VIDEO: Chicago 5-11 Alarm at 3757 South Ashland with Radio Traffic.
Chicago firefighters responded Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at about 9:00 p.m. to a warehouse fire after a special operations chief “5-1-5” discovered smoke and fire in a warehouse at Ashland Avenue between 37th Street and 38th Street. The fire was quickly spreading as the fire chief was assessing the incident.
The video above is accompanied by the Chicago Fire Department fire suppression Englewood (South) and Main (North) radio frequencies. The audio includes the initial communications and is dubbed in with a view of the fire a little later.
Following is a summary from a CHICAGOFIREMAP.NET article, which outlines significant communications of the firefighter operations.
ASHLAND AVE WAREHOUSE 5-11 FIRE + TWO SPECIAL ALARMS
STAGING IS AT 37TH AND ASHLAND AVENUE.
AT 9:55 PM AIR TEMPERATURE IS 8°F AND WINDS ARE NW 10 MPH.
THIRD TOWER TO THE SCENE, AND COMPANIES GOING DEFENSIVE ABOUT 9:22 PM.
3-11 AT 9:28 PM.
FIRE REPORTED IN SECOND BUILDING AT ABOUT 9:39 PM.
2-1-5 REQUEST A 5-11 AND PORTABLE DELUGE, RESERVE SNORKEL AT ABOUT 9:43 PM.
FOURTH TOWER AND SPARE SNORKEL REQUESTED AT ABOUT 9:59 PM.
SPECIAL ALARM THREE MORE TRUCKS NEEDED AT ABOUT 10:06 PM.
ANOTHER SPECIAL ALARM FOR FOUR MORE ENGINES AT ABOUT 10:11 PM.
HELICOPTER REQUESTED ABOUT 10:20 PM (ESTIMATED).
HELICOPTER 6-8-1 REPORTS THAT IT LOOKS LIKE COMPANIES ARE MAKING GOOD PROGRESS AT ABOUT 11:20 PM.
SOME ENGINE COMPANIES RETURNING TO QUARTERS IN LIMITED SERVICE WITH FROZEN HOSE AT ABOUT 6:30 AM.
FIRE CREWS EXCHANGING MANPOWER ON THE SCENE ABOUT 6:40 AM.
ENGINE 103 SHUTTING DOWN WATER SUPPLY SO SNORKEL BASKET CREW CAN EXCHANGE MANPOWER AT ABOUT 6:44 AM.
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