January 28, 2013 – 9:00 PM, 2668 Brick Schoolhouse Road
The Walker Fire Department was dispatched to a house on fire reported to 911 by a neighbor. Firefighters arrived to find fire burning up the side of the structure along an outside masonry chimney. 2C18 assumed command and operations was assigned to 2C14. Engine 284 arrived and located in the driveway. A hand line was taken to a side door and Walker firefighters entered the first floor, advanced to a wood stove and extinguished visible fire.
Hamlin dispatched Engine 243 with Lt. Doerrer, EMS Captain Anthony DiNatale driving and firefighters Adam Barker, Justin Stevenson, Jeff Thompson and John Deserto in the load. On arrival Lt. Doerrer and firefighter Thomson took a second line to the second floor, firefighter Stevenson and Capt. DiNatale hooked a 4 inch supply line to Engine 284 and firefighters Barker and Deserto overhauled the area around the wood stove on the first floor looking for extension. The fire had extended into the walls around the first floor chimney and was working up into the ceiling on the first floor. This was quickly extinguished once it was opened up.
The fire had not extended upward past the second floor. There was however, there was considerable damage in the first floor living room area, but salvage operations saved many of the antiques, furniture and photo’s.
Walker’s Engine 282 and Squad 2818 also responded to the scene. Upon declaring a working fire, 2C18 requested a Hilton crew to the scene as the R.I.T. assignment and special called Hamlin’s tanker 246 as a secondary water supply. Later Morton’s Rescue 218 was called to respond non-emergency and filled air tanks from their on-board cascade system.
Smoke detectors did alert the home owner of the fire who was able to exit the structure with no need for medical attention.
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- Story by Jerry Clement, John Deserto
- Photo’s by Jerry Clement