Philadelphia Pa- 3-1-99 Extra Alarm Fire

Box-256- Church La & Musgrave St- 1752 hours
Fire Reported- 700 Church La-Manna Bible School
PL-19,Eng-51,Eng-63,Squrt-9, Lad-8,Lad-29, Bat-9,Bat-2.
At 1756 Bat-9 arrives on location and reports he has 3 story stone, 100x50, light smoke showing, 1-1 are to go in service.
At 1758 hours Bat- 9 reports he has 2-2 in service.
At 1800 Bat-9 reports all companies are in service with 1.75 water lines.
At 1800 Deputy 2, and Rescue 1 are dispatched by F.C.C.
At 1801 PL-28 & Air Unit 2 are dispatched by F.C.C.-Note-PL-28 is recalled at 1803 due to mech. reasons with AU-2
At 1802 Medic 28 is dispatched.
At 1803 the 2nd alarm is struck by orders of Bat-9.
Eng-59,Eng-14,Squrt72,Eng-73, Lad-10, Bat-8, Bat-3, Bat-10, Field Com-1.
At 1807 PL-61 is special called by Bat-9
At 1810, Bat-2 reports he has heavy fire on the first floor, and heavy smoke conditions throughout, and companies are preparing to go to master streams.
At 1811 Eng-47, and Chem-2 are special called by F.C.C.
At 1812 Tac- Air One is responding to fire.
At 1813 Bat-9 reports he has a 3 story stone, 150x50, vacant school.
At 1814 the following cover-ups are dispatched.
PL-28 cover Squrt-72
Eng-12, cover PL-19
PL-18 cover Eng-51
Eng-38 cover Pl-61
PL-34 cover Eng-59
Lad-10 cover Lad-29
At 1815 VC-1 is responding to the fire.
At 1821 FM-21 is responding to the fire.
At 1821 ES-5 is responding to the fire.
At 1822 on orders of Deputy 2, strike out the 3rd Alarm.
Eng-12,PL-18,PL-28, Eng-73, Lad-3, and Bat-12.
At 1825 Car-3 is responding to the fire.
At 1826 Bat-9 reports he has heavy fire on the 2nd and 3rd floor, with master streams in service.
At 1827 FM-3 is dispatched.
At 1828 Medic 18 is dispatched.
At 1830 the following cover-ups were dispatched.
Eng-41 cover PL-19
Squrt 43 cover Squrt 72
At 1830 Eng-38 is special called to the fire.
At 1831 Bat 9- reports no exposure problems at this time.
At 1837 Bat 2 reports now he has heavy fire showing on all 3 floors.
At 1839 on orders of Deputy 2 strike out the 4th alarm.
Eng-41,PL-34,Eng-35,PL-3,Lad-21.
At 1841 Lad-12 is special called to the fire.
At 1845, Eng-55 is special called.
At 1846 PI-3 is on the fire ground.
At 1849 the following cover-ups are dispatched.
PL-5 cover squrt-72
Lad-23 cover Lad-29
Lad-16 cover Lad-3
At 1901 Bat-9 reports the 2nd and 3rd floor have collasped.
At 1910 on orders of Car-3 strike out the 5th Alarm
Eng-13, Eng64, Eng-45, Eng-1
At 1911 PL-5 Is special called
At 1912 PL-50 is special called.
At 1914 the following cover-ups are dispatched.
PL-49 cover Squrt-72
PL-40 cover PL-19
At 1920, SA-1 is responding to the fire.
At 1934 the following cover-ups were dispatched.
Eng-2 cover PL-50
At 2048 on orders of Car-3 the fire is placed under control. At the time of this writing, the Fire Marshalls Office has determined arson as the cause of the fire.There were no reported injuries during this blaze. The Phila. Fire Dept. battled this fire for approx. 3 hours before placing it under control using 58 pieces of equipment and 145 firefighters.

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Greg Masi
Phila.Second Alarmers


[This message has been edited by Greg Masi (edited March 02, 1999).]

[This message has been edited by Greg Masi (edited March 02, 1999).]