Fire at Adams & Wabash Art Institute High-Rise Parking Garage on Adams St, Chicago

Adams & Wabash multiple car fires

Pre-arrival video of multiple vehicle fires in a parking garage in Chicago at Adams and Wabash, showing first due fire companies arriving from Chicago Fire Department.

Chicago police and firefighters and paramedics responded about 12:38 PM Saturday June 10, 2017 to a report of a vehicle fire in a high-rise parking garage building at 17 East Adams Street Chicago, Il. The first fire crew on arrival reported the fire is at about the 5th Floor of the parking garage.

Battalion Chief 1 requested a Tower Ladder to the front of the building — Tower Ladder 10 was assigned.

Battalion Chief 1 requested a Still and Box and EMS Plan 1 at 12:41 p.m.

The Rehab Unit was meeting the EMS Field Chief 4-5-1 at State and Adams at 1:05 p.m. The Rehab Unit is used to monitor firefighters’ vital signs and provide treatment, especially in hot weather conditions.

Staging for fire equipment is at State Street and Madison Street.

Battalion Chief 1 requests a 2-11 Alarm fire department response at 1:09 p.m. According to Chicago Fire Department media, the 2-11 was called for extra manpower during overhaul. Weather conditions are a factor for this firefighting operation and firefighter safety. Weather observations at O’Hare International Airport at 12:51 p.m. was 86°F with a Dew Point of 86°F Humidity 31%. Heat Index 84°F.

Winds were southwest at 18 MPH and gusting to 33 MPH.

Multiple vehicle fires were mostly extinguished by 1:20 p.m. Saturday. At least 12 vehicles were believed to have been damaged or destroyed on the 7th floor of the parking garage. Six vehicles were fully-involved with flames, according to Chicago Fire Department.

No injuries were reported, but people were evacuated from the parking high-rise parking garage, and sidewalks were blocked surround the parking garage.

FIRE/MEDIC UNITS ASSIGNED …

ENGINE(S): E1 E13 E42 Third Engine

TRUCK(S): Aerial Tower 1 T6 TL10

SQD1 CV271?

RIT: BC ?? T ??

CHIEF(S): BC1
FORWARD FIRE COMMAND: BC2
FIRE ATTACK: BC3

EMS: A ?? FC4-5-1 STANDBY A ??

STILL AND BOX ALARM AT 12:41 PM

ENGINE(S):

TRUCK(S): T28

SQUAD(S):
BC17 Plans Chief

EMS:

CHIEF(S): 2-1-23

SPECIAL:

CHANGE OF QUARTERS:

STAGING: Monroe and State

2-11 ALARM AT 01:09 PM

ENGINE(S): E103

TRUCK(S): T36

SQUAD(S):

EMS:

CHIEF(S): 2-1-10

SPECIAL:

CHANGE OF QUARTERS:

STAGING:

Adams & Wabash multiple car fires
Fire at Adams & Wabash parking garage (PHOTO CREDIT: Chicago Fire Media).

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