09-03-2000, 11:32 AM #1CHFD73Firehouse.com Guest
Wires down leads to working fire-CHFD
At approximately 1830, 02 September 2000, units from the Clinton Heights Fire Department (Station 8) in East Greenbush, NY were dispatched to a service call with wires down. Apparently stick lighting in the area had caused a 13,200 line to snap landing on the front lawn of a residence. While the crew, under the command of a company officer was investigating the incident they observed the wire come in contact with an outside light to a residence, which in turn sent a charge back through the residence igniting the basement and first floor. A full assignment was request when smoke was presenting from all windows in the basement and a special call for two additional Engines from the East Greenbush Fire Department (11-6, 11-8) was made. Crews made an excellent offensive attack keeping the extension and damage to a minimum. The incident was managed by Chief Johnson and interior operations under the direction of 1st Asst Hendrick. Five Engine Co’s. (8-2, 8-6, 8-6, 11-6, 11-8), two Rescue Co’s. (Rescue 8, AR-5), a Truck Co. (Truck 8), and three ambulances (A-6, A-7. A-34) operated at the scene for just under two hours.
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