Manchester, CT had this working fire at 126 Conway Rd on 1/18/20 at 04:03. Companies arrived to heavy smoke showing with the occupant out of the house. Patrick Dooley

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Firefighters battle a house fire
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heavy smoke from house fire at night
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Firefighter on ground ladder with PPE and heavy smoke
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flames through roof of house on fire
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heavy smoke pliume from night house fire
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Firefighter pulls soffits on fire
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We took in a fire in Harvey, Illinois Thursday morning (1/16/20). Fire was in a 2-sty ordinary apartment building at 168 E 155th and it appeared it was in the attic. Couple lines were lead out and Posen Truck cut some holes in the roof. It was very windy at the time of this fire, crews did a good job keeping it to a minimum. Chi-Town Fire Photos

night fire scene
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fire through the roof of a building
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fire truck at  night fire scene
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fire scene at night
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Firefighters battle fire at night
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Rosenbauer Commander fire engine at night
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fire engine on a hydrant at night
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I was in Rogers, AR in December of 2014 and attended a burn-down of a small house after the fire department used the structure for training.

Larry

New Haven 2nd alarm 1303 Chapel St. vacant dwelling 
12/25/19 New Haven, CT – New Haven firefighters hoped for a quiet Christmas as they came on shift. Instead, as they pulled out of quarters for the box alarm, companies reported they could see it. Engine Company 6 arrived reporting a top floor fire. Multiple hand lines were stretched as the fire continued to grow. Companies made an interior attack, but were chased out due to deteriorating conditions. A 2nd alarm was transmitted as companies transitioned to exterior operations. Truck companies went to work with a tower ladder and ladder pipe operations. Additional two and half hand lines also flanked the dwelling on all sides to darken down the fire. It took companies about two hours to bring the fire under control. The cause of the fire is being investigated by the fire marshals office. 
Glenn Duda, CFPA

New Haven FD Rescue 1
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New Haven 3rd alarm 55 Benton St. dwelling fire 
01/05/20 New Haven, CT – A reported basement fire in the city’s Westville section turned out firefighters just before eight p.m. Engine 15 arrived reporting smoke showing from a 1 1/2-story private dwelling. As companies began their operations, they were soon hampered by Collyers Mansion conditions in the basement. Companies tried to make a push, but were unable to gain headway on the fire. A second alarm was transmitted as a heavy smoke condition pushed from the entire dwelling. Companies were withdrawn from the dwelling to regroup with a new attack. Members of Rescue 1 soon reported they were trying to make a push in the basement, but had fire over their heads. Chief of Department Alston immediately ordered the emergency evacuation of the basement. Several members narrowly escaped the flash over-like conditions in the basement as maydays were transmitted. A third alarm was transmitted on the box as members were now ordered to go to defensive operations. The fire soon took hold of the first floor and extended throughout. Multiple hand lines worked for more than two hours to bring the fire under control. One firefighter and one civilian were transported to local hospitals. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 
Glenn Duda, CFPA

several shots are of the mayday as it happened

The Bloomfield-Genoa City Fire Department in Wisconsin had a 5-Alarm fire in an apartment building Sunday morning (1/5). The call initially came in at 9:00 reporting a first floor apartment’s living room was on fire. First-in units reported the apartment was fully involved and soon after they reported explosions. It looked like the second floor apartment collapsed into the first and fire was through the roof. These pictures were taken over an hour after the original call. Eric Haak

Pierce quint at fire scene
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fire engine at burned out apartment building
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Marioin rescue pumper
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Pierce fire truck at fire scene
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Firefighter carrying pet cage
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Firefighters at work
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aftermath of apartment fire
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apartment building destroyed by fire
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Chicago had a still and box alarm fire at 8737 S. Constance Saturday afternoon (1/4/20) that resulted in several people being transported to hospitals, including firefighters. Eric Haak

Firefighters enter house with heavy smoke
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Firefighters climb ground ladder in heavy smoke
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Firefighters prepare to enter house on fire
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Firefighters at fire with flames
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Firefighters deploy a hand line at fire
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Firefighters deploy a hand line at fire
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