5 Banger in Kensington section Philadelphia
Engine-2 arrived on scene with heavy fire showing from the second floor of a five story building, 150x75. All companies in service. B/C-8 requested the second alarm and shortly afterward requested the third alarm. Companies in service with heaviest water lines. Command reported fire had extend to the upper floor and through the roof. The fire also extended to an exposure building. Fourth and fifth alarm struck simultaneously. All companies placed in service with heaviest water lines. Fire was placed under control at 0057hrs.
Sounds like Engine 45 would have been first due, but they were down on the rolling Brownouts. Not sure with the amount of fire it would have mattered. They are still on scene at this time.
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