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6212 Cermak in Berwyn, IL at “oh my god it’s early” this am (04:59) … I suspect this fire was in for a bit before I heard about it. I arrived just as the roof went in It was snowing just enough so I really couldn’t use flash, so they are all available light shots. Oak Park tower, two Berwyn ladder pipes. Looked like the members were in both exposures and I suspect communication was minimal although I really don’t know for sure.
Several photographers contributed photos from the scene of a commercial fire in Evanston, IL that destroyed a restaurant and adjacent stores during the early morning hours of December 29, 2013. Upon arrival of the first Evanston units, the alarm was upgraded to a Box Alarm and then to a 2nd Alarm.
Two tractor-drawn aerials and one tower ladder operated elevated master streams in addition to several multi-versals. There was a major structural collapse of one side of the corner building during the defensive attack. One firefighter suffered from an ankle injury during the incident.
(from Steve Redick) Took in this job in the wee hours of Sunday morning. The fire was in the downtown area at Davis and Oak. I arrived just as they were getting water to the Skokie tower ladder. The fire involved two restaurants and a nail salon and threatened some additional similar occupancies. This fire was very noteworthy because it is the only time I can recall two tillered trucks operating at a single fire. Around here tillers are a very rare beast. There was a catastrophic collapse, most likely due to the failure of the truss roof structure, but it was well anticipated and all members were well clear.
More photos can be found at chicagoareafire.com
Steve Roth of 911Photography in south central Pennsylvania submitted the following images and description from a fire in the Borough of New Oxford, PA on February 10, 2013
At approximately 01:50 hours, Box Alarm 33-13 was alerted for a house fire with entrapment at 115 Lincoln Way East, in the Borough of New Oxford. Chief 33 responded and was informed that the police department was on-scene with heavy smoke showing. He requested the working fire and then struck the 2nd Alarm upon arrival for heavy fire from the rear of a two-story, brick structure with exposures in very close proximity.