At 0700 hrs on Saturday morning (12/31), companies in Chicago’s 6th Battalion were called to this vacant apartment building at 5149 S. Honore Ave. Engine 123 landed with heavy fire in the rear porches and knocked it down with a hand line from the exterior, prevented it from spreading to the occupied building next store. Although there was some extension into the structure, this was held pretty much in check with an interior line through the front door after companies forced entry. Another line was run up Tower Ladder 39 which was used in mopping up hot spots in the attic. The fire was mostly out within minutes. Companies remained on the scene for some time with extensive overhaul but from this amateur’s perspective, it looked like a very efficient and successful stop. Eric Haak
Some images from Winfield (IL) Box Alarm on 2-22-16
Box alarm for 2 1/2 story frame in Sycamore at 341 W. Exchange Street. Heavy smoke on arrival fire in walls and attic.
The Town of Sheboygan Fire Department conducted a house burn with the assistance from City of Sheboygan Falls and Haven fire departments at 4006 Highway 42 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on Saturday, June 6, 2015.
Firefighters had been training in the house for the past month and the burn down had been scheduled two weeks ago but was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.
2-Alarm house fire in Evanston 3/20/15 (click the link for a video file from Jim McCall)