Engine Company on the 13 Box
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By Lieutenant Kyle Stull
February 8, 2017
 

On February 8th just after midnight, Engine 41 was dispatched as the second engine company for the box alarm in the 14000 block of Carriage Mill Drive in Fire Station 13's (Glenwood) first due area, for the reported fire next to the chimney. Engine 41 made an immediate response with 5 personnel.

Engine 41 arrived on location as the first arriving piece, to find a 2 story single family home with fire showing from the bravo side. Engine 41's officer assumed command while the crew stretched an 1.75" cross lay and began knocking the fire on the exterior.

Engine 131 arrived as the second arriving engine and the crew began a primary search of the attic and basement to ensure all residents were out and accounted for, as well as to ensure there was no extension on the interior.

20 minutes after dispatch, the fire was marked out and crews continued to check for extension and do some mop up work. The fire was held to the exterior of the structure and there were no civilian or firefighter injuries.

All crews operated for approximately 1.5 hours before returning to service.

 
Units: E41 ET44 P45
 
Mutual Aid: E131 E31 E32 E41 E44 E82 CE12 CE124 A135 A45 BC1 BC2 BUCF4 COMM502 CRES1 CTNK1 CTNK14 CTWR12 EMS2 EMSBC11 MET717 SAFETY1 STA13-CBR TNK13 TNK3 TWR2 TWR3 WS3