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1 Alarm 1850 Knox Street

CFDHISTORY ---›Fire Photos ---› 1 Alarm 1850 Knox Street

Date 2009-04-13

At 7:40 PM April 13, 2009, the Cincinnati Fire Communication Center received a telephone call from a neighbor reporting a structure fire at 1850 Knox Street (South Fairmount).

Since most of the Western fire companies were working at another one alarm fire at Bracken Woods Lane the One Alarm response was:

Engines 5, 29, 12; Trucks 19 & 29; RAT 20; Districts 2 & 1; Rescue 14 and Squad 9.

Squad 9 was first on the scene with heavy fire showing from the first and second floor of a two-story with an attic private dwelling.

Due to downed energized utility wires firefighters had proceed with extreme caution while suppressing this fire.

Firefighters had to knock down the heavy volume of fire from the exterior prior to entering the building.

This was the view as I came over the Western Hills Viaduct.

Photograph - Bill Strite

The building was occupied at the time of the fire, the occupant escaped prior to the arrival of fire units.
The fire was brought under control within thirty minutes. Damage is estimated at $50,000.00 dollars.

Photograph - Paul Obermeyer

Fire Showing from side D.

Photograph - Paul Obermeyer

Engine and Truck 29 on the A/D Corner with fire showing.

Photograph - David Jones

Opening up the D side of the roof and exterior wall.

Photograph - David Jones

Truck 19 members digging out hot spots at the peak of the roof.

Photograph - Bill Strite