Monday, April 12, 2010

Fire Destroys Southside Home

April 9, at 2253 hours Q-21, E-17, Q-6, Q-20, R-3, Safety 2, and BC-1 were dispatched to the 2200 block of Fairfax Ave for the reported house fire. Q-21 arrived on scene with heavy fire from the second floor of a 2-story wood frame single family dwelling. Q-21 established fire attack as E-17 secured a secondary water supply and conducted Truck Company Operations. Q-6 was assigned as a secondary fire attack and Q-20 was assigned as the Rapid Intervention Team. Rescue 3 searched the house that proved negative. On the working fire declaration Q-5, Q-22, and BC-3 were added to the assignment. Evacuation tones sounded at 2310 hours ordering everyone one out of the house. Units went defensive and used ladder pipes to knock the fire down. Once fire was knocked down units re-entered the house and checked for fire extension. The fire was marked under control at 0232 hours with no injuries.