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Was on my way home from Monroe Wis at the fire school. Just passing Rockford, IL and the Clinton FPD (WI) pulled a Mabas Box Alarm for a house fire. Upon arrival they found heavy smoke pushing from the C&D corner, which was a back porch  right off the kitchen. The building was a 2 1/2-story, wood frame house about 30×50.

Being a balloon-frame, fire was already on floors 1 and 2 and in the attic. One firefighter and the state fire marshal were called to the scene. Tim Olk

heavy smoke from attic during a house fire

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heavy smoke from attic during a house fire

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heavy smoke from attic during a house fire

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heavy smoke from attic during a house fire

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heavy smoke from attic during a house fire

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heavy smoke from attic during a house fire

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firefighters at house fire

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Photos from Tim Olk of fire in a junk yard at 3130 S. St Louis Saturday afternoon (7/1/17)

heavy smoke from junk yard fire

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Chicago firefighters battle fire in a junkyard

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Chicago firefighters battle fire in a junkyard

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Chicago firefighters battle fire in a junkyard

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Chicago firefighters battle fire in a junkyard

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Chicago firefighters battle fire in a junkyard

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Chicago firefighters battle fire in a junkyard

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Chicago firefighters battle fire in a junkyard

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Chicago firefighters battle fire in a junkyard

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Chicago firefighters battle fire in a junkyard

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Chicago firefighters battle fire in a junkyard

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Chicago firefighters had fire in a two-story commercial building undergoing renovation at 220 N Laflin (6/17/17). This occurred as other Chicago Fire Department companies were at the scene of a 3-11 Alarm fire.

Chicago Firefighters battle commercial building fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle commercial building fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle commercial building fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle commercial building fire

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Chicago FD Engine 49

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Chicago FD Squad 1A at work

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Chicago FD Squad 1A at work

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smokey fire scene

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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.

heavy smoke from storefront of commercial building fire

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flames shoot from the roof of a commercial building on fire

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Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago FD Squad 2A at work

Chicago FD Squad 2A at work

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heavy smoke from commercial building fire

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Chicago FD Squad 2A at work

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Chicago FD Squad 2A at work

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Chicago FD Squad 2A at work

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heavy smoke from commercial building fire

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An Interdivisional Box plus a Haz Mat Box on Monday (5/16/17) at Star Disposal Service, 20 South Street in Park Forest. Photos by Tim Olk.

fire turks at fire scene

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Matteson FD tower ladder

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Park Forest FD Engine 56

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front end loader cleaning up fire debris

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front end loader cleaning up fire debris

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firefighters hitting hit spots with hose

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front end loader destroyed by fire

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firefighters hitting hit spots with hose

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front end loader cleaning up fire debris

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firefighter hitting hit spots with hose

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Here are some images taken at Chicago’s 2-11 alarm at 9650 S. Ewing Ave. 4/15/17.  Apparently was a gas explosion. There were two transports and one was reported in very grave condition. Lighting was not optimal for taking pictures of the new snorkel but the pictures still give you a good idea of what the scene was like. Most of the fire load was in the rear and the snorkel was backed down the alley and placed in a vacant lot on the C/D corner. Eventually they relocated the snorkel to the front of the building and burned the roof off. There is also a short video of them setting up Squad 5A. Eric Haak

flames through windows of building on fire

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flames through windows of building on fire

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Rosenbauer Commaner

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Rosenbauer Commaner

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Rosenbauer Commaner

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Rosenbauer Commaner

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Chicago FD Engine 46

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Chicago FD Engine 46

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heavy smoke from building roof at fire scene

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Chicago FD Squad 5A at work

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Took in an unusual response in Chicago on the outbound JFK Expressway at Kimball. A semi truck struck the retaining wall and went over the side on an elevated portion of the roadway. The cab detached from the frame (which remained dangling over the lower roadway) and fell to the street below. The driver was reported as being pinned with both portions of the wreckage on fire.

The driver had been removed and was enroute to the hospital when I arrived. Reportedly he was not pinned, but as you might imagine seriously injured. I observed some of the recovery operations utilizing the large IDOT wrecker as well as a bit of the Lin-Mar wrecker operations. A haz mat response was also utilized due to leaking fuel and fluids on both the upper and lower portions of the incident.

Steve Redick

semi tractor hanging over expressway wass

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semi tractor hanging over expressway wass

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semi tractor hanging over expressway wass

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semi tractor hanging over expressway wass

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Lin-Mar Towing heavy wrecker at work

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Lin-Mar Towing heavy wrecker at work

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Lin-Mar Towing heavy wrecker at work

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semi tractor severed from chassis

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