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Call History
Working Fire with Rescue on North 9th Street
Sun. May 31st 2020

04:49 hrs / 903A North 9th Street / Box 09-02 / C Platoon

The box was transmitted for a reported house on fire at the location noted.  Additional calls reported civilians trapped in the building.  Ladder 3 arrived with smoke showing and declared a working fire.  Car 4 (J. Stoudt) arrived and assumed command, reporting a 3-story middle-of-the-row mixed occupancy with a fire on the first floor and a civilian victim hanging from the 2nd floor front window.  Firefighters immediately placed a ground ladder to the front (A side) of the building to effect the rescue of the civilian.  He was placed in the care of RFD EMS and transported to the hospital. 

Engine 9 stretched a hoseline via the front door and secured a positive water supply.  Car 9 (Glore) reported fire showing from the first floor rear.  Engine 1 stretched an additional line in the rear to knock-down the exterior fire that was extending to 903 N. 9th St. (D Exposure) and also secured a positive water supply.  With additional reports of occupants possibly still in the building, primary searches were conducted throughout.   All searches thankfully proved negative.  The other occupant in the building at the time of the fire had self-extricated prior to Fire Department arrival.   Ladder 3 and Ladder 2 (running for Tower 1) placed their aerial ladders in service to both provide a secondary means of egress as well as to provide roof access.  

Car 4 placed the fire under control with overhaul at 05:31 hrs.   903A N.9th Street was heavily damaged.  The fire building housed a hair salon on the first floor and apartments above.  The exposure at 903 N. 9th St suffered exterior fire damage in the rear.   The Office of the Fire Marshal is investigating.  The Red Cross assisted the displaced occupants.  

 

Engines - 9, 7, 1, 3

Ladders - 3, 2 (Tower 1)

Rescue 1, Medic 1, Medic 4, Car 4 (J. Stoudt), Car 9 (Glore), Car 23 (Zulick & Gracie), Car 24 (Litzenberger)

 

 

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