2-Alarm Apartment Fire
At 2234 hourrs on January 9th, Engine Companies 8 and 64 were dispatched along with Engine 15, Ladder 1 and Battalion 1 for a reported apartment fire at The Park apartments. While enroute alarm informed responding companies that a second caller stated that the apartment office was on fire and upgraded the incident to a "Working Fire". Upon arrival Engine 15 found heavy fire at the rear of the 2-story apartment building housing the apartment office, with fire extending up the rear of the building and into the attic. Engine 8's Engineer was told to help Engine 15's Engineer (Wally Love, former Engine 8 firefighter) with hand-laying a supply line to a nearby hydrant. Engine 8 was ordered to assist with evacuation of the building and to perform a primary search. Engine 64 was ordered to stretch a second attack line and to assist Engine 15 with suppression. Ladder 1 set up their aerial and sent firefighters to the roof to ventilate. Due to fire reaching the attic, the Captain on Engine 15 called for a second alarm bringing three more engines, another ladder and another battalion chief. The incident was placed under control at 2253 hours.
1st Alarm: Engine 15, Engine 8, Engine 64; Ladder 1; Battalion 1
Working fire companies: Engine 7, Rescue Company 3, Battalion 4
2nd Alarm: Engine 14, Engine 1, Engine 11; Ladder 23; Battalion 2
Additional units onscene: Car 9 "B" shift Deputy Chief; Car 82, 83, 84, 95 Arson; Car 20, Training Chief; Car 28, PIO
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