All posts for the month October, 2020

10/30/2020: Zion (IL) firefighters responded to a reported basement fire, with the caller still inside the house looking for her dog. Crews arrived to find heavy smoke showing, and the caller outside the home, with no dog. Command ungraded to the working still, and then to Box 18-1 to the first alarm. Then dog was reunited with its owners. Fire extended into the attic, and eventually through the roof. Jeff Rudolph

heavy flames and smoke from roof of a house
Jeff Rudolph photo

Hartford, CT had this vacant building fire at 05:25 on 10/9/20. When companies arrived at 213 Capen St they had heavy smoke and fire showing. The building was the scene of a previous collapse of the front so the district chief made the decision to go defensive right away.
Patrick Dooley

flames engulf vacant commercial building
Patrick Dooley photo