This job was a big miss. A fully-involved, multi-unit dwelling … spectacular fire conditions … collapsed into a pile of rubble as we approached the scene. Got some nice images but nothing of tactical interest. The fire did get into an attic of a dwelling on the next block but that was contained with a redline.
This last job was the best of the trip … heavy fire in a vacant at Pennsylvania and Canfield Andover and Winchester with communication to two others. Interesting response as Hamtramk and Highland Park were due. I finally I got a shot of a Hamtramk rig. This was a good job and a good stop in my opinion. A little deck gun application before we arrived really bought some time.
On Saturday April 25th at approximately 6:55pm Batavia (IL) was dispatched to an automatic alarm at 601 Kingslands Dr. Companies arrived to find heavy smoke in the building, and subsequently upgraded to a general alarm and then to a MABAS box alarm.
The fire was knocked down quickly, but heavy smoke remained throughout the building. A special call was made for the MVU from MABAS Division 1 to assist in ventilation.