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New Haven Electrical Substation fire
08/12/20 New Haven, CT – New Haven firefighters responded on a verbal for smoke in the area. Once on the scene they transmitted the box for a fire in a United Illuminating Substation on Water St. Companies could only stand by with precautionary hand lines as UI workers de-energized the equipment. The department utilized its chemical/foam unit to flow Purple K. This had little effect and ultimately foam was used to douse the fire and equipment. This also caused a portion of downtown New Haven to loose power.

New Haven Electrical Substation fire
Glenn Duda photo
New Haven Electrical Substation fire
Glenn Duda photo

08/27/20 New Haven, CT – A verbal from a state police officer on patrol in the area of I-91 reported a large header in the area of Exit 8-9. A still was put out for an auto fire in a junkyard sending an engine and truck. The box was transmitted shortly after the arrival, per the battalion on the scene. Multiple hand lines were stretched along with one tower ladder put into operation. The fire was in a large pile of scrap metal and junk cars. It was brought under control in about an hour.

Sutphen tower ladder at fire scene
Glenn Duda photo

One of Rockford’s (IL) oldest churches was destroyed Wednesday night (9/2/20). The building had been condemned for several years and many doors and windows had been boarded up.

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flames engulf old church
Tim Olk photo
flames engulf old church
Tim Olk photo
flames engulf old church
Tim Olk photo
flames engulf old church
Tim Olk photo
flames engulf old church
Tim Olk photo
flames engulf old church
Tim Olk photo

FRIDAY 9-4-2020 DATELINE PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP 2ND ALARM + HAZMAT @ 9075 General Dr. – Commercial Structure Fire (defensive) with hazmat situation (chemicals inside) Plymouth Township engines 1/2 ladder 3 medic 1/2/3 batt 3 & BC3

requested 2nd alarm – -M/A – Canton (Truck X2) {ladder 1 tower ladder 1 medic 1/2}, Northville Twp (Batt, Engine, Rescue) {engine 1, batt chief, medic 1}, Plymouth City (engine){ engine 1701}, Livonia (Engine, Tower) { batt 1. tower 1, engine 6 medic 3/4/6} city of Northville (ladder) {tower ladder 1722} , Westland (Engine) {engine 1}, Inkster (Chief, Rescue) {chief 1, medic 6} -Redford for change of quarters unknown as to which city and or township -DTE requested, wires down -Livonia launching drones for aerial view -shutting down Mettetal (1D2) airport operations @1721

Pierce Enforcer fire engine at work
Matthew Sosnowski photo

Firefighters in Mundelein, IL and neighboring fire departments at the scene of a fire in a strip mall at 839 S. Lake Street 9/2/20.

facia collapse during strip mall fire
Steve Redick photo

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Police officers and firefighters in Winnetka, IL were dispatched for a reported house fire before 1PM on Wednesday (9/2/20) at 614 Pine Lane. Battalion 28 was first on the scene and reported flames showing from the C-Sector. The alarm was upgraded to a working fire for additional resources. Glencoe Engine 30 stretched 400′ of 5″ to a hydrant on the cross street and then supplied Winnetka Engine 28 through another 400′ that they dropped. Several lines were stretched into the house as companies attacked heavy fire in the attic. Additional lines were positioned around the exterior of the building as well.

The alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm at roughly the 20-minute mark. The fire vented through the roof in at least three areas. In addition to the interior lines, a cellar nozzle was inserted from the roof into one of the openings and then reapplied into a second area. The fire was brought under control without extending much beyond the attic spaces.

Fire at the Indonesian Consulate General’s residence in Winnetka
Larry Shapiro photo
Fire at the Indonesian Consulate General’s residence in Winnetka
Larry Shapiro photo
Firefighters on the roof of a house use a cellar nozzle to douse flames in the atti
Larry Shapiro photo

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Firefighters with hose line in defensive attack
John Tulipano photo