At 0656 hours on 01/06/01 Durham Firefighters were called for their third working fire in twenty-four hours. Durham 911 dispatched a structure fire at 500 Belt Street. Station one crews could see a large column of smoke as they pulled out of the station. First due E-1 found a single story wood frame house fully involved. An aggressive interior attack was made with multiple handlines, and the fire was brought under control in thirty minutes. Crews remained on the scene for over an hour and a half overhauling the structure. Box assignment included:
E-1, E-3, E-4, L-1, L-2, SQ-1, Btn. 1, Mobile Support 1, and the on duty safety officer. This was station one's (E-1, L-1, SQ-1, Btn. 1) third working fire in twenty-four hours. The house was gutted, and a family was displaced. The fire in under investigation. Units clearing from this fire were dispatched to a fire at 1210 Linwood. Upon arrival there, a working attic fire was found. The fire was quickly contained.

***These are my own thoughts and do not reflect IAFF L-668 or Durham Fire Department.***

[This message has been edited by Wabash Express (edited 01-07-2001).]