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Raw video & radio traffic: Chicago FD 4-11 in a warehouse.

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Video and radio traffic above from Steve Redick (click here for Steve’s still pictures & great books) of the 4-11 alarm in Chicago yesterday afternoon. Below more extensive audio in three parts from Radioman911 followed by additional video form Radioman911 and others. You can always get Radioman911’s Chicago FD live feed here.

Audio Part 1 is above. More on  Part 2 & Part 3.

Info from Radioman911:

Anatomy of the 4-11: 13:08 E23 looking for rubbish 2500 W. Cullerton St. / Full Still b/o Main FAO for 2444 W. 21st St. » 13:13 Still & Box Alarm b/o Batt 4 for 3 story 200×100 smoke on 2nd fl and heavy smoke from several 1st fl windows » 13:20 2-11 Alarm b/o 2-2-1 reports heavy fire throughout 3 story warehouse 200×150 » Companies go defensive » Batt 2 requests CTA Pink Line be shut down » 13:31 2-2-1 requests additional TL and reserve snorkel » Corrected size-up by 2-2-1 is at least 300×150 » 13:38 3-11 Alarm b/o 2-1-28 plus 2 additional TLs » 13:45 4-11 Alarm / EMS Plan 1 / Level 1 HazMat b/o 2-1-28 » 13:58 2-7-1/Batt 4 4 master streams on West side of building making little progress » 14:00 EMS Plan 1 secured b/o 2-1-28 » 14:04 2-1-3 in command / All officers switch to Ch 5 Command » 14:30 2-7-1/2-1-3 11 master streams working, gas company digging in Sector 1 to shut off main, 1 line to sprinkler system in Sector 4

Chicago Tribune:

A Southwest Side warehouse partially collapsed during a 4-11 alarm blaze this afternoon that also caused the CTA to shut down the Pink Line.

The blaze was reported in a 100-by-300 foot, 2-story warehouse at 2444 W. 21st St. about 1:12 p.m., and as of 1:20 p.m. evacuations were underway, according to Fire Media. The 3-11 alarm was called at 1:40 p.m., and the 4-11 alarm followed soon after. The 4-11 alarm was struck out at about 3:47 p.m.

At about 2:43 p.m. Fire Media reported the building was starting to collapse. 

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  • http://msn retiredinsc

    Nice fire. Very smart move on hooking up to the sprinkler connection on the store.

  • No.1 Statter Fan from Virginia

    SNORKELS RULE!!!! Chicago Fire Department No.1!

  • FOBS

    Doesn’t every dept hook to the sprinkler connection when working a sprinklered occupancy with a confirmed fire?

    Seems to me that should be SOP for a commercial fire like this.

    • Matt Pillsbury

      It appears it is the FDC of the exposure building, not the fire building.

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