Nate Arnold from Massachusetts submitted a fire from this past week.
Hadley, Mass. The volunteers of this small Hampshire County farming town were called out shortly before 8:00 p.m. on Sunday October 27, 2013 for the report of a fire at the strip mall located at 206 Russell Street. Members arrived on-scene to find an occupied two-story, wood frame construction, commercial building with smoke showing and an orange glow visible at the roof line. Hadley fire fighters along with mutual aid companies from Amherst and Northampton Fire Departments initially attempted an interior attack on the fire, but were forced to switch to a defensive attack when the fire took possession of the cockloft and extended throughout the building. By the end of the incident, a total of 4 alarms were struck bringing over 60 fire fighters to the scene throughout the night and into the following day for defensive operations. The building is a total loss, displacing 15 businesses and residents of two apartments.
East Hartford, Ct had this 3rd alarm at 118 Main St on 10/26/13 just before 1400 hours. One occupant was removed from the attic apartment just before it lit up. Mutual aid from Glastonbury and Manchester assisted at the scene with Hartford covering station
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Eric Haak shares images from a 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago on Christmas day in 2008
Here are some photos of a Christmas Day fire in a rendering facility in Chicago’s old stockyards area. The fire broke out on the 3800 block of South Morgan just after noon and was quickly upgraded to a 3-11 as temperatures hovered in the teens. The fire was contained to one section of the plant and the company remains in business today. A Level I Hazardous Materials response was also given for this incident as well.
From Brett Mack, images from a fire on May 3, 2013 in Reading, PA.
1325 hours / 220 S. 5th St. / Box 03-02 / B Platoon
While Group 1 companies were in Confined Space refresher training, Berks 911 dispatched Engines 3 & 7, Tower 1, Ladder 3, and multiple county companies to 220 S. 5th St. for reported fire and smoke from the 4th floor rear windows. Engine 3 reported a column from visible from the station, and with that, Car 2 called for Group 1 companies to respond from training and held the county units on standby.
Shortly after, at 1333 hours, Car 2 struck the 2nd alarm, bringing in Engines from Mt. Penn & Kenhorst, a Ladder from West Reading, and RIT from Spring Township. Companies found heavy fire conditions on the 4th floor of a large apartment building and stretched a 2 1/2″ handline to knock the main body of fire. Additional lines from the front and rear were stretched to handle extension and mop-up.
Companies operated for 4+ hours with extensive overhaul. The Fire Marshal’s office is investigating.
Dan Shevlin submitted images from a Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago on May 8, 2013.
In the early morning hours of May 8th, the CFD was stilled out on a report of a building on fire at 1711 N. Kimball, in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. On arrival, fire was showing in a 2-story frame which communicated to a 3 1/2 story frame. Multiple hand lines were used, plus Tower Ladder 14, which controlled the fire in the attic of the exposure.
Eric Hurst submitted the following account of a 2nd Alarm fire in a commercial building in Denver on June 29, 2009.
At 03:30 on June 29, 2009, Denver Firefighters were dispatched to 48th Avenue & Pecos Street for multiple reports of an explosion and fire. First arriving companies found heavy flames venting from the front windows of the DOLLAR$ CITY store. An extra Engine & Truck were requested followed quickly by a 2nd Alarm. A defensive strategy was used and the bowstring truss roof collapsed within 30 minutes. Four aerial master streams and two ground monitors were used to control the fire which took 90 minutes. There were no injuries, no damage to exposures and the fire was ruled arson.
More can be seen HERE on Eric’s site.