Friday, August 6, 2010

Early Morning House Fire

At 0519 hours on August 5th, Q-6, Q-21, Q-20, Q-1, Rescue 3, Safety 2 and BC-1 were dispatched to the 1800 block of Bainbridge St for a reported house fire. Rescue 3 arrived on scene with a 2 story duplex with smoke showing from the A-side of the structure. Rescue 3 quickly learned that all occupants were out of the house. Rescue 3's Lieutenant established command of the incident and directed his company to perform a search of the structure as Q-6 stretched an 1¾ hand line inside and Q-21 performed Truck Company Operations. Q-20 secured a secondary hydrant fifteen feet from the structure and Q-1 became the Rapid Intervention Crew. Once the working fire was declared, Q-17, Q-5 Air Light 11 and BC-3 were added to the assignment. The fire was marked under control at 0542 hours. The Red Cross assisted five people. The fire was ruled accidental, smoking related.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Richmond Handles Truck Fire at Busy Intersection

On Monday August 2nd at 1535 hours, the Department of Emergency Communications was flooded with 911 calls for a tractor trailer on fire at Belvidere and Broad Street. Quint 5 responded finding a tractor trailer with the engine compartment heavily involved in fire. Quint 5 took a hydrant at the intersection as they deployed an 1¾" handline for for fire attack. The fire was marked under control at 1600 hours. The cause of the fire was due to a mechanical malfunction.