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Chicago had a still & box alarm fire in the 18th Battalion Sunday morning (12/15). The fire was at 4441 W Monroe and was in a vacant 2-story ordinary. The fire made it into the cockloft and a line was eventually stretched to the roof in order to finish the job. Eric Haak

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fire scene in Chicago
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fire scene in Chicago
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fire scene in Chicago
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fire scene in Chicago
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fire scene in Chicago
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At 18:54 on 12/12/19, a passerby reported to 9-1-1 that a building on the property of Clean Management at 915 Industrial Road north of Walterboro was on fire, with flames coming from the building. Colleton County (SC) Fire-Rescue Engine 19, stationed less than a mile away, arrived within minutes, to find heavy fire conditions in a storage and processing building. Most of the structure was a large open air canopy style building used for storing and neutralizing industrial waste. The building also contained several offices, file, and break rooms. The building contained hundreds of 55-gallon steel drums and plastic containers of varying products. First arriving units requested a second alarm, then deployed multiple 2-1/2 and 1-3/4 handlines. Two drop tanks were set up for water supply with tenders shuttling water for the firefighting effort. Firefighters cut a section from the fence surrounding the property to gain access to the building and forced entry through the front and a side door.

Colleton County SC Fire Rescue battle commercial fire at night
Harold Buzzell photo
Colleton County SC Fire Rescue battle commercial fire at night
Harold Buzzell photo

Crews worked for 40 minutes to gain control of the fire and were at the scene for five hours performing overhaul. Much of the product was saved, but the building suffered extensive damage. The area over the offices also received heavy damage, but the interior of the building was saved, receiving mostly smoke and water damage. Several pieces of heavy equipment were also destroyed or damaged in the fire. Two firefighters were transported to Colleton Medical Center for evaluation following exposure to one of the substances, upon the recommendation of Chemtrec. Both were treated and released the following morning. Viewing surveillance video, it appears the fire started near a piece of heavy equipment parked in the middle of the facility about 30 minutes after the business closed. The fire quickly spread from there to the other parts of the building. 

Colleton County SC Fire Rescue battle commercial fire at night
Harold Buzzell photo
Colleton County SC Fire Rescue battle commercial fire at night
Harold Buzzell photo
Colleton County SC Fire Rescue battle commercial fire at night
Harold Buzzell photo
Colleton County SC Fire Rescue battle commercial fire at night
Harold Buzzell photo
Colleton County SC Fire Rescue battle commercial fire at night
Harold Buzzell photo

Engine 19, Engine 26, Engine 27, Tender 1, Tender 5, Tender 9, Tender 19, Tender 26, Tender 27, Tender 32, Tender 36, Ladder 19, Medic 1, Medic 9, Medic 19, Medic 26, Battalion 1, Car 104, Car 105, Car 107, Car 112 and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Scott O’Quinn and Captain Janey Laney operated the Command Post.  SCDHEC and the Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene. 

Photos by Harold Buzzell

Barry W. McRoy, Fire Chief, Colleton County Fire-Rescue

DATELINE CITY OF DETROIT MICHIGAN DATE TUESDAY 12-10-2019. BOX ALARM + DEMS {DETROIT E.M.S.} STANDBY ON LAWTON STREET {NO NUMERICS AVAILABLE} CROSS STREETS OF POPLAR & BUCHANAN. BOX ALARM AT APPROX 15:40 HOURS B/O/O CENTRAL OFFICE {C.O.} BOX ALARM COMPANIES RESPONDING ENGINES 34/27/42/17 LADDER 22 SQUAD 4 B/C. 7. DEMS STANDBY @ 15:41 HOURS B/O/O C.O. DEMS STANDBY COMPANY RESPONDING MEDIC 19. Matthew Sosnowski

Detroit Firefighters venting peak roof during fire
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Detroit Firefighters venting peak roof during fire
Matthew Sosnowski photo
Detroit Firefighters venting peak roof during fire
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Ferrara fire engine in Detroit
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Spartan/Smeal ladder truck in Detroit
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Matthew Sosnowski photo
Matthew Sosnowski photo
Matthew Sosnowski photo
Spartan/Smeal ladder truck in Detroit
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Pictures from Hartford, CT 2nd alarm on 11/9/19 at 100 Edwards St. This was the 3rd fire in this building in 2019. 

Patrick Dooley

Sutphen tower ladder at work at Hartford CT fire
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Sutphen tower ladder at work at Hartford CT fire
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Sutphen tower ladder at work at Hartford CT fire
Patrick Dooley photo
Sutphen tower ladder at work at Hartford CT fire
Patrick Dooley photo
Sutphen tower ladder at work at Hartford CT fire
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Sutphen tower ladder at work at Hartford CT fire
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Sutphen tower ladder at work at Hartford CT fire
Patrick Dooley photo
Sutphen tower ladder at work at Hartford CT fire
Patrick Dooley photo

Chicago had a working fire on the northwest side Sunday morning (12/1/19) @ 2230 N Narragansett. Engine Co. 125 had a fire in the walls and attic in a 1.5 sty frame house. Two lines were lead out during the fire. Truck 53 and Squad 2 cut numerous holes in the roof. Looked to be a real labor intensive fire.  Engine 125 is still in a spare engine after their crash many months ago. I hear that they are going to get their regular assigned E-One back in the coming week or so.

Rundown: Engines 125 – 68, Trucks 53 – 58, Battalion 8, WRKF – RIT Battalion 7, RIT Truck 57, Squad 2, 2-7-2

Chicago Firefighters vent the roof of a house on fire
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Firefighters vent roof of house on fire
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Chicago fire trucks on scene
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Chicago fire truck at fire scene
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Chicago fire engine hose load
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Firefighter with dir gear after a fire
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Firefighter with dirty face after a fire
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West Haven fatal 2nd alarm 221 Tetlow St. 
10/30/19 West Haven, CT – Firefighters arrived to find smoke showing from both floors of a two-story private dwelling. They were alerted while enroute that one occupant was reported trapped. Members of Truck 1 arrived and started forcible entry and searches under colliers mansion conditions. One handicapped victim was located on the first floor. Members had difficulty with removal due to the hoarding conditions. The fire rapidly extended to the second floor and through the roof. Firefighters were withdrawn due to the conditions and darkened down the fire with a quick exterior attack. The victim was pronounced at the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the state and local fire marshal.

Firefighters on aerial ladder tip at house fire with smoke
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Firefighters on aerial ladder tip at house fire with flames
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Firefighters on aerial ladder tip at house fire with flames
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2 Alarm fire in West Haven CT
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2 Alarm fire in West Haven CT
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Firefighters retreat down aerial ladder at fire
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massive smoke from house on fire
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massive smoke from house on fire
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Firefighter with hose line at house fire
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Firefighters overhaul after a house fire
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