Vacant dwelling going throughout the 2nd floor on arrival @ MLK Jr. and Ferguson Rd. in San Antonio, TX 2/2/17. Battalion 6 reported a header from their firehouse 5 blocks away. Engine 9 dumped their monitor, and Ladder 9 utilized their ladder pipe for defensive ops. EN09, EN03, EN05, TK09, M09, EMSO-04, and BC06 were all on the ticket.
SAFD || WORKING HOUSE FIRE || Late into the night, (11/20/16) at approx. 2145hrs, San Antonio FD companies were dispatched to the 2800 blk of Whisper View St on the city’s north side for a reported structure fire. Engine Company 37 checked on scene with
“… really heavy, thick black smoke coming from the attic and garage. The homeowners are saying the fire’s in the garage. We’ll be pulling our preconnect. Command will be mobile.”
A working fire was declared bringing in a medic unit, EMS officer, and a mobile air compressor unit. Companies made quick work in the garage and attic utilizing every preconnect off of 37’s wagon, as well as both of their red lines. Early on during the fire, there were concerns for the companies inside as one of the preconnects had a significant hole in it.
Everyone that was home at the time of the incident made it out safely. Units stayed on scene for well over an hour and a half overhauling and getting their rigs back in service. Companies on the Box were EN37, EN31, EN43, TK37, M37, EMSO[spare], FSO, BC05, and MAC41.
SAFD || WORKING STRUCTURE FIRE || Saturday morning (11/19/16) right at shift change, units of the 2nd Battalion were alerted to a possible structure fire in the 5500 blk of Aspen Valley Dr on the city’s Southwest side. Engine Company 25 arrived on scene to find a one-story residential structure with very heavy fire and smoke coming from the garage. A quick attack on the fire kept it from spreading to the rest of the house.
Engine 36 and Truck 36 arrived on scene and secured a water supply, cut utilities, pulled additional handlines, and started the primary search as additional units were arriving. An additional engine, ladder, and medic were requested due to the possibility of the homeowners still being inside [per neighbors]. Battalion Chief 2 assumed command on arrival and ordered all companies out of the structure a short time later. They went defensive due to the amount of fire after finding out the homeowners were safe in a neighbors house.
Crews were able to knock down the bulk of the fire in the garage and transitioned into an offensive attack extinguishing the fire in the garage and the attic while finishing the primary search. The fire was declared out and under conrrol a short while later with an extensive overhaul ahead of them. Companies on the Box were EN25, EN36, EN44, EN33, TK36, TK33, M25, M[spare], EMSO-02, BC02, and MAC41.
|| SAFD || Working Commercial Fire || Wednesday morning (11/16) at approx. 0512hrs, crews of the 1st Battalion were dispatched to the 2100 blk of N. St Mary’s Street for a reported structure fire, just north of downtown. Engine Co. 4 arrived to heavy fire and smoke through the roof of a one-story restaurant/bar with exposure problems on the Bravo/Charlie and Charlie/Delta corners. There were two condominium complexes under construction and in very close proximity to the fire building.
Command quickly requested an additional ladder due to the possibility of using aerial master streams for the amount of fire they were dealing with plus the exposure issue. First-due companies made quick work of the bulk of the fire with multiple red lines, pre-connects, and a 2.5′ line on the Charlie side. They battled the fire for over an hour, going defensive for a brief time to knock down a large amount of fire on the outside of the Bravo side of the building. Crews remained on scene for well over 3 hours doing mop-up and overhaul operation.
The arson team, and K-9 dogs were called to the scene as the fire is currently under investigation. It was deemed suspious in nature. Crews on the Box were EN04, EN06, EN01, EN03, PL01, PL11, TK06, M06, EMSC01, FSO01, BC01, MAC39, and the Shift Commander.