Fire Photos


2 Alarm 6202 Desmond

CFDHISTORY ---›Fire Photos ---› 2 Alarm 6202 Desmond

Date 2006-11-04


At 04:58 hours on November 4, 2006 Box 8376 was transmitted for a report of a building on fire at 6202 Desmond in Madisonville. Companies dispatched were Engines 49 & 31 Trucks 31 & 18 RAT 23 Squad 9 Rescue 46 and Districts 4 & 1. Engine 49 arrived on the scene and reported a 2-story frame building heavily involved in fire. All occupants had escaped from the building. Smoke pours from the home as 1st alarm companies fight the blaze.
Photograph - Bill Strite



When fire units arrived, they found heavy fire coming from the first floor of a 1 to 2 story, two-family dwelling. As crews were preparing to enter the structure, what was believed to be a smoke explosion blew out the front two walls of the building's second floor. Firefighters from Engine and Truck 31 operate 2 1/2" lines on the "D" side of the building.

Photograph - Bill Strite



Fire engulfed the home and three firefighters narrowly escaped injury from falling debris. Forty-two firefighters were on the scene for two hours extinguishing the fire. The Cincinnati Building Department responded for demolition of the structure.
Photograph - Bill Strite



Because of the volume of fire a 2nd alarm was transmitted. Companies assigned on the 2nd alarm were: Engines 46 & 18 Truck 32 Squad 14 Rescue 2 and Car 2.
Photograph - Bill Strite



Companies are engaged in a defensive attack due to the partial collapse of the building.
Photograph - Bill Strite



Side D showing the wall that collapsed early on.

Photograph - Bill Strite



RAT 23 (Unit 3) at the ready.
Photograph - Bill Strite



District 4 observing operations along Side D of the building.
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Truck 32 picking up hose. The fire loss was estimated at $150,000.
Photograph - Bill Strite



Red Cross Disaster Services serving up a hot cup of joe to a cold roughneck!
Photograph - Bill Strite