Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Vacant house fire in Richmond.

At 1359 hours on December 28th, E-17, Q-20, E-6, E-21, Rescue 3, Safety 2, and BC-1 were dispatched to the intersection of Wise Street and West 24th Street for a reported house fire. As Q-6 was enroute to the call, they reported heavy black smoke seen in that area. E-17 arrived on scene to find heavy smoke showing from a one story wood frame structure. E-17 established a water supply and launched an aggressive fire attack as Q-20 performed Truck Company Operations. BC-1 arrived on scene and ordered personnel out of the structure. Communications issued the evacuation tones and firefighters exited the house and went into defensive operations. Fire officials were informed that the house was a vacant structure. The exposure on the B side was also a vacant structure and received some fire damage. The fire was marked under control at 1437 hours. The fire is under investigation at this time.