Palatine (IL) firefighters were called for an apartment fire in the Woodhaven apartments at 15 B Dundee Quarter Drive 12/23/20. Engine 82 found heavy fire on the third floor upon arrival. They used a blitz attack right away with their deck gun as lines were pulled to make an interior attack. The attic was well involved with flames venting through the roof. As other Palatine units arrived and took additional lines inside, the majority of the fire was extinguished in short order. The building’s design included a mansard roof which created concerns for hidden fire and the potential for communication around the fire wall to the next building. Vent holes were cut into the mansard on the B side and flames were again visible through the roof as Arlington Heights Tower 1 was preparing to deploy a master stream. Interior companies handled the remaining fire and the master stream was not used. At one point a master stream from Palatine Quint 83 was used to wash down the exterior in sector A.
Here are photos of a Wonder Lake, IL box alarm 12/27/20 around 5am at 5712 E Lake Shore Dr. The house was fully engulfed on arrival. One person was unaccounted for. The state fire marshal and coroner were requested to the scene. More photos provided in this link.
Multiple firefighters from across Sheboygan County, Wisconsin responded to a 3-alarm house fire early Christmas morning on Blueberry Lane south of the Village of Waldo. Firefighters not only battled the blaze but the cold weather as well. The temperature at 1 AM was 11° and the wild chill was -4°F. No injuries were reported.
Hartford, CT north-end companies had heavy fire showing from the B side and rear of this 3-story, wood frame on 12/18/20 at 13:36. Companies made an aggressive push as fire extended to all floors. Patrick Dooley