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The Milwaukee Fire Department responded to a house fire just before 1 AM on Thursday, January 6th on North 22nd Street near West Wright Street and found fire coming from the second floor.

Firefighters reported the home as being occupied but they could not find the residents at the scene, however they located a cat and requested Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC).  The temperature during the fire was 15° with the wind chill being reported at -1°.  No injuries were reported. 
Asher Heimermann

The Milwaukee Fire Department responded to a house fire near North 24th Street and West Burleigh Street. The call came in shortly after 11:30 PM.
 

The home was reportedly vacant and not occupied at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported at the scene.

Asher Heimermann

Took in the 2-11 yesterday around 330am at 500 W 26th Street in Chicago. Fire was in a 3-sty ord building about 100×150. First-in companies attempted an interior attack but had trouble finding the seat of the fire. They ended up transitioning to an exterior attack and went defensive. At the height of the fire, 5 handlines, multiple portable ground monitors, Squad 1, AT8, TL5, and TL10 were used to try to get a handle on it. I arrived about 45 min into the job.

Still Companies were Engines 8 & 29, Trucks 4 & 8. 

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago
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The Milwaukee Fire Department responded to a house fire near North 24th Street and Garfield Avenue around 1:30 AM on Friday, December 24th. Originally reported as a rubbish fire, first arriving firefighters found a house on fire. 
 As firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze, the roof collapsed.

No injuries were reported at the scene and there is no word if anyone was home at the time. 

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Olive St. 2nd Alarm Fire (Bridgeport, CT) 5/30/21 
BRIDGEPORT, CT – Shortly before 6:30pm on May 30, 2021, the Bridgeport Fire Department received multiple calls for a fire at 370 Olive St.  First companies on scene found a large, 4-story, wood-frame residence with heavy fire showing on all four floors at the rear porches.  A second alarm was immediately called.  After an aggressive offensive attack, members were eventually pulled from the structure as the fire took hold of the attic and operations turned defensive.  In all, eight families were displaced, but there were no reported injuries at the time of this writing.
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Firefighters in Pierce tower ladder battle a fire
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Just before 2:00PM on Thursday, (4/22/21) fire companies from Long Grove, Buffalo Grove, Palatine, Lake Zurich, Prospect Heights, Mundelein, the Countryside FPD, the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD, Barrington, and Elk Grove Township were dispatched for a house fire at 3159 Cuba Road in Long Grove. Initial reports were of fire on the roof that the resident was attempting to extinguish. The 6,000 square foot home with a cedar shake roof is located roughly 1,000 feet from the road with a winding driveway and wooden bridge for access.

A dispatcher notified responding units that the homeowner had reportedly reentered the home, but was outside again when the first units arrived. Long Grove units saw fire from the attic in front of the house and from the rear as well upon conducting an initial size up. The alarm was upgraded to a working fire bringing more resources including several additional tankers.

An interior attack was made and found heavy fire inside the home before firefighters were forced to retreat and change to defensive operations. Long Grove Tanker 55 with 3,000 gallons of water and Squad 55 with 730 gallons were both in the driveway followed shortly thereafter by Lake Zurich Engine 324 with another 750 gallons after they dropped 750′ of 5″ hose up the driveway on their way in. The alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm which later was upgraded to a 2nd and then a 3rd Alarm.

A deck gun was used to attack the fire until the initial 4800-gallon combined water supply was depleted while additional companies initiated a water supply from the street. Tankers shuttled water from two fill sites, one east and the other from the west.

At one point ammunition inside was heard exploding. Embers from the fire spread to the east starting several small brush fires. The wind-driven fire spread quickly and totally consumed the house which was completely destroyed. 

wind driven fire destroys large home in an area with no hydrants
fire destroys 6000 square foot home
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