Video from Jim M of an Indianapolis house fire posted on June 6. No details on when or where it occurred. Here is some of the description:
First arriving companies had significant trouble navigating through the interior of the house to the area of origin due to the tremendous amount of “stuff” piled from floor to ceiling throughout. Consequently, the fire was able to increase in size and obviously spread through the attic. Also, the layout of the house did not allow easy access to the fire room through the front door.
There was a large multi-alarm warehouse fire in Indianapolis on Saturday that required laying supply lines across railroad tracks. In the video above, WISH-TV shows the moment a CSX train took out one of those supply lines. Here’s what the TV station reported:
Firefighters regrouped and laid more lines.
They say CSX officials cooperated from the very start of the fire-fight. But this one train did not have time to stop.
The tracks remained closed for the next seven hours.
Above is raw chopper video from WISH-TV from the fire. Below is undated video of a similar incident with a supply line from Maine that popped up on YouTube this past week.
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Video from esdras alvarado of a house fire in Bellingham, Washington. I know it is no surprise to anyone, but watch around the 2:00 mark and someone starting to pull a vehicle right in front of the burning home.
Video from Frank Wesnoski (fwesnosk) from a house fire on Wednesday at 640 W. Rolling Road in Springfield Township, Pennsylvania (Delaware County).
From video description:
Pd arrived reporting 2nd floor fully involved. 44-9 requested a working fire dispatch, he arrived reporting fire through the roof and a hydrant right out front. 44-1 came right in and went in service with 2 2 ½ lines 56 put a blitzfire on the exposure which was already taking heat damage to the siding. Tower 44 put 2 elevated master streams in service and knocked the bulk of the fire. Crews then went interior with extensive overhaul and salvage.
Three people were routed from their beds by an early morning fire that caused significant damage to their Rolling Road home.
An unidentified jogger passing by 640 W. Rolling Road at about 4:45 a.m. on Wednesday saw flames coming from the roof of the two-story house. He banged on the front door of the home, alerting the two residents and their 5-year-old grandson to the fire. All three escaped without injury.
Fire Capt. Pete Hendrickson, with the Burbank Fire Department said the 9-1-1 call came in at 10:17 a.m.
“The first arriving engine company found flames outside Beauty Kiss Carpets and heavy smoke in the attic,” he said. “At some point, all the carpets in the entire interior became on fire and the roof collapsed.”
Hendrickson said about 75 firefighters knocked down the fourth-alarm fire in about two and a half hours.
He added two of the firefighters suffered “heat-related injuries.”
Firefighters carried animals from a strip mall pet store after they sawed through a metal gate to enter the unit and attack a fire that damaged the building’s roof Monday morning in Hollywood.
Aerial video showed firefighters carrying a cage of animals — possibly puppies or small dogs — from the building, identified by signage as Kim’s Pets and Fish. It was not immediately clear whether there are more animals in the building.
The fire, reported at about 6 a.m., damaged at least one unit of the strip mall at Lexington and Vermont avenues. Firefighters used a circular saw to cut through a metal gate and enter the building.
Fire fighters rescued several dogs and puppies after an Ogden residence caught fire Saturday morning.
Fire crews from the Ogden and Roy fire departments responded to a house fire at 280 31st Street at 9 a.m. The house was subdivided into three apartments, and a room of one of the apartments had caught fire. The residents were not home and fire fighters had to rescue two dogs and six puppies from the fire.
The fire was contained to one room, and the other two remaining apartments were not damaged.
At 18:04 Lehigh County Fire Dispatch sent Engine 33 and Ladder 33 (Han-Le-Co) for an apartment building fire at 568 Cedar Hill Drive (Allendale Apartments). With multiple calls being received, Chief 33 (Yoder) special-called Stations 2 (Catasauqua), 15 (Hanover, Northampton County) and EMS 75 for a full response before arriving on location. They were dispatched at 18:10. Ladder 33 arrived on scene and the chief reported a working fire in a two-story apartment building with heavy fire on the top floor.
Firefighters stretched 3 lines and started an exterior attack. They were getting reports of a dog inside the fire apartment. Once firefighters gained entry and started to advance in via the stairwell to the second floor apartment, Catasauqua Firefighter Duke Hartranft found the dog un-responsive at the bottom of the stairwell. Moments later, the dog came through and was walking around.
Fire officials said coals left unattended in a fire pit caused $350,000 in damage to a trailer and an adjacent home in the 1100 block of Meknes Way near Nawa Way on Saturday.
No one was injured, but a family cat perished in the blaze, to which firefighters responded at 10:07 a.m., according to San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesman Maurice Luque.
“A fire pit that had active coals in it ignited an enclosed trailer,” Luque said.”The trailer was a ball of fire, which then spread into the eaves of the house destroying the first-floor bedroom. There was a lot of smoke damage through the rest of the house.”
A second-alarm call for backup units, later rescinded, was sent out by firefighters at 10:32 a.m. when it was feared the blaze threatened nearby homes, Luque said.
“Embers had actually gotten on to the roof of a house across the street and momentarily ignited it,” he said.
Some other views of a fire in Yeadon, Pennsylvania (Delaware County) on Saturday courtesy of OneNineTruck of the Lansdowne Fire Company.
Here’s some of the description with the video:
Truck 19 arriving at a working fire in the Borough of Yeadon. The inside crew found fire on the first floor extending to the second floor where they then split up doing searches on all floors. The OVM and Driver/Operator threw ladders, forced entry, ventilated, secured utilities, and made their way to the roof.
