Saturday afternoon(6/24/23), Berwyn & Cicero Fire Departments (IL) were receiving calls for a house fire around Cermak Rd & Harvey Ave, right on the border of the two towns. Berwyn Engine 903 arrived to find a well-advanced, fully-involved house extending to both exposures. Crews led out numerous lines to the front and back. Engine 902 was feeding the aerial pipe of the truck, and Engine 901 lead out through the gangways from the block over to the rear. All in all, the fire was at a Box Alarm level, and seven hand lines were in operation. Cicero Engine 2, Forest Park Engine 401, and North Riverside E807 were hard at work as well.
A Des Plaines (IL) firefighter working in the fire prevention bureau spotted smoke from the eaves of a house 9/26/22 just before 2PM. After speaking with individuals outside the home, he called dispatch to report the house fire. He then entered the home to convince two people to evacuate and subsequently reentered to complete a secondary search.
The origin of the fire was believed to be a second story bathroom, but the entire second floor attic space of the split-level home was involved when suppression companies arrived.
Waterford Ln. Fire (Shelton, CT) 1/14/21 SHELTON, CT – At approximately 12:44pm on January 14, 2021, the Shelton Fire Department was dispatched to Waterford Lane for a reported kitchen fire. First units on scene found heavy fire showing from two windows on the D-side of a wood frame private dwelling. All occupants and pets were reported out of the structure safely before FD arrival and an interior attack was commenced. Conditions deteriorated quickly as the fire spread rapidly throughout the home and all members were ordered out of the structure for a defensive attack. A mayday was called during overhaul operations when two firefighters broke through the fire ravished second floor. Neither were injured and the mayday was quickly cleared.
West Stafford, CT had this 2nd alarm plus on 5/26/21 at 22:56. The Conklin Rd house sat way off the road on the edge of a cliff. Heavy fire on arrival after a severe storm had passed through the area. Numerous mutual aid assisted at the scene. Patrick Dooley
Police officers and firefighters in Winnetka, IL were dispatched for a reported house fire before 1PM on Wednesday (9/2/20) at 614 Pine Lane. Battalion 28 was first on the scene and reported flames showing from the C-Sector. The alarm was upgraded to a working fire for additional resources. Glencoe Engine 30 stretched 400′ of 5″ to a hydrant on the cross street and then supplied Winnetka Engine 28 through another 400′ that they dropped. Several lines were stretched into the house as companies attacked heavy fire in the attic. Additional lines were positioned around the exterior of the building as well.
The alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm at roughly the 20-minute mark. The fire vented through the roof in at least three areas. In addition to the interior lines, a cellar nozzle was inserted from the roof into one of the openings and then reapplied into a second area. The fire was brought under control without extending much beyond the attic spaces.