November 15, 2009. I caught this fire on accident coming home from getting dinner so I have few details at this time, heavy smoke canvased the street when I drove through to pick-up my camera and heavy fire was blowing from the rear porch. Downed power lines arching slowed water application to the rear and entry was made through the front door. Crews made a great attack and stopped extension to the rest of the house. Nobody was injured and the fire investigator was on scene working

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Comment by CAPT J. MOSS on November 27, 2009 at 2:34pm
WAS THERE ANY PARTICULAR REASON WE DIDNT VENTILATE HERE MAYBEE WOULDA HELPED CLEAR THE SMOKE AND MAKE THE PRIMARY SEARCH AND ATTACK A LITTLE EASIER. THEN WHEN YOU FINALY MADE ENTRY EVERYBODY GOT UP IN THERE
Comment by Spenser on November 19, 2009 at 11:17pm
oh and people standing around wouldn't happen at my department its fight to get in the door first haha balls to wall
Comment by Spenser on November 19, 2009 at 11:14pm
I agree with novafireman and questions they should have made interior attack and vented i do believe in being masked up outside my department has been doing HCN readings out side house's during fire's and getting deadly reading's but should have made interior attack first i understand a second line doing knock down while the first line is getting ready if man power is there but not two lines on exterior
Comment by NOVAFireman on November 18, 2009 at 12:57pm
I'm not trying to bust anyone's balls, but I've got a few questions about this fire.

1. What was the reason for an exterior attack? I saw two lines at side C trying to push the fire through the house. The fact that nobody went in until 5:04 into the video is strange, atleast in the area where I work.

2. An engine, looks to be the 2nd due, has a supply line hooked up, but remained uncharged. With fire showing, and lines flowing, a secondary water source should be established and hooked up, supplying the attack pumper.

3. Any reason for being masked up in the yard? Can't really figure that one out.

4. What was the reason for not venting the house?

5. Any reason a primary search was not performed immediately? Of course, that goes back to my 1st question.

6. There was an upstairs, but no ladders thrown, even after someone decided the make entry.

Again, I'm not trying to bust balls here, but just curious.

At the time being, I'll refrain from calling this a "Good Job".
Comment by Chief Dino on November 17, 2009 at 6:49pm
About a mile from Mom and Dad. Good job LSFD!!

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