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Here are a few pictures from a fire on Joliet’s (IL) west side Sunday morning (6/7/20). The fire was in the 2100 block of Wesmere Lakes Drive. It appears the fire was in the attached garage and spread to the attic. Engine 9 (using spare 19) Truck 9 (using spare 19 staffed again?) were first due. A total of three lines were used and the roof was opened. Also on scene were Engine 8, Engine 7, Engine 10, Battalion 2, and a few ambulances. Crews did a great job with a quick knock of the fire.

joliet fire trucks on scene
Jim Skrabel photo
heavy smoke from house on fire
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Firefighters battle garage fire
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aftermath of a house fire
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I starting scanning old 35mm photos of fires I have been to over the years and came across these.

This is the River North Art Gallery Fire at 361 W. Superior St. on April 15, 1989. This fire was a 5-11 and either one or two specials. I heard Aerial Tower 3 box it, grabbed my camera and headed for the fire. By the time I got downtown the fire was already a 4-11.

Jim Skrabel, Darien-Woodridge F.P.D.

massive warehouse fire in Chicago

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massive warehouse fire in Chicago

Jim Skrabel photo

massive warehouse fire in Chicago

Jim Skrabel photo

massive warehouse fire in Chicago

Jim Skrabel photo

massive warehouse fire in Chicago

Jim Skrabel photo