Chicago, IL 3-11 at Cullerton and Morgan October 9th, 1988
I took this fire in from Hoffman Estates as soon as I heard the still and box. (thank God there was no traffic on the Kennedy Expressway). This was a vacant 6-story factory, 200×150, and they had heavy fire on the 5th and 6th floors when I arrived.
There were several special calls that eventually brought ALL six tower ladders to the scene and all six were set-up and working simultaneously. They would use 6-TLs, 2-ladder pipes and 1 Snorkel along with several handlines to bring this fire under control. TL39 and TL21 were on Morgan street. TL14 was in the rear off Morgan next to Trk 4. Squad 1 was at the corner of Cullerton and Morgan. TL10, TL62, and TL23 were set-up along Morgan Street.
I was lucky enough that the shot with the nose of Squad 1 in the foreground and the corner of the building with heavy fire was on the cover of Firehouse Magazine in May of 1989.
These were all shot on Kodachrome 200, they were scanned and run through Lightroom 5 to adjust the exposures.
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More from my archives:
Chicago, IL 5-11 Alarm at 1522 W. Lawrence Avenue, June 1st, 1984. This was the Southport Lumber Company, a 1-sty 75X150. There was some exposure to a roller rink on Clark Street. The fire was well under control when I arrived. Also take note of the lack of crowd control back in those days.
I have also included a picture from my scrap book of a shot from the Chicago Tribune.
13:15 Still and Box
14:31 Struck out