06/15/10 208 W, 1 I - + 13 - 8 Last Night's Major Fire / New Hope Church Road

Two alarms at 2605 New Hope Church Road. Engine 11 arriving at a two-story, wood-frame apartment building, with 7,920 square-feet. Built 1972. Heavy fire showing, and declared major working fire on arrival. Heavy fire found on second floor, and in attic. Crews withdrawn from interior attack after several minutes. Ladder 2 utilized for aerial stream, followed by resumed interior work. Exposure protection on east side of building, and deluge gun positioned behind building. Two hydrants utilized, both on or near New Hope Church Road.

Command located in parking lot, in front of building. Medical monitoring and rehab located on grassy hill, above parking lot, and in front of building. Temperature about 80 74 degrees, with about 67% 96% humidity. Crews evaluated for heat exhaustion and dehydration. One firefighter transported to hospital. No civilian injuries. Twenty-four people displaced, 12 adults and 12 children. Two of six apartment units destroyed. Six total uninhabitable. Cause determined as accidental. Dispatched 9:09 p.m. Controlled 10:13 p.m.

First alarm: E11, E19, E15, L2, R1, B1. Second alarm, including working fire dispatch: E21, E9, E27, E7, L1, R2, B2, C10, C20. Special called: E13, L5. Medical: EMS 2 (first alarm), EMS 5, EMS 4, D1, D4, M91, T1 (second alarm). Preliminary photos posted by Legeros.

Next question, how many major fires for those and nearby apartments? Answer man says…

1992, Feb 13 – 3830 Brentwood Road, two alarms

2004, Jul 14 – 3817 Brentwood Road, Brentwood West, two alarms

2006, Apr 03 – 3903 Green Road, two alarms

2007, Aug 20 – 3833 Bonneville Court, three alarms

Just four? Seems like there have been more.

No idea on one-alarmers. Probably too many to count.
Legeros - 06/15/10 - 08:22

These are some GREAT pics Mike!! I hear Lee was grounded with car trouble (yuk!). I have no idea on the number of fires on/around “Bonneville” but whenever one is dispatched in that area, I would say there is a greater than 50% chance it is working. Given the stats and trend(s), it is an obvious opportunity for some form of intervention and/or education of the apartment occupants in that area. Maybe a program city wide(?).
A.C. Rich - 06/15/10 - 11:13

Great pics, nice to see the “fruits of our labor” are paying off from the Ladder Ops Committee. Awesome job “A-team”. Look at all those ground ladders!!!
Silver - 06/16/10 - 00:24

Oops, forgot to attach pics;
Silver - 06/16/10 - 00:27

Weather data corrected. Lower temperature but WAY higher humidity, which should have been a duh at the time originally posted.
Legeros - 06/16/10 - 06:33

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