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The 1942 Luongo's Restaurant Fire and Collapse in East Boston; Six Boston Firefighter Line of Duty Deaths

The 1942 Luongo’s Restaurant Fire and Collapse in East Boston; Six Boston Firefighter Line of Duty Deaths

The 1942 Luongo’s Restaurant Fire and Collapse in East Boston; Six Boston Firefighter Line of Duty Deaths   A multiple alarm fire and collapse 73 years ago resulting in six Boston Firefighter LODDs was overshadowed by the Coconut Grove Fire which occurred 13 days later. Here’s the story and the legacy. The 1942 Luongo’s Restaurant […]

Reported Structure Fire with Trapped Occupants: Are YOU Combat Ready?

Reported Structure Fire with Trapped Occupants: Are YOU Combat Ready?

Just another day… On any given day, at any given time in the streets, buildings and occupancies that comprise the fabric of our communities and ultimately our response district and first-due areas; the citizens we protect go about their daily lives and activities as we go about ours. On any given day, at any given […]

Taxpayer Fire and Collapse with Mayday in Leslie, Michigan Injures Ten Firefighers

Taxpayer Fire and Collapse with Mayday in Leslie, Michigan Injures Ten Firefighers

Ten firefighters were among 11 people injured during a blaze that caused part of a building’s roof to collapse in the mid-Michigan community of Leslie. Leslie is about 20 miles southeast of Lansing, Michigan. The fire was reported just before 7 a.m. Saturday at Moo’s Bar & Grille in downtown Leslie, but a “mayday” alert […]

FDNY: Five Alarm Wind-Whipped Fire Destroys Apartment Building in Brooklyn

FDNY: Five Alarm Wind-Whipped Fire Destroys Apartment Building in Brooklyn

FDNY: Five Alarm Wind-Whipped Fire Destroys Apartment Building in Brooklyn Twenty FDNY Firefighters Injured New York Daily News AN UNCONTROLLABLE FIRE RIPPED THROUGH a 7-story apartment building in Brooklyn, New York, Saturday night that kept more than 200 firefighters busy for over eight hours in their efforts to knock the blaze down. The call was dispatched […]

Condo Fire San Clemente (CA)

Condo Fire San Clemente (CA)

This fire occurred on January 21st at 242 El Portal in San Clemente, California. A fast moving fire at a condominium kept firefighter busy San Clemente Times: A swift-moving, two-alarm blaze at 242 West El Portal ravaged the four-unit building and threatened nearby structures before firefighters stamped it out. No one was injured in the fire that […]

General Alarm Fire Downtown Lancaster (PA)

General Alarm Fire Downtown Lancaster (PA)

 A general alarm fire in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania, destroyed the Zap and Company vintage store and left its owner, Steve Murray, in critical condition in the burn unit at Crozer Chester Medical Center. The fire began shortly before 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 20th and was fought by all available city crews as well as […]

Gas Explosion Rocks Philadelphia (PA) Neighborhood

Gas Explosion Rocks Philadelphia (PA) Neighborhood

Raw Video: Tacony Gas Main Explosion: MyFoxPHILLY.com An explosion and fire, captured on video by a TV crew, killed a gas company worker in the Tacony area of Philadelphia last night and injured five others including a Philadelphia firefighter. It occurred while crews were trying to repair a break to a high-pressure gas main. WCAU-TV […]

Mutiple Alarm Apartment Fire (WI)

Mutiple Alarm Apartment Fire (WI)

Firefighters from six departments spent about two hours fighting the blaze in the three-story complex in the 200 block of W. North St. near downtown Waukesha , officials said. Nobody was injured, and most residents were not home at the time the fire was reported, they said. The Red Cross and Salvation Army were called […]