Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2nd Alarm House Fire @ 1915 Carter St

On October 24, 2014 @ 0526 Engine 6 was dispatched to 1908 Texas Ave for a report of a structure fire. While en route, E6 received a updated location that the 1900 block of Carter Street is where the fire was located.  From miles away, Battalion Chief 3 advised that he could see a bright orange glow visible in the night sky. Engines 6 and 12 arrived simultaneously as both companies secured hydrants conducting forward lays to the structure.  The Captain of Engine 6 reported a 2 story residential structure under construction fully involved with fire. A working fire was declared, an interior attack was not feasible since the fire had fully breached the roof prior to fire personnel arriving. Engine 6 deployed 300' of 1 3/4" and 400' of 2 1/2" including two pre-connect cross lays and a leader line system with the Blitz Fire appliance as a control valve.  The fire attack was a defensive operation originating on the Alpha then Charlie side. Upon Battalion 3’s arrival and assuming Carter Street Command, he called for the 2nd Alarm be put in at 0545.  The exterior tool shed on the Bravo side was exposed flames and sustained damage to the exterior siding.  Various building supplies and finished wood products on the site were damaged by fire and the structural framework sustained heavy charring throughout the structure.  Battalion Chief 2, Safety Officer, Air Light 5, Engine’s 13, 17, 18, Truck 1 & 10, along with Rescue 2 assisted with various tasks throughout the operation as well.  The fire was marked under control @ 0624 by Battalion 3.