Fire Photos


3 Alarm 42 Calhoun Street

CFDHISTORY ---›Fire Photos ---› 3 Alarm 42 Calhoun Street

Date 2008-02-01


At approximately 19:00 hours on Friday February 1, 2008 a 1-alarm assignment was dispatched to a report of a building fire on Calhoun at Scioto Street. The fire building was the former St. George Church. Built in 1873 the front of the building is dominated by twin spires.
Photograph - Bill Strite



Engine 19 reported heavy smoke from the building and immediately requested that a second alarm be transmitted.
Photograph - Bill Strite



The fire has not spread at this point and was confined to the west steeple. The parish was closed in 1993 and the building is currently owned by the Clifton Heights Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. which is trying to find a new use for the property.
Photograph - David J. Jones



Apparently the fire began in the west steeple. Windy conditions helped spread the flames.
Photograph - Bill Strite



Looks like there's plenty of fire to go around....
Photograph - Bill Strite



District 3 (Chief Weber) struck the 3rd alarm upon arrival.
Photograph - David J. Jones



Firefighters pour water into the structure as Chief Wright sizes up the scene.
Photograph - Bill Strite



As the fire darkens down on the west side of the structure the second steeple begins to be devoured.
Photograph - Bill Strite



Plenty of fire in those steeples.
Photograph - Bill Strite



This photo shows the size of St. George Church. Fortunately the fire was held to the front of the building. Damage has been estimated at $250,000.
Photograph - David J. Jones



Most of the fire has been knocked down in the west steeple as the east steeple burns.
Photograph - Bill Strite



As the fire continues to progress, the east steeple begins to fall.
Photograph - Bill Strite



Apparatus fills Calhoun Street as the upper portion of the church is consumed by flames.
Photograph - David J. Jones



Sparks fly into the night sky as this historic structure continues to burn.
Photograph - Bill Strite



In the aftermath of the fire the ruins of the east steeple is embedded into the ground.
Photograph - Bill Strite