Brockton, MA approx 2240 hrs. 1/13/2000. Third Alarm, Box 3122, 34 East Main Street. A fire that started on the first floor of a three story wood frame duplex (6 family) dwelling spread rapidly throughout the building. Firefighting operations were hampered by temperatures in the single digits, sustained winds of greater than 20 MPH and 7" of snow from the area's first snowfall.
Arlington, MA approx. 1420 hrs 1/18/2000. Third Alarm, box 481, 39 Bartlett Av. A fire in a large Victorian style house required the response of 5 Engines, 3 Ladders and a Rescue company before being brought under control. The temperature was around 10 degrees Farenheight, and the house sat on a hill, causing some footing problems for firefighters.
Brockton, MA approx 0010hrs 2/4/2000. Working Fire Box 3211, 179 North Warren Avenue. Companies made a good stop after finding fire showing on arrival from a 3 1/2 story wood frame structure.
Belmont, MA approx. 0110hrs. 2/4/2000 4th Alarm, 37 Wilson Avenue. A second alarm was struck on arrival for a fire on the first floor of a three story wood frame structure. The fire quickly took possession of the building and threatened exposures.
Randolph, MA approx. 2030hrs. 2/7/2000 Working Fire, 402 North Main Street. First arriving companies found heavy fire showing from the second floor of a 2 1/2 story wood frame commercial building. The fire extended into the attic area, and vented around the eaves in the rear of the building. The scene was kept very "photographer un-friendly" by the Randolph Police Department, so these photos were taken from some distance, using the zoom function, which was beyond the range of my flash, hence the less than optimum photos.
Boston, MA approx. 1915hrs 2/8/2000 (Hyde Park Section) Box 3713, 1 Rosa Street. All hands of the first alarm assignment were used for a fire in a 3 story brick apartment building, approx. 50X50. The fire apparently started in a mattress on the first floor, and filled the entire building with smoke. Ladder 28 rescued 1 woman and her pet ferret from the apartment above the fire via ladder.
Boston, MA approx. 0900 hrs 3/10/2000 (Roslindale Section) Box 2768, 149 Belgrade Avenue. A second alarm was struck shortly after arrival for a fire in a block of stores where the first arriving companies were met with a heavy fire condition. An aggressive attack was made, and the fire brought under control very quickly. Photos are from approx. 0920 hrs.
Randolph, MA approx. 1610 hrs 3/13/2000. 45 Highland Av. A second alarm response was required to bring a fire in concealed spaces between the third floor and the roof of an apartment building under control. These photos are from video, and are of a lesser quality that those taken with the Mavica 91.
Dedham, MA approx 1520 hrs 4/30/2000. 600 Whiting Avenue Extension. The first due engine reported a large outside trash fire extended to a building, and a box was struck. After access to the fire area was gained, it was found that the fire was contained to the large piles of scrap, and had not extended into the building. The deck gun was utilized to knock down most of the fire.
Braintree, MA approx. 1620 hrs. 5/3/2000. A large brush fire in the Blue Hills Reservation between Wood Road and Chickatawbut Road required a second alarm assignment that included the Massachusetts Forest Fire Control Department and the Metropolitan District Commission Fire Service before being contained.
Concord, MA approx. 2000 hrs. 5/4/2000. A 3rd and 4th alarm were sounded very quickly for a fire in a large "L" shaped building that housed medical offices. The fire progressed to 8 alarms before 2115 hrs, and multiple mutual aid units responded to the scene.
Watertown, MA approx. 1830 hrs 7/5/2000. A second alarm was struck shortly after the arrival of the first due companies for a fire in a 1 story commercial garage approximately 60'X100'. The fire burned from rear to front, and was battled with exterior master streams and ladder pipes. The fire destroyed vehicles inside the building, as well as a dumpster and vehicle that were adjacent to the fire building.
Milton, MA approx 2330 hrs. 7/10/2000. 18 Taff Road. A fire that apparently started on the rear porch of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling extended up into the house, and took full possession of the attic area, making access for attack very difficult for firefighters. It was a warm night by New England standards, and a total of 5 alarms were required to supply enough manpower to keep rotations fresh.
Providence, RI approx. 1800 hrs. 8/19/2000, Photos from approx 2200 hrs 8/19/2000. A second and third alarms were sounded on arrival for a fire in a 400 X 60 Mill type building. A fourth alarm was sounded a short time later. These photos are from video.
Medford, MA Approximately 1630 hrs. 11/7/2000. A third alarm was required to bring a fire in a large three story wood frame building under control. The fire was fed by natural gas, making operations very difficult. These photos are taken from video.
Walpole, MA approximately 0320 hrs 11/20/2000, 4 Juniper Circle. The response of four engine companies and a ladder truck were required to bring a fire in a 1 and 2 story wood frame colonial structure under control. The fire apparently started on a rear deck and extended through the walls to an attic area. Given the time of the morning, a very good stop was made. These photos are from video.
Walpole, MA Approximately 1600 hrs 11/28/2000. First arriving companies reported heavy smoke showing from an abandoned mansion on Washington Street. 4 Alarms were required, as the closest hydrant to the building was about 500 feet away, through heavy woods. Drafting operations and long hose lays were also required. These photos are from approx. 1800-1920 hrs. Photos taken from video.