01-31-2002, 10:38 AM #1
Working fire, Box 277, Marlborough MA
The Marlborough Fire Department struck a first alarm for a structure fire at 29 Bond Street.
Fire Alarm recieved a 911 call at 19:01 hours reporting a "small fire in a wall". Engines 1 and 4, Rescue 1, Ladder 2 and Car 2 responded, with Engine 3 and Ladder 1 detailed to Headquarters on the cover assignment. Engine 4 (a reserve piece running for Engine 2) arrived first, assumed command and reported a fire in the wall of the kitchen area on first floor with a smoke condition on the second floor of the 1.5 story wood balloon frame residence which was in the process of being renovated. Car 2 arrived on scene and the Deputy Chief assumed command of the incident.
Engine 1 arrived and laid a supply line to the 4's. Ladder 2 put the stick to the roof and opened up, Rescue 1 and Engine 1 personnel pulled an additional attack line from the 4's. The fire had extended into the walls of the the renovated attic area. The main body of fire was under control within minutes; extensive overhaul operations began. Thermal imaging was used to chase down hot spots.
The homeowner and a friend were apparently doing a plumbing repair using a propane torch when some insulation caught fire. There was a delay in recieving the alarm, as the two attempted to extinguish the fire using a garden hose prior to calling 911.
There were no injuries, damage to the structure was estimated at $50,000.
Last edited by CaptainGonzo; 01-31-2002 at 10:49 AM."The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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