Shortly after 9, on the night of April 14, 2014, Providence firefighters responded to 55 Plymouth Street for a house fire.  On arrival, Engine 8 found the rear of an occupied 3-decker well involved.  There were reports of people trapped, so engine companies began an interior attack as members of Ladders 2,5 and the Special Hazards performed primary searches.  Another period of high winds in New England is continuing and 30-40mph winds blew through the house, rapidly spreading the fire and trapping several firefighters.  Two Maydays were transmitted and three alarms were sounded.  All of the firefighters were able to make it out, one head first out of a window and landed in the bushes below.  Two firefighters and one resident were taken to RI Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

triple decker on fire in Providence

Tom Carmody photo

triple decker on fire in Providence

Tom Carmody photo

triple decker on fire in Providence

Tom Carmody photo

fire truck at night at fire scene

Tom Carmody photo

triple decker on fire in Providence

Tom Carmody photo

triple decker on fire in Providence

Tom Carmody photo

I arrived about 18 minutes into the fire.  Master streams had been deployed and in two of the included photos, you can see a closed door help back thousands of gallons of water, to the point that the water was coming out of the window of the door.  The weight eventually became too much and the door gave way, cascading the water into the street.

 Tom Carmody

water gushes from burning building

Tom Carmody photo

water gushes from burning building

Tom Carmody photo

All of my photos can be seen at www.northeastfirephotos.smugmug.com

Nunda – Rural FPD (IL) 3rd Alarm on box #5-1371 for a house fire with exposure to a garage and a 2nd house last Wednesday. They had tanker operations working also.

Thanks Tyler Tobolt.

house on fire with flames

Tyler Tobolt photo

Ferrara fire engine at fire scene

Tyler Tobolt photo

fire trucks staged at fire scene

Tyler Tobolt photo

fire department water tender

Tyler Tobolt photo

houe on fire

Tyler Tobolt photo

firemen at house fire scene

Tyler Tobolt photo

 

Hello everyone,

So far this year, I have been late to almost every fire that I have been to.  I live in RI, about an hour from Boston but frequently travel there.  I was listening to Boston the other night and heard them strike the box for the fire on Lexington Street in East Boston.  This area is isolated from Boston and is very densely populated.  The streets are full of three deckers, separated by no more than three or four feet.

A fire broke out in a vehicle between two three-deckers and extended to both. District Chief 1 covers East Boston and falls under the command of Division 1.  On his arrival, District 1 reported heavy fire in two dwellings and struck a second alarm.  The wind swept fire quickly spread through the roof and extended to another building on Lexington.  District 1 struck four alarms within the first five minutes of operating, all before the deputy arrived.  Once on scene, C-6, the Deputy, assumed command and made District 1 operations chief.  Eight alarms would be needed to bring the fire under control.

I left my house as the sixth alarm was struck and arrived after the fire had been knocked down.  The most popular photo of this fire is of the BMW parked on the hydrant.  My photo isn’t the one that went viral but I walked right past it when walking to the fire scene.  It is one of those things that I can scratch off of my list of things that as a fire photographer I have always wanted to shoot.

Since I don’t go out much at night, it also gave me a chance to see how reflective the new green on green  stripes are on the new gear.  It is far more noticeable than the green with silver.  For those that are familiar with the Boston Fire Department, I included a photo of Engine 24 and one of the officer of Engine 52.  Engine 24, along with Ladder 23, are two very busy companies from the Grove Hall section of Roxbury.  Engine 52, housed with Ladder 29, is located on Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester.  Neither one of these companies are remotely close to East Boston and it is very rare to see them there.

Tom Carmody

 

BMW with fire hose running through int

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Boston fire trucks at night fire scene

Tom Carmody photo

Boston firemen with hose at night fire scene

Tom Carmody photo

Boston fireman at night fire scene

Tom Carmody photo

Boston firemen at night fire scene

Tom Carmody photo

Boston fire trucks at night fire scene

Tom Carmody photo

Boston Fire Department Division Chief

Tom Carmody photo

The rest of the photos are on my site  www.northeastfirephotos.smugmug.com

Here are some shots I took at a structure fire at 23737 W Milton Rd in Wauconda Friday afternoon. Sincerely,

Sandra Hegji

house fire with flames through the roof

Sandra Hegji photo

house fire with flames through the roof

Sandra Hegji photo

fire department water tender at fire scene

Sandra Hegji photo

tower ladder with smoke at fire scene

Sandra Hegji photo

house destroyed by fire

Sandra Hegji photo

firemen at house destroyed by fire

Sandra Hegji photo

rural water supply at fire scene

Sandra Hegji photo

fire truck with house destroyed by fire

Sandra Hegji photo

More photos are at chicagoareafire.com

Indianapolis companies were dispatched for a commercial fire at 2009 Draper Street in the late afternoon on Friday, April 11th. I was in town for the FDIC and took in the fire. Conditions were not ideal for photos, the fire produced quite a bit of smoke that stayed low to the ground. Four elevated master streams were used and the fire scene was littered with out of town visitors (myself included) that were in town for the show.

firemen at Indianapolis fire scene with lots of smoke

Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce tower ladder at smokey fire scene

fire truck at night fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce tower ladder at smokey fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

American La France fire engine at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

firemen at night fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

Ferrara rescue squad at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce Velocity fire engine at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

silhouette of firemen at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

fireman at Indianapolis fire scene with lots of smoke

Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce fire engine at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

firemen at Indianapolis fire scene with lots of smoke

Larry Shapiro photo

fire truck at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

firemen at Indianapolis fire scene with lots of smoke

Larry Shapiro photo

elevated master streams at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

CAD screen for big fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce fire engine at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce fire engine at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

fire engine at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

I’ll have a video after I get back home.

A gallery with more images is at shapirophotography.net

Images of three separate fires at Chicago City Hall over the years

historic fire scene from Chicago in 1952

Fire at Chicago City Hall in 1957. photographer unknown

historic fire scene from Chicago in 1952

Fire at Chicago City Hall 11-18-1961. photographer unknown

historic fire scene from Chicago in 1952

5-11 Alarm fire at Chicago’s City Hall March 21, 1954. photographer unknown

 

Images supplied by Steve Redick of extra alarm fires in Chicago during 1954

historic 1954 fire scene photo from Chicago

5-11 Alarm & 1 Special at the Canadian Ace Brewery, 3901 S. State Street in Chicago on February 11, 1954. Photographer unknown

historic 1954 fire scene photo from Chicago

5-11 Alarm & 1 Special at 814 W. Kinzie Street in Chicago on May 15, 1954. Photographer unknown

historic 1954 fire scene photo from Chicago

5-11 Alarm fire at the Armour Company, 4400 S. Laflin in Chicago on June 18, 1954. Photographer unknown

historic 1954 fire scene photo from Chicago

5-11 Alarm fire at the Armour Company, 4400 S. Laflin in Chicago on June 18, 1954. Photographer unknown

historic fire scene photo from Chicago

5-11 Alarm & 1 Special at Fishman Rubber, 442 W. Garfield Blvd. in Chicago on November 29, 1954. Photographer unknown