This job occurred in the wee hours of Monday in the 2900 block of Irving Park Rd in Chicago. A large commercial building, that had a large bowstring truss in the rear as well as a flat roof in the front. I arrived just as the fire was breaking through the roof. This was a very tough fire to shoot as the weather was light rain, heavy smoke hanging low, and a friggin’ center median planter with lots of trees. Also the Snorkel and one of the towers were in spares.
Two towers and a Snorkel were set up early, and there were some communication issues as well. There are a couple of shots of a company using a big line at the mouth of the alley to protect a large frame dwelling. Note the shots of truck 13 depict their new Crimson (ERV or whatever they call it now) aerial. This fire was in for a few hours and companies were there til around lunch time. Here is a sampling of the images.