Fire Scene Video

Friday (5/18/18) in the 6600 block of N Olmsted in Chicago. Response here was a bit compromised as they had an alley garage at the same time causing a lengthy delay in the arrival of the RIT truck company. Fire had a good hold in the concealed spaces and knee wall areas necessitating considerable truck work. Late in the incident some members were caught in a bad spot on the roof when fire conditions changed rapidly, cutting off access to the aerial. Fortunately the free venting fire was knocked down quickly with inside handlines alleviating the situation.

Truck 9 was able to setup the aerial despite some tough conditions, a narrow street, tree branches, and wires all hindering the effort. One of the last images  shows the grateful victims of a rescue. All images all can be seen here.

 

smoke from house fire

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Firefighters vent house fire roof in smoke

Steve Redick photo

Firefighters vent house fire roof in smoke

Steve Redick photo

Firefighters vent house fire roof in smoke

Steve Redick photo

Firefighters vent house fire roof in smoke

Steve Redick photo

Firefighters vent ouse fire roof with smoke

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Chicago FD Truck 9

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Firefighters vent house fire roof with flames

Steve Redick photo

Firefighters vent house fire roof with flames

Steve Redick photo

Firefighters vent house fire roof with flames

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Truck 9

Steve Redick photo

baby birds in nest

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Squad 7

Steve Redick photo

Firefighters from the cities of Columbus and Worthington (OH) twice responded to a north side Bob Evans restaurant for a fire. Crews had extinguished a fire that damaged the rear of the structure around 3 am, and were initially called back to check the location just before 10am. The first due units however, reported heavy smoke while en route and requested the full working assignment. The second fire completely destroyed the interior of the building, and took three aerials and several handlines over two hours to contain.

Units on scene:

ES2, Battalion 2, Battalion 7, Battalion 101, EMS12, SO2, PIO

Engines 6, 13, 16, 19, 24, 26, 32, 33, 101

Ladders 12, 24, 27, 28, 33, 101

Medics 6, 24, 33

Rescue 16, ISU19, BOX15- Rehab2

Additional Photos can be found at my Flickr: Central Ohio Emergency Response

Columbus Box 15 Rehab

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Worthington FD Battalion 101

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Columbus FD Tower 24

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Columbus FD Engine 243

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Worthington FD Engine 101

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Columbus FD Tower 24

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Columbus FD Tower 33

Central Ohio Emergency Response photo

Columbus FD Tower 33

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Columbus FD Tower 24

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 heavy rescue squad

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Highland Park (IL) firefighters were dispatched for a house fire on Churchill Lane after 1AM Wednesday (4/18/18). Police officers arriving first confirmed a fire at 2088 Churchill Lane. Fire companies arrived and reported a two-story house that was fully involved. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire which had been burning for some time. Within minutes the roof was in and a two-story portico over the driveway also collapsed.

Firefighters were unable to enter the main living area of the house to conduct a primary search due to the volume of fire and defensive operations were initiated. The whereabouts of the home’s occupants could not be established. Neighbors reported that the two residents were believed to be hoarders. Two bodies were eventually recovered from within the remnants of the house. The address was corrected to 2088 Kipling Lane.

house engulfed in flames

Max Weingardt photo

Cambridge (ON) firefighters responded to 148 Queen Street East for a house fire April 5, 2018 at 1:30. P2 reported a fully-involved house on arrival. Three occupants escaped from the home and reported there could still be one person inside. All five Cambridge stations responded to the fire on an unseasonably cold April night. Firefighters found the victim during their primary search of the building. Damage has been set at more than $300,000. The Ontario Fire Marshall, Cambridge Fire Prevention, and Waterloo Regional Police are investing the cause of the fire. Box 690 provided rehab. Photos taken by Gary Dinkel 35 minutes into the fire. Box 690 member Dave Westwood’s shots taken 10 minutes after arrival of first crew.

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

fatal house fire in Cambridge ON

Dave Westwood photo

fatal house fire in Cambridge ON

Dave Westwood photo

fatal house fire in Cambridge ON

Dave Westwood photo

fatal house fire in Cambridge ON

Dave Westwood photo

fatal house fire in Cambridge ON

Dave Westwood photo

 

Wellesley Township Ontario firefighters worked a wood pile/mulch pile fire at 5051 Streicher Line, March 26 2018 at 14:50. Wellesley and Linwood responded with a full response and St Clements with their tanker. Water was initially drawn from a fire department reservoir two miles from the scene. Once command determined they were going to use more water than the reservoir held (20,000 imperial gallons), Linwood Pump 1 repositioned to a hydrant beside the Wellesley station, approximately five miles from the fire. Wellesley set up their aerial to drench the pile. A high reach was used to pull the pile apart. Crews were on scene over two hours, Box 690 provided rehab. Photos and video shot 40 minutes into the fire during overhaul.

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

Mack R-Model Thibault fire truck

Gary Dinkel photo

Wellesley Township Ontario fire truck

Gary Dinkel photo

Wellesley Township Ontario firefighters

Gary Dinkel photo

Wellesley Township Ontario fire truck

Gary Dinkel photo

Wellesley Township Ontario fire trucks

Gary Dinkel photo

Wellesley Township Ontario fire truck

Gary Dinkel photo

Wellesley Township Ontario fire trucks

Gary Dinkel photo

Wellesley Township Ontario firefighters at work

Gary Dinkel photo

Wellesley Township Ontario firefighters at work

Gary Dinkel photo

Mack R-Model Thibault fire truck

Gary Dinkel photo