Monday, February 1, 2010

2nd Alarm Fire on the Northside

On January 29th at 1736 hours, Q-15, Q-14, Q-5, Q-6, R-1, Safety 2, and BC2 were dispatched to the 2300 block of 2nd Avenue for a porch on fire. Q-15 arrived on scene within 2 minutes and found a 2 story wood frame structure fully involved. Q-15 and Q-14 performed fire attack while Q-5 performed Truck Company Operations, Q-6 was assigned to the RIT and Rescue 1 did a primary search of the house. As conditions worsened units went from an aggressive interior attack to defensive operations. Units used several ladder pipes to knock the fire down and they later re-entered the house to extinguish the remaining fire. Units were able to bring the fire under control at 1856 hours.

One person was home at the time of the fire and was able to escape without injury. The fire was ruled accidental.