On 3/26/2020, Weymouth Fire Alarm (Massachusetts) dispatched companies to a reported building fire at the old Weymouth Naval Air Station. Upon arrival, companies had heavy fire showing from multiple buildings in what were the barracks. Multiple defensive lines were run and two ladder pipes were put into operation. Eventually a second alarm was struck, bringing mutual aid from Quincy, Braintree, and Hingham to the scene.
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New Haven 2nd alarm 83 Blake St. dwelling fire
03/21/20 New Haven, CT – As companies turned out from quarters they reported that they could see it and looks like a job. Engine 9 arrived and reported a two and a half story, occupied dwelling with heavy fire showing from the second and third floors. Companies stretched multiple lines with an aggressive intent to bring this fire under control. A second alarm was transmitted upon the arrival of the battalion. The fire took about an hour to bring under control. Several occupants of the dwelling were left homeless. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
video by Jim McCall
Around 5:30 the Grand Rapids Fire Department was alerted for the report of a rear porch on fire on the 800 Block of Diamond N. Car 6 arrived to find a two-story, wood-frame with heavy fire in the rear. Engine 5 was fire attack while other crews conducted a primary search and helped with gaining access. Two cats were rescued and handed over to their owners. Ladder 1 conducted ventilation and laddered the roof. The fire was placed under control shortly after.
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On 3/14/2020, Pawtucket (RI) Fire Alarm dispatched companies to a reported fire in a series of mill buildings on the Central Falls line. Companies arrived to heavy fire in multiple buildings and with wind being an issue, spreading to more. Multiple alarms were struck throughout the morning, bringing in mutual aid from Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Sean Fesko/911 ERV
Southington 210 Sun Valley Dr. dwelling fire
03/04/20 Southington, CT – Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire issuing from the attached garage of a one-story, private dwelling. Companies operated numerous hand lines to knock the heavy volume of fire down. The fire quickly extended to the dwelling and spread throughout due to numerous voids created from remodeling over the years. The blaze took over an hour to bring under control. One civilian was burned in the fire and transported to the hospital. The other escaped uninjured. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Southington FMO.
Glenn Duda, CFPA
New Haven 2nd alarm 31-33 Sheffield Ave three dwellings 03/06/20
New Haven, CT – Engine Company Eight rolled into the block to find a three-story, dwelling well-involved on the number one side and quickly extending to similar exposures on both sides. A second alarm was transmitted on the arrival of Rescue 1. Companies were hampered in placing lines into operation by multiple power lines down in the street. A quick primary in the original fire building proved negative as companies went defensive on the original dwelling and stretched into both exposures. The blaze took about an hour to bring under control. One firefighter was treated for minor injuries and transported to the hospital. The fire marshal’s office is investigating the cause. Glenn Duda, CFPA