Notes for the archives. Two alarms were struck on August 2, 2019, at Crossroads Fellowship Church at 2721 E. Millbrook Road. Dispatched as an automatic fire alarm at 11:03 p.m. for Engine 19 and Ladder 2. Units arrived at a one-story, concrete, warehouse-type building with 220,000+ square-feet.
Nothing showing on arrival on Engine 19. As engine company personnel entered the front of the structure, they encountered moderate smoke conditions. Engine 19 upgraded the incident to a working fire. Ladder 2 circled the building on their arrival, and also observed smoke coming from a roll-up door.
Crews entered with hand lines, and began searching for the seat of the fire. Ladder 2 also deployed, in preparation for aerial operations. As heavier smoke conditions were encountered throughout the building, and due to the size of the structure, a second alarm was requested early into the incident.
Engine 19 established their own water supply in the front of the structure, and second-due Engine 15 established a secondary water supply in the rear, and supplied Ladder 2.
Once the seat of the fire was located, and with additional sections of hose added, the fire was extinguished. The building’s sprinkler system had also activated, and extinguished other areas of fire, with just hot spots remaining.
After the fire was controlled, second alarm companies were brought in, and rotated with first-alarm units. Crews were subsequently rotated to complete ventilation, which required extended operations to clear the large structure of smoke.
Fire Alarm: E19, L2
Structure Fire, Working Fire: E15, E27, E21, L1, R1, B1, B5, A2, C20, C402
Second Alarm: E16, E4, E22, L8, L3
Dispatched: 11:03 p.m.
Arrived: 11:08 p.m.
Controlled: 12:59 p.m.
No injuries were reported. Cause was undetermined.