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Wheeling (IL) firefighters responding for a report of smoke in an apartment found the outdoor electric box engulfed in flames on arrival. The call to 950 Lexington Court came in just after 3AM 1/3/18. As firefighters awaited the arrival of Com Ed, they stretched lines and evacuated the building. Approximately one hour on the scene,  the box was de-energized. Water and then foam was used to extinguish the remaining fire. Power was rerouted and restored to the building allowing residents then back into their apartments.

huge flames engulf electric control box

Larry Shapiro photo

huge flames engulf electric control box

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huge flames engulf electric control box

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huge flames engulf electric control box

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firefighters attempt to extinguish huge flames that engulf electric control box

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firefighters attempt to extinguish huge flames that engulf electric control box

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firefighters attempt to extinguish huge flames that engulf electric control box

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SUNDAY 12-31-2017 DATELINE CITY OF DETROIT MICHIGAN C.B.A. = COMMERCIAL BOX ALARM + 2 AUTO AID COMPANIES AS 3RD & 4TH ENGINES ON THE C.B.A. + 2ND ALARM + 1 DETROIT EMS STAND BY + 3 DEMS SPECIAL CALLS @ 20477 FLEMING CROSS STREETS OF 8 MILE ROAD & WINCHESTER C.B.A. @ 21:50 HOURS B/O/O C.O. = CENTRAL OFFICE C.B.A. COMPANIES RESPONDING ENGINES 56/44 LADDER 18 LADDER {AERIAL PLATFORM OR TOWER LADDER} 17 SQUADS 3/5 B/C’S 8/5 AUTO AID AS 3RD ENGINE @ 21:50 HOURS B/O/O C.O. AUTO AID AS 3RD ENGINE COMPANY RESPONDING HAMTRAMCK ENGINE 1 AUTO AID AS 4TH ENGINE @ 21:50 HOURS B/O/O C.O. AUTO AID AS 4TH ENGINE COMPANY RESPONDING HIGHLAND PARK ENGINE 1 2ND ALARM @ 21:56 HOURS B/O/O B/C 8 {ON ARRIVIAL} 2ND ALARM COMPANIES RESPONDING ENGINES 35/60 SQUAD 2 CHIEF {SENIOR CHIEF} 203 DEMS STAND BY @ 21:51 HOURS B/O/O C.O. DEMS STANDBY COMPANY RESPONDING MEDIC 16 DEMS S/C #1 @ 21:51 HOURS B/O/O SUPERVISOR 1104 DEMS S/C #1 COMPANY RESPONDING SUPERVISOR 1104 @ 22:00 HOURS 1104 REQUESTED 2 ADDITIONAL AMBULANCES TO SCENE THESE WERE MEDICS 20/15

Detroit FD Ladder 18 at work

Matthew Sosnowski photo

Detroit FD Ladder 18 at work

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apartment building fire in Detroit

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apartment building fire in Detroit

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apartment building fire in Detroit

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Detroit FD Ladder 17 at work

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Detroit FD Ladder 17 at work

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Hamtramck fire engine working in Detroit

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Photos from Tim Olk of the 3-Alarm house fire at 25868 W. Highpoint Road in Ingleside on Friday (1/6/17)

Fox Lake Fire Department fire engine

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firefighters at house fire

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supply hose in the street

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firefighters at house fire

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firefighter with helmet coated with ice

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fire department water tanker dumping into portable tank

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Fox Lake Fire Department fire engine

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aftermath of house fire

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firefighters after battling fire on a cold day

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firefighters at house fire

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firefighters at house fire

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more photos at chicagoareafire.com

More photos from the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, IL – January 8, 2017 

fire scene in frigid cold

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firefighter with ice encrusted helmet

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aftermath of house fire

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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firefighters uncouple frozen hose

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firefighter with ice encrusted helmet

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ice covers fence after fire

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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fire scene in frigid cold

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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Here are some images from Sunday morning’s 2-11 on the West Side of Chicago. Engine 117 and the tower arrived and found heavy fire in the rear and in the attic of a 2.5 story balloon frame. Battalion 18 quickly requested a Still & Box and 2-2-4 requested a 2-11 a short time later. The fire got into the D-side exposure building but that structure was largely saved by the companies operating on scene. Tower 14 and Squad 2 worked elevated master streams, and several handlines were utilized as well.

Drew Gresik

flames through roof of house on fire

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flames through roof of house on fire

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flames through roof of house on fire

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firefighters battle fire in frigid weather

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firefighters battle fire in frigid weather

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Chicago FD Engine 117

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It was a very busy early morning for southside companies on Monday (2/15).  At approximately 1:30 there was a fatal pin-in accident at 85th and the Dan Ryan.  Around the same time, Engine 49 landed at 43rd and Packers for an automatic alarm to find a light haze in an industrial building.  This was eventually be elevated to a still and box with stacks of cardboard burning but being held in check by the sprinkler system.  Companies were at that address for over three hours.

At 3:45 Engine 101 landed with a working fire at 76th and Artesian.  One hour later there was another still and box at 5141 S. Princeton which is where these images were taken.  Due to battalion chiefs being committed at both earlier fires, Battalion 7 was the still chief at this incident.  There were several frozen hydrants and the fire did spread to the occupied home on the “D” side.  The original fire building was a frame house that had been converted to a church.  I could not confirm but I believe the spare is Engine 122.  The other box engine was Engine 5.

Eric Haak

Chicago fire scene at night

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Chicago fire scene at night

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Chicago FD Engine 60

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fire hose in the snow at scene

Eric Haak photo

Chicago FD Engine 16

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fire engine at night fire scene

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firemen with hose at fire scene

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firemen overhaul back porches fire in Chicago

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Chicago fire scene at night

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Photos from Jeff Rudolph from a 2-11 Alarm fire at 3234 N. Central Avenue in Chicago on January 13, 2016

Chicago FD Squad 2A

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fireman covered with ice

Jeff Rudolph photo

fireman covered with ice

Jeff Rudolph photo

fire department dog in truck

Jeff Rudolph photo

Chciago FD Tower Ladder 14

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

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fire chief dressed for frigid weather

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