Philadelphia, PA, approx. 0125 hrs 3/19/01. Companies arriving at box 6992 found heavy fire conditions in a large vacant garage type building that measured 100' x 30'. The building, located in the 3800 block of Thompson St., had been used as an auto auction, but was completely vacant at the time of this fire. The roof collapsed within 30 minutes of the companies' arrival.
Chelsea, MA approx. 0215 hrs. 4/4/01. 417 Broadway. A second alarm on box 31 was struck shortly after arrival of first due companies for a fire in a store. The store, located in a commercial block measuring 600 x 40 was confined to the store of origin (approx. 40 x 40) by fire walls.
Lawrence, MA approx. 0315 hrs. 4/4/01. 203 Haverhill Street. First arriving companies reported smoke showing from a 3 story apartment building. A third alarm was transmitted about twenty minutes later. Firefighting efforts were delayed, as firefighters alerted and evacuated residents from the building. The building measured approx. 60 x 60.
Boston, MA (Brighton Section) approx 2100 hrs. 4/8/01. 1234 Soldiers Field Rd. A Fire on the fifth floor of an unsprinklered hotel required the transmission of a second alarm before being brought under control. The fire was confined to one room, but the occupant of that room was forced to jump from the window. He suffered major injuries and was transported to a local hospital by Boston EMS.
Winslow Township, NJ, approx. 1430 hrs 4/15/2001. A motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of White Horse Pike and Pump Branch Road escalated to a Hazardous Materials Response after the gas tank on one of the vehicles ruptured.
Camden, NJ, approx 0035 hrs 4/16/01. Fast work by Camden firefighters resulted in a great stop of a fire in a church located at 908 Chelton St, on the corner of South 9th Street. A third alarm assignment was required for the extensive overhaul work that followed. The fire occurred during a heavy downpour, which kept the smoke low, and the photo opportunities to a minimum.
Allenstown, NH approx. 1520 hrs 5/8/01. A fourth alarm was transmitted within minutes of arrival for a fire that eventually went to seven alarms and sparked a forest fire that required an additional eight alarm response to contain. The fire consumed a barn, a garage and a large portion of a house. The photos are from late in the fire, as it was a 60 mile drive, and the local Sheriff's department (the local police at the scene were very nice) was very uncooperative, resulting in a walk through about 2 miles of woods to get to the scene.
Mattapoiset, MA approx 2330 hrs 5/10/01 (Photos from approx. 0045 hrs 5/11/01). Companies from Mattapoiset and Fairhaven fought a fire in a large Cape style home. All companies were ordered out of the building, as the fire took posession of the structure. These photos are of overhaul operations, as it was a long ride from Boston.
Hampton Beach, NH approx 1645 hrs 5/12/01. 5 Alarms were needed to control a fire in a larger 3 story wood frame structure on Ocean Boulevard. These photos are from about 1 hour into the fire. There will be more photos of this fire by Steve Perkins on the Guest Photos page in a few days.
Brockton, MA approx. 2330 hrs. 5/20/01. Brockton firefighters battled a fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame that extended from the first floor through the eaves. These photos are from about 35 minutes into the fire.
Woburn, MA approx. 1730 hrs 6/5/01. The first due companies found a heavy fire condition in an attic upon arrival. A second alarm was sounded very quickly, and an additional engine company was required to bring this fire under control. The location of the building on a dead end allowed access to the first due engine and truck only, making operations difficult.
Chicago, IL approx 0500 hrs 7/2/2001. Battalion 17 reported that he had a fire in a Bungalow that was communicating to exposures, and that he was abandoning firefighting operations in the original fire building to concentrate on the exposures. A Still & Box assignment was dispatched.
Wakefield, MA approx. 1700 hrs. 8/3/01. A lightning strike sparked a 2 alarm house fire at 30 Hancock Rd. Box 4251 was struck, and companies were quickly forced to exterior operations when the second floor flashed over.
Brookline, MA approx. 2000 hrs. 8/3/01. A third alarm was transmitted on box 4382 for a fire in a large brick mansion located at 364 Buckminster Rd. All companies were ordered out of the building as the fire took full possession of the top floor, and an exterior attack commenced.
Boston, MA approx. 1520 hrs 9/4/01. A fire that started from faulty wiring in a lamp quickly spread to involve 4 wood frame three deckers, and threaten other exposures. Five alarms were required to bring the fire under control, and foam was used to smother the fire in the cockloft areas. Photos are from approx. 1700 hrs.
Brooklyn, NY Approx. 0100 hrs. 11/11/01. A second alarm was transmitted on box 936 shortly after arrival for a fire in a four story vacant structure at 362 Tomkins Av. Exterior operations were conducted due to the volume of fire, and a thermal imaging camera was used to find hidden spots of fire.
Brooklyn, NY Approx 0300 hrs. 11/11/01. Members of Engine Company 326 Received an uninvited guest when the driver of a Ford Excursion lost control, crashed through a chain link fence and through the overhead apparatus door, hitting the house watch and the front of the apparatus. The rig was moved about 2 feet. The firefighter on house watch sustained a minor leg injury, and the driver of the Excursion was arrested and charged with DWI. Rescue 2 was special called to remove the remains of the overhead door.
Queens, NY approx. 0215 hours 11/25/01. Engine 303 and Ladder 126 arrived first due to box 8818, to find a heavy fire condition in the rear of a 1-1/2 story occupied wood frame structure at the intersection of 107 Av and 134 St. An additional Engine and Truck were special called above the 10-75 to help bring the fire under control.
Natick, MA 8 and 10 Algonquin Drive approx. 0230 hrs 12/20/01. A third alarm assignment was required to bring a fire in a large luxury duplex under control. The building, an unusual configuration, was approximately 75' X 30' and varied from one story in the center to 2-1/2 stories on each end. It appears that the fire started in the garage of number 10, and spread in each direction. As I left the scene, the State Fire Marshal was investigating the cause.