On Friday, November 25, Chicago had a working fire at 2528 N. Fairfield. The fire was rather small in terms of the time it took for it to be considered out but I did arrive in time for some interesting overhaul shots. There were no front stairs and ladders had to be placed at the doors in order to access the front hallways. The fire appeared to be mostly in the front living room, right at the window but resulted in some hidden fire extending into the wall above the front doors. Accessing this fire was a little difficult due to its location over the area where the stairs were missing. Eric Haak
An adult female was injured as she narrowly escaped a structure fire Tuesday morning 01-November. At 09:05, Colleton County (SC) Fire-Rescue was alerted for smoke coming from a home at 14436 Lowcountry Hwy. south of Ruffin. Engine 18 arrived to find heavy smoke conditions and flames visible from the south side of the single-story residential structure. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed two handlines and forced entry through the front door. They made an aggressive interior attack stopping the flames from reaching the north end of the building. The kitchen, utility room, and dining room suffered heavy fire damage, with the remainder of the home receiving smoke damage.
The homeowner, who works nights, had placed a load of clothes in the dryer before going to sleep. She was awakened by a popping noise and thick smoke. Being unable to escape through the hall, she was able to jump from a window in the bedroom. During the escape, the woman received a broken arm. No one else was at the home when the fire occurred and there were no working smoke detectors in the residence.
The fire started in the area of the clothes dryer which was located just off of the kitchen. The fire spread through the kitchen into the attic and under the floor. Firefighters used a chainsaw to cut some of the kitchen floor to reach the fire under the building. The woman was treated at the scene, then transported to Colleton Medical Center by Fire-Rescue Medic 13. Fire units were on the scene for four hours. Water supply was conducted with tenders.
Engine 4, Engine 10, Engine 15, Engine 18, Tender 4, Tender 13, Tender 15, Tender 18, Tender 90, Medic 13, Medic 18, Battalion 1 and Car 107 responded. Asst. Chief Marty Stallings served as Incident Commander.
Barry W. McRoy, Fire Chief, Colleton County Fire-Rescue
07/04/16 Detroit, MI – Fire tore through several apartments on three floors of this large apartment building leaving many people displaced. A second alarm was transmitted due to reports of people trapped and the fire conditions on arrival. The fire was brought under control by aggressive firefighting.
These images were taken on April 23rd at a house fire at 67th and Indiana in Chicago. It was a bedroom fire that was out before I could make it down the block, but I did get a few interesting shots that I thought I would share here. Eric Haak