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The Boston Fire Department struck six plus alarms on June 28, 2017, for a fire in the Treadmark building, a mixed-use development under contstruction and scheduled for occupancy in just over two weeks. The box was first struck around 2:30pm and the fire went well into the evening/night | 6/2017

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Buffalo Grove (IL) firefighters were called to 685 Le Parc Circle late Tuesday afternoon (6/20/17) after a homeowner was alerted on his phone of excessive heat. The Code 2 for the alarm investigation was elevated to a Code 3 for the reported fire after receiving an update from the homeowner who arrived home and found smoke in the unit.

Buffalo Grove (BG) Battalion 4 arrived to find light smoke around the eaves and upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire. BG companies went to the roof and inside the unit while mutual aid crews investigated the adjoining units. Heavy smoke conditions inside initially hampered locating the seat of the attic fire and a fear of extension throughout the multiple unit building prompted further upgrading the alarm to a MABAS Box Alarm.

Companies at the scene were: Buffalo Grove Battalion 4, Engine 26, Quints 25 and 27, Squad 25, Ambulances 25 and 26, plus three additional chief officers. Mutual aid companies were: Arlington Heights Engine 4, Ambulance 4, and 400; Long Grove Squad 55 and 5500; Palatine Engine 82; Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51; Wheeling Engine 42 and 2400; ambulances from Barrington Countryside, Lake Zurich, Schaumburg, and Lake Villa; a Libertyville squad, a Countryside engine, trucks from Mundelein and Grayslake (in a spare truck X-Mundelein), the Mess Canteen Unit M5, plus Buffalo Grove EMA.

One firefighter was transported to an area hospital for observation after being evaluated in rehab and two dogs reportedly perished.

heavy smoke from townhouse fire

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Firefighters prepare to enter building on fire

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Firefighter makes entry with hose

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Firefighters on the tip[ of an aerial ladder

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E-ONE fire engine at fire scene

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heavy smoke from townhouse fire engulfs fire truck

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heavy smoke from townhouse fire

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Kitchener ON, fire dispatch received 19, 9-1-1 calls reporting a house fire at 66 West Ave at 8:38 June 13, 2017. P2, A2, P5, R1 and Car 23 were dispatched to a confirmed structure fire. Responding crews all reported smoke showing as they left their stations. P1 and A1 were added to the call before P2 arrived on scene. Pump 2 arrived to a fully-involved, empty, story and a half house with extension into occupied houses on either side. Large and small lines plus a monitor were quickly deployed to attack the fire.

The bulk of the fire was knocked down in 25 minutes. The house on the E2 side of the fire had a steel roof which made accessing the attic very difficult. Firefighters cut a large hole in the front of the house to gain access to fight the attic fire. Another team of firefighters entered the house on the E4 side to extinguish a fire in the upstairs bedroom. P7 was added to the call for manpower. I was at an appointment and got to the fire a half an hour in. Box 690 provided rehab, our third call in less than 24 hours, having responded to a house fire in Cambridge the previous night, and a Waterloo gas leak the previous morning.

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

Short pre arrival shot of the fire from YouTube

Kitchener fire truck at fire scene

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aftermath of house destroyed by fire

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Task Force Tips blitzfire nozzle

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Kitchener fire trucks at fire scene

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firefighters overhaul after house fire

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Kitchener firefighters at house fire scene

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hose in the street after house fire

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Kitchener fire trucks at fire scene

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Kitchener fire chief interview by the media press briefing

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Kitchener fire truck at fire scene

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Waterloo Ontario P1, P3, A1, and Car 23 were dispatched to 111 Abbotswood Ct for a car on fire in the garage June 5, 2017 at 11:15. Car 23 requested an additional pumper on route. P3 reported they could see a thermal column a mile from the fire. They arrived on scene to a fully involved two-bay garage with possible extension into the house. Firefighters pulled a 2.5” and 1.75” line to attack the fire, with 3% foam. The fire was knocked down quickly with no extension into the house. Damage has been pegged at $175,000. Photos and video shot during overhaul, 25 minutes into the call. Box 690 provided rehab.

fire video by Josh Russo

aftermath of garage fire

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aftermath of garage fire

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aftermath of garage fire

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Waterloos ON fire trucks

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aftermath of garage fire

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Waterloos ON fire department decal

Waterloos ON fire engine

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aftermath of garage fire

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Waterloos ON fire engine

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aftermath of garage fire

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Prospect Heights (IL) firefighters were called to 409 Etowah Avenue Thursday night (6/1/17) at 9PM for a house fire. First arriving units had fire showing from the B-Side of the house and made a quick hit from the exterior. The area is without hydrants and the first-due tanker was out of service. As Prospect Heights Engine 39 laid out 1,500′ of 5″ hose to a nearby school, Long Grove Tanker 55 supplied water to Prospect Heights Engine 9 in front of the house. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire bringing companies from Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Wheeling, Elk Grove Township, Northbrook, and the Palatine Rural FPD.

flames from window of house on fire

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flames from window of house on fire

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FF with hose line at house fire

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Spartan Gladiator Classic Alexis fire engine

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Long Grove FD Tanker 55

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Prospect Heights FPD Battalion 9

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aftermath of house fire

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Prospect Heights FD Engine 9

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Firefighters prepare PPE before entering house on fire

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Firefighters after battling a house fire

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The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD (LRFPD) in Illinois was called to 24341 Elm Road early Friday morning (6/2/17) for the report of an ATV on fire. A followup call apparently notified dispatchers that the fire had spread to the attached garage. Lake Forest Engine 422 arrived first and advised that they had a fully-involved garage fire. LRFPD Engine 52, Squad 51, and Battalion 51 arrived right behind the first engine and all three suppression units exhausted their tank water on the initial attack. Countryside Engine 411 arrived with the Lincolnshire units and supplied their tank water inline as well. The home is located in an unincorporated area of Lake Forest without hydrants.

On arrival, Battalion 51 upgraded the alarm to a Code 4 for the working fire and simultaneously a MABAS Box Alarm was struck which would bring several water tankers in addition to supplemental fire suppression companies. Portable tanks were dropped from two tankers. While Long Grove drafted from the portable tanks supplying the engines at the scene, tankers from Countryside, Wauconda, Grayslake, and the Palatine Rural FPD shuttled water to the scene from a hydrant roughly a mile away.

The fire was largely contained to the garage with some extension into the house and attic.

fire through the roof of a house

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fire through the roof of a house

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fire through the roof of a house

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aftermath of house fire

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Firefighters vent roof during a fire

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charred remains of an ATV

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tankers shuttle water to fire scene

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Pierce fire engine with lines off

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FD tanker drafting from portable tanks

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long hose lay at fire scene

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