Wheeling (IL) firefighters responded to 900 Valley Stream Drive Monday morning (2/2/20) for a reported basement fire. Upon arrival, smoke was seen and the alarm was upgraded to a working fire. A window on the bottom level of the split-level home blew out with flames,es and heavy smoke. Firefighters took two lines into the house and extinguished the fire quickly. Overhaul and wash down of both the interior and exterior was extensive.
On January 26, 2020, Boston Fire was dispatched to a reported fire on Seaver Street. Companies had heavy fire on arrival and a report of one occupant still in the building that was rescued shortly after arrival. Crews fought the fire offensively, keeping it to a first-alarm assignment and knocking the heavy fire down within 15 minutes. While checking for extension a cat was rescued from the building. It appeared to be okay. More photos can be found here: Sean Fesko/911 ERV
I took in a fire at 6454 S. Wolcott Tuesday morning (12/24/19). Engine 101 arrived with a 2.5 sty frame with fire in the attic. Companies had forcible entry problems due to it being all boarded up. Companies knocked down the bulk of the fire from the outside and then went it to mop up. Both 101 and 116 were lead out and Truck 41 had their main to the roof.
An Islandton, SC home was heavily damaged in an afternoon fire in the 100 block of Cayman Lane Friday afternoon 06-December. At 14:08, the occupant was asleep and was awakened by smoke in the home. Upon investigation, he found a large fire in the kitchen. The man was able to escape without injury and called 9-1-1. Colleton County (SC) Fire-Rescue Engine 15 arrived a short time later to find the home approximately 50% involved with heavy fire conditions at the rear of the one-story, wood frame residence.
Firefighter-Paramedics deployed two handlines to the building. Crews had the fire knocked down within 15 minutes leaving about half the building still standing, however the interior suffered extensive damage. Most personal items were destroyed. Fire units were on the scene for 2-1/2 hours performing overhaul. The fire appears to have been electrical in nature and started near the electrical service and breaker box at the rear of the home before spreading into the attic. Water supply was conducted with tenders. The Red Cross is assisting the family.
Engine 15, Engine 18, Tender 4, Tender 15, Tender 18, Tender 27, Tender 29, Medic 1, Medic 13, Medic 18, Battalion 1, Car 112, Car 118, and Car 119 responded. Captain Matt Owens Williams, Jr. served as Incident Commander.
Barry W. McRoy – Fire Chief – Colleton County Fire-Rescue
West Haven fatal 2nd alarm 221 Tetlow St. 10/30/19 West Haven, CT – Firefighters arrived to find smoke showing from both floors of a two-story private dwelling. They were alerted while enroute that one occupant was reported trapped. Members of Truck 1 arrived and started forcible entry and searches under colliers mansion conditions. One handicapped victim was located on the first floor. Members had difficulty with removal due to the hoarding conditions. The fire rapidly extended to the second floor and through the roof. Firefighters were withdrawn due to the conditions and darkened down the fire with a quick exterior attack. The victim was pronounced at the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the state and local fire marshal.