On 1/12/2019, the Manchester Fire Department was dispatched to a fire on Tarrytown Road. First-due companies had heavy fire in the attic of an abandoned building and companies were ordered into a defensive operation. The building eventually became well-involved and an additional engine company was dispatched to the scene.  Firefighters knocked the bulk of the fire downing about 30 minutes.

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Firefighters battle house fire in the snow

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E-ONE fire trucks at fire scene

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On 1/9/2019, Boston Fire Alarm struck a box for a reported fire on an MBTA train on Widett Circle. First-due companies had smoke showing and found a fire in a compartment. Before companies could use dry chem on the fire, command requested all southbound train traffic stopped so members could cross the tracks. The fire was quickly knocked down after traffic was stopped.  

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Boston Firefighters at MBTA train fire

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Boston Firefighters at MBTA train fire

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Boston Firefighters at MBTA train fire

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Chicago Fatal 2-11 Apartment Fire: At about ten minutes to 9:00 this morning, Chicago’s Main Fire Alarm Office gave a working fire response followed by a Still & Box Alarm to Hutchinson and Cicero. The fire was in a third floor apartment that was part of a 3-story, U-shaped courtyard building. The fire extended into the cockloft and was elevated to a 2-11. Shortly afterward the fire was brought under control. Unfortunately, there was a fatality with this incident.

fire from roof of a courtyard building in Chicago

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Chicago FD Engine 69

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Chicago FD Engine 108

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 Chicago FD Battalion 9 Chief Frank Cambria

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Chicago FD Firefighter covered with insulation after overhauling a fire

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A house at 3904 N Pitzen Road in Johnsburg, IL was destroyed by fire Sunday (1/6/19). The incident was elevated to a 4-Alarm fire by the McHenry Township FPD.

Firefighters battle large house fire

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Firefighters battle large house fire

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Firefighters battle large house fire

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Firefighters battle large house fire

Firefighters battle large house fire

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Firefighters battle large house fire

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Firefighters battle large house fire

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Firefighters battle large house fire

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Firefighters battle large house fire

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Firefighters battle large house fire

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large diameter supply hose in the street at fire scene

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The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD was dispatched for a reported house fire at 4:26AM Thursday morning (1/3/19) on North Apple Hill Lane in Prairie View, IL. Responding units from nearby Station 51 saw a glow in the sky and the response was upgraded to a working fire. Arriving companies found a two-story house that was fully engulfed by fire. The house was believed to be vacant and undergoing some renovation. The ladder pipe from Truck 53 went into service right away along with three hand lines as the entire operation was defensive.

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house destroyed by fire at night

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house destroyed by fire at night

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Firefighters battle house fire

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house destroyed by fire at night

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house destroyed by fire at night

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Firefighters battle house fire

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Engine 53 HME Ahrens Fox RAT

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Truck 51 quint with lines of

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Truck 51 quint with lines of

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house destroyed by fire at night

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Engine 53 HME Ahrens Fox RAT

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Truck 51 quint with lines of

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Truck 51 quint with lines of

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Prospect Heights (IL) firefighters were dispatched at 25 minutes after midnight to a reported fire at 107 North Schoenbeck Road after a passerby spotted smoke coming from the roof area. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered the building was charged with smoke and smoke was coming from multiple areas of the roof. A quick search of the building determined it was unoccupied and the fire was in the crawlspace. The fire was quickly extinguished without extension into the walls or ceiling.

smoke from eaves of house on fire

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Firefighters prepare to enter a house on fire

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Firefighter drags hose at fire scene

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FD sector chief at house fire scene

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smoke from eaves of house on fire

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smoke from eaves of house on fire

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Firefighters at smokey house fire

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fire trucks at night fire scene

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Prospect Heights FPD Tanker 9

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Prospect Heights FPD Engine 9

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Prospect Heights FPD Tanker 9

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The Roberts Park FPD (IL) was called to 8701 W. 85th Place in Justice Sunday night (12/30/18) for fire in a 3rd floor apartment. They eventually elevated the incident to a 4-Alarm fire which gutted the top floor and caused extensive damage to the first and second floors. The fire was in the end section of three buildings separated by firewalls, and though fire did apparently get into one unit of the adjoining building, the remainder of that building plus the end building were saved. Elevated master streams from Bedford Park, Pleasantview, and Evergreen Park trucks on two sides of the building operated for several hours in addition to multiple large lines from the ground and deck guns from Roberts Park and Bridgeview engines.

dramatic photo of fire trucks battling a fire at nighr

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dramatic photo of fire trucks battling a fire at nighr

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apartment building with Mansard roof on fire

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Roberts Park FPD Engine 32 Seagrave Marauder

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E-ONE fire truck battling a fire

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colorful LED lights on fire truck aerial ladders

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fire engine shrouded in smoke at night

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apartment building with Mansard roof on fire

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apartment building with Mansard roof

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Chicago FD Engine 15

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