A large barn at Circle M Ranch located at 2927 Cottageville Hwy (US Hwy 17-A) north of Walterboro was destroyed in an early morning fire 23-January. At 00:28 a passerby reported to 9-1-1 that the building was on fire and the roof have already collapsed. Colleton County (SC) Fire-Rescue units arrived minutes later to find the approximately 4,500 sq. ft. barn fully involved. Little of the building was still standing.

Firefighters deployed multiple hand lines to combat the blaze. A water shuttle operation was initiated for water supply. Crews contended with high winds which were a contributing factor in the rapid spread of the fire. The Circle M Ranch boards, sells, and trains horses. Most of the horses escaped injury, however one horse perished in the fire.

Firefighters were on the scene for three hours. Heavy thunderstorms were in the area most of the day and evening, bringing high winds, rain, and lightning.  The fire is suspected to have been storm related, but the cause is still under investigation.

Engine 19, Engine 27, Engine 36, Tender 1, Tender 9, Tender 19, Tender 26, Tender 27, Medic 1, Medic 9, Medic 19, Battalion 1, Car 109, and Car 111 responded. Battalion Chief Ben Heape served as Incident Commander.

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

firefighters battle barn fire at night

Barry W. McRoy photo

firefighters battle barn fire at night

Barry W. McRoy photo

Colleton County Fire Rescue battles barn fire at night

Barry W. McRoy photo

Colleton County Fire Rescue battles barn fire at night

Barry W. McRoy photo

firefighters battle barn fire at night

Barry W. McRoy photo

firefighters battle barn fire at night

Harold Buzzell photo

Aftermath photos from the scene of a townhouse fire in Carol Stream, IL 1/20/17.

John Tulipano

aftermath of townhouse garage fire

John Tulipano photo

aftermath of townhouse garage fire

John Tulipano photo

aftermath of townhouse garage fire

John Tulipano photo

aftermath of townhouse garage fire

John Tulipano photo

aftermath of townhouse garage fire

John Tulipano photo

aftermath of townhouse garage fire

John Tulipano photo

aftermath of townhouse garage fire

John Tulipano photo

aftermath of townhouse garage fire

John Tulipano photo

Conestoga College pre firefighter students and Wellesley Township firefighters burned a house down 19 April 2013. The annual event gives students a chance for some hands-on firefighting in a rural setting. All firefighting is strictly exterior, supervised by career firefighters and trainers. Water was supplied from a creek located at the front of the property, approximately 600 feet from the house. Box 690 provided rehab and lunch for the 40 firefighters and students on scene.

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

Firefighter live-fire training

Gary Dinkel photo

Firefighter live-fire training

Gary Dinkel photo

Firefighter live-fire training

Gary Dinkel photo

Firefighter live-fire training

Gary Dinkel photo

Firefighter live-fire training

Gary Dinkel photo

Firefighter live-fire training

Gary Dinkel photo

Firefighter live-fire training

Gary Dinkel photo

Firefighter live-fire training

Gary Dinkel photo

Firefighter live-fire training

Gary Dinkel photo

Firefighter live-fire training

Gary Dinkel photo

Firefighter live-fire training

Gary Dinkel photo

Firefighter live-fire training

Gary Dinkel photo

fire pumps drafting water

Gary Dinkel photo

Mack Thibault fire engine

Gary Dinkel photo

Mack Thibault fire engine

Gary Dinkel photo

On 1/15/17 at 1940 hours South Windsor, Ct struck 2 alarms for this raised ranch house at 367 Griffin Rd.  More photos:

Stay safe,

Patrick Dooley

flames through the roof of a house

Patrick Dooley photo

flames through the roof of a house

Patrick Dooley photo

flames through the roof of a house

Patrick Dooley photo

heavy smoke from house fire

Patrick Dooley photo

aftermath of house fire

Patrick Dooley photo

Wethersfield, Ct had this working fire at 605 Nott St on 1/15/17 about 0300. A police officer on patrol noticed smoke from the house the called the FD. No one was home at the time. More pictures

Stay safe,

Patrick Dooley

flames through roof of house on fire

Patrick Dooley photo

firefighters working at a house fire

Patrick Dooley photo

firefighters working at a house fire

Patrick Dooley photo

firefighters working at a house fire

Patrick Dooley photo

firefighters working at a house fire

Patrick Dooley photo

I thought I would share these vintage images from a 3-11 alarm on May 14, 2000.  The fire was at 71st and Wabash in Chicago and the images were scanned from original negatives that I own.  The images were taken by a Sun-Times photographer but I do not have a name.  They were in very poor shape and I had to spend a lot of time editing out the scratches, however you can see that I did not get to all of them yet.  Eric Haak

vintage fire scene photo from Chicago

Eric Haak collection

vintage fire scene photo from Chicago

Eric Haak collection

firefighter getting oxygen at fire scene

Eric Haak collection

Eric Haak collection

vintage Chicago firefighters at fire scene

Eric Haak collection

vintage fire scene photo from Chicago

Eric Haak collection

vintage fire scene photo from Chicago

Eric Haak collection

vintage fire scene photo from Chicago

Eric Haak collection

vintage Chicago firefighter at fire scene

Eric Haak collection

firefighter getting oxygen at fire scene

Eric Haak collection

Chicago FD Commissioner James Joyce

Eric Haak collection

vintage fire scene photo from Chicago

Eric Haak collection