13585 Wadsworth Rd. Wadsworth , IL Alaniz Irrigation
Newport pulled box 14-48 to the 3rd alarm for a well-involved house that was also the office of a lawn sprinkler service. A tender shuttle supplied water to multiple handlines and then into Zion’s truck. Heavy fire consumed the house as crews where forced to fight from the outside. Jeff Rudolph
Here are some photos I took at Wadsworth’s 3RD Level Box on Sunday (11-16-14). I was down the street with a friend when we saw the smoke. I didn’t have a radio on me to see what was going on. We drove down towards the smoke and saw the fire. Newport had just gotten on the scene with the first Engine when I arrived. I got some photos of the apparatus and the house. There was a fire in the garage the previous night. Took to long too be a rekindle. This fire is now under investigation.
Chicago Fire Dept working fire at Hurlbut & Newcastle in Old Norwood Park
Also from Steve Redick
Arrived about 15 minutes into this job and was greeted with fire venting from the roof. Companies made the attic and hit the fire from below in pretty short order. Some items of interest … note the positioning of truck 55, some call this beaching … seemed to work very well here. Also note the ground ladder placement covering all sides of the structure. The images of squad 7 are of the same rig used in the show Chicago Fire. The 7 on the door looks like a good tape job to me and makes me think they’re gonna have this rig for a while. An interesting job in a normally very quiet area.
11/15/14 New Haven, CT – Companies were dispatched for reported smoke and fire in the area. Upon their arrival they found heavy smoke in the area. A further investigation found a vacant, three-story, wood frame with heavy smoke and fire showing. Companies assumed a defensive attack using master streams and hand lines. Truck 1 was special called and went to work with their tower ladder darkening down the heavy volume of fire. There were no exposure issues or life hazards. The blaze took about an hour to bring under control. The cause of the fire is under investigation and is being called suspicious.
More photos can be seen at www.allhandsworking.net
Here are some more images from the 2-11 in Chicago on Saturday (11/15) morning. There was a fire in this same building back on February 15, 1999. The circumstances were very similar to this one. The 1999 fire was on a Sunday morning and started around 0700 hrs. Like this one, the fire was on the third floor of the building and had multiple people who jumped to escape. 15 were transported back then. Thankfully only 2 people were transported from this incident (that I was aware of). If you look in the one image, you will see a gentleman waiting patiently at his window to be rescued. His apartment was right next to the fire apartment but the woman who jumped was three windows to the south of the fire apartment. There was no smoke coming from her apartment at all. People tried to calm her down but she panicked and jumped 3 floors. Luckily, she landed on the muddy ground below and not on concrete. She was injured but conscious.
More pics can be seen at www.wcfs.smugmug.com.
Hartford, Ct responded to 22-24 Hamilton St at 1925 hours for a report of a fire on floors 2 & 3. A second source reported people trapped. Engine 15 reported a working fire on their arrival. District 1 struck the 2nd alarm on his arrival. One child was rescued and transported to the hospital along with a firefighter and police officer. Very soon after companies arrived they had a partial collapse of the rear and floors 2 & 3 of the B side. Fire also extended to the D side exposure along with numerous cars and trees in the rear yard. Three tower ladders were put to work along with numerous landlines.
More pictures at www.squadfirephotos.com
Nov 12th 2014: CFD 2-11 EMS Plan 1 at 755 E 76th Str. 2215hrs. 3-story ordinary, 150 x 150, fire on the 2nd floor. 1 civilian injury, male jumped to safety.