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The St Anne Fire Protection District in Kankakee County, IL battled a 3-Alarm house fire at 12750 E 7000 S Road today (1/27/19). The area was without hydrants and a tender shuttle was conducted with about a dozen units.

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The Barrington Countryside FPD (IL) responded to a house fire early this morning (5/3/18) at 83 Paganica Drive in Barrington Hills. A header was visible as units were en route and they found heavy fire from the second floor and mansard roof upon arrival. The resident had evacuated the house. The area is without hydrants.  The first engine and tanker pulled into the driveway with 4,000 gallons of water as the second engine dropped a line to the end of the street to initiate a drafting operation from three portable tanks. Fourteen tankers shuttled water for over two hours to supply several hand lines that were operating. The house sustained heavy damage and the fire’s origin is believed to be a lightning strike.

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rural water supply operation with tenders and portable tank at fire scene

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E-ONE Cyclone II e-MAX fire engine on scene

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Firefighters battle huge house fire

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Prospect Heights FPD Tanker 9 dumping water

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Bartlett FPD Tender 2 in long line of tenders

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A local Jacksonboro restaurant was heavily damaged in an early morning structure fire Tuesday 09-June. At 02:36, Colleton County (SC) Fire-Rescue was dispatched to Flo’s Diner when a passerby noticed flames coming from the roof of the building. The restaurant is located at 16804 ACE Basin Parkway (US Hwy. 17) at the intersection of Hope Plantation Lane. Engine 2 arrived minutes later to find heavy fire conditions in the rear of the approx. 3000 sq. ft. establishment and fire venting from the eaves on both ends of the building. A second alarm was requested shortly after arrival. Initial crews set up a drop tank for a water shuttle operation since the rural community does not have a water system. Firefighters used a deck gun and deployed one 2-1/2 inch and two 1-3/4 inch handlines to combat the fire. Engine 2 was set up on the east side of the building. Engine 6 arrived, setting up on the west side of the business. Engine 6 also set up a drop tank, then used a deck gun and deployed two 1-3/4 inch handlines. Ladder 19 was set up in the highway directly in front of the building. Power lines running in front of the building created some operational difficulties. Engine 6 supplied Ladder 19. Three lanes of ACE Basin Parkway were blocked due to the firefighting and water shuttle operations. Sheriff’s Deputies directed traffic for six hours until the roadway could be reopened.

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deck gun used to fight fire at night

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An initial investigation pointed to the area of an exterior HVAC unit at the rear of the business. It appeared the fire entered into the kitchen and attic space through the duct system. The business was recently remodeled. The back of the building, including the kitchen and coolers suffered heavy fire damage. The attic also suffered heavy damage. The main dining room suffered mostly smoke, water and drop down damage from the falling burning ceiling. Firefighters were able to stop the spread of the fire within 35 minutes, saving the main structure, but the interior and roof suffered extensive damage. Some important belongings, records, and computers were saved. Seven tenders shuttled water for four hours during firefighting and overhaul operations. Fire units were on the scene for 6-1/2 hours. No injuries were reported.

Engine 2, Engine 6, Tender 2, Tender 6, Tender 9, Tender 12, Tender 19, Tender 22, Tender 27, Ladder 6, Ladder 19, Squad 9, Medic 1, Medic 6, Medic 9, Medic 26, Battalion 1, Car 12, Car 107, Car 110 and Car 118 responded. The Commander Post was operated by Battalion Chief Scott Feather, Asst. Chief Marty Stallings and Chief McRoy.

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

fire engine drafts from dump tank at fire scene

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firemen battle a restaurant fire at night

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multiple fire department water tenders line up at a fire scene

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Frigid conditions added to the challenge for crews battling a barn fire Thursday morning (2/5/15) in Greenville, Wisconsin, Outagamie County. Crews battled billowing smoke from a barn fire at the Green Acres Organic Farm in the Town of Greenville.  Nearly two dozen water tanker from 15 different departments lined the rural road in each direction.  About 100 firefighters were on the scene.

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winter barn fire in frigid temperatures

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winter barn fire in frigid temperatures

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winter barn fire in frigid temperatures

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01-05-2015 Greenleaf, WI firefighters were dispatched to Big Valley Rd. for the report of a shed on fire. Arriving crews found a large shed well involved in fire and upgraded initially to the Working Still level and eventually to the Box Alarm level for tenders. Brutal cold temperatures hampered firefighting efforts. The air temperature at the time of the fire was -9 degrees F. Several vehicles were damaged or destroyed along with a large amount of hay.

