Philadelphia Pa. 5-24-99

1026 Hours-Box-1217- 4th & Pine St
Fire reported at 5th & Pine- a supermarket

E-11, P-3, P-20, E-10, S-2, TF-5, B-4, B-1, R-1

1029 Hours- E-11 reports heavy fire, all companies are to go in service. 2- story 100x75 supermarket.

1030 Hours-D-1, Medic-35 dispatched

1033 Hours- P-49 cover P-3, L-16 cover S-2

1035 Hours, B-4 reports he has heavy fire through the roof, all companies are in service with 1 3/4 lines.

1035 Hours- E-68 cover E-1
1035 Hours- FM-14 is dispatched

1036 Hours, P-34 cover P-20
1037 Hours, E-13 , AU-1 dispatched
1039 Hours- 2ND ALARM IS STRUCK

E-68, P49, P-34, E-53, E-24, L-16, B-3, B-8, FCOM-1
1042 Hours, ES-4 dispatched

1044 Hours-Medic-7 & SQ-72 dispatched
1047 Hours, P-40 cover P-49, L-10 cover L-2, P-61, cover P-20

1048 Hours, FM-17 dispatched
1049 Hours- B-11 is dispatched
1055 Hours, E-45 cover E-13
1056 Hours, P-28 cover SQ-8, SQ-57 cover SQ-43
1058 Hours- L-23 dispatched
1110 Hours- SA-1 is responding
1111 Hours, B-4 reports from D-1, companies are making good progress, All visible fire is knocked down.
1116 Hours, E-55 cover E-1, P-19 cover SQ-72

1120 hours, FIRE UNDER CONTROL BY ORDERS OF D-1

The Fire marshall at this time is investigating the cause of the fire, but just prior to the fire being reported, the City Of Philadelphia was in the midst of a severe thunderstorm, and some shoppers believe that lightning may have struck the building. There were no reported injuries during the blaze.






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Greg Masi
Phila.Second Alarmers