2-alarm fire in Manchester, Ct on 4/12/17 at 0354 hours. Dispatchers started receiving calls from drivers passing by on Interstate 84 reporting smoke from a building. First-due Engine 5 arrived to heavy smoke showing from a 1-story, 75 X 150 package store. Car 22 (shift commander) arrived and struck the 2nd with an additional engine and ladder above the 2nd to the fire. They went defensive right away due to the building construction and amount of smoke/fire. Mutual aid from Manchester 8th District D and East Hartford assisted at the scene.
Derby 3rd alarm 22 Caroline St 12/04/16 Derby, CT – Firefighters from Derby were alerted to a reported vacant building on fire just after five a.m. The first arriving companies found a four-story, mill building heavily involved. A second and third alarm were transmitted bringing mutual aid firefighters from the valley area in. Firefighters put multiple master streams into operation along with four trucks to quickly darken down the blaze. The cause of the fire is suspicious since the building is slated for demolition. Glenn Duda/Allhandsworking.com
A small fire presumed to be a ballast in a recessed area above the pool produced a considerable amount of smoke which resulted in the evacuation of a six-story, Springhill Suites hotel in Lincolnshire, IL 10/31/16.
Cambridge Ontario Fire dispatch received a call reporting a fire on Sheffield Street March 28, 2016 at 03:37. Four stations responded to the call in a large abandoned storage shed. P2 arrived on scene and reported a steel-sided warehouse fully-involved with flames 30 feet in the air. A1 set up in front and used their tower plus numerous 2.5 inch lines were pulled to knock the fire down. The fire was declared out at 5:30. A backhoe was brought in later in the morning to tear the remaining structure down. Severe thunderstorms had rolled through the region an hour before this call. Cause was undetermined. Box 690 on scene four hours providing rehab.
Thursday evening (2/4/16), Hagerstown City (MD) fire crews were busy fighting a house fire on Day Road when another structure fire box was toned out on W. Washington St. First arriving units, many of which were on mutual aid transfer to stations in the city reported a fire showing through the roof of a three-story apartment building. Heavy fire was extending into the cockloft of the structure. Crews confirmed reported entrapment and performed rescues of the occupants. A 2nd alarm was sounded bringing in more mutual aid to the city.
Crews from Longmeadow Co. 27, Williamsport Co. 2, Maugansville, Waynesboro, PA, Funkstown, Hagerstown, Washington County Special Operations, Rehab 255 & Air Unit 25, Greencastle, PA, Halfway, Community Rescue Service 75, and more worked the job for over three hours performing extensive overhaul.
This was the first working structure fire for the new Engine 2-1 of the Williamsport, MD fire department.