2 Working Fires Within 12 Hours
On 4/01, just prior to 14:00 hours, the Truck, Chief and Deputy Chief responded to the 8700 BLK of Branch Ave in Clinton for a building fire with multiple calls. Engine 25 arrived with smoke showing from the roof of the Walmart. Inside, crews discovered a working fire in the paper products aisle. The fire was extinguished and searches proved negative. Truck 29 ventilated the building skylights and controlled utilities. Due to the size of the building, numerous fans were set up and Fan Boat 47 was dispatched. Chief 29 was the ventilation group supervisor and Chief 29A was the safety officer. Crews from 29 remained on scene for approx. 1-1/2 hours.
Just after 01:30 on 4/02, Truck 29 was alerted as the search company for a house fire in the 1200 BLK of Iron Forge Rd in Co. 37’s area. Engine 37 arrived with fire showing from a split foyer. The Truck crew performed primary searches of the structure and assisted with opening up. Crews remained on scene for 2-1/2 hours before returning to service.