2nd Alarm Fire Burning Brooklyn Building


Brooklyn Firefighters are on-scene of a structure in the 1600 block of Union Street with reports of fire extending from the first-floor laundromat to the ones above.

Photo Credit — FDNY

Units responding to the incident are FDNY E234, L123, BN38, E227, E283, E310, L174, Rescue2, E214, TL111, BN44, Div15, SQ252, RAC2, L113, E249, E231, E207, Satellite6, L132, BN57, BN41, TAC2, Command TAC, Field Com, Safety BN2, Rescue BN, 38S2, B44 and 4412.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned for more updates.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog | 3/6/2021 1110 PT

3rd Alarm Struck for Stoneham Fire


A fire broke out at a multi-story older home on Hersam Street in Stoneham, Massachusetts on Saturday, March 6, 2021.

Photo Credit | Stoneham FD

Stoneham and Woburn Firefighters were faced with visible flames and smoke from the structure. A second alarm was called just before 0900 hours West Coast time.

Around 0900 hours PT, firefighters continued pouring water over the fire with multiple master streams.

Firefighters also were seen climbing up one of the ladders in tandem during working fire operations.

Due to heavy fire on multiple floors and through the roof, a third alarm was called.

As of 45 minutes ago (0955), Firefighters remain on-scene working to complete their suppression objectives and stopping the fire from spreading to other area exposure buildings nearby.

Several onlookers appeared to be intrigued by all of the fire equipment and resources on-scene of this big structure fire.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – 3/6/2021 1040 hours PT

5th Alarm Burning in Worcester, MA

Friday, February 12th seems to be the day of structures back east with two large fire incidents currently burning at the same time.


Tonight, firefighters from the Spencer Fire and Emergency Services are fighting a stubborn and dangerous large fire at 11 Jacques Avenue in the City of Worcester, MA.

Multiple exposures were said to be under direct threat.

The fire was escalated to a 3-alarm fire at 1651 hours PT with one jumper out the back from the 3rd floor.

Photo Credit | SpencerFire1

Fire crews immediately escalated this fire to a two-alarm fire but quickly elevate the incident to a five when a visible heavy fire on the third floor and reports of entrapped fire victims were seen jumping from the third floor down onto the ground.

Challenges faced by first responders the building fully engulfed and exposure problems. Companies began to go into defenisve operations.

This is an ongoing fire incidents and we will continue to provide updates as information is received.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – update 2/12/2021 1830 PT

County Firefighters Fight Big Fire in CA


San Bernardino County firefighters are fighting a large commercial structure fire in the 600 block of North Arrowhead with heavy fire on the Delta side and extension to the first floor of the building.

This is a developing story. Very limited sources reporting.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – 1/9/2021 1825 PT

Sno Co Firefighters Respond to Home Fire


Snohomish County Firefighters are currently en route to a residential structure fire in the 5400 block of 101st Place NW in Marysville, Washington State. It is said that the fan in the home’s bathroom caught fire.

Units dispatched are A62, B61, E61, E63, E68, L62, M61.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – 1/9/2021 1810 PT

County Firefighters Knock Down Big Fire


Sarasota County Firefighters were dispatched just after 1800 EST (1500 PST) to a commercial structure fire in the area of 19th Street and North East Avenue.

Credit: SCG Emergency Svcs

Upon first due arriving companies, flames and heavy smoke were visible from the large commercial building that would turn into a 2nd-alarm response. Explosions were reported during the initial fire attack as well.

The fire was knocked down around 1930 hours EST from the exterior. Interior operations would continue with flow of foam to snuff out any chance of a rekindle.

The red iron steel beam was said to be holding in place in the center of structure but a bow was present on the Bravo side. Exposures were protected.

Around 1937 hours EST, Command advised all members on the fire ground, that they were going to continue operations with two-hand lines from the exterior and not from the interior. The IC strongly encouraged them to get their air bottles filled as well.

Crews will be on-scene for a long duration of time.

A State FIU Investigator was en route to the scene with an unknown ETA.

No known reports to citizens or firefighters being injured at the time of this post. The cause will be determined by the Investigator.

This is a developing story.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1/2/2021 1939 EST / 1639 PST

Pre-Turkey Day Fire Erupts

SEATTLE, Wash. | Firefighters and equipment were dispatched to a residential structure fire located in the 10000 block of Sand Point Way NE at 2021 hours on Wednesday, November 25, 2020.


The fire building is a 3 bedroom and 1.75 bath home with 1,600 square feet with a basement, main floor and attic. It was built in 1939, with a finished basement and underground parking garage. The lot size is over 7,000 square feet.


