Ansonia, CT – At approximately 7:45am on August 12, 2015, Ansonia Fire Marshal Ralph Tingley was flagged down by a citizen while driving up Finney Street. Upon investigation, he found a large 1-story ranch-style house at 2 Greenfield Drive with smoke showing from the ridge vent. He called on the radio for an assignment and the fire appeared to be a working kitchen fire extending down a hall and also into the attic. The Ansonia Fire Department quickly arrived on scene and after and aggressive interior attack, they had the fire knocked down shortly thereafter.
Two residents and their two dogs were home at the time of the blaze (an elderly mother and her adult son). It was reported that the son received burns removing his mother and dog from the home and that everybody was doing well later that afternoon.
Just a few quick shots of a fire in an occupied two-story frame that left 15 people in need of human services. Images are about 20 minutes in. Fire started on the first and made it’s way into the attic. Incident was in the 400 block of West 61st Place, in Chicago.
A few images from a working fire at 117th and Michigan in Chicago on Sunday afternoon. Fire was already blowing out a sector B window on arrival even though Engine 75’s response distance was only 2 blocks. The fire on the first floor was quickly brought under control but had made it’s way into a confined space attic. All images of interior work being done without masks or packs were taken during the overhaul phase, well after the fire was declared out.
Took in this working fire on the 6100 block of South Washtenaw in Chicago on Saturday. I arrived less than 10 minutes in and the fire was already well under control. I included a close up of the spare tower ladder that TL39 was running with. Over the weekend, they were running out of spare tower ladders and both TL34 and TL54 were running as trucks at one point or another. As you can see, the body wear on these old E-One’s is very evident but it seems like they are in service more than the front line rigs. It should also be noted that Squad 5 was running with the old air mask rig as their box. Shop # G-487. Engines on this were 88 and 101 with Truck 41 and Tower Ladder 39.