The Dolton Fire Department (IL) handled a box alarm on 11/23/2022 at 14059 Cottage Grove in a 1-sty, metal clad building full of recycling debris. Building was fully-involved when the first company got on scene. Great work by all involved.
On 8/2/2022, the Manchester (NH) Fire Department was dispatched for a reported fire on Beech Street, just a few blocks from the central fire station. Truck 1 was first-due and reported a fire in the rear of a mutli-story, OMD, with power lines down and fire running up the exterior siding. A second alarm was ordered soon thereafter and a third alarm was also struck, bringing all but one company in the city to the scene. Companies made a trench cut in an attempt to keep the fire from spreading further in the cockloft. About 25 minutes into the fire, crews were evacuated from the building and a defensive attack was made. Multiple handlines and four ladder pipes operated at the scene. Due to the size of the response, mutual aid from around the area covered Manchester stations until mid-afternoon when the fire was under control. The temperature at the time of this fire was just over 90 degrees.
For #TBT – Here are some old photos from an extra-alarm fire in Philadelphia just after Thanksgiving in 2004 (possible 2000)
On 1/15/2022, the Ashland, Holderness, and New Hampton (NH) Fire Departments were dispatched to a reported building fire just down the road from the Ashland fire station. Crews arrived quickly and reported heavy smoke and fire showing. A second-alarm was requested bringing in more towns from around the Lakes Region. Hampering firefighting efforts were temperatures hovering around 0-degrees and moderate winds pushing the wind chill down to about negative 20-degrees.
Chicago Working Fire at Madison & Cicero in a vacant 1-story building
On 8/1/2020, Boston (MA) Fire cover companies acting in District 11 responded to a reported fire in Brighton. While the initial location had no fire showing, a returning engine company found the fire down the street and restruck the box.