18 Works Main Street
Forest City Blaze
August 27 - A massive blaze tore through the 500 block of Main Street in
Forest City. L18
dispatched as part of
the first alarm assignment for a working fire with reported just
after 3:30 AM . As command struck a second
alarm upon arrival with reports of multiple people trapped and heavy
spreading into the adjacent structures, L18 was assigned the “Charlie
the fire with R41 laying the supply line once the ladder made access.
Rescue 18 responded as part of the second alarm assignement.
With a tight alley and parking area to contend with in the
rear, the crew was still able to get the rig placed to be able to access all
four fire buildings. R18 set up on Main street for lighting, cascade and other
Crews commenced searches and place multiple lines in-service
to hold the fire from spreading into the northern exposure.As additional companies arrived, more resources were
deployed off the ladder to assist with suppression and opening up.
At the height of the fire, the ladder was supplying the ladder
pipe, two master streams and multiple handlines to the rear of the structures.
In total four multistory buildings were involved.
A great effort by everyone involved to bring the fire under control.
The ladder operated for approx 8hrs before returning to service. Thanks to the
crew from United (Montrose) for relocating and covering the area due to the
large number of resources committed to the fire.
here for earlier news