10-13-2001, 03:03 AM #1
3rd Alarm Just Struck in Cincinnati
Times are approximate: 10-13-2001 Box 1629 On Spring Grove Between Mitchell & Chickering
1:45 a.m. En 38-20 Tr 20-2 D 3
1:49 a.m. En 34 Rescue 34 District 1
A lot of smoke in the area reported. Initial report of heavy fire on the 3rd floor of a 4 story warehouse (a large, block long type joint, the old Swallens furniture warehouse)
1:51 a.m. 2nd alarm En 2-9 Tr 32 Squad 52 Mac 1 Truck 17 with the Light Plant Car 2
Address given of 4901 Spring Grove Ave.
1:56 a.m. 3rd alarm En 32-12 Tr 19 Staff Officers
Per progress report, exterior firefighting only, companies setting up master stream and ladder pipes (gonna be a long night).
[ 10-13-2001: Message edited by: Steve Hagy ]
10-13-2001, 03:26 AM #2
2:28 4th alarm transmitted per Car 1.
En 24-23 Companies to report to the staging area.
10-17-2001, 01:57 AM #3
The media release for this fire:
CINCINNATI FIRE DIVISION
Media Contact: District Chief Gary Scott Date:
Good morning. This is District 3 Fire Chief Gary Scott reporting on a
5-alarm fire which occurred at 1:43 AM the morning of October 13, 2001. The
location of the fire was at 4901 Spring Grove Av.
Fire companies were dispatched to a report of a building on fire in the area
of Spring Grove Av. and Mitchell Av.. While in route, fire personnel called
in heavy smoke in the area. Soon after, fire personnel confirmed a working
fire in a 4-story warehouse with heavy fire showing from the 3rd floor
windows in the rear of the structure. The alarms quickly escalated into a
Later, a request for a 5-alarm was called due to mechanical problems with
fire equipment on the scene. This was a stubborn fire which took a few hours
to bring under control utilizing master streams. Once under control, fire
personnel were utilized in cooling numerous hot spots and overhauling, which
took several additional hours.
A fire investigator was called to the scene to assist in the determination
as to the fire cause. At this point, the cause is undetermined pending
further investigation. The warehouse appeared to be vacant. There were no
injuries of civilians or fire fighters as a result of this incident. The
fire loss was set at $50,000.
For further information you can contact Captain Dan Rottmueller at 352-1685.
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