EMS Box Alarm for the two-vehicle MVA with a fatality at IL 38 and Fabyan Parkway in West Chicago Friday evening (2/24/17). John Tulipano

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firefighters work to free occupants trapped in a car

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firefighters work to free occupants trapped in a car

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firefighters work to free occupants trapped in a car

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aftermath of fatal car crash in West Chicago IL

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aftermath of fatal car crash in West Chicago IL

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aftermath of fatal car crash in West Chicago IL

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aftermath of fatal car crash in West Chicago IL

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aftermath of fatal car crash in West Chicago IL

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Kitchener (ON) Fire dispatch received a 911 call reporting a fire on Wellington Street near Ahrens at 4:40 February 23, 2017. P2 arrived on scene reporting heavy fire showing from the main floor of a large, two-story house which was divided into four apartments. Firefighters knocked the bulk of the fire down in 20 minutes, overhaul lasted another hour. Shots taken 25 minutes into the call. Box 690 provided rehab. Crews on scene, Pump 1, 2, 3, 5, Aerial 1 , 2, Rescue 1 and Car 23 (platoon chief).

Gary Dinkel

Box 690

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house fire in Kitchener Ontario

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house fire in Kitchener Ontario

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house fire in Kitchener Ontario

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house fire in Kitchener Ontario

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house fire in Kitchener Ontario

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house fire in Kitchener Ontario

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Buffalo Grove (IL) firefighters were dispatched after 2PM Tuesday afternoon (2/21/17) for smoke coming from the house at 504 Crown Point Drive. Police officers arrived first and reported smoke from the eaves and the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire.

The house was thought to have no occupants and companies made entry and encountered heavy smoke conditions. The fire was contained to the kitchen though firefighters recovered a dog that perished.

Mutual aid companies included Long Grove, Arlington Heights, Palatine, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, and Mundelein. Other units were assigned to cover the Buffalo Grove stations.

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An Estates Drive home, north of Walterboro, was heavily damaged in an early morning fire, Tuesday 21-February. At 00:46, Colleton 9-1-1 operators received several reports of smoke and flames coming from a residence located at 468 Estates Drive. An off-duty firefighter who lives one block away arrived a minute later and reported flames through the roof with approximately 50% of the home involved.

Colleton County (SC) Engine 19 arrived minutes later and used the deck gun to knock down a large portion of the flames. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed three 1-3/4 handlines to combat the fire, which appears to have started in a bedroom on the southside of the structure before spreading to the attic. The homeowner was in the building and noticed smoke in the hallway and he was able to safely exit the residence. Firefighters gained control of the fire within 10 minutes stopping the advance of the flames, but approximately ¾ of the roof was burned away. The bedroom where the fire originated was also heavily damaged, but many items were salvageable in the remainder of the home. Fire crews were on the scene for two hours. The cause of the fire is suspected to be a space heater, but an investigation is ongoing.

Engine 19, Engine 27, Tender 1, Tender 19, Tender 26, Tender 27, Medic 19, Medic 26, Battalion 1, Car 109 and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander.

Barry W. McRoy, Fire Chief, Colleton County Fire-Rescue

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rural house fully engulfed in flames

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firefighters battle house fire at night

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Box Alarm Fire 2/20/17 at 1119 – 1115 Daisy Lane in Naperville. The fire affected two occupied homes. John Tulipano

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fire truck at house fire scene

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firefighters overhaul after house fire

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fire trucks at house fire scene

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firefighters spray water on house fire

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firefighters spray water on house fire

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Waterloo Ontario Fire was dispatched to 532-A Brookhaven Crescent for a smoke detector sounding in the basement and a light haze of smoke, February 10, 2017 at 15:05. P3 firefighters masked up and entered the unit while the P3 captain completed a 360. Interior firefighters reported light smoke in the basement but had no visible source for the smoke. P3 captain quickly reported heavy fire in the rear of the adjoining unit. Firefighters pulled two lines into the unit from the rear and the front of the house. Interior firefighters reported they had a spongy floor and visible fire coming up from the basement. Command pulled the firefighters from the floor and had the fire attacked from the rear through a basement door. The fire was knocked down in 25 minutes, with overhaul taking another hour before the fire was totally out. Photos were taken during overhaul, video was shot approximately 20 minutes into the fire. Box 690 provided rehab.

Photos by Gary Dinkel Box 690

Video by Nic Murray Box 690

 

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Waterloo Ontario fire truck

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Waterloo Ontario firefighters

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Waterloo Ontario firefighters

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Waterloo Ontario firefighters

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Waterloo Ontario fire truck

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Waterloo Ontario fire truck

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Waterloo Ontario fire truck

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Waterloo Ontario fire trucks

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Feb 1 – Hampden Township, Pa- Just after 12pm, Cumberland County 911 center dispatched Box 30-05 to 4832 Charles Rd, Apt. B for a chimney fire. Hampden Chief 30 arrived first on scene advising smoke showing from the attic bringing in apparatus & firefighters from  Eng 3-12, 2-37 w\3, 1-30 w\3, 22 w\2, Trk 30 w\3, Sq 23 w\5, Amb 1-71.
Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire Engine 2-37 dropped 5in LDH at the plug & supplied into Hamden Twp Engine 1-30 while crews made an attack into the apartment extinguishing the fire. Ladders were placed throughout the exterior while Truck 30 was ready to set up to the 2nd floor. All occupants were out of the residence on arrival.
Crews remained on scene & conducted overhaul.

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