Hartford, CT 2nd alarm on 7/25/20 at 21:38. Companies arrived at Westland St & Enfield St to heavy fire showing from the front porch on floor 2. If you notice the rear building pictures there was an exterior elevator which is not something you normally see.
On 7/2/2020, Boston Fire Department Tower Ladder 10 was dispatched for a confirmed structure fire in District 9. While responding on South Huntington Avenue, it was involved in an accident with an SUV, puncturing the right front tire, tearing off an outrigger, and causing additional cosmetic damage to the apparatus. Multiple BFD command staff and mechanics, along with Boston EMS and Boston Police, responded to the scene and assisted five members of Tower Ladder 10 as well as the occupants of the SUV. All members of the company were transported as a precaution. The cause is under investigation.
On 6/28/2020, Cambridge Fire Alarm struck a box for a reported fire on Cambridge Street. Companies found a fire between the first and second floors and after it was determined it had extended to the second floor, a second alarm was called.
As companies were fighting this fire, another fire broke out about five minutes away on Harvard Street when a dumpster next to a building caught fire. Boston Ladder 15, covering a Cambridge firehouse, was first due and reported the fire was extending to the building. Additional mutual aid companies responded to Harvard Street, and as the Cambridge St fire was placed under control some units were cleared and responded directly to the second fire.
WATERBURY, CT – At approximately 10am on July 13, 2020, the Waterbury Fire Department was dispatched to a working fire at 43 Colley Street in a 3-story apartment building that housed 12 units and a grocery store on the ground level. The fire appeared to have started in the rear of the structure on the 3rd floor from a scooter. The incident quickly escalated to a 3rd alarm and extended to a 2 1/2-story, wood frame at 37 Colley Street. Smoke could be seen from blocks away.
Firefighters took steps to stay hydrated during the extended operations with temps in the 80s. Unfortunately, the fire took the life of a 67 year-old man on the 3rd floor and displaced 35 others. No firefighters were injured in the blaze.
On 6/18/2020, Billerica Fire dispatched companies to a structure fire on Riveredge Road. Heavy fire was showing on arrival and a second alarm was struck, bringing all Billerica companies and a Burlington engine to the scene. Additional engines were requested, with Chelmsford and Bedford responding on a modified third alarm. The building was a complete loss.
On 6/27/2020, Quincy Fire Alarm struck a box for a reported fire on Janet Road. Companies had smoke showing from a distance and a second alarm was struck soon after arrival. Heavy fire was knocked down in about 20 minutes.
Here are some shots from a working fire on Chicago’s south side @ 9231 s Dobson 7/2/20. The fire was in a 1.5 sty wood frame, with heavy fire in the rear. Companies lead out two lines and made quick work of the fire. Truck 42 cut some holes in the roof. Companies on the still were Engines 82 & 72, Truck 42, Tower 34, Battalion 23, RIT Battalion 22 & Truck 17, Squad 5, 2-7-5, and EMSChi-Town Fire Photos