Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2nd Alarm House Fire @ 3204 Chamberlayne Ave

On October 29, 2014 @ 0349 Engine 14 was dispatched on a single company assignment for smoke investigation at 3211 Chamberlayne Avenue based on caller information of a lot of smoke in the area. While approaching the 3200 Block Engine 14 advised Richmond Dispatch that there was a heavy smoke in this area and requested a full assignment to sent. Engine 14's Lieutenant walking walked towards the lower end of the 3200 block and he noticed heavy fire and smoke coming from the roof and attic dormer. A working fire was declared immediately and Incident Command was established. Based on the current condition, an intelligent decision was made as the fire was declared a defensive operation. Engine 14 stretched a leader line to the C side to darken it down so that companies could make a push once this process was completed. Truck 10 was the second company that arrived and based on the progress thus far, they were able to open the front door noticing clear visibility on both 1st and 2nd floor. Initial and final search results were negative. A transitional attack was deployed: Battalion Chief’s 1 & 2, Safety Officer, Air Light 5, Engine’s 5, 15, 16, and 18 assisted with various tasks throughout the operation as well. The fire was marked under control @ 0539 by Battalion 2. The fire was upgraded to a 2nd Alarm for the purpose of personnel being relieved only.