On Tuesday May 27th, 2014 at approx. 12:45, the Southfield Fire Department was dispatched to a reported building fire at 20000 8 Mile near Evergreen. The 1st arriving engine reported smoke showing from a large recycling plant. All 5 Southfield stations were then requested.
Crews stretched lines and preformed an interior attack on the building. Command then requested a 2nd Alarm to the scene for manpower. With companies operating inside the building and conditions not improving, Command pulled all crews out of the building and setup defensive operations. Southfield and Royal Oak aerials were on the A side of the building, while other crews operated master streams on the D side of the building. There were heavy smoke conditions in the rear.
Companies operated in defensive mode for aprox. 5 hours to bring this fire under control. Southfield, Royal Oak, Ferndale, Birmingham, Bloomfield Twp, West Bloomfield, & Farmington Hills Fire Departments responded to this incident. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Sheboygan, Wisconsin firefighters rescued a woman from the second floor window of her burning home on the city’s north side around 7 AM on Monday, May 26th. The woman was transported to a local hospital.
Companies were dispatched to the report of a house fire just before 1300 hrs Sunday afternoon on the 300 block of Division in Lemont, IL. They had heavy fire in sector C on arrival and the incident was upgraded to a full still. A large amount of clutter inside made getting to the seat of the fire difficult. Lines were stretched interior as well as a line that was used in sector C from the exterior in order to access the second floor.
Eventually, the fire consumed the attic space in the 2-story and 1-story portions of the home. Companies were ordered out of the building and into defensive mode. Lemont Engine 921’s deck gun, Tri-State’s tower ladder and Lemont Truck 949 were put to work and the remaining fire in the attic was brought under control shortly after. The home was occupied but the owner was out and returned home to find the residence a total loss.
Hagerstown Fire Department & Special Operations along with neighboring mutual aid companies from Funkstown, Maugansville, and Halfway responded to a reported house fire with entrapment on W. Washington St. in downtown Hagerstown on Sunday, May 25 at approx. 14:00 hours. A rescue of a trapped occupant was performed using ground ladders during initial operations.
I arrived after the fire was knocked and photographed the crews performing overhaul and packing up the rigs. An assortment of interesting rigs were on the scene including Washington County Air Unit 25, the Rehab Unit, and squads from Maugansville, Funkstown, and Washington County Special Operations.
The full box dispatch follows c/o Washington Co. MD Fire Calls (on Facebook): 159 W WASHINGTON ST – HOUSE FIRE – E01,E04,E05,TRK1,TRK4,UT3,CA33,E02,E03,SU32,S754 ,CO25,SO20,U255,FM1,P755,FM2,RS20,RS10,CO10,CO26,C25,8FP102,AU251,E261,E102,RS13 14:01 (01)
Here are photos of the overhaul and some of the apparatus on the scene.