Hot Shots 10/13

DETROIT, MI, JUNE 22, 2013 – Heavy fire involves a vacant dwelling on the city’s east side.

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HOUSTON,TX, AUG. 14, 2013 – Houston Fire Department Safety Captain Tony Brown monitors a ladder crew’s exit from an apartment roof moments after the crew cut a vent hole from which fire quickly erupted. The two-alarm fire, reported at 4:30 P.M. during near-100-degree heat, damaged eight units. Police officers from a sub-station across the street helped evacuate residents as fire apparatus arrived.

Photo by Tom McDonald


GLASSELL PARK, CA, AUG. 4, 2013 – It took 125 Los Angeles firefighters just over two hours to bring a market fire under control. The LAFD took the first call for the fire at 8:58 P.M. Upon arrival, Light Force 50 reported a one-story market with heavy smoke showing. A total of 19 fire companies, seven rescue ambulances, four Battalion Command teams, one Division Command team, an urban search and rescue (USAR) group and the department’s dozer company were used in battling the intense blaze.

Photo by Rick McClure/EPN


BUFFALO, NY, AUG. 10, 2013 – Firefighters of the 4th Battalion were called out to a fast-spreading fire involving a large, 2½-story frame dwelling on the city’s west side. Several occupants jumped from a second-floor window and were treated for injuries. Two ladder companies were placed into operation along with a master stream and numerous handlines. Four firefighters were transported to the hospital with injuries. The exposure received fire damage. This fire came in as companies were mopping up a three-alarm fire on the city’s east side.

Photo by David F. Kazmierczak