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Sunday, (1/19/20) Chicago’s Battalion 18 and the group arrived to find fire in a 3-sty new construction apartment building, 40’x100′ at 4024 W. Wilcox. Fire was on the top floor and companies had a hard time reaching the seat of the fire. Engine Co. 95 lead out to the front and Engine Co. 38 lead out to the rear. With fire conditions worsening, 2-2-4 requested a Box. Shortly thereafter, crews got a good knock on the fire. In total, 3 lines were lead out and Truck 26 cut numerous holes in the roof. Chi-Town Fire Photos

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smoke and flames from top floor apartment
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smoke and flames from top floor apartment
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smoke and flames from top floor apartment
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aerial ladder to the roof
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Firefighter in PPE carries power saw
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I was right around the corner for this one. Battalion 14 reported smoke showing in the rear of a 1 sty occupied house @ 1635 s Trumbull. It appeared the fire started at the electric meter from a bad hook up on the rear of the house on the back porch. Engine 109 (2nd engine) took the alley and lead out a pre connect line to the rear. Lot of labor to get it all opened up to extinguish the fire. Companies had it all out and under control in about 20 minutes. Here are some shots I took. The rest of the photos are up on our website. Also, found some shell casings in the alley right behind the house, left over from New Years Eve! Chi-Town Fire Photos

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Firefighter pulls siding from house
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heavy smoke near electric meter
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Firefighters douse flames
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Here are some images from a working fire on the corner of 90th and Marshfield in Chicago this morning (1/2). A valiant effort was made to save the family dog with CPR being performed for 15 minutes but to no avail.

Firefighters battle a smokey house fire

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Chicago FD Truck 50 at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 121

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Firefighters performs CPR on a dog at a fire scene

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Firefighters vent roof with axe

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Here are some images from a working fire in the 4600 block of West Altgeld in Chicago on Sunday morning (11/11). The fire was contained to the attic. Unfortunately this was an occupied home and several family members, including children, were left homeless by this incident. Companies were Battalion 7, Engine 91, Truck 58, Engine 7, Truck 35, Squad 2, Battalion 8 RIT with Truck 53.

Chicago bungalow on fire

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Chicago bungalow on fire

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Chicago bungalow on fire

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Chicago FD Engine 91

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Chicago FD Engine 7

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Chicago’s 19th Battalion had a working fire this morning (Sunday, 6/24) at 7241 S. Sangamon. The fire came in at 5:45 and Engine 54 landed a short time later with a fire on the first floor. I arrived just in time to catch companies washing down. While the rear attic window was being laddered, a mother pitbull and 5 of her puppies came charging out the back door. Thankfully, all were friendly and didn’t seem at all bothered by the work going on around them.

Firefighters wash down hot spots after a fire

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Firefighters at fire scene

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Chicago FD Truck 20

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Chicago FD Engine 54

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Firefighters wash down hot spots after a fire

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Chicago FD Engine 129

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pit bulls at fire scene

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Took in a  job in Chicago’s fire prone 11th battalion at 8230 W. Berwyn Avenue 2/10/18. Pretty cut and dried but it appeared they hit two frozen hydrants (not sure … judging by my obervations alone). This job was 1/2 block from a good working fire on the same street about two weeks ago. Heavy snow made travel and parking on the side streets difficult and hydrants were pretty much buried in snow as well.  I was able to shoot a little use of the stripping ladder … not something you can usually see from the street.

All the images and a quick video can be seen here:

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winter fire scene

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winter fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 11

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Chicago FD ladder truck at fire scene

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Firefighters on roof with snow

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Chicago FD ladder truck at fire scene

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Chicago FD Squad 7 and Squad 7A

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Firefighters on roof with snow

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Chicago FD Engine 119

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