Still & Box Alarm fire at 11809 Michigan Avenue in Chicago August 4, 2019

Chicago fire scene at night
Steve Redick photo
Chicago fire scene at night
Steve Redick photo
Chicago fire scene at night
Steve Redick photo
Chicago fire scene at night
Steve Redick photo
Chicago fire scene at night
Steve Redick photo

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In the early morning hours of July 22, 2019, Natick (MA) fire was dispatched to a reported fire on South Main Street. Companies had fire in the basement of a 100×120, one-story commercial structure. As crews advanced lines it was determined the fire was also on the main floor, necessitating additional alarms. Over the next few hours, a total of eight alarms were struck, bringing mutual aid from all over the Metro West region of Massachusetts. A ninth alarm was struck later on in the incident. These photos were taken over seven hours after the initial dispatch.

Sean Fesko/FDNH911

aftermath of commercial building fire
Sean Fesko/FDNH911
aerial ladders at work at fire scene
Sean Fesko/FDNH911
aftermath of commercial building fire
Sean Fesko/FDNH911

The Milwaukee Fire Department battled a 4th alarm fire at Aguilar’s Welding on West National Avenue near South 12th Street in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Friday, July 19, 2019. Plumes of smoke were visible from the Marquette Interchange. Extreme heat and hazardous building contents were making it hard for firefighters to extinguish the fire.

massive smoke header from fire
Asher Heimermann photo
heavy smoke from commercial building fire
Asher Heimermann photo
Firefighters in Pierce tower ladder battle fire
Asher Heimermann photo
Asher Heimermann photo
Firefighters flush hydrant at fire scene
Asher Heimermann photo

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

fire at self storage facility
Central Ohio Emergency Response photo
Norwich Township Fire engine
Central Ohio Emergency Response photo
Central Township Fire District Engine 292
Central Ohio Emergency Response photo
Sutphen fire engine
Central Ohio Emergency Response photo
Jerome township fire engine
Central Ohio Emergency Response photo
London Ohio FD Engine 363
Central Ohio Emergency Response photo
Madison Township FD Engine 77
Central Ohio Emergency Response photo
Madison Township FD Brush 77 and Air 77
Central Ohio Emergency Response photo
Central Fire Distrcit Brusbh 291
Central Ohio Emergency Response photo
London Ohio FD Ladder 360
Central Ohio Emergency Response photo