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Call History
Back-to-Back Vehicle Fires on South 9th Street
Sun. May 24th 2020

05:08 hrs / 532 S. 9th Street / C Platoon

The assignment was dispatched to the area noted for a reported vehicle fire.  Car 9 (Glore) arrived with the cargo area of a full-size pickup truck well-involved near the intersection of S. 9th & Laurel Sts.  Engine 1 stretched a 1-3/4" handline to extinguish the fire.  Tower 1 utilized the eDraulics "StrongArm" tool to access and secure the battery.  Detergent foam was applied to the large amount of Class A material in the bed of the truck.  

As firefighters were overhauling the vehicle, a passing motorist notified Car 9 of smoke coming from another vehicle a block south on South 9th Street.  

05:32  hrs / Across from 630 S. 9th Street

Companies arrived to find smoke pouring from a commercial van and fire involving the passenger compartment.  Engine 5 was requested to the area as well.  Engine 1 again stretched a 1-3/4" handline and extinguished the fire.  The engine company also secured a positive water supply from a nearby hydrant.  Tower 1 again assisted with gaining access and overhaul.  

The Office of the Fire Marshal and RPD are investigating.

Engines - 1, 5

Tower 1

Car 9 (Glore), Car 23 (Zulick), Car 25 (J. Miller)

 

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1,035 entries in the Call History


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