Truro Township (OH) firefighters, with mutual aid from numerous other companies, battled a 3-Alarm blaze in a Reynoldsburg hotel 8/9/18. First due Truro Township companies (Department 160) reported heavy fire out the front of the building, and Battalion 161 immediately requested the second alarm. The fire, thought to have originated in the attic, ultimately gutted the entrance and lobby of the two-story structure, though firefighters were able to prevent it from spreading to most of the guest rooms. Mutual aid companies from Columbus, Mifflin Township (130), Jefferson Township (140), Whitehall (150), Hamilton Township (180), West Licking Joint Fire District (401), and Violet Township (590), along with Box 15, Reynoldsburg police, and Columbus police all assisted. One firefighter was treated and released on scene, and one person was transported for unrelated medical issues.
Companies on scene:
Battalions: 6, 131, 141, 151, 161, 181, 401, 591
Engines: 5, 21, 23, 32, 133, 151, 161, 162, 181, 591
Ladders: 2, 5, 8, 15, 23, 32, 131
Rescues: 4, 134, 592
Medics: 151, 152, 161, 162, 404, 593
Chief: 162, 592
Prevention Officer: 161, 591
Support: ISU19, Box 15 Rehab 2
Kitchener (ON) fire dispatch received a 9-1-1 call for a house fire at 1242 King Street East July 13, 2018 at 00:37. P3, P4, A1, R1, and Car 23 were dispatched to the call. P3 arrived on scene reporting heavy fire venting 30 feet out the E2-E3 corner of the two-story house. Live wires were hanging down across the street preventing the quint from setting up in front of the house. P4 picked up a hydrant on the way for P3. Hydro was cut to the entire area to allow firefighters to enter the house. Crews pulled numerous lines from both pumpers to attack the fire. Interior crews were able to knock the fire down on the main floor and perform primary searches of the basement and main floor. Heavy fire and high heat prevented searching the second floor. Firefighters were pulled out to go defensive. P3 set up their aerial to attack the fire venting out the roof. The fire was knocked down approximately an hour after pulling out. Portions of the roof collapsed, but since firefighters were all exterior there were no injuries. Damaged was pegged at $500,000, no cause has been released at this time. Box 690 provided rehab on this warm summers night.
Gary Dinkel, Box 690
2nd part video from the 5-Alarm fire in Prospect Heights, IL – July 18, 2018
1st part video from the 5-Alarm fire in Prospect Heights, IL – July 18, 2018