A three-story building in the process of being demolished was the scene of a 2-Alarm fire before dawn on Christmas Day in Waukegan, IL.
Windsor, Ct had 2 alarms at 53 Park Ave on 6/14/20 at 13:30. One member became trapped in the basement while searching for the occupant reported to have been down there and gave a mayday. He was removed with no injuries. Occupant was not home at the time of the fire. More pictures
Since we have a short gap in recent fire submissions, I thought I’d share this fire from a trip to Camden, NJ in April of 2009. I was spending the night tour with Camden’s Rescue Squad. Sometime after midnight, tones went out for fire in a vacant row house with occupied units on either side at 830 State Street. First arriving units reported a header and we knew we ‘d have a decent job. The fire was upgraded to a 2nd alarm.
The involved unit had been boarded up tight which slowed the companies down briefly. Fire was in the rear, the first floor, and had traveled up to the second floor by the time we arrived. Coming down the street, we saw big flames, but as we walked up to the building, the fire that was through the roof in the rear became hard to see.
There was pretty good fire burning in the rear, and the 2nd-alarm engine was assigned that position. After attempting an aggressive interior attack, companies were eventually ordered out of the building and they went defensive. This fire was during a time when the city was not approving any overtime, so if manpower was below the minimums, units were shuttered for the shift. As a result, it was common to see suburban companies on the 2nd alarm, or even the box if units were busy on other alarms. None of the mutual aid companies were not put to work at this job. There were no injuries.
Manchester had this 3rd alarm fire at 801 Main St on 10/12/13 at 2130 Hours.
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