Andover 10/23/2022: On 10/23/2022, the Andover (MA) Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a house fire in a large, single-family residence. Companies had fire showing and requested multiple alarms as fire spread throughout the structure and through the roof.
05/14/15 Bridgeport, CT – Companies arrived to find heavy fire in the rear of the dwelling that rapidly extended throughout the structure. Companies battled the fire for about a half hour before withdrawing from the house for a defensive attack. Fire vented the roof areas in several places before being knocked down by Ladder 10’s pipe. The cause of the fire is under investigation. No one was injured in the fire.
On Tuesday May 27th, 2014 at approx. 12:45, the Southfield Fire Department was dispatched to a reported building fire at 20000 8 Mile near Evergreen. The 1st arriving engine reported smoke showing from a large recycling plant. All 5 Southfield stations were then requested.
Crews stretched lines and preformed an interior attack on the building. Command then requested a 2nd Alarm to the scene for manpower. With companies operating inside the building and conditions not improving, Command pulled all crews out of the building and setup defensive operations. Southfield and Royal Oak aerials were on the A side of the building, while other crews operated master streams on the D side of the building. There were heavy smoke conditions in the rear.
Companies operated in defensive mode for aprox. 5 hours to bring this fire under control. Southfield, Royal Oak, Ferndale, Birmingham, Bloomfield Twp, West Bloomfield, & Farmington Hills Fire Departments responded to this incident. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Northbrook (IL) firefighters were called to 1434 Lori-Lyn Lane shortly before 7PM on 4-30-14. Upon arrival, they reported smoke and fire visible at the roof and upgraded the alarm. Units in addition to the Northbrook companies to the scene were Wheeling Engine 42, Glenview Truck 14, and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Ambulance 52.
After attempting an interior attack, all companies were pulled out of the house when the visible fire overhead increased. Two hand lines and a tower ladder were used and they made quick work of knocking down the flames.
Batavia (IL) companies were called for a fire at 106 S. Mallory, the Metal Cast Company. They found fire in a two-story, 75×100, commercial business on the corner of Mallory and 1st, two small neighborhood streets. The attack went defensive early on and a Box Alarm was requested followed by a 2nd Alarm. Issues with the water pressure hampered putting multiple elevated master streams into operation.
Brad Bartley photo
Brad Bartley photo
Was fortunate to be in the car picking up from another fire in nearby St. Charles when Tri-Com toned out for a possible fire at 1st and Mallory in Batavia. Police reported flames from the 2nd floor window. The Batavia chief arrived and reported a foundry-type bldg, 300X75, well involved and told his first engine to hit it with the deck gun. Immediately he wanted to know who his first two trucks were and pulled a 2nd alarm.
Images from Tim Olk of an industrial fire at the Gerresheimer Glass Co., 1131 Arnold Street in Chicago Heights, IL. The fire involved a furnace that spewed molten glass which was further complicated after a steam explosion.