Stratford 10 Research Dr. commercial building fire
07/09/18 Stratford, CT – Firefighters were called to Soundsphere around six thirty in the morning for a commercial building fire. Multiple calls were received and firefighters could see it as they were turning out. They arrived to find a one-story, fire resistive building fully involved. Companies went to work defensively with master streams. Multiple collapses occurred throughout the building. The fire was brought under control in and hour and a half. An employee of the company on scene stated that he had mixed chemicals for the day’s job order. He left the area and was alerted by a passing ambulance crew of fire through the roof. No other employees were in the building. It is a total loss.
The Chicago Heights Fire Department (IL) had a MABAS Box Alarm on Saturday morning (2/6) for a fire in a Walmart that is under construction at 21000 S. Western Avenue. As far as I could tell, it was probably construction materials on the interior and did not involve the structure. There were two aerials up and ready but no water was used on the roof. I was not allowed to get any closer than the construction fence so the images you see here were taken from a distance. Was able to at least shoot a few rigs.