On Thursday, February 9, at approximately 8:30 a.m., the Evanston Fire Department responded to multiple reports of a fire in a multi-residential structure in the 900 block of Judson Ave.
First-responding companies encountered heavy fire on the third floor of the three-story courtyard complex and immediately called for additional resources to contain the threat. Based on advanced fire conditions and significant potential for fire spread, the alarm was upgraded to a third alarm within the first 12 minutes of being on the scene. Neighboring fire departments were called to assist with extinguishment and investigation, plus to respond to other emergency calls in Evanston. The fire was brought under control within the first hour of the incident.
Residents were able to exit the building safely upon arrival of fire crews, and no civilian injuries have been reported. During search and rescue efforts, two cats were found deceased within the fire unit. American Red Cross was notified to assist 13 displaced residents, offering mass care and shelter services. No firefighter injuries were reported.
The 900 block of Judson Ave. will remain closed until fire vehicles are finished with their investigation.
Insurance dramatically improves the ability of individuals affected by disasters to recover quickly. Fortunately, all residents affected by this incident had renter’s insurance. Community members are encouraged to check their insurance to ensure their coverage is up to date and covers the replacement cost of their belongings.Pictures from the 3rd Alarm of Fire in the 900 block of Judson this morning. Great truck work from Evanston Truck Co. 22 and quick water on the fire from Engine Co. 24 helped save this building along with quick response times and properly staffed apparatus. Thank you to our neighboring fire departments that helped us save this building. These are pictures taken on first arrival in the rear of the building and venting of the roof in the early stages of the fire.
A house fire in Detroit’s 9th battalion at Peerless and Casino. Ladder 23 was making the roof with a great push of smoke. Companies on the Box…. Engines 58, 50, 60, Ladder 23, Squad 6, Chief 9.
Tuesday (3/10/15) I took in a fire at 5038 s May, in Chicago. Battalion 15 arrived and had smoke showing from the attic of a 2.5 sty balloon frame. Fire started on the first floor in the ceiling and traveled up the walls and into the attic. Engine 50 had 2 lines lead out, Truck 18 had their main to the roof. Here are some shots.
Full gallery is at Working Fire @ 5038 s May – CHI-TOWN FIRE PHOTOS
New Haven, CT second alarm 68 Dickerman St.
03/01/15 New Haven, CT – Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke showing from the second floor of this two and a half story dwelling. An interior attack was initiated, however a bad hydrant caused a delay in getting water. A primary search resulted in one victim being pulled from the fire floor. A second alarm was transmitted by orders of Battalion Chief Gould. The fire extended into the third floor before companies were able to bring the fire under control. One firefighter was transported with burns to the lower extremities and one victim was transported in critical condition. The state and local fire marshal’s divisions along with New Haven PD are investigating the cause of the blaze.
More photos at www.allhandsworking.net.
Just a few quick shots of a fire in an occupied two-story frame that left 15 people in need of human services. Images are about 20 minutes in. Fire started on the first and made it’s way into the attic. Incident was in the 400 block of West 61st Place, in Chicago.