Woonsocket, RI approx. 1130 hrs 1/2/08. Woonsocket firefighters battled a stubborn fire in a 2 story wood frame.
Detroit, MI 1000 Van Dyke, approx 2230 hrs. 1/3/08. First arriving companies found heavy fire in a 3 story apartment building.
Detroit, MI Central & Joy, approx 2330 hrs. 1/3/08. Engine 34 reported they were stretching on a large commercial building and requested a second alarm shortly thereafter.
Detroit, MI, 1801 18th St. approx. 0010 hrs 1/4/08. Chief 7 reported two dwellings well involved, spreading to a third, and requested additional companies for a heavy fire condition.
Detroit, MI Beard St. & LaFayette Blvd., approx. 0130 hrs. 1/4/08 Engine 33 was sent to investigate a report of smoke in the area. While enroute, the box was filled out. On arrival, they reported they were stretching on a dwelling.
Detroit, MI, 6040 Barrett St. approx 0225 hrs. 1/4/08. First due companies reported a dwelling well involved, and dispatch reported people trapped in a 1-1/2 story wood frame. The building was without heat in single digit temperatures, and portable stoves were being used to heat it. A 13 year old girl perished in the fire.
Detroit, MI, Loretto & Colpin Streets, approx. 0350 hrs. 1/4/08. Ladder 23 reported that the first engine would be stretching on a dwelling. The fire was in a 1 story wood frame that appeared to be the site of a previous fire. I think the building started out as a 1-1/2 story structure.
Detroit, MI, 4899 Ogden St, approx 1950 hrs 1/4/08. Companies stretched on a small fire in a vacant dwelling.
Detroit, MI, Parker St & E. Warren St. approx. 2315 hrs 1/4/08. Engine 46 was enroute on a still alarm when the box was filled out. On arrival, they reported they were stretching on a dwelling.
Detroit, MI, 2 Mandalay St. approx 0045 hrs 1/6/08. First arriving companies found heavy fire in a 2 story vacant apartment building.
Detroit, MI, 725 E. Brentwood St., approx. 0200 hrs 1/6/08. The Chief was first on scene of this job, and reported that the first companies would be stretching on dwelling well involved. This was the second fire in this building in 24 hours.
Detroit, MI, 17330 Pinehurst St. approx 0400 hrs 1/6/08. Companies had a hard time finding this fire in a 2-1/2 story wood frame due to a heavy fog condition masking the smoke. This was Squad 5's 12th fire of their 24 hour tour.
North Providence, RI, 885 Charles St, approx 1430 hrs. 1/12/08. A working fire plus an additional 1 engine and 1 truck were required to bring a fire in a 2 story wood frame under control. For the volume of fire the first due companies encountered, they made a great stop, as I was on scene within 15 minutes of the first due.
Worcester, MA 47 Lancaster St. approx. 0300 hrs 1/23/08. Worcester firefighters arrived to find a 2-1/2 story dwelling (I think I heard someone say it was vacant) fully involved. The fire progressed rapidly, and extended into the exposure D building, also a 2-1/2 story wood frame. Engine 16 suffered a mechanical failure which required the movement of all lines that had been run off of it to be moved to other companies. By the time I got there, the original fire building was on the ground (News interviews with the Chief have him saying it was down in 10 minutes), and companies were heavily engaged to keep the fire from spreading to the exposures. A great stop by the Worcester Jakes!