Friday (5/18/18) in the 6600 block of N Olmsted in Chicago. Response here was a bit compromised as they had an alley garage at the same time causing a lengthy delay in the arrival of the RIT truck company. Fire had a good hold in the concealed spaces and knee wall areas necessitating considerable truck work. Late in the incident some members were caught in a bad spot on the roof when fire conditions changed rapidly, cutting off access to the aerial. Fortunately the free venting fire was knocked down quickly with inside handlines alleviating the situation.
Truck 9 was able to setup the aerial despite some tough conditions, a narrow street, tree branches, and wires all hindering the effort. One of the last images shows the grateful victims of a rescue. All images all can be seen here.
Cambridge, Ontario firefighters were dispatched to a confirmed structure fire at 172 Melran Drive March 12, 2017 at 14:15. Dispatch advised responding firefighters that she was receiving multiple calls for the fire. P2 arrived on scene reporting a well-involved house, and a defensive attack to start. Nineteen firefighters were on scene from four stations. The fire was knocked down in 20 minutes, with overhaul lasting another hour. Box 690 provided rehab. Shots taken 20 minutes into the fire.
On Saturday, November 19th, the Chicago Fire Department responded to the report of a house fire shortly after sunrise. The Englewood Fire Alarm Office had received two different locations and the first engine arrived at the first address with nothing showing. The alarm office advised they were also getting calls for 74th Street and Engine 54 landed with a fire a few seconds later. The residence was occupied but no one was at home at the time.
Here are some images of a fire that Chicago had at 118th and Halsted at 0900 hrs on Saturday morning (5/14). There was heavy fire from the 2.5-story frame on arrival and the fire was boxed within a minute of the first companies landing. These views were taken over a half hour in. Most of the fire was knocked down but I did get an opportunity to shoot the newly numbered Tower Ladder 34. Lighting and rig positioning were not optimal but good enough. It had also been a while since I had seen Engine 115 who are now apparently in a newly numbered spare. You can see the numbering on 115’s door is not nearly as big as a normal rig. Don’t know how long they have been in D588.
Chicago’s Battalion 22 had a working fire at 618 E 104th Street Sunday (1/17) just after 1100 hours, when Engine 93 landed with a substantial working fire. Companies reported fire through the roof shortly after arrival. Temperatures hovered slightly above zero.