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.