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.
Took in the 2-11 yesterday around 330am at 500 W 26th Street in Chicago. Fire was in a 3-sty ord building about 100×150. First-in companies attempted an interior attack but had trouble finding the seat of the fire. They ended up transitioning to an exterior attack and went defensive. At the height of the fire, 5 handlines, multiple portable ground monitors, Squad 1, AT8, TL5, and TL10 were used to try to get a handle on it. I arrived about 45 min into the job.
Still Companies were Engines 8 & 29, Trucks 4 & 8.
Colleton County (SC) Firefighter-Paramedics saved a Francis Street home Monday afternoon 23-November. At 12:51, a caller to 9-1-1 reported a fire in the home. The family was able to safely exit the structure prior to the arrival of firefighters.
Engine 19 found moderate smoke conditions on arrival. The Incident Commander had determined the fire was heaviest in an attached utility room at the rear of the single-story, brick veneer dwelling. The fire also appeared to have entered the attic. One crew was directed to attack the utility room, while a second crew was sent inside to battle the fire in the attic. A third crew safely salvaged the family’s Christmas gifts.
The fire appears to have been electrical in nature and destroyed the utility room and contents. Interior crews pulled ceiling in the kitchen and were able to stop the spread of the fire above. Most of the personal belongings inside the home were saved, receiving light smoke damage. Fire units were on the scene for two hours. The Red Cross is assisting the family of five and the Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene. Engine 1, Engine 19, Tender 1, Tender 19, Tender 26, Tender 27, Medic 1, Medic 19, Battalion 1, Car 101, Car 112, Car 118, and Car 119 responded. Battalion Chief Chris Jones served as Incident Commander.
Fire Chief Barry W. McRoy, Colleton County Fire-Rescue
Buffalo Grove (IL) police and firefighters were called to 25 Dellmont Court today (8/26/20) for a house fire. First arriving units had fire from a roof vent of a two-story, single-family house. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 working fire and then to a MABAS Box Alarm for additional resources. Companies advanced several lines into the house and had difficulty gaining access to the attic. The fire self vented through the rear with flames and heavy smoke pushing out. An exterior line was used to darken down the fire before companies were again able to make an interior attack. The alarm was later elevated to a 2nd Alarm for additional manpower due to the excessive heat. Two firefighters were transported from the scene with heat related injuries.
On 7/27/2020, Quincy Fire Alarm dispatched companies to a reported fire in the rear of a home on Hanna Street. On arrival companies found the entire rear of the building on fire with flames threatening exposures. A second alarm was struck immediately, bringing additional Quincy companies to the scene. Crews fought the fire defensively and requested a third and eventually a fourth alarm due to the location of the fire building and heat index which was hovering around 100 degrees. Milton, Boston, and Braintree provided assistance at the scene. More photos can be found here:
Around 12 AM Tuesday morning (5/5/20), Plainfield Township fire crews were alerted to a reported structure fire at the Valley Townhome apartments, 4135 Tamarack Turn NE. Dispatch received multiple calls reporting fire throughout the townhouse. Plainfield Car 3 requested a second alarm and Engine 3 requested the 3rd alarm upon arrival. Companies operated in a defensive posture and crews from Ada, Algoma, Alpine, Cannon TWP, Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids TWP, Plainfield TWP, and Walker responded. – Dylan Bartz