Departments On Scene: Greenleaf, Wayside, Morrison, Ledgeview, Hollandtown, and Wrightstown.

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Drew Spielman

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tanker shuttle at winter fire scene

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heavy smoke at winter fire scene

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heavy smoke at winter fire scene

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tanker shuttle at winter fire scene

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A Ruffin South Carolina family of seven, narrowly escaped an early morning house fire at 90 Blaine Court Friday 02-Janaury. At 02:54, 9-1-1 received the first report of the fire. The adult female advised one of the children in the home awakened her noting the house was on fire. She immediately discovered smoke in the residence and found a fire in the wall behind a television set in a small bedroom. She got everyone out of the house, went across the street to a neighbor’s home and called 9-1-1. Colleton County (SC) Engine 18 arrived minutes later to find the singlewide mobile home well involved. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed multiple handlines to extinguish the fire. They had the bulk of the flames knocked down within 15 minutes, but were on the scene performing overhaul for a little over two and half hours. The home was gutted and the family lost everything inside.

Fire-Rescue Medic 18 transported the woman and an 11 month old female to Colleton Medical Center. Firefighter-Paramedics treated them for smoke inhalation. The other four children and an adult male who was also in the residence were not injured and did not require medical attention. The home did not have smoke detectors. Fire investigators determined the fire started in an electrical outlet in one of the bedrooms. It rapidly spread through the singlewide mobile home from there. Water supply was provided with a tender shuttle. The Charleston Chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting the family.


Engine 18, Engine 26, Tender 4, Tender 13, Tender 18, Tender 26, Tender 27, Medic 18, Medic 26, Battalion 1, Car 12 and Car 117 responded. Battalion Chief Dan Barb served as incident commander.

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

 

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mobile home gutted by fire

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mobile home gutted by fire

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mobile home gutted by fire

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mobile home gutted by fire

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Three Alarm Fire – Colleton County, SC

Two homes were damaged and one workshop destroyed in an early morning fire that started at 160 Boone Street in the Country Estates Subdivision south of the City of Walterboro (SC) Tuesday morning 26-August. At 01:45, 9-1-1 operators began receiving reports of the fire in a workshop and a home located behind the workshop. Colleton County Fire-Rescue Car 118 arrived to find the 20×40 block work shop fully-involved and a single-story residential dwelling approximately 30% involved.

Engine 1 was directed to a position on Capers Street behind the workshop. Multiple handlines and a deck gun were used in an attempt to extinguish the rapidly spreading fire in the Capers Street home. It appeared the fire originated in the workshop and spread to piles of lumber and wood in the yard. The residence at 189 Capers Street was located approximately 20 feet from the workshop on the lot next door and the fire spread to the attached garage, then extended into the attic. Neighbors had awaken the family at the Capers Street home. An adult male and two teenagers were able to safely exit the house.

A second alarm was requested six minutes after the first fire units arrived, with a third alarm five minutes later. The home on Capers Street had security bars on all of the windows. Firefighters had to remove the bars with a K-12 saw before it was safe to enter the structure. The fire quickly spread through the attic and within seven minutes after arrival was extending from the eaves on all sides of the home. The main house at 160 Boone Street also suffered heat damage to the rear of the house and most items in the back yard were destroyed. A pickup truck parked next to the workshop was also destroyed.

Firefighter-Paramedics worked diligently to contain the Capers Street fire, while other crewmembers protected the exposures on Boone Street and worked to extinguish the workshop fire. A tender shuttle was established for water supply, due to the majority of the subdivision being an unhydranted area.

It took approximately 50 minutes to bring the fires under control. The Capers Street home lost most of the roof and the majority of the fire was contained to the attic, however the remainder of the home suffered heavy damage from drop down fire and water. Many personal items were salvaged. The workshop and pickup truck on Boone Street were completely destroyed, as were several pieces of equipment in the yard. The Boone Street home also suffered heat and fire damage to the back of the house. The fire appeared to have started in or near the electrical panel in the workshop. Fire units were on the scene for over five hours. The Charleston Chapter of the American Red Cross was contacted to assist the family. No injuries were reported.

Engine 1, Engine 4, Engine 5, Engine 17, Engine 19, Engine 24, Engine 26, Tender 1, Tender 6, Tender 9, Tender 13, Tender 19, Tender 26, Tender 27, Medic 1, Medic 6, Medic 9, Medic, Medic 26, Rescue 1, Battalion 1, Car 12, Car 105, Car 107 and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Dan Barb and Captain Gary Nahrstedt operated the Command Post.

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

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fire department tender shuttle for rural water supply

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fire department water tenders shuttle water at night

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