Units dispatched were Seattle Fire’s Aid 25, Air Unit 10, Battalions 2 and 6, Deputy 1, Engines 16, 24, 31, 38, 40, Ladders 5 and 10. Medics 17 and 44 (Supervisor), Marshal 5 (FIU Investigator), REHAB 1 (Fire/Medical Rehab), Safety 2 and Staff 10.

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Water Supply – Established with E39 taking a secondary hydrant.

Search and Rescue – Ladder 5 did a split search from floors one to two completing their task quickly, with nothing found. Primary and secondary searches were completed of the whole structure.

Command – Battalion 6 assumed command at 2033 hours.

Per scanner traffic, visible flames were reported to be out the basement windows when first due units arrived. Crews did not find any extension to the attic or to the knee walls. The fire was knocked down less than 15 minutes.

Ventilation operations with fans was tasked to Ladder 9.

Units were starting to be released by Command within 20 minutes from the original dispatched call time.


At the time of this post, the cause and preliminary damage to the the property and contents were unknown.

The Seattle Fire Investigator, Marshal 5 was on-scene.


No reports of injuries to firefighters or citizens was reported by the Seattle Fire Department.


An update will be posted when information has been received.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 11/25/2020 2120 PT

LAFD Stop Fire in Tracks

Los Angeles, California

LAFD fire crews battled an early Saturday morning fire in the 3100 block of West 59th Street in Los Angeles, California.

Units BC18, BC706, E266, E294, E57, E66, E94, RA266, RA866, SQ21, T66, T94, CH9, 12 were dispatched at 0023 PT to a row of carports fully engulfed behind a row of 2-story apartment buildings.

About 49 LAFD fire units responded to the Hyde Park area taking about 28 minutes to put the fire out and stopping fire from spreading to two exposure buildings. Unfortunately, multiple vehicles were damaged.

No injuries to firefighters or civilians were reported.

Cause and the total amount property damage is under investigation and has not been released as of yet.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog- Updated 10/31/2020 0120 PT

Seattle Has 2nd Alarm Fire

Firefighters were dispatched on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at 1620 hours PT to a vacant building located in the 400 block of 7th Avenue South in Seattle, Washington.

At 1633 hours, 7th Avenue Command upgraded the call to a 2nd Alarm fire incident sending out additional resources and equipment.

First and second alarm Seattle Fire units include: E10, B6, E5, L1, A10, Air10, B2, Deputy1, E2, E25, E6, L10, L6, M10, M44, MAR5, REHAB1, Safety2, Staff10, L3, Air240-260, B6, E13, E22, E30, E34, L6, L9. PIO and L4.

2nd Alarm units were quickly code green at 1638 hours PT.

A small fire was said to be burning at the time of the stairwell on floor three but would be knocked down relatively fast. Command called it a tap fire at 1642 hours.

MAR5, Seattle Fire’s Investigator was on-scene to determine what the cause of the fire is and its origin. At this time, there is no preliminary cause to report.

Just like when they train and drill, SFD’s crews focus on suppression and containment applying quick egress efforts. Actions of firefighters quickly stopped the spread to other connected exposures and limiting damage to the structure overall.

There were no reports of injuries to firefighters or civilians.


This building is located in the 400 block of 7th Avenue South in the heart of the Sodo (industrial) area of Seattle. This structure is listed as a brick building that was built in year of 1920.

According to 2020 assessed King County tax records, this is the home to the Republic Hotel, a rooming house on the top three floors of the building, a retail store on the street level and an unfinished basement.

However, when firefighters arrived – they stated this is a vacant building.

Here is a current photo of the vastly 7,680 square multi-level building that was touched by fire this afternoon. It is said to be valued at $2.3 Million according to a 2020 assessment.

Photo Credit | King County government

Building media

Nice work, Firefighters and saving another Seattle iconic structure.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 10/24/2020 1720 PT

Seattle Firefighters Respond to Saturday House Fire

King County, Washington | Firefighters were dispatched to a single-family house fire on Saturday, July 18, 2020 in the 7000 Block of Ravenna Avenue NE in Seattle.

Seattle Fire units included Aid31, Air10, B2, B6, Deputy1, Engines 16, 17, 22, 31, 40. Ladders 5, 8, 9. Medic17, 44 9 (Supervisor), FIU Marshal5, REHAB1, Safety2, Staff10.

Chaplains 5 and 6 from the Seattle Fire Department have been dispatched to the scene.

Photo Credit | Seattle Fire Department


Fire was deemed quick under control.  Primary and secondary searches were conducted.

One adult male was found deceased inside the home and an elderly female was transported to the hospital in stable condition.

A firefighter suffered minor injuries and was also transported to a local Seattle Hospital.

There was no preliminary cause of the fire released at the time of this post.

Hashtags used for this fire:  #RavennaFire #SeattleFire

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/18/2020 1425 PT