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Colleton County (SC) firefighters saved a home at 315 Enterprise Street Friday morning 04-May. At 08:27, Colleton 9-1-1 received a report that the home was on fire and the caller could see flames coming from a window. Engine 19 arrived to find the single-story, residential dwelling with heavy smoke visible and flames on the Delta side and in the attic. Crews forced entry through the front door and deployed two 1-3/4 handlines to the interior of the building. They made a rapid search of the building to insure no one was inside. Conditions quickly worsened as two rooms flashed over and both interior crews were evacuated from the building. Firefighters began an exterior attack on the fire and after knocking down the flames, reentered the structure to extinguish the remainder of the fire. They had the fire under control within 20 minutes, saving most of the structure. Two rooms and a portion of the attic suffered heavy fire damage, but the remainder of the home suffered smoke and heat damage. No one was injured in the fire. Water supply was handled with tenders pumping truck to truck. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Units were on the scene for three hours.

Engine 1, Engine 19, Tender 1, Tender 19, Tender 26, Tender 27, Medic 1, Medic 19, Battalion 1, Car 112, Car 118 and Car 119 responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander.

Barry W. McRoy, Fire Chief, Colleton County Fire-Rescue

fire blowing out of window at a house

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Firefighter with hose battles flames

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Firefighters battle house fire

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Barry McRoy photoFirefighter overhauls house after a fire

Firefighters inside house after a fire

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fire department tender nursing an engine

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Prospect Heights (IL) firefighters were called to 409 Etowah Avenue Thursday night (6/1/17) at 9PM for a house fire. First arriving units had fire showing from the B-Side of the house and made a quick hit from the exterior. The area is without hydrants and the first-due tanker was out of service. As Prospect Heights Engine 39 laid out 1,500′ of 5″ hose to a nearby school, Long Grove Tanker 55 supplied water to Prospect Heights Engine 9 in front of the house. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire bringing companies from Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Wheeling, Elk Grove Township, Northbrook, and the Palatine Rural FPD.

flames from window of house on fire

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flames from window of house on fire

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FF with hose line at house fire

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Spartan Gladiator Classic Alexis fire engine

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Long Grove FD Tanker 55

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Prospect Heights FPD Battalion 9

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aftermath of house fire

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Prospect Heights FD Engine 9

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Firefighters prepare PPE before entering house on fire

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Firefighters after battling a house fire

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Schaumburg (IL) companies were sent to the SB IL Route 53 local lanes at I90 just after midnight on Wednesday (6/8/16) for fire in a semi-trailer. They encountered fire in a 40′ trailer that was fully-loaded with commercial uniforms. Battalion 5 requested two tankers from neighboring departments to supply Engine 52 with two lines off. Units on the scene included four engines, two tankers, two trucks, one squad, one chief, and two ambulances supplying manpower during the almost two-hour process to remove the smoldering contents of the truck.

Schaumburg firefighters on scene at night

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firemen use saw to cut semi trailer

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firemen overhaul truck contents after fire

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semi trailer fire at night

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fireman uses a saw to cut semi trailer

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ambulances and fire trucks on the highway at night

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Long Grove fire department tender nursing an engine

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firemen overhaul truck contents after fire

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firemen overhaul truck contents after fire

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Libertyville (IL) firefighters were called to an address in Green Oaks (their fire district, an unincorporated area of Lake County) after a smoke alarm woke the resident. He looked out the window and saw flames from a van parked alongside the attached garage. The first engine pulled into the driveway six minutes later and dumped the tank through a deck gun as flames were already through the roof. The area has no hydrants and they were subsequently nursed by their tanker and then other tankers shuttled into place. There were no injuries and the fire was kept from communicating to the house.

E-ONE Typhoon engine at fire scene

Before additional tankers arrived, this engine was used to nurse the Libertyville tender. Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce fire engine with Wil-Burt light tower operating at night

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scene of attached garage fire

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burned shell of a delivery van next to a house

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fire tender nursing another tender at fire scene

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firefighters wash down the aftermath of a house fire in a rain storm

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burned shell of a delivery van next to a house

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