The Main Fire Alarm Office gave Chicago’s 18th Battalion a still @ 635 N Springfield Thursday afternoon 10/25/18. A 3-sty, large, vacant apartment building under rehab with fire on the 3rd floor and thru the roof. Three lines were lead out and the companies made a quick aggressive attack.
Shortly before 9:00 on Saturday (10/25) morning, Chicago Tower Ladder 14 was on Chicago Avenue and radioed that they had smoke in the area and asked if anyone had reported a fire. They stated that it looked like it could be an auto or a garage fire and that they were trying to track it down. They quickly came back to report that they had a building fire on Karlov. I arrived just after first companies. Turned out they had a pretty good worker in the rear of an occupied 2-flat. The residents were not home at the time.
Chicago Engine 126 arrived at 7733 S. South Shore Drive shortly before 1600 on Saturday afternoon (9/27/14) and reported that they had a fire on the third floor of a five-story apartment building. The fire upgraded to aBox Alarm less than 10 minutes later as the fire was communicating to the floor above the initial fire unit and calls were coming in from distressed residents on the 4th floor.
Companies led out through the basement garage and also through a 3rd floor window in the front of the building. Chest compressions were performed and oxygen given in an attempt to resuscitate a dog that was rescued from the fire floor, but sadly those efforts were in vain. One resident was transported with minor smoke inhalation from the neighboring apartment. Residents reported that there were no working smoke detectors on the fire floor.
A working fire Sunday afternoon in the 1600 blk of Karlov, Chicago. E95 arrived and had smoke showing from the 3rd floor. Engines 95 and 109 had lines lead out, Truck 26 had the main to the roof, and Truck 48 threw their banger ladder on the (B) sector. Fire was quickly knocked. Here are some of my shots.
At 1412hrs on Sunday, November 24th, companies on Chicago’s south side were dispatched to a report of a structure fire on the 8000 block of South May Street. Three minutes later, Engine 129 reported they had a fire in the basement of a 30×125, 3.5-story ordinary, occupied apartment building. At 1420hrs, Battalion 18 reported that he had heavy fire in the basement and 1st floor of the building and he called for a Still & Box which is about the same time the first picture shown in this gallery was taken. The fire eventually made its way to the second floor. Besides the apparatus shown in the photos, Engine 54 took a hydrant on Aberdeen Street which is one block to the east and stretched a line through the gangway to sector 3. The box was struck at 1514hrs and the Red Cross was assisting 11 occupants who were displaced by this fire.