Stray Dog Fire
July 17-18, 2012 — The Stray Dog Fire took the combine effort of many resources to subdue: New Buffalo City Fire Department, New Buffalo Township Fire Department, Chikaming Township Fire Department, Three Oaks Fire Department, Bridgman Fire Department, Michiana Shores Fire Department, Springfield Township Fire Department, New Buffalo City Police Department, New Buffalo City Water Department, an AEP electric team shut off power to the building, auxiliaries kept firefighters hydrated, the Red Cross was on stand by, a fuel tanker replenished fire trucks, tow trucks removed parked cars from in front of the building, the Four Winds shuttle bus took stranded restaurant guests home, and many others pitched in. Thank you, everyone!
City Fire Chief Chris Huston updates City Manager Michael Mitchell.
City Manager Mitchell brings Mayor Geisler up-to-date.
Fire at the Stray Dog:
Firefighters responding to the fire:
The fire-fight continues:
The Police Department had blocked off the area:
Smoke is a serious concern not just to firefighters, but also bystanders - if you smell smoke from a structure fire, your lungs are inhaling toxic vapors.
The City's aerial ladder truck arrives on the scene:
The aerial bucket raises over the scene:
The aerial starts fighting the fire too. In the foreground, from the center to the right, City Manager Michael Mitchell, Mayor Rusty Geisler, and Firefighter Bill Taylor:
Please see the second page for more pictures.