Fire Photos


3 Alarm 3625 Warsaw Avenue

CFDHISTORY ---›Fire Photos ---› 3 Alarm 3625 Warsaw Avenue

Date 2010-02-18


At 10:31 AM the Cincinnati Fire Communications Center received a telephone alarm reporting a structure fire at 3652 Warsaw Avenue in the Price Hill neighborhood .

Initial arriving fire units confirmed a “working fire” in a three story mixed occupancy, with a storefront on the first floor with apartments above. Primary and Secondary searches were negative , however a dog was rescued from a second floor apartment.



Photograph - David J. Jones



Firefighters were attempting to fight the fire from the interior however fire conditions deteriorated so quickly Command ordered the evacuation of the building and requested the second alarm and shortly after that the third alarm due to the volume of fire in the building. The fire was fought defensively utilizing numerous ladder pipes and large diameter handlines.



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An exposure building on the D side eight feet away was threatened by the wind driven fire but due to aggressive tactics this building was saved. Unfortunately, the fire totally consumed the roof and upper floors of the building of fire origin.


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The Cincinnati Fire Investigation Unit is investigating the cause of this fire. Smoke alarms were present and operational and provided early warning to the occupants.

9 People were displaced. There were no injuries reported. 56 Firefighters were utilized at this incident.


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Surround and drown


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Overall scene shot looking down Warsaw Avenue


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Handlines and deckguns in operation on Warsaw Avenue


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Side A showing 4 ladder pipes operating


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Truck 17 utilizing its ladder pipe on side A


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Massive amounts of water were used to extinguish this fire


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Crew from Engine 17 manning 2 1/2" hand line


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