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Chicago’s Battalion 19 and companies had a very busy day on the 9th of February. This was their third fire of the day @ 207 E 71st Street. Fire throughout a 75×75 storefront. Four 2.5” landlines were dropped and Squad 5 was put to work. Shortly thereafter, BC19 pulled a box and put Tower 34 to work in the front of the building. I got in there about 30 min into the fire. 

Chicago Firefighters battle a nighttime fire in a storefront
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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 34 at work
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Chicago FD Squad 5A at work
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Chicago Firefighters battle a nighttime fire in a storefront
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Chicago Firefighters battle a nighttime fire in a storefront
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Chicago FD Engine 54
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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 34 at work
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Chicago Firefighters battle a nighttime fire in a storefront
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Chicago FD Squad 5A at work
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Here are a couple pictures from a box alarm in Worth, IL on 2/8/19 in the North Palos Fire Protection District. Fire was on the first floor. First companies had a quick knock. Chicago Ridge Engine 6504 made a few holes in the roof above the stairwells. 

North Palos FPD at apartment fire in Worth IL
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North Palos FPDk at apartment fire in Worth IL
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North Palos FPDk at apartment fire in Worth IL
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Chicago firefighters at the scene of a working fire 1/29/19 at 1801 W. 19th Street.

E-ONE tower ladder at fire scene
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In the early nighttime hours on 2/4/2019, Townsend Fire (MA) was alerted to a fire on Fitchburg Road, just down the street from fire headquarters. On arrival companies had heavy fire showing from a four-story brick apartment building and struck quick second and third alarms, bringing mutual aid from both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. As companies began their attack, conditions deteriorated with fire coming through the roof. A fourth alarm was struck and companies were ordered out of the building. Multiple aerial master streams were used to fight the fire defensively. Crews remained on scene throughout the night. 
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Sean Fesko

4-Alarm apartment building fire in Townsend MA
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4-Alarm apartment building fire in Townsend MA
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Kitchener Ontario working fire

Kitchener P4, P6, A1, R1, Tank 1, P7, and Car 23 were dispatched to a garage fire at 1082 Wilson Ave January 25 at 16:15. The tanker was added as the closest hydrant would have required a pumper relay. The tanker is cross staffed by P7 firefighters, so they bring both trucks when the tanker is needed. P6 arrived and reported a fully-involved garage with one exposure of a small trailer near the front of the garage. P6 pulled one attack line and knocked what they could with their tank. P4 arrived shortly after and pulled two lines from their truck to work the fire. The tanker hooked up directly to P4 and made one trip to refill their 2,000 Imperial gallon tank (2400 US). The fire gutted the large garage and an antique tractor that was inside. Damage was pegged at $100,000. Box 690 provided rehab, photos and video taken 20 minutes into the fire. 

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

garage fire in Canada
Gary Dinkel photo

Kitchener (ON) fire dispatch toned out Breslau, Maryhill, and Conestogo fire departments for a structure fire at 201 Woolwich Street South in Breslau, January 22 at 12:16. Dispatch reported two people possibly in the house. A Breslau captain was near the house and helped get the two residents from the structure. He reported a working fire, with flames showing around a chimney on the E2 side of the house.

Breslau’s pumper arrived and picked up a hydrant. Crews performed a 360 and primary search of building while others pulled lines. Firefighters tried to enter the building that was on fire via the garage, but there was no access. They knocked the fire down from the exterior before finding access to the interior. The fire was contained quickly, with minor extension to the interior.

Two ambulances were requested as a precaution to check out the residents. The male was transported to hospital. The Ontario Fire Marshall was called to investigate the fire. Box 690 provided rehab.

I arrived just ahead of the Breslau pumper. It was a very cold day, so video has some movement in it from moving out of way of firefighters and having very cold hands. 

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

Firefighters standby at fire scene
Gary Dinkel photo
KME Heavy Rescue in Breslau Canada
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Spartan Dependable fire engine in Canada
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Palatine, Palatine Rural, and Rolling Meadows firefighters responded to a reported kitchen fire at Durty Nellies at 180 Smith Street in Palatine, IL Friday 1/25/19.

fire at Dirty Nellies pub
Tim McLaughlin photo
fire at Dirty Nellies pub
Tim McLaughlin photo