Chicago Firefighters were hampered with frozen hydrants early this morning at a 2-11 Alarm Fire at 7943 S Drexel. Â Here was the the alert notification courtesy of CINS (Current Incident Notification Service).Â
“CHICAGO IL: A WORKING FIRE @7943 S DREXEL. Â FIRE IN A 3 STORY ORDINARY 25 X 60 (CINS001/20)
CHICAGO IL: A STILL AND BOX ALARM NOW @7943 S DREXEL BY ORDERS OF BATTALION 23 (CINS001)
CHICAGO IL: A 2-11 ALARM NOW @7943 S DREXEL. Â BC 23 HAS FIRE ON THE 1ST AND 2ND FLOORS OF A 3 STORY 75 X 125. Â CO.’S HAVING WATER PROBLEMS (CINS001)
From ABC 7 -Â
CHICAGO (WLS) — “Frozen hydrants caused by frigid weather in Chicago made it tough for firefighters to put out flames overnight.Â This week’s deep freezeÂ will not make their jobs any easier.
Crews responded to an extra-alarm fire around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday in the city’s Chatham neighborhood. Flames broke out in a vacant three-story apartment building near East 79th Street and South Drexel Avenue.
With temperatures in the teens and wind chills in the single digits, at least three hydrants were frozen and had to be steamed open. The fire was struck around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.”…Continue Reading Here