A few photos from a house fire in the frigid weather of 12/23/22 in Des Plaines, IL
New Haven 2nd alarm 221-23 Howard Ave.
12/21/22 New Haven, CT – Firefighters from the hill section arrived to find heavy fire showing from the first floor of a private dwelling. They also received reports that occupants were still inside. Hand lines were quickly stretched to knock down the heavy volume of fire emanating from the front porch. Searches were conducted by the trucks and rescue before companies had to back out in favor of an exterior attack. The fire rapidly extended to all floors. It took firefighters about an hour to bring the fire under control. Two civilians were taken to area hospitals with smoke inhalation. They were removed prior to the fire department’s arrival with the help of neighbors. The cause of the fire is being investigated.
Firefighters from Wheeling and Prospect Heights (IL) responded to an outside fire at 25 Versailles Court on the morning of 12/4/22 at 9:30. Wheeling Engine 23 arrived and reported a fire on the ‘D’ side of the house and upgraded the alarm to a working fire. Flames engulfed the west side of the house along with an outdoor structure, and impinged on the second floor. There was an exposure concern to the house on the ‘D’ side but the fire was contained with what was apparently only damage to the vinyl siding on the neighbor’s house.
Several lines were deployed and Tower 24 went to the roof. The fire appeared to be contained within 15 minutes.
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This was a fire I took in after work in 08
Still and Box at 5922 W Erie in Chicago (IL), 2 1/2-story frame, 25×50, totally involved. Box on arrival by Truck 29
Got there 3-4 minutes after 96 and the group. Tower Ladder 14 members were on the roof.
Right after the 4th image was taken, 2-2-4 ordered members off the roof since there were no lines on the second floor and conditions were deteriorating in the attic beneath them.
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Firefighters battled a massive church fire in Maywood, IL 12/26/22.
Oak Park (IL) 3-Alarm fire at 227 South Boulevard fire early Friday morning (12/23/22). Companies were faced with fire showing from the 2nd & 3rd floor, which ended up extending into the cockloft and roof. Frigid temperatures well below -30 with the wind, hampered normal tactics. Three master streams, and numerous hand lines were used to combat the fire.
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On December 23, 2022 Detroit firefighters fought a four-alarm fire at 750 Canton Street at E. Lafayette. The block long, one- and two-story structure had several interconnected buildings and was filled with cars and boats. Frozen hydrants, low water pressure, blowing snow, zero wind chill, and high winds hampered the efforts of fire fighters to control the fire.