DC Fire multiple saves

WASHINGTON — Authorities say six people were injured in an early-morning fire at a southeast Washington apartment building.

Fire officials say the blaze was reported early Thursday in the 2800 block of Denver Street southeast.  Officials say some residents were trapped and were hanging out of second-floor windows when firefighters arrived.

Officials say six people were taken to the hospital for treatment, including three children, but information about their conditions was not available.




Houston Fire resues 10 YOB from house


A 10-year-old boy was rescued from a Southwest Houston home Monday afternoon. Reports indicate that fire broke out at the home, located on Kelling at West Orem just before 2 p.m.

As smoke billowed form the home, the young boy was pulled from the home by firefighters and was then taken by ambulance to be Hermann Hospital;

Full story @ http://houston.cbslocal.com/2013/08/05/boy-pulled-from-burning-home-in-houston/

Lynn MA rescue

News • August 5th, 2013

Aug. 05–A mother, her 19-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter were rescued by firefighters on an aerial ladder early yesterday morning when a raging three-alarm fire left them trapped on the top floor of their Lynn apartment building, Lynn District Fire Chief Jack Barry said.

“The guys did a great job containing the fire to facilitate those rescues,” Barry said. “It’s not an easy feat for people to get on a ladder and climb down, but there was absolutely no way they were coming down the stairs with the amount of heat and smoke that was on the first floor.”

Copyright Boston Herald 2013 via Firehouse.com


Oakland makes grab, elderly man critical



OAKLAND, Calif. —

An elderly man was hospitalized in critical condition after being pulled from a burning house in Oakland early Saturday morning.

Fire officials told KTVU that a father and son were at the home on 10700 block of Acalanes Drive when the fire started shortly before 3:30 a.m.

While the son was able to get out of the home on his own, the elderly man in his 70s was pulled out of house by firefighters.

The son informed firefighters that his father was still inside the house when crews arrived.

A fire captain at the scene said the victim was breathing but unconscious when he was pulled from the back bedroom of the house.

Firefighters said the man wasn’t easy to get to because of security bars on window that had to be cut because they lacked a quick-release mechanism.