Seagrave Aerialscope at fire scene

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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
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Patrick Dooley

massive smoke and flames from house fire
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Seagrave Aerialscope at fire scene
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massive smoke and flames from house fire
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Seagrave Aerialscope at fire scene
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2-Alarm fire in Windsor CT
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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.

Camden firemen battle 2-alarm fire at night

The view as we approached the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

Camden firemen battle 2-alarm fire at night

The view looked much more dramatic from a distance since the bulk of the fire was in the rear. Larry Shapiro photo

Camden firemen battle 2-alarm fire at night

Two of Camden’s Seagrave engines in the street as lines are pulled. Larry Shapiro photo

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.

Camden firemen battle 2-alarm fire at night in vacant row house

A fireman works on the plywood covers as the line is readied for entry. Larry Shapiro photo

Camden firemen battle 2-alarm fire at night in vacant row house

A line is readied in the rear. Larry Shapiro photo

Camden firemen battle 2-alarm fire at night in vacant row house

The line in front is adjusted. Larry Shapiro photo

Camden Seagrave Aerialscope

Camden Tower Ladder 3, a Seagrave Aerialscope. Larry Shapiro photo

Camden firemen battle 2-alarm fire at night in vacant row house

The first line is about to enter the vacant unit. Larry Shapiro photo

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.

Camden firemen battle 2-alarm fire at night in vacant row house

A supply line is prepared for Truck 3. Larry Shapiro photo

Camden firemen battle 2-alarm fire at night in vacant row house

The accountability board. Larry Shapiro photo

Camden firemen battle 2-alarm fire at night in vacant row house

Firemen work on the upper roof as another fireman pulls facia from the lower roof. Larry Shapiro photo

Camden firemen battle 2-alarm fire at night in vacant row house

Working from below, a fireman works to expose hidden fire. Larry Shapiro photo

Camden firemen battle 2-alarm fire at night in vacant row house

A section of the roof is pulled free. Larry Shapiro photo

Camden firemen battle 2-alarm fire at night in vacant row house

As fire took control of the second floor the attack went defensive. Larry Shapiro photo

There are more images from this fire in a gallery.

Manchester had this 3rd alarm fire at 801 Main St on 10/12/13 at 2130 Hours.

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Patrick Dooley

Manchester Fire Department battles 4-Alarm fire

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Manchester Fire Department battles 4-Alarm fire

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Manchester Fire Department battles 4-Alarm fire

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Manchester Fire Department battles 4-Alarm fire

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Manchester Fire Department battles 4-Alarm fire

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Manchester Fire Department battles 4-Alarm fire

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