Fire Photos


1 Alarm 855 William Howard Taft Road

CFDHISTORY ---›Fire Photos ---› 1 Alarm 855 William Howard Taft Road

Date 2007-09-09


Box 2258 09/09/07 0935hrs

855 William Howard Taft btwn Melrose Av & Gilbert Av

Caller at the Wendy's Restaurant at Gilbert and Taft, advising the building is on fire

Engine 23, 19, 3 Truck 23, 19 D1, 4 R46 Squad 9 (D4 disregarded, D3 responded)

Multiple calls being received

0937: RAT3 adds to run, no RAT originally dispatched

0937: E19 pre-empted, unavailable for unknown reason, replaced with Engine 5

0938: T23 smoke in the area; T23 o/s fire on the roof

0939: T23 advising heavy fire in the roof of a 1 story restaurant

0942: Engine 32 adds to run, on scene

0942: D01 o/s assuming Taft Command, heavy fire front and roof area 1 story restaurant, E32 to respond in with water

0948: D01 advising fire knocked down, evacuated bldg, going defensive, some collapes in front foyer, will advise

0953: Command advising still checking for hot spots, fire appears out, requesting Duke Electric

1017: Command advising fire extinguished, awaiting fire investigator, T19 T23 E23 remaining on scene, all other co's AOR via SMT
Photograph - Bill Strite



Upon arrival firefighters found heavy smoke and fire showing from the front of the restaurant. Acting District Chief John Klosterman directed fire companies to employ a cautious interior attack on the fire because of the heavy equipment on the structure’s roof. There was a possibility of the roof failing early under heavy heat conditions.

Photograph - Bill Strite



The fire was brought under control in 20 minutes, but heavy damage was sustained to the front section of the roof and the dining area. The fire loss is listed at $250,000. No firefighters or occupants were injured.
Photograph - Bill Strite