Hot Shots

December Hot Shots includes a house fire in the Brownsville section of West Mahanoy Township, PA, where high winds and low water pressure from the hydrant system hampered efforts to extinguish the blaze.

WEST MAHANOY TOWNSHIP, PA, OCT. 17, 2019—High winds and low water pressure from the hydrant system hampered efforts to extinguish a house fire in the Brownsville section of the township, just outside of Shenandoah, PA. The fire began shortly after 5 a.m. Upon arrival, crews, including from Rangers Hose Company, Girardville, PA, and Nuremberg-Weston, PA, Volunteer Fire Company found a well-involved fire. Despite the deployment of a tanker task force, the entire single-family residence was destroyed.
WEST MAHANOY TOWNSHIP, PA, OCT. 17, 2019—High winds and low water pressure from the hydrant system hampered efforts to extinguish a house fire in the Brownsville section of the township, just outside of Shenandoah, PA. The fire began shortly after 5 a.m. Upon arrival, crews, including from Rangers Hose Company, Girardville, PA, and Nuremberg-Weston, PA, Volunteer Fire Company found a well-involved fire. Despite the deployment of a tanker task force, the entire single-family residence was destroyed.
Photo by JC Kriesher

WEST MAHANOY TOWNSHIP, PA, OCT. 17, 2019—High winds and low water pressure from the hydrant system hampered efforts to extinguish a house fire in the Brownsville section of the township, just outside of Shenandoah, PA. The fire began shortly after 5 a.m. Upon arrival, crews, including from Rangers Hose Company, Girardville, PA, and Nuremberg-Weston, PA, Volunteer Fire Company found a well-involved fire. Despite the deployment of a tanker task force, the entire single-family residence was destroyed.WEST MAHANOY TOWNSHIP, PA, OCT. 17, 2019—High winds and low water pressure from the hydrant system hampered efforts to extinguish a house fire in the Brownsville section of the township, just outside of Shenandoah, PA. The fire began shortly after 5 a.m. Upon arrival, crews, including from Rangers Hose Company, Girardville, PA, and Nuremberg-Weston, PA, Volunteer Fire Company found a well-involved fire. Despite the deployment of a tanker task force, the entire single-family residence was destroyed.Photo by JC KriesherWEST MAHANOY TOWNSHIP, PA, OCT. 17, 2019—High winds and low water pressure from the hydrant system hampered efforts to extinguish a house fire in the Brownsville section of the township, just outside of Shenandoah, PA. The fire began shortly after 5 a.m. Upon arrival, crews, including from Rangers Hose Company, Girardville, PA, and Nuremberg-Weston, PA, Volunteer Fire Company found a well-involved fire. Despite the deployment of a tanker task force, the entire single-family residence was destroyed.

Photo by JC Kriesher



KENTLAND, IN, OCT. 8—Water supply problems brought fire departments from west central Indiana, including Richland Township, IN, Volunteer Fire Department, and east central Illinois to the scene of fire at a plastics factory, because numerous tankers were needed. The tankers fed two aerials and several master streams. The factory manufactured packing peanuts and bubble wrap.KENTLAND, IN, OCT. 8—Water supply problems brought fire departments from west central Indiana, including Richland Township, IN, Volunteer Fire Department, and east central Illinois to the scene of fire at a plastics factory, because numerous tankers were needed. The tankers fed two aerials and several master streams. The factory manufactured packing peanuts and bubble wrap.Photo by Scott AndersonKENTLAND, IN, OCT. 8—Water supply problems brought fire departments from west central Indiana, including Richland Township, IN, Volunteer Fire Department, and east central Illinois to the scene of fire at a plastics factory, because numerous tankers were needed. The tankers fed two aerials and several master streams. The factory manufactured packing peanuts and bubble wrap.

Photo by Scott Anderson

 


SANTA CLARITA, CA, OCT. 24—The Tick Canyon fire, which started just off Highway 14 in Santa Clarita (20 miles northwest of Los Angeles), was fought by units from the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the Angeles National Forest Service, among others. At last report, the fire burned 4,615 acres and destroyed 29 structures and damaged an additional 40 homes as well as two commercial buildings. Los Angeles County firefighters assigned to Engine 74 worked to knock down flames in brush near an apartment complex. Numerous aircraft were deployed, including a CAL FIRE twin-engine S-2 during the early stages of the fire.SANTA CLARITA, CA, OCT. 24—The Tick Canyon fire, which started just off Highway 14 in Santa Clarita (20 miles northwest of Los Angeles), was fought by units from the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the Angeles National Forest Service, among others. At last report, the fire burned 4,615 acres and destroyed 29 structures and damaged an additional 40 homes as well as two commercial buildings. Los Angeles County firefighters assigned to Engine 74 worked to knock down flames in brush near an apartment complex. Numerous aircraft were deployed, including a CAL FIRE twin-engine S-2 during the early stages of the fire.Photos by Keith D. Cullom (top) and Mike Meadows (bottom)SANTA CLARITA, CA, OCT. 24—The Tick Canyon fire, which started just off Highway 14 in Santa Clarita (20 miles northwest of Los Angeles), was fought by units from the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the Angeles National Forest Service, among others. At last report, the fire burned 4,615 acres and destroyed 29 structures and damaged an additional 40 homes as well as two commercial buildings. Los Angeles County firefighters assigned to Engine 74 worked to knock down flames in brush near an apartment complex. Numerous aircraft were deployed, including a CAL FIRE twin-engine S-2 during the early stages of the fire.

Photos by Keith D. Cullom and Mike Meadows

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