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.
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.
On 10/1/22, the Cicero Fire Department in Illinois received numerous calls for a structure fire @ 35th Street & 55th Ct. Cicero Engine 3, which is stationed two blocks away, arrived to find heavy fire showing from the rear of a 2.5-sty, wood frame, with a garage and a coach house going also. Chief F12 boxed it on arrival. Engine 3 led out 3 lines right away, while Engine 1 led out a 2.5″ to the alley and knocked the main bulk of the fire. Stickney & Lyons engines dropped 2.5” lines into the gangways to protect the exposures. In all, there were 6 lines working and Truck 1’s aerial master stream. Addresses affected were 3501, 3503, & 3505 S 55th Court. Crews made a great stop to what was an already well advanced fire.
Robbins, Illinois had a Box Alarm on 10/4/2022 at 135th and Trumbull for a vacant, frame building that was in an overgrown area. Robbins Tower and 2 hand lines from a Merrionette Park engine handled the incident. See more photos here: