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LOS ANGELES, CA, OCT. 9, 2012 – Upon arrival, firefighters found the second floor was well involved with fire and soon was through the roof. One firefighter suffered a minor injury.

Photo by Rick McClure/EPN


DETROIT, MI, OCT. 6, 2012 – A firefighter prepares to operate Engine 46’s deck gun as the second floor of a vacant, two-story building becomes fully involved. Five engines, two trucks, two squads and three chiefs responded to the second-alarm fire.

Photo by Dan Jasina


EASTON, PA, SEPT. 15, 2012 – The City of Easton Fire Department responded to a call for dwelling fire to find heavy fire involving the second and third floors. All hands were called along with the Wilson Borough Fire Department to the second blaze to strike the dwelling in six hours. Eight people were displaced and three firefighters suffered minor injuries.

Photo by Thomas A. Kohler


ALLENTOWN, PA, AUG. 23, 2012 – It took firefighters nine hours to control a four-alarm fire involving nine rowhomes. The blaze injured five firefighters, all with heat exposure or smoke inhalation, with the temperature near 90 degrees. A total of 24 people were left homeless. The fire was caused by unattended cooking. The City of Allentown requested mutual aid from the Lehigh County 911 Center to have neighboring companies cover empty fire stations.

Photo by Thomas A. Kohler