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Box 2800 was toned out for a reported deck fire on Tuesday, Feb. 24 3040 Holmes Run Road in Falls Church, VA.  The first arriving units encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from the house and a full working fire dispatch was quickly sounded.  The house contained a large amount of items and combustibles making the fire difficult to contain.  Smoke continued to pour from the house for hours after the initial firefight began.  Foam was applied to the house towards the end of the operation.

fireman at house fire on ladder with hose

Trevor James photo

fireman working at a house fire

Trevor James photo

black and white photo of fire trucks

Trevor James photo

fire hydrant at winter fire scene

Trevor James photo

heavy smoke from house on fire

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fireman on ladder at house fire

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fireman carries saw through snow at house fire

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heavy smoke from house on fire

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firemen change out air bottle at fire scene

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firefighters with fire truck at house fire

Trevor James photo

firemen at house fire in smoke

Trevor James photo

house coated in foam after fire

Debi Gerald photo

A detailed write-up on the fire is available on the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Web site here:

The following unit lineup is provided by Northern Virginia Fire Buffs organization whose team was monitoring the operation as it occurred.  Many thanks to the entire NOVA Fire Buffs team including Derrick Welsh, Debi Gerald, Mike Underwood, David Stemple and Evan Caulfield.

  • Box: 2800

    • Channel : 4 Delta (Operations)

    • Channel : 4 Echo (Command)

    • Call : House Fire 
Address : 3040 Holmes Run Road

    • Dispatched Details : Report Of Fire On Rear Deck 
Units: E428, E418, E410, E408, E102, T410, TW408, R418, M428, EMS404, EMS402, BC404, BC112, SAF403, INV407

    • Additional Engines: E430 and E413

    • RIT Level 1: E429, TL401, M418, SAF401

    • Additional Units at 11:12 : MAU423, CAN408

    • Additional Units at 11:44 : M408

    • Command : BC404

    • Time :10:26

Here is a video of the scene produced by Evan Caulfield from the Northern Virginia Fire Buffs Facebook page.

Best-

Trevor James

On 1/10/15 Glastonbury, Ct responded to 508 Chimney Sweep Hill Rd at 1215 hours for a car fire in the garage. First officer on-scene reported fire and heavy smoke showing from the garage and extending into the house. Many mutual aid tankers assisted with a water shuttle.

Stay safe,

Patrick Dooley

massive flames from house on fire

Patrick Dooley photo

massive flames from house on fire

Patrick Dooley photo

massive flames from house on fire

Patrick Dooley photo

massive flames from house on fire

Patrick Dooley photo

massive flames from house on fire

Patrick Dooley photo

More pictures at www.squadfirephotos.com

These photos are of a single-family house fire on the west side of Villa Park, taken during a very cold and snowy winter afternoon in the early- to mid-1990′s. At the time the pictures were taken, units from Villa Park (including call-backs), Elmhurst, Lombard, and Addison were either on-scene or en route. Unsure if it was a General Alarm or a First-Level MABAS Box.

All photos were taken using a 35mm pocket camera- no digital or smartphones back then!  Hope you enjoy the brief trip down memory lane!

Best Regards,

Brian Murphy

winter fire scene circa 1990

Line off of the rear of first-due engine from Villa Park Northside fire station. Brian Murphy photo

winter fire scene circa 1990

Fire venting through the roof; in foreground is Villa Park Engine 4 (reserve rig). Brian Murphy photo

winter fire scene circa 1990

Note smoke hanging low to ground- very cold day! Also note 2 1/2″ supply line from hydrant down the block at corner. Brian Murphy photo

winter fire scene circa 1990

Lots of cold smoke. Villa Park Engine 5 in background- late 60’s or early 70’s Pirsch. Brian Murphy photo

classic custom Pirsch fire engine

Villa Park Engine 4- late 60’s or early 70’s Pirsch, similar to Engine 5. Brian Murphy photo

classic custom Pirsch fire engine

Engine 4- officer’s side. Brian Murphy photo

Mack CF Pirsch rear mounted aerial ladder fro Elmhurst IL

Elmhurst Truck 1- 1977 Mack/Pirsch 100′ aerial ladder. Refurbished late 80’s or early 90’s by RPI . Brian Murphy photo

On Friday, the Twin Lakes Fire Department, Randall Fire Department, Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Richmond Fire Departments responded to a house  fire in the 1500 block of Skinner Drive in Twin Lakes. They found heavy fire from the rear of the home on arrival. A MABAS box alarm requested which brought engines from Wheatland and Randall, a tender from the Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Spring Grove (IL).

Images from Tim Olk

firemen perform overhaul after house fire

Tim Olk photo

gas line burning after house fire

Tim Olk photo

gas line burning after house fire

Tim Olk photo

remains of house destroyed by fire

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Twin Lakes Fire Department squad

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gas line burning after house fire

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Pierce Quantum fire engine

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Silver Lake FD fire engine

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Fox Lake Fire Department tender

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Wheatland FD tanker

Tim Olk photo

As of 1PM (Sunday), the Lynwood (IL) Fire Department (along the Indiana border) is working a 2nd Alarm for the fully involved house fire at 3039 196th Street. Tim Olk is at the scene and submitted these images from his phone.

Lynwood house fully engulfed by fire 1-26-14

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Lynwood house fully engulfed by fire 1-26-14

Tim Olk photo

Lynwood house fully engulfed by fire 1-26-14

Tim Olk photo

Lynwood house fully engulfed by fire 1-26-14

Tim Olk photo

Lynwood house fully engulfed by fire 1-26-14

Tim Olk photo

Lynwood house fully engulfed by fire 1-26-14

Tim Olk photo

 

American LaFrance LTI tower ladder at fire scene

Tim Olk photo

Lynwood house fully engulfed by fire 1-26-14

Tim Olk photo

Lynwood house fully engulfed by fire 1-26-14

Tim Olk photo

Mack CF fire engine

Tim Olk photo

E-ONE fire engine at fire scene

Tim Olk photo