Around 5:30 the Grand Rapids Fire Department was alerted for the report of a rear porch on fire on the 800 Block of Diamond N. Car 6 arrived to find a two-story, wood-frame with heavy fire in the rear. Engine 5 was fire attack while other crews conducted a primary search and helped with gaining access. Two cats were rescued and handed over to their owners. Ladder 1 conducted ventilation and laddered the roof. The fire was placed under control shortly after.

Assignment: E5 E11 E3 L1 R1 R2 C6 C5

Grand Rapids FD Firefighters battle a house fire
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Seagrave ladder truck at smokey house fire
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On 3/14/2020, Pawtucket (RI) Fire Alarm dispatched companies to a reported fire in a series of mill buildings on the Central Falls line. Companies arrived to heavy fire in multiple buildings and with wind being an issue, spreading to more. Multiple alarms were struck throughout the morning, bringing in mutual aid from Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

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massive fire destroys mill buildings in Pawtucket RI
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massive fire destroys mill buildings in Pawtucket RI
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massive fire destroys mill buildings in Pawtucket RI
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massive fire destroys mill buildings in Pawtucket RI
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Rosenbauer America Commander Viper ladder truck
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massive fire destroys mill buildings in Pawtucket RI
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massive fire destroys mill buildings in Pawtucket RI
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Southington 210 Sun Valley Dr. dwelling fire 


03/04/20 Southington, CT – Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire issuing from the attached garage of a one-story, private dwelling. Companies operated numerous hand lines to knock the heavy volume of fire down. The fire quickly extended to the dwelling and spread throughout due to numerous voids created from remodeling over the years. The blaze took over an hour to bring under control. One civilian was burned in the fire and transported to the hospital. The other escaped uninjured. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Southington FMO. 
Glenn Duda, CFPA

night time house fire in Southington CT
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night time house fire in Southington CT
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night time house fire in Southington CT
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New Haven 2nd alarm 31-33 Sheffield Ave three dwellings 03/06/20

New Haven, CT – Engine Company Eight rolled into the block to find a three-story, dwelling well-involved on the number one side and quickly extending to similar exposures on both sides. A second alarm was transmitted on the arrival of Rescue 1. Companies were hampered in placing lines into operation by multiple power lines down in the street. A quick primary in the original fire building proved negative as companies went defensive on the original dwelling and stretched into both exposures. The blaze took about an hour to bring under control. One firefighter was treated for minor injuries and transported to the hospital. The fire marshal’s office is investigating the cause. Glenn Duda, CFPA

2-Alarm fire in New Haven CT
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2-Alarm fire in New Haven CT
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2-Alarm fire in New Haven CT
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2-Alarm fire in New Haven CT
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A few shots of a house fire in Wellesley Township, Ontario from February 28, 2020 at 1331 Queens Bush Road. All three township stations on scene, Wellesley, St Clements, and Linwood. Wellesley firefighters had to drive by the fire to get to the fire hall at 1379 Queens Bush Road, six doors up the street. Heavy fire through the roof of house on arrival. Defensive fire fight from the beginning. Shots taken 45 minutes in, after a slow snowy drive to Wellesley. Bitterly cold night, Box 690 provided rehab.

Mike Wilson, Box 690

house fire in bitter cold and snow
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house fire in bitter cold and snow
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house fire in bitter cold and snow
Mike Wilson photo
house fire in bitter cold and snow
Mike Wilson photo

Three Alarms in Boston’s Dorchester Neighborhood

On 3/5/2020, Boston Fire Alarm dispatched companies to a reported fire on Stonehurst Street in the Dorchester neighborhood. First-due companies had heavy fire on the second and third floors, and a second alarm was called about five minutes later. A third alarm was eventually struck. At one point a mayday was declared for a missing member but he was quickly found and self-extricated from the building.

3-Alarm fire in Boston on Stonehurst Street
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3-Alarm fire in Boston on Stonehurst Street
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3-Alarm fire in Boston on Stonehurst Street
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Boston FD Tower Ladder 10
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3-Alarm fire in Boston on Stonehurst Street
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Basement Fire Closes Main Road in Boston

On 3/8/2020, Boston Fire Alarm struck a box for a reported fire on Bloomington Street in Dorchester. Engine 20 arrived with smoke showing and found a fire in the basement. An extra truck company was requested to the scene and firefighters had the fire out in about 20 minutes. Traffic on Morrissey Boulevard was diverted as companies ran a supply line across the street.

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house fire in Boston
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Boston FD fire trucks at fire scene
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Boston FD ladder truck at fire
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Boston FD Tower 10
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