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Here are some images from a still & box alarm in Chicago back a couple of weeks ago. Companies were forced to go defensive and Tower Ladder 54 was set up to finish the job.

Eric Haak

Firefighters make hydrant connection at a fire
Eric Haak photo
smoke billowing from house fire
Eric Haak photo
Firefighters on roof with heavy smoke
Eric Haak photo
smoke billowing from house fire
Eric Haak photo
exhause=ted Firefighter after battling a fire
Eric Haak photo

I attended a Still & Box overnight at 2020 W Webster in the Bucktown neighborhood. Companies originally reported fire in the rear of this 1.5 story residence, and were interior making a good push. However, the cold wind soon took hold of the attic space and heavy fire conditions evolved. All companies were pulled out, Tower 21 was moved to Side A, and knocked the fire with their aerial master stream. Companies went back in to mop up.

Chi-Town Fire Photos

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Flames through roof of a house fire at night
Chi-Town Fire Photos
Flames through roof of a house fire at night
Chi-Town Fire Photos
Flames through roof of a house fire at night
Chi-Town Fire Photos
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Chi-Town Fire Photos
Firefighters putting on SCBA at scene
Chi-Town Fire Photos

Glastonbury, CT was dispatched to 10 Hollister Way S. for a chimney fire on 1/7/22 at 20:11. On arrival they had flames showing from the roof with the fire already having a good hold on the attic of this condo building. No injuries.
Patrick Dooley

2-Alarm fire in Glastonbury CT
Patrick Dooley photo

The Milwaukee Fire Department responded to a house fire just before 1 AM on Thursday, January 6th on North 22nd Street near West Wright Street and found fire coming from the second floor.

Firefighters reported the home as being occupied but they could not find the residents at the scene, however they located a cat and requested Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC).  The temperature during the fire was 15° with the wind chill being reported at -1°.  No injuries were reported. 
Asher Heimermann

On December 11th at 8:55 hours, Grand Rapids fire crews were alerted to the report of an apartment fire at the Ridgewood apartments on the city’s SE side. Companies arrived with smoke showing from the eaves, pulled several attack lines and began an aggressive interior attack while other companies preformed searches and opened up.

Due to 55mph+ winds fueling the fire, it quickly spread through the void spaces, walls, and attic causing heavy heat and rapidly deteriorating fire conditions. Crews transitioned to a defensive posture and fought the fire with several hand lines and master streams. Three firefighters were injured and are expected to be ok.

Assignment: E4 E10 E11 L4 P2 R1 C5 Auto Aid: Kentwood E52 C3 2nd alarm: E6 E3 E5 E9 R2 C6 C4 C20 C7 

Dylan Bartz

wind driven fire damages apartment building in Grand Rapids
Dylan Bartz photo