The Capital Beltway on a Tuesday morning: From I-495 between University Boulevard and New Hampshire Avenue in Montgomery County this morning. Still images here thanks to Emily Cyr at WUSA9.com.
Some must listen to fireground audio: This is from the house fire Sunday morning in Buffalo where six people were trapped. We have the dramatic fireground audio and interviews with the firefighters. Check it out. We have also links to video and pictures from the scene.
“[The suburbs] do an exterior attack. That’s why they lose most of their buildings. If we stood back and put water on, we’d feel like we weren’t doing anything”: That quote is causing quite a bit of controversy in the Chicago area. The discussion of the “Chicago way” by members of Engne 106 is part of a column by Neil Steinberg in the Sun-Times. There are a number of comments attached to the story that give a good sense of what we have also seen in emails floating around. Here is the story and the reaction.
More details on water problems at Maryland house fire that left eight firefighters hurt: The hydrant that couldn’t be pumped during the initial stages of the house fire in University Park on Sunday night tested fine. PGFD’s Mark Brady says it took three attempts and five to seven minutes to get water from the plug. Click here for the details.
An explanation on water problems at Ohio fire: Video from a neighbor and lots of questions from a reporter seem to have gotten to the bottom of water issues at a Westerville, Ohio house fire on Saturday. Watch the video and read more.
Firegeezer on fire: He’s got lots of good stuff. Click here and scroll down. Make sure you check the pictures and video from the multi-alarm fire in East Hartford.
Status of former Maryland assistant chief changed from fired to retired: You may recall the story of Greg DeHaven, a Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service assistant chief who was fired after he crashed the county vehicle into a bunch of cars and a police car on I-270. He is no longer in the “fired” status. Read more.
It isn’t just us who had a busy weekend: Fire season is clearly here. Our friends at NewsWorking.org in Northeastern Pennsylvania shot lots of video. The one above is of the boarding house fire in Stroudsburg. Firegeezer has more details on the fire. NewsWorking.org also has video from a two-alarm house fire in LowHill Township and a two-alarm house fire in Allentown.
Also on STATter911 …
- Raw video: Multi-alarm fire with collapses in Mahanoy City, PA. – July 31, 2012
- Raw video: PGFD house fire on Wingate Drive in Glenn Dale, Maryland. – March 29, 2012
- UPDATE – Helmet-cam: Roof ops at firefighter’s burning home in Throop, PA. Homeowner was driving first arriving pumper. – February 11, 2013
- Raw video: Three-alarm fire in seven Allentown, PA rowhomes with lots of video choices. – May 26, 2013
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