Working House Fire

Jan 26, 2015 – @1508hrs Squad 7 w/4 and Eng 7-2 w/3 responded to 2528 Cider Press Road (Box 17-1) for reports of Smoke in a House. Enroute responding units were advised of a second call with smoke showing. DC 17 arrived establishing Command and deemed it to be a working fire. Squad 7 arrived and performed a primary search of the first floor. While crews were working inside a Mayday was declared and crews were advised to evacuate due to heavy fire conditions. The Mayday was self extricated with some assistance. The attack then became defensive to gain control of the fire for a short time before crews returned back inside to hit hot spots and perform overhaul. Eng 7-2 assisted with search as well and worked with the Squad crew for the remainder of the incident. The Squad and Engine crew also performed vertical ventilation after evacuation. Good Job by all!