Fire Photos


3 Alarm 1427-1433 Vine Street

CFDHISTORY ---›Fire Photos ---› 3 Alarm 1427-1433 Vine Street

Date 2010-04-28


At 03:39 hours April 28, 2010 the Cincinnati Fire Tower received a 911 call reporting smoke from a building in the 1400 block of Vine Street in the Over The Rhine neighborhood. A Cincinnati Police officer arriving on scene confirmed a structure fire.


1 Alarm: Engines 3, 14, 29; Trucks 3, 29, RAT 19, Districts 1 (Phillips) 2 (Davis); Rescue 14; Squad 14. (Engine 5 was on an alarm drop prior to this fire so they responded as soon as they went in service.)


Initial arriving units on the scene discovered “heavy” smoke showing from the first floor of a three-story brick mixed used building. The first floor of the building housed Smitty’s Men’s Apparel store with residential apartments above the store.


Firefighters conducted an aggressive interior fire attack but were hampered by the amount of merchandise on the first floor as they tried to navigate throughout the interior to locate the seat of the fire. Conditions deteriorated to the point that firefighters were ordered out of the building and companies began a defensive attack. Before exiting the building, firefighters rescued the two occupants from the apartment above the fire. They were unharmed and have sought assistance from the American Red Cross.




Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA



A second alarm was transmitted at approximately 04:00 hours due to the amount of fire presenting, bringing Engines 19, 17, 21; Truck 21; Rescue 2 and Squad 9.


Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA



As the fire spread to the adjoining buildings, a third alarm was requested at approximately 04:25 AM, bringing Engines 12, 20, 32 and Truck 23.



Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA



The Cincinnati Fire Investigation Unit conducted a preliminary investigation and the origin and cause have yet to be determined. Three buildings were completely destroyed and a fourth building suffered severe damage to the roof.

A total of 70 firefighters were utilized at this incident from seventeen fire companies. There were no reports of injuries. It is unknown if smoke alarms were present in the apartments above the clothing store.


Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA



Crew from Engine 21 operating 2 1/2\" with smooth bore nozzle on the B/C side.


Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA



Heavy fire now visable from the A Side.


Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA



B Side with Truck 21 set up in the lot for ladder pipe on Side B.


Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA



Overall Scene shot from in front of the Vine Street Kroger.


Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA



Engine 29 on the hydrant.
Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA



Smoke getting very chunky.


Photograph - David J. Jones



Engine 29 standing by taking a breather.


Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA



RAT 19 opening up the signs over a second floor window.


Photograph - David J. Jones



Hydraulic overhaul.


Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA



Manning a Stang nozzle.

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Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA