Fire Scene Video

Still & Box Alarm fire at 11809 Michigan Avenue in Chicago August 4, 2019

Chicago fire scene at night
Steve Redick photo
Chicago fire scene at night
Steve Redick photo
Chicago fire scene at night
Steve Redick photo
Chicago fire scene at night
Steve Redick photo
Chicago fire scene at night
Steve Redick photo

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In the early morning hours of July 22, 2019, Natick (MA) fire was dispatched to a reported fire on South Main Street. Companies had fire in the basement of a 100×120, one-story commercial structure. As crews advanced lines it was determined the fire was also on the main floor, necessitating additional alarms. Over the next few hours, a total of eight alarms were struck, bringing mutual aid from all over the Metro West region of Massachusetts. A ninth alarm was struck later on in the incident. These photos were taken over seven hours after the initial dispatch.

Sean Fesko/FDNH911

aftermath of commercial building fire
Sean Fesko/FDNH911
aerial ladders at work at fire scene
Sean Fesko/FDNH911
aftermath of commercial building fire
Sean Fesko/FDNH911

The Milwaukee Fire Department battled a 4th alarm fire at Aguilar’s Welding on West National Avenue near South 12th Street in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Friday, July 19, 2019. Plumes of smoke were visible from the Marquette Interchange. Extreme heat and hazardous building contents were making it hard for firefighters to extinguish the fire.

massive smoke header from fire
Asher Heimermann photo
heavy smoke from commercial building fire
Asher Heimermann photo
Firefighters in Pierce tower ladder battle fire
Asher Heimermann photo
Asher Heimermann photo
Firefighters flush hydrant at fire scene
Asher Heimermann photo

Firefighters battled a stubborn fire that started in the attic after notifying the homeowner who was inside and unaware of the fire at 1318 E. Green Lane in Mount Prospect, IL 6/18/19.

flames through roof of house on fire
flames and smoke through roof of house on fire
Dan McInerney photo
flames and smoke through roof of house on fire
Dan McInerney photo
flames and smoke through roof of house on fire
Dan McInerney photo
flames and smoke through roof of house on fire
Dan McInerney photo
heavy smoke from roof of house on fire
Larry Shapiro photo
heavy smoke from house on fire
Larry Shapiro photo
Firefighters use four pike poles to pull soffits
Larry Shapiro photo
exhausted Firefighter after fighting a fire
Larry Shapiro photo

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Firefighters from all three Wellesley Township (ON) stations participated in a house burn June 8, 2019 on Lobsinger Line. The house was owned by a Linwood firefighter who had purchased the farm and is building a new home on property. Firefighters had a good day to use their new Smeal tower which had been picked up the day before. The property had a pond approximately 800 feet from the house.

St Clements pumper set up at the pond to feed the Wellesley pumper and tower. The clear cool day had an east wind which was unusual for the area. The normal wind comes out of the west. Firefighters rotated going up in the bucket and running the new quint. Crews were very happy with the new truck. 

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

Firefighters burn house for homeowner
Gary Dinkel photo
Firefighters burn house for homeowner
Gary Dinkel photo
Firefighters burn house for homeowner
Gary Dinkel photo
Firefighters burn house for homeowner
Gary Dinkel photo
Firefighters burn house for homeowner
Gary Dinkel photo
Firefighters burn house for homeowner
Gary Dinkel photo
Firefighters burn house for homeowner
Gary Dinkel photo
fire engine drafting from a pond
Gary Dinkel photo

Fire dispatch toned out Wellesley, Linwood, and St Clements for a confirmed garage fire at 74 Parkview Drive, June 7 2019 at 5:35. A Wellesley pumper arrived to a fully involved house fire with the siding on the E4 exposure melting.

Multiple lines were pulled to attack the fire and protect the exposure. Linwood picked up a hydrant on the way in to feed the Wellesley pumper, and a St Clements pumper picked up a hydrant from the north end and pulled multiple lines. The fire started in the attached double garage. Neighbours alerted the family to the fire and the couple were able to safely exit the building.

attached garage destroyed by fire
Gary Dinkel photo

Crews knocked down the bulk of the fire in 20 minutes. A short in the car parked on the left side of the garage was determined to be the cause of the fire. The owner had just purchased a new electric car which was parked in the right side. Damage has been pegged between $500,000 and $700,000.

Box 690 provided rehab for the fire. Photos and video shot 30 minutes into the fire. The Wellesley Thibault aerial was on its last day of service. The township purchased a used Smeal 85’ tower which they picked up later in the day. The new aerial was used the following day for a house burn. 

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

attached garage destroyed by fire
Gary Dinkel photo
attached garage destroyed by fire
Gary Dinkel photo
Wellesley Township fire trucks at fire scene
Gary Dinkel photo
Wellesley Township fire truck
Gary Dinkel photo
attached garage destroyed by fire
Gary Dinkel photo
Wellesley Township fire truck
Gary Dinkel photo
Thibault aerial at last fire scene
Gary Dinkel photo
Thibault aerial at last fire scene
Gary Dinkel photo
Wellesley Township fire truck
Gary Dinkel photo
Thibault aerial at last fire scene
Gary Dinkel photo
Firefighters with hose line at house fire
Gary Dinkel photo