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Orange 2nd alarm 612 Chestnut Ridge Rd. 
12/18/19 Orange, CT – Orange firefighters arrived to find a well-involved, occupied, private dwelling. Mutual aid was requested for manpower from West Haven and Woodbridge. Companies went in service with 2 1/2″ hand lines. West Haven placed Truck 1’s aerial in service to assist in darkening down the fire. Companies had to battle frigid temperatures, icy road conditions, and a lack of water to finally bring the fire under control about two hours later. The occupants escaped the blaze prior to the fire department’s arrival. One firefighter from Orange was evaluated on the scene. The cause of the fire is being investigated by the fire marshal’s office.
Glenn Duda, CFPA 

Orange CT FD fire truck
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Firefighters battle house fire at night
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Firefighters battle house fire at night
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Firefighters battle house fire at night
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Firefighters battle house fire at night
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Chief Vaugh Dumas gets briefed on operations
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heavy smoke from house fire at night
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Grosse Pointe, a suburb that borders on the east side of Detroit. This is a public safety department so the fire response here is vastly different than the city of Detroit. Manpower is very limited initially and is supplemented by people responding from home and on duty police officer/firefighters. All the mutual aid companies also share this type of system.

The fire involved a large dwelling under renovation that was fully involved and rapidly spreading to the exposures. Above the 5th alarm level the City of Detroit was requested to send two engine companies, a squad, and a buggy. When we arrived the original fire building was fully involved and starting to collapse. Exposure 4 was becoming well involved and exposure 2 was severely threatened. Allthree buildings were lost. We witnessed some spectacular fire conditions here and initial units on scene were pretty much overwhelmed from the start considering the available resources. This was a horrible event for all concerned although thankfully no lives were lost. More can be seen here.

Grosse Pointe, Michigan 5-Alarm Fire, March 26, 2018.

The city of Grosse Pointe, Michigan received calls of a fully-involved home on Washington Road around 10:20pm on Monday, March 26th, 2018. The city is protected by a Public Safety Department where personnel are both police officers and firefighters. The first arriving unit reported a fully-involved, 2-story colonial that was under construction with fire through the roof, and immediately called for a 3rd alarm. I am not aware of what exactly that brings, but I can tell you it does not bring what many 3rd alarms do. A minute or so later, a 4th alarm was requested.

Eventually, the City of Detroit was requested as auto-aid but it was too little, too late. The fast moving inferno quickly overpowered the short-handed department. The “D” side exposure was another large, 2-story colonial and the “B” side exposure was a large tudor. Both of these structures were occupied and both would be incinerated in a manner that every homeowner should be aware of. Experienced fire suppression crews are invaluable and this was evident in the loss of the exposures during this incident. The men and women on scene did everything they could, but they just did not have the manpower to keep up. For reference, the first image was taken about 25 minutes in and is the original fire building.

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house engulfed by fire at night

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house engulfed by fire at night

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house engulfed by fire at night

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Chicago firefighters battled a Still & Box Alarm fire at 4828 W. Van Buren late Monday morning (1/8/18) that was upgraded to a 2-11 with an EMS Plan 1 for a Mayday alert.

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Chicago firefighters battle fire in a house

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Chicago firefighters battle fire in a house

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Chicago firefighters battle fire in a house

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Chicago firefighters battle fire in a house

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Chicago firefighters battle fire in a house

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Chicago firefighters battle fire in a house

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A home is a total loss after a fire Saturday (9/23/17) morning around 9:30 a.m. at 11343 Buckbee Road in the Township of Larrabee (WI). Fire Crews From: Marion, Clintonville, Embarrass, Bear Creek, Town of Grant, and Pella fire departments responded to the scene.

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Photo Credit:  Daniel Brandenburg

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Amazing Anyone Lived …

At about a quarter past eleven in the evening on Saturday night, April 12th, the Wake Forest Fire Department and the Rolesville Fire Department were called to 417 Cottesbrook Drive in Wake Forest. Units dispatched included Rolesville Pumper 153, Roseville Engine 151, Rolesville Rescue 15, Wake Forest Engine 1, Wake Forest Engine 3, Wake Forest Engine 5, Wake Forest Ladder 1, and Wake Forest Battalion 1.

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When units arrived, the front of the house was engulfed in fire. The fire began in the garage. Witnesses said the family made it out of the house but sadly their dog did not survive the fire.

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Cottesbrook Drive is full of Wake Forest fire equipment setup to battle the burning house on Saturday night. Wake Forest News photo

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Wake Forest Battalion Chief Bud Connelly supervises activities as firefighters deal with making sure there is no fire left hiding inside. Wake Forest News photo

The fire was quickly brought under control and while there was extensive damage to the front of the house, most of the family’s valuable possessions were saved.

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Scott Jones, his mother Jonni and son Scottie, Jr. stand in front of the house the day after the fire as workers drape the home with a giant tarp to protect the structure. Wake Forest News photo

interior door withholds fire between garage and house

The interior door from the garage held back most of the fire, the family room appeared to be mostly undamaged. Wake Forest News photo

Steve Rhodes, Wake Forest News

More about the aftermath and the families gratitude to responding firefighters can be found at http://wfncnews.com/3352/jones-family-lost-home-thinks-wake-forest-fire-department-rocks