At 4:45 on Saturday (7/30), the Main Fire Alarm Office gave the 18th Battalion a working fire response to the 1500 block of south Kostner. Engine 38 boxed the fire shortly after arrival and reported they had an exposure problem and a burn victim. I arrived with just a little fire left in the attic so the pictures are mostly of rig placement. The first couple of images are of Engine 95 stretching a line to the second floor in the rear. You can see in the third image that there was fire blowing out a couple of windows at the very front of side B, although one of the windows is not visible through the bushes. The Still & Box was struck out in about 20 minutes.
Shortly before 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday (8/3), the Chicago Fire Department was dispatched to the report of a fire at 3110 W. Fillmore. Responding companies reported a large header and a working fire response was then given. Engine 44 landed first and reported a fire in a one-story, commercial garage. The fire building was less than a half mile directly down Fillmore from Engine 107’s quarters. Engines 44 and 109 were the Still Alarm engines and 23 and 95 were on the box. Engine 99 would also have a hydrant as well. Battalion 14 requested a 2-11 shortly after arriving and gave a size-up of 1-story, 100 x 75, communicating to a 2-story ordinary, 25 x 50 with back porches and fire on the second floor. The first picture you see here was taken 20 minutes in. The fire actually turned out to be in two separate vacant commercial buildings in the center with some exposure to Eddie’s Towing which was largely spared. I heard Engines 5, 18, and 26 sent on the 2-11 so I don’t think 107 ever made it in.