Hot Shots 2/12

WAYNE, NJ, NOV. 17, 2011 – A fire in a one-story garage spread to a nearby unoccupied house under renovation. The garage became fully involved. The fire did extensive damage to the rear of the house and was knocked down in 30 minutes. Photo by Bill Tompkins/

ROCKAWAY BOROUGH, NJ, DEC. 13, 2011 – A fire involved two mixed-occupancy buildings. Heavy fire raced through the buildings for two hours before it was brought under control. Approximately 60 firefighters from five neighboring communities assisted the Rockaway Borough Fire Department. Photo by Adam Alberti

BUFFALO, NY, DEC. 14, 2011 – Buffalo firefighters battled a blaze in an old tavern. The fire required an extra two engines and a ladder company over the original assignment. During the fire, all firefighters were ordered out of the building due to conditions. Photo by David F. Kazmierczak

LOS ANGELES, CA, DEC. 10, 2010 – Nineteen engines, eight trucks and numerous other units battled a greater-alarm fire in a one story metal commercial building housing a wrought iron manufacturer. The mid-afternoon fire in the San Fernando Valley was controlled in just over an hour. Damage was estimated at $750,000. Photo by Mike Meadows

BROOKLYN, NY, DEC. 19, 2011 – Two firefighters were burned, one critically, during a mid-morning fire in a three-story brownstone-type structure. The fire on the top floor of the occupied building in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn will require one of the firefighters to undergo skin grafts and a several-months-long stay in a burn center. Photo by Bill Bennett