Video by firelensman of a vehicle and house fire at 118th Street and Main Street in Los Angeles, California. Here’s part of the description:
The fire involved an S.U.V., a carport with extension to the rear of a house. Firefighters encountered wires down. Firefighters also had to contend with attacking flaming gasoline on pooled water, in a confined area, under the S.U.V.and behind the smoldering house.
Raw video above from WTTG-TV/FOX 5 of yesterday evening’s four-alarm fire at Frager’s Hardware at 1115 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE in Washington, DC. Details and news coverage of the fire in this landmark building on Capitol Hill are below, but here’s the story that won’t be on the news. The washed-up newsman who runs this blog was in Southwest Washington, dressed in his tuxedo, driving to the annual Radio & TV Congressional Correspondents’ Dinner with his wife when they saw a lot of smoke in the distance before the alarm was dispatched. Despite knowing there was a hell of a building fire about 25 blocks away, he continued on to the original destination in the name of marital harmony. One person your blogmaster knew would be ditching the party in a heartbeat is a veteran of a well known cable news network who is among the world’s most famous fire buffs. Wrong. Totally out of character, he too passed up a four-alarm fire just around the corner. What is the world coming to?
Thankfully the only newsman left is my old friend Mitchell Miller of WTOP Radio. Mitchell, also dressed in his tuxedo, saw the smoke while exiting Metro. Did he go straight to the party? No. He rented a bike off the street and pedaled his way there, shooting the video below. At least there’s one real newsman left in your Nation’s Capital.
The fire broke out at Frager’s Hardware on Pennsylvania Avenue SE in Capitol Hill Wednesday evening. The store, which was established in 1920, is a popular spot for presidents and is often an area to stage political events.
John Weintraub, one of the owners of Frager’s, says the fire started in a lumber area on the 11th Street side of the store.
Thick smoke could be seen from Arlington National Cemetery, Nationals Park, Logan Circle, and even Tenleytown.
The D.C. government is recommending that residents of Capitol Hill, Lincoln Park, Hill East, and Near Southeast neighborhoods who are near the fire stay inside their homes. They say to turn on the air conditioning on, and keep windows closed to reduce the danger from prolonged exposure to the smoke.
A fire broke out at the historic Frager’s Hardware store in Capitol Hill Wednesday evening.
More than 200 firefighters and 50 fire trucks were dispatched to the scene of the four-alarm fire in the 1100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. The fire broke out at around 6 p.m.
Fire officials say two D.C. firefighters were transported to the hospital after sustaining minor injuries battling the blaze. There are no report of any civilian injuries.
Picture from Alertpage.
The main building was evacuated. Firefighters say other buildings were in danger of catching fire.
The smoke from the fire was so large that it could be seen for miles in the District.
For residents who live nearby, D.C. Fire and EMS Deputy Fire Chief John Donnelly says, “The advice we’re giving people is to go back into their house, keep the windows shut, turn your air conditioning on. That’s the best protection you can take from the smoke.”
Frager’s Hardware was opened in 1920 and is located 11 blocks away from the U.S. Capitol.
“Frager’s has been an institution,” said D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray. “I don’t think there’s anybody who has been in this city for more than a year who doesn’t know about Frager’s Hardware. If you wanted a particular hardware item, you would go to Frager’s and get it because you know you could find it. I’ve been there many times myself.”
D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells says Frager’s Hardware is “part of the heartbeat of this whole neighborhood” and the fire is “an absolute tragedy for the community.”
“When Center Fire Department was dispatched units were advised that there was possibly someone still inside of the residence,” according to Center Township Fire Chief Jeremy Inman.
“Fire units made several interior searches while fighting the fire. Nobody was located and only minor injuries were reported. One of the home owners suffered minor burns, but refused treatment,” Inman stated.
On 6-1-13, Engine 24 made the response with 5 personnel to assist the Yeadon Fire Company on a working house fire, 400 Block of Orchard Ave. Engine 24 arrived to find a 2 story twin, 15X30, smoke showing 1st and 2nd floor, B and C side. Engine 24 stretched two attack lines and found a kitchen well involved and extending.
This is video from ntvinh1602 of a fire today at 28 Tran Hung Dao in Hanoi, Vietam. According to the description, the service station is located across from the Central Military Hospital 108. Ten firefighters were hurt, including at least two who were seriously burned. Pictures here show one person with his clothes on fire. The fire spread from the service station lot to a nearby bar.
14h15, fire kept spreading out with huge blasts. 50 firefighters tried to control the fire, about 10 firetruck waited to reach the scene. A sedan car parking in the gas station and nearby beerhouse caught fire and destroyed completely. But no one died so far, only 3 gas station employees injured.
16h, firefighters shouted with joy when the fire under control temporarily, no black smoke rises. However, the fire hose and sprinkler continually bubbles to cool the tank.
16h15, the intense flames and fire burning harder than the beginning. At least two firefighters were taken to the hospital in very serious condition. The reason is when the fire was extinguished temporarily, enforcers decided to discharged gasoline from the tanker to prevent fires, then it met the hot heat and started to fire again!
According to Tuoi Tre’s on-the-scene-reporters, at least 10 firefighters sustained burn injuries while battling the fire and all of them have been taken to hospital for treatment.
The cause of the blaze was not immediately clear yet. 20 fire trucks and a large number of firefighters have been deployed to the scene.
As of 4:45pm today, firefighters were still working to put it out entirely. Around 15 mins later, more than 1000 people were deployed to extinguish the fire. Tuoi Tre reporters at the scene said they could feel the heat and the smell of gasoline hundreds of meters away from the fire scene.