Chicago’s 19th Battalion had a working fire this morning (Sunday, 6/24) at 7241 S. Sangamon. The fire came in at 5:45 and Engine 54 landed a short time later with a fire on the first floor. I arrived just in time to catch companies washing down. While the rear attic window was being laddered, a mother pitbull and 5 of her puppies came charging out the back door. Thankfully, all were friendly and didn’t seem at all bothered by the work going on around them.

Firefighters wash down hot spots after a fire

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Firefighters at fire scene

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Chicago FD Truck 20

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Chicago FD Engine 54

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Firefighters wash down hot spots after a fire

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Chicago FD Engine 129

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pit bulls at fire scene

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm Fire 4600 S Wood 2 1/2 Store Frame W/Exposure To A 3 Story Frame 6/24/18

Firefighters prepare to enter house on fire

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smoke from attic of house on fire

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Firefighter on aerial ladder with smoke

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aerial ladder to roof

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Engine 116

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Columbus, Ohio Division of Fire was called to the scene of a natural gas explosion early Friday morning (6/22/18) in the neighborhood just east of downtown. The blast demolished one house and damaged several others, sending two people to the hospital in critical condition.

The destroyed house was supposed to be vacant, and investigators remained on scene attempting to determine the cause of the blast.

Companies on scene: ES1, ES2, PIO, SO2 B1, B3, B4, EMS10, EMS11 E1, E2, E8, E9, E18 L1, L2, L8, L28, L27 M1, M2, M7, M8, M15, M815, M18, M24, M30 R3, R16, RSU3, BOX15-2, CMD1 INV3, 10,12, 13, 14, 16, 37, FK9-4, Support Service 61. Columbus Police, COTA Police, Columbia Gas, AEP

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gas explosion destroys a house

Central Ohio Emergency Response

gas explosion destroys a house

Central Ohio Emergency Response

Kitchener Ontario fire dispatch toned out a full response for Elmira and Floradale, and tankers from St Jacobs and Conestogo for a barn fire at 1140 Floradale Road June 20 2018, at 2:00. Floradale arrived on scene first reporting a large barn fully involved with numerous exposures. They requested a full response from St Jacobs. Firefighters pulled numerous lines to protect a number of driving sheds and a generator building. Mutual aid was requested for a tanker from St Clements in nearby Wellesley Township. The barn collapsed approximately 15 minutes after arrival, but firefighters were able to save all the out buildings. Thirty cattle were lost in the fire. Water was shuttled from a hydrant two miles from the scene. The fire is believed to have started in a skid steer. Damage estimates range from $500,000 to $1,000,000. Box 690 provided rehab along with assistance from the Floradale Ladies Auxiliary.

Gary  Dinkel, Box 690

barn fire in Woolwich Township Ontario

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fire engine drafts from portable tanks during a fire

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barn fire in Woolwich Township Ontario

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barn fire in Woolwich Township Ontario

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barn fire in Woolwich Township Ontario

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fire engine drafts from portable tanks during a fire

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fire engine drafts from portable tanks during a fire

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fire engine drafts from portable tanks during a fire

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fire engine drafts from portable tanks during a fire

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fire trucks in Woolwich Township Ontario

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Kitchener, Ontario Fire Dispatch toned out St Jacobs, Elmira, and Conestogo fire departments for a house fire at 1165 Apple Grove Road, June 9 2018 at 22:00. St Jacobs’ district chief arrived on scene first and reported heavy fire showing from the basement of the house. St Jacobs pumper set up in front of the house and pulled two 1.75” lines and a 2.5” line for a Blitzfire attack. St Jacobs tanker reverse laid 850’ of high vol line to the east of a fire to a large parking lot where Conestogo’s pumper set for water relay. Tankers filled at a hydrant approximately half a mile away. The fire was knocked down in 20 minutes. Regional Police arrested a woman and charged her with a number offenses in regard to the fire. Damage will exceed $300,000. Box 690 provided rehab for the 25 firefighters on scene.

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

Firefighters in Woolwich Township Ontario battle a house fire at night

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Firefighters in Woolwich Township Ontario battle a house fire at night

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Firefighters in Woolwich Township Ontario battle a house fire at night

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Firefighters in Woolwich Township Ontario battle a house fire at night

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Firefighters in Woolwich Township Ontario battle a house fire at night

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Firefighters in Woolwich Township Ontario battle a house fire at night

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Firefighters in Woolwich Township Ontario battle a house fire at night

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Firefighters in Woolwich Township Ontario battle a house fire at night

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fire truck in Canada drafts from portable tanks

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Firefighters in Woolwich Township Ontario battle a house fire at night

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fire engine in Woolwich Township Ontario

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Firefighters in Woolwich Township Ontario battle a house fire at night

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Box 690 Rehab at a fire scene on Woolwich Township Ontario

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