Chicago firefighters were sent to 126 E 47th Street at about 10:30PM (11/17/15). Shortly after rival, Battalion 5 requested a Box Alarm for fire in the one-story commercial structure. Companies were pulled out of the building in short order and they went defensive and the fire was upgraded to a 2-11 Alarm shortly thereafter. The fire communicated to the two-story exposure to the east. The original building collapsed and the exposure was gutted.
There were three tower ladders operating master streams along with 6-6-1 the reserve Snorkel plus multi-versals and the deck gun from Engine 19. Conditions during the fire included strong winds and sporadic rain that was very heavy at times.
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.
Glenn Duda took in the Manchester 3-Alarm fire last week and submitted several images.
10/12/13 Manchester, CT – A three alarm fire ripped through a century old building, housing businesses and apartments above. Firefighters were called to the building around nine thirty on the report of smoke in the hallway. Firefighters found a deep seated basement fire. They were unable to control the fire and had to pull out for an exterior attack. The fire went to three alarms bringing departments from throughout Hartford County. The fire was brought under control several hours later. The building was a total loss and had to be torn down after the fire. The cause of the fire in under investigation by the state fire marshal.
Took a while and a several block walk to work our way around to the western portion of the complex. Had to climb an embankment and was surprised to see heavy smoke pushing from about another 200-foot section of building. Fire had complete possession and was coming through the roof. Was able to stay for a bit and get some interesting shots till the radiant heat drove us away. Never did get any real water into this area for quite some time … very difficult access and water problems. Some nice images of DDC1, T52 and 65 working in this area …