Thursday evening (2/4/16), Hagerstown City (MD) fire crews were busy fighting a house fire on Day Road when another structure fire box was toned out on W. Washington St. First arriving units, many of which were on mutual aid transfer to stations in the city reported a fire showing through the roof of a three-story apartment building. Heavy fire was extending into the cockloft of the structure. Crews confirmed reported entrapment and performed rescues of the occupants. A 2nd alarm was sounded bringing in more mutual aid to the city.
Crews from Longmeadow Co. 27, Williamsport Co. 2, Maugansville, Waynesboro, PA, Funkstown, Hagerstown, Washington County Special Operations, Rehab 255 & Air Unit 25, Greencastle, PA, Halfway, Community Rescue Service 75, and more worked the job for over three hours performing extensive overhaul.
This was the first working structure fire for the new Engine 2-1 of the Williamsport, MD fire department.
Westmont (IL) had a working fire tonight (12/21/15) in an attached garage at 33 Falcon Place. By the time I got there, the fire was mostly out and companies were doing overhaul. Here are some shots.
Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire at 1525 W 18th St. the Nuevo Leon restaurant. This was a locally famous mexican eatery. The restaurant occupied and connected the first floor of two similar 3 1/2-story ordinary buildings, the rear had a one-story addition as well as some kind of storage area or garage. Fire had full possession of most of one building and spread into all floors of the exposure to the west, which as I mentioned was connected to the fire building. Two towers and Squad 1 operated here. Notice how many wires and cables Squad 1 had to deal with in the rear, and I daresay a full-size Snorkel or aerial would not have been able to get into this tight spot. Not many good shots to get … low hanging smoke, poor access, and misty rain ruled to day. All the images and the video can be seen here on my site:
Glencoe (IL) firefighters were called to 986 Skokie Ridge Drive around 8:30PM on Friday night (9/4/15) for smoke in the house. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire on arrival and then to a Box Alarm for additional companies within 10 minutes. The fire was located in the basement and the walls at the rear of the house. There were no reported injuries. Here are some images and a brief video.
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