Heavy smoke is forced out of the building by the high-pressure mobile ventilation unit. Larry Shapiro photo
Chicago companies were called for smoke in the building at 1034 S. Kostner Avenue. The address consists of a five-story building undergoing renovation with an attached one-story section to the rear. Workers were attempting to remove large tanks from the basement that were used by previous occupants. One tank, which contained a glue, ignited as it was being disconnected. As thick black smoke filled the building, all companies were ordered out and the alarm was upgraded to the extra alarm.
Chicago’s Battalion 4 after working inside the building. Larry Shapiro
Smoke is visible escaping from multiple sources. Larry Shapiro photo
Thick smoke at the opposite end of the building. Larry Shapiro photo
A special request was made for the mobile ventilation unit that was setup to force the smoke out of the building.
Chicago’s reserve squad as lettered for the Chicago Fire tv show was in service today.. Larry Shapiro photo
Chicago’s Mobile Ventilation Unit 5-2-3. Larry Shapiro photo
One of many firefighters at the scene. Larry Shapiro photo
There is a gallery with many more images from the fire scene.