working at night fire scene

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HME fire truck working at night fire scene

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firemen working at night fire scene

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Seagrave fire truck working at night fire scene

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Pierce fire truck working at night fire scene

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firemen engulfed in smoke at house fire

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panorama of fire scene

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