Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago

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I took in the Box in Chicago’s 22nd Battalion this afternoon (4/26/16) at 254 W. 118th Street. They had a pretty decent sized 3-sty ordinary with heavy fire thru the roof. Companies were defensive with two master streams and two handlines. I arrived after most of the fire was knocked but here are some shots.

Joshua Boyajian

Chicago FD Engine 75

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Chicago FD spare tower ladder at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 62

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Chicago FD spare tower ladder at fire scene

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Chicago FD OFI Car 4-6-8 without black top

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Chicago FD spare tower ladder at fire scene

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Chicago FD spare tower ladder at fire scene

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Here are some photos of the still & box fire at 7835 Paulina in Chicago 1/10/16

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heavy smoke from building fire

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firefighters at fire scene

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heavy smoke from building fire

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Chicago firefighter after a fire

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fireman rolling hose

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Still & Box Alarm fire at 7835 S. Paulina in Chicago, 1/10/16

heavy smoke from building fire

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heavy smoke from building fire

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heavy smoke from building fire

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heavy smoke from building fire

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firefighters overhaul fire scene

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firefighters overhaul fire scene

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firefighters overhaul fire scene

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Chicago firefighter after a fire

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Chicago firefighter after a fire

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Chicago firefighter after a fire

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Chicago firefighter after a fire

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Still And Box Alarm at 4547 S. Wolcott in Chicago on July 4th

flames through the roof after firemen vent the roof

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flames through the roof after firemen vent the roof

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flames through the roof after firemen vent the roof

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flames through the roof after firemen vent the roof

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flames burn through the roof of a house

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flames burn through the roof of a house

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firemen overhauls after battling fire

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Still & Box Alarm Midway Park Pl. & Mayfield.  1/10/14.  Still time 0715hrs.  Large frame 2 1/2 stories 30 x 60 or so.  I was told they had a good fire in the rear.  Battalion 13 boxed it,  I’m assuming because of frozen hydrants.  Long lead outs for 96 & 117.  2 lines.  Fire was well under control by the time I got there.

Dan Shevlin

Chicago firemen fight winter house fire

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Chicago firemen fight winter house fire

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Chicago firemen fight winter house fire

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Chicago firemen fight winter house fire

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Chicago firemen fight winter house fire

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Chicago firemen fight winter house fire

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Hello Larry.  They got this one out very quickly and with the temps being what they were, I didn’t hang around to get too many additional shots.

Shortly before 1400hrs on Saturday afternoon, Chicago’s 17th Battalion Chief was dispatched to the report of a fire on the 5700 block of South Indiana.  While en route, the Englewood Fire Alarm Office received reports that there were occupants trapped on the second floor and the fire response was elevated to a Still and Box.

The first due engine’s house was only 5 blocks away from the incident and Engine 84 was on-scene in less than 2 minutes reporting a fire on the second floor of a 3-story, 30×70 ordinary, occupied apartment building.  If you weren’t within a couple miles of this one, there wasn’t much to see as the fire was contained to one unit of the 6-unit building.

I arrived as Truck 51 was just raising their main to the roof and within a few minutes, the fire was out.  All searches proved to be negative.  Seven adults and six children were displaced by the fire, but a family cat miraculously survived.  As I was leaving, the soot and water drenched pet was returned to it’s grateful owner.  It initially looked DOA, but then it started moving and seemed to be fine.  Still companies were Engine 84, Engine 47, Truck 51, Truck 30.  I believe the box engines were 50 and 16.  I have included a shot of Engine 50 seeing that it is the oldest active engine in the fleet.

Chicago firemen battle a winter fire in a four-story apartment building 12-7-13

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Chicago firemen battle a winter fire in a four-story apartment building 12-7-13.

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Chicago firemen battle a winter fire in a four-story apartment building 12-7-13

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Chicago firemen battle a winter fire in a four-story apartment building 12-7-13. Eric Haak photo

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Chicago Spartan Luverne Fire Engine #50

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Eric Haak shared these images from a fire in Chicago that occurred on April 5, 2012

The following photos were taken on Thursday, April 5, 2012 in the 4800 block of South Ashland in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood.  All of the photos shown except for the image of the Tower Ladder were taken within the first ten minutes of the first companies arriving on scene.

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As you can see, the building was heavily involved by the time companies arrived.  The fire was started by an electrical issue that ignited combustible materials on the second floor of a used appliance store. I was on my way home after work and was at 51st and Damen when the first due engine reported the working fire.

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A truck company (don’t remember which one) taking 49th street reported it was a garage and that is what it looked like from the alley.  I headed that direction thinking it wasn’t going to be much, but before I could park my car they were calling for a Still & Box.

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The original fire building was a 2.5-story, 20 x 100 ordinary commercial with a wood frame peak roof.  This building had an attached garage for unloading and storage.  Companies had to cut through a steel door in order to gain access to the garage section, but it wasn’t long after this that the attic became fully involved.

Chicago Fire Department

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One company used a ladder to get a line up in a desperate effort to protect the exposure building to the south, but the fire had made too much headway and would eventually take this building which also had a wood frame peak roof.

Chicago Fire Department

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Engines 123 and 49 both took sector 1 and set up hand lines. Engine 39 took a position in the alley and worked a deck gun from that position.  Tower Ladder 39 also took position in sector 1.  Then Lieutenant Herbert “Herbie” Johnson of Tower Ladder 39 is seen working with his company to set up the Tower in the above image.

Chicago Fire Department

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Later that same year Captain Johnson would tragically lose his life battling a blaze less than a mile from this incident.  Eventually, Tower Ladder 54 was also set up in sector 1 as well.  Engines 116 and 65 were also flowing water at this incident.  Squad 5A did set up in the alley, but things were very tight and there was no way to get a good shot of it working this incident.