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SHELTON, CT – At approximately 12:44pm on January 14, 2021, the Shelton Fire Department was dispatched to Waterford Lane for a reported kitchen fire. First units on scene found heavy fire showing from two windows on the D-side of a wood frame private dwelling. All occupants and pets were reported out of the structure safely before FD arrival and an interior attack was commenced. Conditions deteriorated quickly as the fire spread rapidly throughout the home and all members were ordered out of the structure for a defensive attack. A mayday was called during overhaul operations when two firefighters broke through the fire ravished second floor. Neither were injured and the mayday was quickly cleared.

house engulfed by fire
Keith Muratori photo

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Firefighters from multiple towns assisted at a fatal, 2-Alarm fire at 3045 Paris Avenue in River Grove, IL 1-8-21.

flames from the top floor of an apartment building
Steve Redick photo

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On 1/6/21 at 21:53 the Marlborough, CT FD was dispatched to smoke in the area and arrived at 60 Keirstead Cir to find a working house fire. A 2nd alarm was struck with numerous mutual aid to the scene. Just outside the neighborhood was a large pond with a dry hydrant that was used to supply the 5” line laid into the scene. More picture HERE

heavy flames from house fire at night
Patrick Dooley photo

Buffalo Grove (IL) police and firefighters were called to 134 Golfview Terrace Tuesday afternoon (1/5/21) for a reported house fire. Police officers were first on the scene and said there were flames through the roof. Buffalo Grove Battalion 4 upgraded the alarm to a Code 4 working fire based on the police report. The header was visible from a distance of at least a mile away. Tower Ladder 25 was the first fire company on the scene followed by Arlington Heights Engine 4. The first attack line was taken to the rear and quickly darkened the fire that was burning on the outside of the house. A second line went inside.

#Ferrara Inferno tower ladder on scene
Larry Shapiro photo

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1/5/2021, approx 09:00hrs. 31-154th Place in Calumet City, IL. Lauer’s Tap 20×60 1-sty ordinary. Original dispatch for a smoke investigation, 1101 arrived and found heavy smoke showing.

Eng 11 attempted to take a line in the front door, but deteriorating conditions and a soft floor prevented any progress. Lines pulled out, defensive operations initiated. 4 lines plus South Holland T-43 master stream worked the fire.
Rob G

Lauer's Tap fire in Calumet CIty
Rob G photo