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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. 

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At approximately 1:35 PM Wyoming fire crews responded to the 2500 block of Batts for a reported structure fire, around the same time Grand Rapids Engine 10 reported heavy black smoke in that direction and responded to the scene. Engine 10 requested a full assignment from Grand Rapids to the scene. Crews from Wyoming, Kentwood and Grand Rapids found a commercial building fully involved along with a dwelling partially involved. Crews did great work stopping the fire from consuming the dwelling. The commercial structure was a total loss. 

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A house fire at 1709 Dusk Drive in Zion, IL 12/18/18 which originated in the fireplace.

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Firefighters battle house fire

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Colleton County (SC) firefighters saved a home at 315 Enterprise Street Friday morning 04-May. At 08:27, Colleton 9-1-1 received a report that the home was on fire and the caller could see flames coming from a window. Engine 19 arrived to find the single-story, residential dwelling with heavy smoke visible and flames on the Delta side and in the attic. Crews forced entry through the front door and deployed two 1-3/4 handlines to the interior of the building. They made a rapid search of the building to insure no one was inside. Conditions quickly worsened as two rooms flashed over and both interior crews were evacuated from the building. Firefighters began an exterior attack on the fire and after knocking down the flames, reentered the structure to extinguish the remainder of the fire. They had the fire under control within 20 minutes, saving most of the structure. Two rooms and a portion of the attic suffered heavy fire damage, but the remainder of the home suffered smoke and heat damage. No one was injured in the fire. Water supply was handled with tenders pumping truck to truck. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Units were on the scene for three hours.

Engine 1, Engine 19, Tender 1, Tender 19, Tender 26, Tender 27, Medic 1, Medic 19, Battalion 1, Car 112, Car 118 and Car 119 responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander.

Barry W. McRoy, Fire Chief, Colleton County Fire-Rescue

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A Springtown (SC) home was heavily damaged in an afternoon fire Sunday 05-February. At 18:32, Colleton 9-1-1 operators received multiple reports of a building on fire at 8947 Augusta Hwy. (SC Hwy 61). Callers reported fire coming from the back and roof of the building with several nearby homes endangered.

Colleton County Fire-Rescue Battalion 1 arrived 7 minutes later to find the single-story, wood-frame dwelling heavily involved with fire visible from the roof and most of the rear of the structure in flames. Engine 26 arrived a short time later and deployed two 1-3/4″ handlines. One crew protected an exposure, a doublewide mobile home 35 feet west of the building, while a second crew forced entry through the front door.

Firefighter-Paramedics made an aggressive attack on the fire quickly bringing it under control within 15 minutes. The home suffered heavy damage during the fire, however one room and its contents were saved with little damage. Some personal items were also saved. Damage to the doublewide mobile home next door was minimal with only the vinyl siding being damaged. A car on the other side of the structure also received minor damage. The remaining two nearby structures were not damaged. Water supply was handled with a tender shuttle. No one was injured during the incident. Sheriff’s deputies detoured traffic on Augusta Hwy for two hours. The Red Cross is assisting the family.

Engine 5, Engine 7, Engine 26, Tender 5, Tender 7, Tender 26, Tender 32, Tender 36, Medic 26, Battalion 1, and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander.

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Barry W. McRoy, Fire Chief, Colleton County Fire-Rescue

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E-ONE fire engine drafts from portable tank at house fire

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A Walterboro (SC) family was displaced following a structure fire at 212 Brights Court Monday afternoon, 30-January at 17:36. Callers to 9-1-1 reported the fire started in the area of the kitchen and then spread with smoke and flames reported to be coming from the attic.

Car 107 arrived to find heavy smoke conditions from all sides of the approx. 4000 sq ft home with flames visible from the south end of the building. Colleton County (SC) Fire-Rescue Engine 1 arrived and deployed two 1-3/4 handlines and used the deck gun in an effort to knock down the flames. As firefighters made entry through the front door, the roof erupted in flames along the ridge vent extending across the structure. Crews attempted an interior attack, but were evacuated from the building a short time later.

A second alarm was requested shortly after arrival as firefighters performed a defensive attack from outside the building. A charged power line fell from the building minutes after arrival blocking access to the rear of the south end of the structure. An additional 1-3/4 and one 2-1/2 handline were deployed.

Water supply was handled with a tender shuttle. A third alarm was issued for manpower 50 minutes into the incident. Crews worked for nearly 1-1/2 hours to gain control of the fire which extended throughout the common attic and damaged most rooms in the residence. The home suffered substantial damage. The fire appears to have started in the breaker box behind the kitchen and extended into the attic. The home had several additions. Fire units were on the scene for seven hours. No injuries were reported during the incident. The American Red Cross is assisting the family.

Engine 1, Engine 9, Tender 1, Tender 2, Tender 6, Tender 19, Tender 22, Tender 26, Tender 27, Medic 1, Medic 6, Medic 13, Medic 19, Car 107, Car 109, Car 118, and Car 119 were at the scene. Assistant Chief Marty Stallings served as Incident Commander.

Barry W. McRoy, Fire Chief, Colleton County Fire-Rescue

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fire department water tender dumps into portable tank with house on fire

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fire department water tender dumps into portable tank

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