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A Busy Sunday

posted Mar 23, 2015, 7:09 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B   [ updated Mar 24, 2015, 5:58 AM ]
On Sunday 3/22/2015, Aetna crews handled a number of incidents in district:

At 0712 hours, Aetna along with mutual aid were dispatched to the 200 block of W General Grey Ct in the La Grange community of Glasgow for a residential structure fire.  Chief 9-8 (Schall) arrived on scene reporting smoke showing from the Delta side of a 3 story end-of-the-row townhouse under construction.  Engine 3-6 arrived first, establishing a water supply and quickly stretched an attack line to the first floor garage.  Next arriving units established a secondary water supply, laddered the building, and stretched two additional handlines.  Crews operated for approx. 2 hours and there were no reported injuries, the Delaware State FMO is investigating the cause.  Chief Schall had command.

  


At 1515 hours, Aetna along with mutual aid were dispatched to the 800 block of S Twin Lakes Blvd for a residential structure fire.  Safety 9 (Klima) arrived on scene reporting a fire on the exterior siding which had been controlled by the resident.  The assignment was reduced to 7-4, 9-5, and Ladder 9.  Crews opened the exterior wall to check for extension and wet down the area before returning to service.  Crews operated for approx. 30 minutes and Captain Klima had command.

At 1708 hours, Aetna along with mutual aid were dispatched to the unit block of W Chapel Hill Drive for a chimney fire.  Engine 9-5 arrived on scene and advised an active fire in the chimney and held the upgrade.  Units removed the fire from the fireplace, ran the chains down the chimney, and verified no extension into the attic space.  Crews operated for approx. 30 minuites and Captain Happer had command.

At 1853 hours, Aetna along with mutual aid were dispatched to the unit block of Liberty Plaza for a commercial structure fire at the Arby's.  10-8B (N. Pedicone) arrived on scene advising a single story commercial structure with a light haze and burning odor inside and held the upgrade.  Crews investigated and determined the source to be a burned up belt in an HVAC unit on the roof.  Crews operated for approx. 30 minutes and Asst. Chief Pedicone had command.

At 2056 hours, Aetna along with mutual aid were dispatched to the 100 block of Jeandell Drive in the Marydale Development for a residential fire.  Shortly after dispatch, Aetna was also alerted to a motor vehicle collision in the unit block of East Delaware Ave.  Units handled both incidents and returned to service.

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