Fire Photos


3 Alarm 847 Blair Avenue

CFDHISTORY ---›Fire Photos ---› 3 Alarm 847 Blair Avenue

Date 2012-11-26


At 01:12 Hrs CFD units were dispatched for a 1 Alarm for the report of a house on fire at Cleveland Avenue and Reading Road.



Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA



1 Alarm: Engines 32 & 19; Trucks 32 & 19; RAT 23; Districts 3 (McWilliams) & 1 (Greve); Medic 19 and Heavy Rescue 9.



Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA



Units went on scene at Cleveland and Reading with nothing evident. Communications relayed that they got a call from 851 Blair Avenue for a house with flames showing from the first floor. At 01:17 Hrs Engine 32 went on the scene with a working fire on the 1st floor of a 2 Family 2 Story A with Heavy fire coming out of the D Side.



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01:19 Hrs Working Fire Medic 23 and ALS 32 dispatched.



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01:22 Hrs 2nd Alarm requested by Blair Command.

Second Alarm: Engines 23 & 9; Truck 3; Heavy Rescue 14 and ALS 34.



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01:28 Hrs 3rd Alarm struck due to volume of fire impinging on the B & D Exposures.

Third Alarm: Engines 34 & 5 and Truck 21.



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Truck 32 A was forced to bail out of a second floor window on to the front porch roof the 2nd floor when the 2nd floor flashed. Both members had all their gear on and the gear did its job and protected both firefighters. Both firefighters were treated on the scene and continued their tour.



Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA



The building is a total loss, damage is estimated at $80,000. There were no injuries to any civilians.


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Three adults and one child are being assisted by Red Cross. 53 firefighters were required to extinguish this fire.


Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA



Firefighter from Truck 32 who bailed out of 2nd floor when it flashed.


Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA



LT from Truck 32 who also bailed from the 2nd floor showes his Fat Ivan which was on his helment The LT is the inventor and owner of Fat Ivan Door door chocks.


Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA