The fire spread from the O’Learys’ barn to the yards nearby. Soon it was spreading throughout the neighborhood. William Lee, a neighbor a block away, saw the fire and ran to Bruno Goll’s drugstore to turn in the fire alarm. Bruno Goll refused to turn in the alarm because he said the fire truck had already gone past. So instead of arguing, Lee went home to his family. At the courthouse the lookout on duty saw smoke, but thought nothing of it, thinking it was just Saturday's fire and there was no reason to be alarmed. Then he looked up and noticed it was a different fire and had his assistant strike the Box 342 for the fire department. Soon fire trucks were at the scene and attempted to put out the fire. The fire department’s Chief Marshal, Robert A. Williams got the engines to circle the fire to contain it. They got as close to the fire as they could until their arm hair was being burned and their
The Chicago Fire of 1871 The summer of 1871 had been an unusually dry one in Chicago. Between July and October, only 5 inches of rain fell. In addition to twenty-seven fires in the first week of October, on Saturday night, October 7, a blaze broke
As I, Klaudia Hoxha (forensic technician), approached the crime scene at 4 o'clock pm at the residence of Josh Powell. As i approached the scene i noticed 4 reporting officers, and the fire fighters who put the fire out, were present at this two story single family dwelling. I approached the reporting officers and fire fighters and took copies of there reports. I then immendently, sent in my team to take pictures and any kind of evidence they can find. From the looks this residential seemed occupied. A fire expands horizontally and vertically from it's point of origin, which in this case is the center of the house. According to a report, i noticed a witness who was a member/ social worker from Powell's meeting groups ,gave a statement that
• Around 9.30 pm the fire was reported. • At 10 pm Figgs was got up by his neighbor, he saw the fire was coming into his house.
The crew was not prepared for the fire when it suddenly arrived. A wave of fire, heat, and smoke over took them by surprise, Eight of the crew deployed their shelters on the road and the two civilians took shelter with one of the crew members. The squad boss was high above the road in the rock scree watching the fire. He ran down towards the road but couldn’t get there before the fire arrived, He turned around and ran back up the slope were the other four crew members and the crew boss was.
The Great Chicago Fire was a tragic event to happen in the city's history. While the cause of this major fire is unknown, Chicago's wood buildings and dry summer made the fire much worse. There are a few theories to how this fire started, but what is known for sure is that it started in the O'Leary's barn. This particular fire lasted two days and spread quickly. Firefighters were contacted, but were sent to the wrong place, causing chaos and delays as they tried to find the fire. By the time firefighters got there, the fire was spreading from house to house, already unmanageable. Before they knew it the fire had taken over the city. Within two days, the water tank in the city had run out of water. Luckily before the fire moved further, on October 10 1871, it was put out by nature's rain.
“They were trying to get under the foam, but to no avail," he said. "They were human torches." The fire quickly spread eastward along Avenue “Y” towards 5th Street. Viewing the unfolding horror before him, Commissioner Rizzo ordered two more alarms, five additional rescue squads, and the recall of all companies which had previously been released from the fire grounds throughout the day. On these orders the fire alarm room transmitted the seventh and eighth alarms. As the fire had been placed under control nearly eight hours earlier, firefighters in stations across the city knew that the unthinkable had occurred as these additional
I T’s been 145 years since the event of The Great Chicago Fire. The fire started October 8, 1871 just after 9:00pm. The fire started in a barn at Patrick and Catherine O’Leary’s house. There was a bell at the top of the courthouse that warned people of the fire. However, the cause of fire is still unknown, but the biggest theory is that O’Leary cow kicked over a lantern.
Well first of all, who was involved in this dangerous fire? Ponyboy Curtis and Johnny, members of the Greasers gang, were the real heroes of this tragic event. They were charged with the murder of Robert Sheldon and ran away from the crime scene. They got help from Dallas Winston when he gave them a gun and $50. He also was at the fire when he came to take the two boys home. School teachers were also present, called the ambulance, and went with Johnny and Ponyboy to the hospital. The man tried running in after the boys but couldn't make it through the window. Unfortunately, Dally was shot by the police and Johnny died in the hospital from his injuries from the fire. These two boys risked their own lives to help 8-year-olds that were stuck inside the burning church.
It was finally under control on the morning of Tuesday, October 10, 1871 (“Chicago Fire of”). All people could see was “smoldering ruins for miles” (Warburton 24-47). Police set up morgues in places where buildings had been burned down to try to determine who had died (Warburton 24-47). Only 120 bodies were ever found, but more than 300 people were suspected to be lifeless (Warburton 24-47). Some bodies were too burned to even be identified (Warburton 24-47). Police also thought that people had drowned, trying to jump into Lake Michigan (Warburton 24-47).
The fire started in O'Leary's barn and went on from there. Theories have it, the fire started by either vandal, milk thieves, spontaneous combustion, a drunken neighbor, or by the O'Leary's legendary cow kicking over an oil lamp. The fire was fueled by months without raining, Chicago being in a drought, and technical and human errors in alarm system. Another reason why the fire burnt so long was because there were strong southwest winds, congested poor neighbors, wooden buildings, wooden streets, wooden sidewalks, and misdirected fire equipment that arrived to
The Nov. 1, 2014 fire on Noyes Street was the deadliest fire in Portland in 40 years. Police said that the building owner, Gregory Nesbit, did not keep the residence up to code, including fire exits. The fire was accidental, and started by an improperly disposed smoking material on the porch. Prosecutors still believe Nesbit has some responsibility for the deaths.
The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire is one of the most well known fire that has every happened in American Industrial history. The company was owned by Max Blanck and Isaac Harris who were rumored to have purposely caught their past companies on fire to collect the large fire insurance payment. This
No one really know how or when the fire started but, Legend has it that a cow kicked over a lantern in a barn and started the fire, but other theories hold that humans or even a meteor might have been responsible for the event for one that was a huge problem not knowing how it started but also the fact that no help was sent until after the fire had already started to spread. Neighbors tried contacting the fire department but called the wrong one so no help or warning was made before the disaster. The fire burned wildly throughout the following day, finally coming under control on October 10, when rain gave a needed boost to firefighting efforts. The Great Chicago Fire left an estimated 300 people dead and 100,000 others homeless. More than 17,000 structures were destroyed and damages were estimated at $200
Thousands of fires occur on a yearly basis throughout the United States. Whether it is forest fires, house fires, or any other event that involves uncontrollable flames, the outcome will always be the same; high amounts of destruction and physical damage. When fire emergencies occur, responding to the incident may not be much of a complication as apposed to determining the source from where the fire started or what triggered its behavior, which is truly the challenge. In order to do so, a fire investigator has to be present at the scene of the fire after it has been eliminated. The investigator, after reviewing any possible marks or behavior trails, will conclude if the incident was indeed an accident or intentional, thus making it an act