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Grand Rapids fire crews battled two fires at this location within the same day on Tuesday. The second time crews found heavy smoke from the upper floor and opted to go defensive due to poor building conditions and firefighter safety. Several exterior hand lines and an aerial master stream were used to bring the fire under control. Assignment: Engines 2, 10, and 11, Platform 2, Rescue 1 and 2, Cars 3, 5, 6, and 20. Relief Companies were Engine 4 and Ladder 4. – Dylan Bartz

Firefighters battle house fire at night
Dylan Bartz photo

Grand Rapids Michigan. Fire through the roof of a two-story residential structure. Platform 2 going defensive on Side A. Second time in one day that that house caught on fire. – Ryan Beavers

Grand Rapids Firefighters battle a house fire
Ryan Beavers photo

At approximately 1:35 PM Wyoming fire crews responded to the 2500 block of Batts for a reported structure fire, around the same time Grand Rapids Engine 10 reported heavy black smoke in that direction and responded to the scene. Engine 10 requested a full assignment from Grand Rapids to the scene. Crews from Wyoming, Kentwood and Grand Rapids found a commercial building fully involved along with a dwelling partially involved. Crews did great work stopping the fire from consuming the dwelling. The commercial structure was a total loss. 

Firefighters battle a house fire
Dylan Bartz photo

Around 5:30 the Grand Rapids Fire Department was alerted for the report of a rear porch on fire on the 800 Block of Diamond N. Car 6 arrived to find a two-story, wood-frame with heavy fire in the rear. Engine 5 was fire attack while other crews conducted a primary search and helped with gaining access. Two cats were rescued and handed over to their owners. Ladder 1 conducted ventilation and laddered the roof. The fire was placed under control shortly after.

Assignment: E5 E11 E3 L1 R1 R2 C6 C5

Grand Rapids FD Firefighters battle a house fire
Dylan Bartz photo
Seagrave ladder truck at smokey house fire
Dylan Bartz photo

On Tuesday February 18th at 15:17 hours, the Grand Rapids Fire Department was alerted for fire at the corner of Eastern and Oakdale SE. Engine 10 arrived with heavy smoke showing from a one-story commercial building. Companies began a offensive attack and performed searches of the building. The building had three separate areas, and crews conducted primary searches in the other areas which proved negative. After sending multiple crews inside, command pulled everyone out and they started operating in a defensive posture. Several handlines and aerial streams were used to bring the fire under control. 

Initial assignment was Engine 4, Engine 10, Engine 11, Rescue 1, Rescue 2, Ladder 4, Car 5, Car 3, extra Engine 2, Engine 6, and Platform 2.                         2nd Alarm brought Engine 3, Engine 5, Engine 9, Ladder 1, Ladder 3, ADV 1, Car 2, and Car 6. 

Grand Rapids Firefighters battle a fire
Dylan Bartz photo
Rosenbauer Command fire engine at fire scene
Dylan Bartz photo
Grand Rapids Firefighters battle a fire
Dylan Bartz photo
Firefighters in Grand Rapids, MI battle a 2-Alarm commercial building fire at Eastern and Oakdale SE on February 18, 2020

Here are some photos of the house fire on Ford Ave in Grand Rapids, Michigan (1/10/16). The house was a two story vacant, fully involved, wires down, and extensive over haul.

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aftermath of house gutted by fire

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aftermath of house gutted by fire

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aftermath of house gutted by fire

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aftermath of house gutted by fire

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