Detroit (MI) firefighters at the scene of a Box in Southwest Detroit on 2/20/23 at 9137 Falcon Street X Elsmere Street. Engine 33 advised they were stretching on a dwelling going throughout. Upon our arrival, companies were attempting to make a push through the front door, but were ordered out of the house b/o Chief 7. This appeared to be an occupied house that was firebombed. Engine 33 stretched, and Engine 37 fed Ladder 13 for tower operations.
Oak Park (IL) 3-Alarm fire at 227 South Boulevard fire early Friday morning (12/23/22). Companies were faced with fire showing from the 2nd & 3rd floor, which ended up extending into the cockloft and roof. Frigid temperatures well below -30 with the wind, hampered normal tactics. Three master streams, and numerous hand lines were used to combat the fire.
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Chicago’s 6th Battalion had a basement fire at 1515 W 55th Street Tuesday night (12/20/22). Companies were faced with heavy fire in the basement that extended up the plumbing wall into the upper floors. Three lines were led out, and TL39 made numerous holes in the roof. These shots were about 15 minutes into the fire.
On 10/1/22, the Cicero Fire Department in Illinois received numerous calls for a structure fire @ 35th Street & 55th Ct. Cicero Engine 3, which is stationed two blocks away, arrived to find heavy fire showing from the rear of a 2.5-sty, wood frame, with a garage and a coach house going also. Chief F12 boxed it on arrival. Engine 3 led out 3 lines right away, while Engine 1 led out a 2.5″ to the alley and knocked the main bulk of the fire. Stickney & Lyons engines dropped 2.5” lines into the gangways to protect the exposures. In all, there were 6 lines working and Truck 1’s aerial master stream. Addresses affected were 3501, 3503, & 3505 S 55th Court. Crews made a great stop to what was an already well advanced fire.
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Here are some shots from a little working fire on October 2nd @ 3717 S Hermitage in Chicago. Engine 39 had a quick knock on the fire and contained it to the living room. Members also rescued 2 dogs from the fire unit. Chi-Town Fire Photos
On Wednesday afternoon (7/6/22), we followed a column of smoke and came upon a well-involved 3-sty newly constructed house @ 910 N Wood, extending to 912 N Wood in Chicago. This home was under construction at the time of the fire, and appeared to be receiving spray foam insulation. Engine 30 arrived and deck-gunned the front of the house, while Engine 14 backed down the alley and deck-gunned the rear. In all, six hand lines were in use with the two deck guns. Heavy fire consumed the attic space of the exposure house to the north. CFD did a great job and brought it under control quickly. Here are some shots from the fire. Full gallery is on our site.
Made it to a scrap yard fire at 4430 W 14th Street in Chicago. Engine 103 was first in as they were on a COQ at 38’s house while 38 was at a fire in the 1400 blk of Avers. Engine 113 went in-line pumping to feed 103 and Squad 1 to get a knock on this pile of scrap. Companies on the Still were Engines 103 & 113, Trucks 19 & 26, Squad 1, Battalion 18, & 2-2-4.