Chicago firefighters battled a 3-11 Alarm fire in a three-story, 100×300 warehouse with mattresses on the first floor on the evening of April 30 during a downpour.

Chicago FD Engine 65 at a fire scene

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Chicago FD tower ladder

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Chicago FD Engine 65 at a fire scene

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fire chief at fire scene

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Chicago firefighters at warehouse fire

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Chicago firefighters at warehouse fire

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Chicago firefighters at warehouse fire

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Chicago firefighters at warehouse fire

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Chicago firefighters at warehouse fire

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Kitchener (Ontario) fire dispatch 911 lines lit up at 16:40 April 30, 2016 for an explosion and fire at 97 Christopher Drive in Waterloo. Three pumps, 104’ quint, and platoon chief were dispatched to the fire. Responding crews reported smoke visible once they left their halls. Dispatch updated firefighters that there were reports of multiple explosions. P1 arrived on scene to a fully involved, single-family home. Multiple 1.75″ and 2.5” lines were pulled to all sides of the house. The fire was knocked down in an hour, damage will exceed $250,000. Box 690 provided rehab.

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house fire in Waterloo Ontario

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firefighters battle a house fire in Waterloo Ontario

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Waterloo fire engine

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Waterloo fire trucks

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house fire in Waterloo Ontario

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firefighters battle a house fire in Waterloo Ontario

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firefighters battle a house fire in Waterloo Ontario

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firefighters battle a house fire in Waterloo Ontario

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firefighters battle a house fire in Waterloo Ontario

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firefighters battle a house fire in Waterloo Ontario

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firefighters battle a house fire in Waterloo Ontario

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Park Ridge (IL) firefighters were called to 1205 Hoffman Avenue just after 7PM Wednesday evening (4/27/16) for a reported house fire. First arriving units reported heavy smoke from the attic of a single-family house and began an interior attack. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire about 10 minutes later as flames vented through the roof. The fire was contained shortly thereafter and mutual aid companies that had not yet arrived were returned.

There were no injuries. Companies at the scene included Park Ridge Engines 35 & 36,  Ambulances 35 & 36, Rescue & Battalion 36 plus 3500. Mutual aid units were Niles Ambulance and Tower 2, North Maine Engine and Battalion 1, Glenview Engine 7, Lincolnwood Ambulance 15, and Rosemont Truck 158.

The fire was declared to be under control as I arrived.

Pierce fire engine at house fire

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firefighters at Park Ridge house fire

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firefighters at Park Ridge house fire

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Park Ridge house fire

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Pierce Dash CF tower ladder with black ladder

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dramatic photo of Spartan fire engine

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Wallingford 131 Brentwood Village Condos fire

04/08/16 Wallingford, CT – Firefighters arrived to find smoke showing from the roof of a condo complex. Multiple lines were stretched as trucks opened up to find a fire condition in the attic area of the unit. Companies made an interior attack and held the fire to two units within the large complex. The fire took about an hour to bring under control. The cause of the fire is under investigation. No one was home at the time of the fire.

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apartment fire in Wallingford CT

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apartment fire in Wallingford CT

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apartment fire in Wallingford CT

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apartment fire in Wallingford CT

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apartment fire in Wallingford CT

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apartment fire in Wallingford CT

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Sunday (4/24/16), I was out in Dupage county when Glenside pulled a box for a house fire @ 17 Hale Ct. They had heavy fire on arrival on the D side of house. I arrived well after the fire was out but grabbed some shots.

Josh Boyajian

house fire aftermath

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Carol Stream Fire District Deputy Chief Bob Hoff

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house fire aftermath

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Glenside Fire District fire engine

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Bloomingdales Fire District tower ladder at work

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Carol Strean Fire District fire engine

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Hanover Park Fire District battalion chief

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