Around 5:30 the Grand Rapids Fire Department was alerted for the report of a rear porch on fire on the 800 Block of Diamond N. Car 6 arrived to find a two-story, wood-frame with heavy fire in the rear. Engine 5 was fire attack while other crews conducted a primary search and helped with gaining access. Two cats were rescued and handed over to their owners. Ladder 1 conducted ventilation and laddered the roof. The fire was placed under control shortly after.
WATERBURY, CT – Shortly before 8:00pm on February 21, 2020, the Waterbury Fire Department (CT) was dispatched to 693 East Main Street for a fire in a large 3-story apartment building. First companies on scene found heavy smoke and fire. The structure housed a homeless hospitality center on the 1st floor, while the top two floors were unoccupied. The fire escalated to the point where all of the department’s resources were engaged at the scene, as well as mutual aid being called in. There were no reported injuries at the time of this writing.
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New Haven 2nd alarm 1303 Chapel St. vacant dwelling 12/25/19 New Haven, CT – New Haven firefighters hoped for a quiet Christmas as they came on shift. Instead, as they pulled out of quarters for the box alarm, companies reported they could see it. Engine Company 6 arrived reporting a top floor fire. Multiple hand lines were stretched as the fire continued to grow. Companies made an interior attack, but were chased out due to deteriorating conditions. A 2nd alarm was transmitted as companies transitioned to exterior operations. Truck companies went to work with a tower ladder and ladder pipe operations. Additional two and half hand lines also flanked the dwelling on all sides to darken down the fire. It took companies about two hours to bring the fire under control. The cause of the fire is being investigated by the fire marshals office. Glenn Duda, CFPA
East Hartford, CT Car 3 struck the 2nd alarm prior to arrival for 45 Woodmont Dr due to the reports he was receiving from dispatch. Companies arrived to heavy fire from the A & D side of the house. With the house walls and floor joists failing due to the fire, companies were removed from the building and the Rescue used shoring to stabilize the building. One member was transported to the hospital. Patrick Dooley
07/30/18 Waterbury, CT – A long vacant mill building went up in flames in the city of Waterbury. The 1st call was received just before one o’clock. Companies reported that a large volume of fire could be seen while responding. Upon arrival, they had a four-story, mill building fully involved. Companies were hampered by difficult access to the building, including a natural gas plant as an exposure. Four ladder pipes and several multi-versals were used to darken down the heavy volume of fire after a two and a half hour firefight. Companies were expected to maintain a fire watch until the building is demolished. The cause of the fire is suspicious.
Berwyn (IL) firefighters responded to a call for a house fire Tuesday night (12/26/27) @ 3524 s Gunderson. First company arrived and found a 1.5-sty bungalow with a fully involved attic, that had already extended to the exposure to the north. Companies lead out 5 lines in total, and used the aerial pipe to bring the fire under control. I arrived with the first company.