Thursday morning, October 24, 2013, the Adams County Pennsylvania 911 Center, located in Gettysburg Pa. dropped the Pre-Alert tone for Box 26-2 at 05:48 hours for a house fire with persons trapped in the gated community of Lake Meade, located in the eastern section of the Adams County.
Volunteers from Lake Meade, East Berlin, York Springs, United Hook and Ladder, Franklintown, and Dillsburg responded. Engine 26 from Lake Meade arrived on scene within four minutes of dispatch advising of a single-family, one-story, ordinary construction home, with a well involved attached garage. A working fire dispatch was requested immediately, adding additional tankers and engine companies to the assignment.
E26’s crew advanced handlines into the structure to make an effort to stop the extension into the living quarters of the home. The fire got up in the cockloft and began venting through the roof within ten minutes of the fire departments arrival. The fire eventually extended well into the home and the officer in charge ordered the companies to go to exterior operations.
Firefighters rescued several cats from the burning home, sadly one perished due to the smoke conditions it was found in.
The home was considered a total loss.
With no new fires to post, I wanted to share images of this commercial fire from 2010 in Maywood, IL.
The fire was in a three-story building at 20 N. 5th Avenue that housed a thrift shop, a dance studio, and an apartment, which was located at the back of the building’s second floor. Before I arrived, a boy was rescued from the apartment.
It was a cold, rainy night with low hanging smoke, all of which combined for less than ideal conditions for photography.
Both of the aerials working at the scene were unique. First was the Maywood Spartan/Darley/Nova Quintech, which was one of only a few (possibly no more than three) Nova Quintechs in the entire Chicago area. The other was a one-of-a-kind American LaFrance/Grumman AerialCat from the town of Broadview.
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.
More photos can be found at Glenn’s site www.allhandsworking.com
Patrick Dooley submitted images from this fire which were posted HERE.
Steve Redick submitted images from a 4-11 Alarm fire on Chicago’s near southwest side overnight in a commercial building.