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    Cool BIG INDUSTRIAL FIRES- Photos?

    I love checking out photos of big fires, especially refineries, oil wells, etc...

    I don't know the story behind these photos, but they're pretty impressive!

    Anyone else got some other photos of big industrial type fires to share?
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    Different view...
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    Another view again....
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    Here are some from the Amereda Hess fire in 1986 in North Charleston, South Carolina.










    Enjoy!
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    Here's a few photos of an electrical substation transformer fire...

    Check out one of the shots where the earth grid has burned!
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    And another view...
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    And yet another view!
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    You guessed it- another view!
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    I would hate to be the one in charge of cleaning up all that hose in the picture posted by sconfire
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    Let me tell you something brother! Ahhh the summer of 86', how it brings back memories! I was not a paid firefighter then... only rode with my dad to calls (Battalion Chief and just into High School). I still did what I could, humping hose here, carry some water there. That was a hot fire! You had to be there to truly be able to experience the power of all of the gasoline burning.

    There was so much equipment used! There was 15,000' of 5" hose on the ground. the stuff you see there was being pumped up a dock by a boat!

    I still remember a mound of equipment and smaller hose the same size as the pumper I am now a Captain on! Four days and 2.5 million gallons of gasoline later... it was a very long four days...
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    My department did some training at a local refinery last week.



    More photos available here: Refinery Training
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    Default Magazine...

    If you're after a pretty good magazine dedicated to Industrial Fire Fighting, then check out the link below...

    Industrial Fire World

    Another greta site with lots of photos of huge industrial fires and also suppliers of equipment is Williams Fire and Hazard Control


    Looked like pretty good training WTFD10. Do you guys train there often? It'd be great getting access to a place like that for the realism of a large fire...
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    Default Re: Magazine...

    Originally posted by lutan

    Looked like pretty good training WTFD10. Do you guys train there often? It'd be great getting access to a place like that for the realism of a large fire...
    We train there once a year. One of our Captains is also an officer on their Emergency Response Team. It really is excellent training, especially the tanker mockup. We are third due (behind another local refinery's ERT and the city department that this refinery is located in) at their facility because of all the training we've done there.

    Haven't been called in yet but if we are it will be for a BIG fire.
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    Great pictures guys!

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    These ones are from a Photo Story off this website- I love the colours that have been captured by the photographer, but this is as close as I'd want to get to it- it looks nasty!
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    Here's another awesome shot...
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    And another one...!
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