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We took in the extra alarm fire last week on the westside of Chicago. It was a food manufacturing warehouse and the first-in companies encountered heavy fire on their arrival. A lot of in-line pumping operations took place at this job which required many resources, which at the peak of the fire, made it to a 5-11 and 4 Specials. Twenty two engines, ten trucks including four tower ladders, Squad 2, plus a plethora of special equipment responded to this. We got to this about an hour into the fire. 

Chicago FD Squad 2A
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Chicago FD Engine 91
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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23
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Chicago FD Engine 35
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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21
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Firefighters with multiple lines battle massive warehouse fire
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Chicago firefighters were called to 2501 N. Keeler Avenue Monday afternoon (4/2/19) for a fire in a commercial food plant. When companies arrived, the fire was already in an advanced stage and burning in the center section of a long building with a sawtooth roofline. The alarm was eventually upgraded to a 5-11 and kept companies busy until late into the night. Some units were at the scene overnight and into t he next day.

massive flames and smoke from industrial building fire in Chicago
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Chicago FD Engine 76 pumping at a huge fire
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Chicago FD Engine 44
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Chicago FD Engine 35
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Chicago FD Squad 2A Rosenbauer Commander ACP-55
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heavy fire blows out of brick building
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Chicago FD Squad 2A Rosenbauer Commander ACP-55
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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21 E-ONE Cyclone II HP95
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aftermath of huge industrial fire
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water floods the street around fire engine at massive fire scene
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The Palatine FD (IL) received multiple calls reporting a house on fire at 635 E. Thornhill Drive late Monday night (1/28/19). A header was visible while companies were en route and the response was upgraded to a Code 4 Working Fire. Arriving units found fire traveling up the outside of the house in the B-sector. The fire was extinguished quickly with minimal extension inside the house.

damage to exterior of house from fire
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Palatine FD Quint 83 with lines off
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fire truck outriggers in snow bank
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Spartan Gladiator Classic Crimson tower ladder at fire scene
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LDH supply hose stretched in street
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fire hydrant with hose attached dug out from snow
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Palatine, Palatine Rural, and Rolling Meadows firefighters responded to a reported kitchen fire at Durty Nellies at 180 Smith Street in Palatine, IL Friday 1/25/19.

fire at Dirty Nellies pub
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fire at Dirty Nellies pub
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Firefighters in Northbrook, IL and many mutual aid companies battled fire in three houses just before dawn on Wednesday (1/16/19). There was an apparent explosion in one house and fire communicated to homes on either side. One was almost completely gutted and the house upwind sustained moderate damage.


house destroyed by explosion
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The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD was dispatched for a reported house fire at 4:26AM Thursday morning (1/3/19) on North Apple Hill Lane in Prairie View, IL. Responding units from nearby Station 51 saw a glow in the sky and the response was upgraded to a working fire. Arriving companies found a two-story house that was fully engulfed by fire. The house was believed to be vacant and undergoing some renovation. The ladder pipe from Truck 53 went into service right away along with three hand lines as the entire operation was defensive.

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house destroyed by fire at night

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house destroyed by fire at night

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Firefighters battle house fire

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house destroyed by fire at night

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house destroyed by fire at night

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Firefighters battle house fire

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Engine 53 HME Ahrens Fox RAT

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Truck 51 quint with lines of

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Truck 51 quint with lines of

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house destroyed by fire at night

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Engine 53 HME Ahrens Fox RAT

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Truck 51 quint with lines of

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Truck 51 quint with lines of

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