June 5, 2021 Three, three-story buildings in downtown Lapeer, Michigan were destroyed by fire. At the peak of the blaze, eight aerials were operating.  Four aerial platforms were operating on the “A” side, one on the “B” side of the structure, and three quints were on the “C” side. It took several hours to bring the fire under control. Ten departments responded on mutual aid. 

Dan Jasina

four tower ladders battle Lapeer fire
Dan Jasina photo
Dan Jasina photo
four tower ladders battle Lapeer fire
Dan Jasina photo
major fire in Lapeer Michigan
Dan Jasina photo

Grand Rapids fire crews were dispatched to the 500 block of Leonard Street NE for the report of a house on fire. Companies arrived to find heavy fire on the alpha side of the structure on the exterior of the building with some extension inside. Engine 5 commenced fire attack and achieved a quick knock. Crews rescued 1 Cat from the residence.                

 Assignment: Engine’s 2,5,9 and 10 Rescues 1 and 2 Platform 2 and 3 Car’s 2,5,6,16 and 20. 

heavy smoke from house on fire
Dylan Bartz photo

05/30/21 – Greater Round Lake FPD pulled MABAS Box 26-1 to the box level on arrival at 37nW. Big Horn dr. in Hainesville, IL. Crews found heavy fire in 1 unit of a 6 unit townhouse complex spreading to another unit. Master streams knocked down the bulk of the fire, and crews were able to make a stop on any further spread.

Jeff Rudolph

flames through the roof of a townhouse
Jeff Rudolph photo

Still and Box with Plan one 5812 North Oriole in Chicago, IL. One-story house with a heavy fire load from contents (hoarder house). Two adults transported serious to critical from smoke inhalation. Couple in their 60’s by estimate.

paramedics receive fire victim pulled from a house
Tim Olk photo

West Stafford, CT had this 2nd alarm plus on 5/26/21 at 22:56. The Conklin Rd house sat way off the road on the edge of a cliff. Heavy fire on arrival after a severe storm had passed through the area. Numerous mutual aid assisted at the scene.
Patrick Dooley

Firefighters battle house fire at night
Patrick Dooley photo