Firefighters in Chicago were back at the scene of a massive warehouse fire Thursday morning after flames rekindled. Crews originally battled the blaze Tuesday night in frigid temperatures that left the gutted structure caked in ice.
Chicago firefighters about 6:00 a.m. Thursday went to work to stop a rekindle at the warehouse ruins of a 5-11 Alarm fire from Tuesday night at 3757 South Ashland Avenue. Within thirty minutes the fire was described as a “Significant Rekindle” with a call for help from additional tower ladder and fire engine at about 6:35 a.m. Then at 6:41 a.m. a Still and Box Alarm minus “the Squad” was requested. A routine full Still and Box Alarm response includes four fire engines, two trucks, one tower ladder, one RIT truck, the squad company, two ambulances (one is a RIT ambulance), four battalion chiefs (RIT chief most commonly assigned first), a deputy district chief, and a command van.
A special deluge truck was requested at the back of the building.
Firefighting operations on Tuesday night a little over one hour into the fire (and later) captured by Larry Shapiro (© Copyright Shapiro Photography).
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