New Haven 868 Winchester Ave dwelling fire
12/02/18 New Haven, CT – A report of smoke on the 3rd floor of a dwelling turned out to be a fire in the walls that quickly extended to the third floor and attic. Three lines were stretched and trucks opened up to get ahead of the fire and cut off its spread. The fire was brought under control in about forty five minutes. One firefighter was transported to a local hospital for evaluation. Occupants of the second and third floor were displaced. The fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

New Haven FD Seagrave TDA at fire scene

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New Haven Firefighters at fire scene

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New Haven Firefighters at fire scene

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New Haven Firefighters at fire scene

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New Haven Firefighters at fire scene

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Chicago Executive Airport – Aircraft emergency 12/5/18

1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  – Prospect Heights and Wheeling Fire Departments

The aircraft with 2 souls on board circled for approximately 90 minutes to burn off excess fuel before landing. The pilot did an excellent job bringing it in with no injuries and minor damage to the airframe.

Prospect Heights FPD apparatus at airport standby

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Prospect Heights FPD apparatus at airport standby

Prospect Heights FPD photo

1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

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Wheeling FD and Prospect Heights FPD apparatus at airport standby

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Prospect Heights FPD apparatus at airport standby

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1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

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1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

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1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

Dan McInerney photo

1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

Dan McInerney photo

1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

Dan McInerney photo

1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

Dan McInerney photo

1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

Dan McInerney photo

1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

Dan McInerney photo

1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

Dan McInerney photo

Prospect Heights FPD apparatus at airport standby. after Cessna lands with unlocked front gear

Prospect Heights FPD photo

1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

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West Haven 2nd alarm 10 4th St. apartment fire
11/18/18 West Haven, CT – Multiple calls for the apartment fire let city of West Haven firefighters know they were going to work. Companies arrived and found fire out the picture window on the second floor of this three-story OMD. A second alarm was transmitted due to fire conditions and occupancy of the building. Multiple lines were stretched to confine the fire to the apartment of origin. Searches proved negative and the truck found no extension upon opening up. The fire was quickly brought under control. The cause of this fire is believed to be an unattended candle.

apartment building fire in West Haven CT

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apartment building fire in West Haven CT

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Firefighters overhaul after apartment fire

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Firefighters overhaul after apartment fire

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Firefighters overhaul after apartment fire

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West Haven, CT 410 Court St. roof fire;
12/01/18 West Haven, CT – Firefighters were called to 410 Court St for a reported structure fire. Companies found fire emanating from the roof of a commercial building. The truck took the roof to find roofing materials burning. One line was stretched for a quick knock down with minor extension to the interior of the building.

West Haven FD Engine 21

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West Haven firefighters extinguish a roof fire at night

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West Haven firefighters extinguish a roof fire at night

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West Haven firefighters extinguish a roof fire at night

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Kitchener (ON) Fire dispatch toned out New Dundee Fire for a barn fire at 966829 Oxford Waterloo Road, December 4 at 5:05. New Dundee requested a full response from New Hamburg plus Baden’s two tankers before arriving to the fire. Once on scene trucks had to dodge roaming cattle driving into the farm. Command requested a full response from Baden reporting they had an approximately 350×100 cattle barn fully involved on the east end of the structure. Due to heavy smoke, firefighters couldn’t see how much of the barn was burning. A 360 revealed 30% of the barn was burning and that there was a large number of cattle still in the structure. Multiple small and large lines were pulled to attack the fire. Two port-a-tanks were set up for water supply. Tankers drove to Plattsville, 1.8 miles from the scene in Oxford County to fill up at a hydrant.

Once the fire was contained, tankers drove to New Hamburg (Waterloo County) to fill up. The road is the dividing line between the two counties. Plattsville’s chief arrived on scene and advised command they had been dispatched for smoke in the area around 2:30 but were unable to find the source. Firefighters did a good job saving approximately 70% of the barn. Box 690 provided rehab for the fire. Video and photos taken 50 minutes into the fire.

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

Canadian Firefighters battle a barn fire in Wilmot Ontario

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On 11/23/2018, Pepperell  (MA) firefighters were alerted to a fire in an auto shop in the north end of town. Companies arrived to heavy smoke and fire and requested a second alarm. Additional resources were requested due to water supply issues, eventually topping out at an eighth alarm with resources from around the state and New Hampshire operating. A tier-1 haz-mat response was also requested due to the materials in the building.

fire chief at fire scene

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heavy smoke at big fire scene

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heavy smoke at big fire scene

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Firefighters at fire scene

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fire truck working at fire scene

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Firefighters on building roof with smoke

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Firefighters at fire scene

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