Chicago FD Canteen 4-0-0 reported to the EFAO yesterday morning (8/10/17) around 4AM of (2), 2-sty frames going at 840 w 53rd Place. Canteen 4-0-2 was a block away at a SWAT call with CPD. Engine 49 arrived and went defensive on a 1.5-sty frame totally involved extending to a 2.5-sty frame to the west. Engine 50, in their new rig, was 2nd up and had numerous lines off. Companies had water problems and the box engines ended up dropping and feeding the attack engines from blocks away. Tower 39 really worked hard, taking the boards off most of the 2nd floor windows, making holes in the roof, and on the front of the building. Squad 5 was in the alley being fed by Engine 116. Towers 39 and 37 were both in spare tower ladders. I arrived after the 2-11, it was very over grown around both of the buildings.
Box Alarm @ 4046 Townsend St x E Canfield 7-6-17: Fire reported in a vacant dwelling, Chief 6 acknowledges. Engine 41 enroute reports to Central Office they have smoke showing in the sky as they left quarters. Companies on the Box Alarm: E41 E9 E46 E32 L6 S3 C6. Josh Boyajian
Box Alarm, fire reported in a vacant dwelling at Intervale and Terry. Engine 53 on scene stretching on a dwelling. Chief 4 reports heavy fire on the second floor of a story and a half vacant dwelling. Companies on the Box Alarm: E53 E30 E59 L26 S1 C4. Josh Boyajian
Chicago police officers were sent to investigate a burglar alarm around 7:30AM on Thursday (6/1/17) at 2945 N. Milwaukee Avenue where they discovered a fire inside the furniture store. Firefighters arrived to smoke and fire in the two-story, 80×125 brick building with a partial bow-truss roof and glass storefront. Companies were eventually pulled from the building and initiated a defensive attack. The alarm was raised to a 2-11 and then a 3-11 with elevated master streams from Tower Ladder 21, Tower Ladder 23, Squad 2A, and 6-6-1, the reserve Snorkel.