The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department (IL) requested MABAS Box 5-371 to the box alarm level for a working fire in a vacant, two-story house on 4/21/23 around 5pm. Heavy smoke and fire was showing from the rear of the house on arrival and command initiated defensive operations only. Tender operations were needed since there were no hydrants in the area.
Colleton County, SC – A Round O Community family was displaced following a fire that destroyed their home Sunday evening 16-April. At 20:27, 9-1-1 received several reports of flames coming from the home at 50 Lemuel Ave near Round O Crossroads. The callers advised everyone was out of the house. The occupants rescued several animals including dogs, snakes, and rodents. Colleton County (SC) Fire-Rescue Engine 9 arrived to find the single-story, wood-frame dwelling approximately 50% involved, with fire coming from the front and rear of the building. Firefighter-paramedics deployed multiple hand lines to the building and entered through the front door. After knocking down the fire in the front of the building, crews worked on the rear of the structure. The interior of the home was destroyed and the family lost most of their belongings. The homeowner advised he was cooking dinner and went outside for a brief period to get the children to come inside. When he returned the kitchen was on fire. Firefighters were on the scene for approximately four hours. One occupant was transported to Colleton Medical Center with a leg injury. The Red Cross is assisting the family.
Engine 9, Engine 19, Tender 2, Tender 9, Tender 19, Tender 27, Medic 9, Medic 19, Battalion 1, Car 104, Car 111 and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Scott Feather served as Incident Commander.
Barry W. McRoy, Fire Chief
Colleton County Fire-Rescue
On April 13th, 2023, the Indianapolis Fire Department had a Box Alarm for a fire in an occupied house @ 725 N Riley Ave on Indy’s Eastside. I live just a few blocks away and made it there with the first company. Fire was in a 2.5-sty, wood-frame with heavy fire in the rear extending up to the attic. Engine 20 stretched a 1.75″ line and made a quick push to the rear. Most of the fire was knocked down within a couple minutes. The full gallery is on our site.
Sugar Grove, IL – On Thursday, April 13, 2023 fire broke out just before 5 PM in a barn on Bliss Rd. north of I-88 within the coverage area of the Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District. A MABAS Box Alarm was requested. Fire crews worked to supply water via tenders to fight the fire and protect several nearby structures. No injuries to people nor animals were reported. – Video by RADIOMAN911
Firefighters in Elizabeth City, NC were dispatched to a kitchen fire in the 800 block of Madison Avenue 4-12-23.
Two-part video from the Working fire in Palatine, IL – March 19, 2023
Detroit firefighters fought a four-alarm fire early Friday morning April 7, 2023 at W. Davison and LaSalle. All the civilians from the four-story apartment building were rescued, with only minor injuries. During the initial interior attack, one firefighter from Engine 39 was noticed missing. A mayday was called, but he was quickly found. The entire structure is a total loss.