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.
WATERBURY, CT – At approximately 9:30am February 25, 2021, the Waterbury Fire Department was dispatched to Albert Bros Inc. for a report of a large fire. Units arriving on scene at 225 E. Aurora Street found heavy fire in a scrap yard. The thick black column could be seen for miles. The Connecticut National Guard Civil Support Team responded to the fire along with DEEP due to the need to contain the runoff into the Naugatuck River. Albert Bros is a metal recycling business that has been in Waterbury since 1895. For the full gallery of images from this incident, visit HERE
Firefighters from the City of London, Ohio, with mutual aid from across four counties, battled a 3-alarm fire in a storage facility (7/10/2019). At least 16 storage units were involved in the fire that erupted just before 5pm, as crews spent several hours working to extinguish the flames. By the time I arrived, most of the action was over, but there were plenty of apparatus opportunities. A partial list of companies on scene is below:
Madison County:City of London Fire Department, Tri County Fire District, Pleasant Valley Fire District, Central Townships Fire District, Jefferson Township, Madison County EMS, and Madison County EMA. Union County: Jerome Township Fire Department and Marysville Fire Division Franklin County: City of Columbus, Norwich Township, Jackson Township, Pleasant Township, and Prairie Township Fire Departments. Clark County: Madison Township Fire Department
Springfield, MA struck 3 alarms for heavy fire showing from the rear of this 4-story brick with multiple people trapped on 4/2/19. Members went to defensive operations about 30 minutes into the fire. Stay safe,
02/05/18 – 4335 94th st. Pleasant Prairie, WI – 4th alarm
Several Illinois departments responded into Kenosha County, WI to assist Pleasant Prairie with a fire in a large home . Newport, Winthrop Harbor, Zion, Beach Park, Waukegan, Antioch, and Gurnee responded to the scene. Several others filled in at their stations. – Jeff Rudolph