Manchester, CT had this 2-alarm fire at 209 Center St just down the street from Station 2 on 6/24/21 at 02:43. This fire was the result of an MVA in which the driver was found on the property deceased. Mutual aid assisted at the scene and the 6 family building occupants were able to safely evacuate. Patrick Dooley
A massive fire and hazardous materials incident destroyed Chemtools in Rockton, IL and forced many to evacuate from their homes. Multiple alarms were pulled requesting strike teams of engines, tenders, trucks, and brush units. Many more photos are HERE and HERE.
A Box Alarm fire in Detroit, MI off Wyoming & Cedarlawn. Engine 42 stretched while Engine 40 dumped their monitor. Companies went defensive right away. They held it from extending into the dwellings on both sides.
Cicero, IL companies were dispatched to 28th and Cicero Ave early Tuesday afternoon (6/1/21) for a report of flames from the building. Numerous calls came in and corrected the address to 4827 & 4829 w 28th Street. Engine Co. 3 arrived and reported heavy showing from the rear of a 2.5 wood-frame with exposure problems. Cicero F12 arrived on scene and boxed it shortly thereafter. F12 reported heavy fire in two, 2.5-sty buildings. Multiple 2.5 inch lines were dropped from all three Cicero engines. Truck Co. 2 made an aggressive attempt at a Milwaukee style cut, which ended up saving the rest of the roof of the one building. Truck Co. 1 was on the roof of the exposure and made numerous holes there as well. Mutual aid came from Berwyn, Stickney, Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park, Bedford Park, Lyons, and Riverside. All the companies on scene did a great job and made very aggressive interior and exterior attacks to save the rest of the buildings involved and the other exposures.
Manchester, CT had a 2-alarm at 01:44 hours on 6/9/21 at 140 Campfield St. There was a mayday as two members went through the floor from #2 to #1. Both transported with minor injuries. First-due got it as smoke in the area but before they left quarters it was upgraded to a structure fire. Patrick Dooley
Olive St. 2nd Alarm Fire (Bridgeport, CT) 5/30/21 BRIDGEPORT, CT – Shortly before 6:30pm on May 30, 2021, the Bridgeport Fire Department received multiple calls for a fire at 370 Olive St. First companies on scene found a large, 4-story, wood-frame residence with heavy fire showing on all four floors at the rear porches. A second alarm was immediately called. After an aggressive offensive attack, members were eventually pulled from the structure as the fire took hold of the attic and operations turned defensive. In all, eight families were displaced, but there were no reported injuries at the time of this writing. A full gallery of images is HERE
June 5, 2021 Three, three-story buildings in downtown Lapeer, Michigan were destroyed by fire. At the peak of the blaze, eight aerials were operating. Four aerial platforms were operating on the “A” side, one on the “B” side of the structure, and three quints were on the “C” side. It took several hours to bring the fire under control. Ten departments responded on mutual aid.