Just before 2:30 p.m. on Sunday March 18, 2007 companies were dispatched for a report of smoke coming from the top of the water tower on Campus Lane in Mt. Washington. Engines 7,18 Trucks 18,31 RAT 23 Districts 4,1 Rescue 46 and Squad 14 were assigned to the run. Engine 7 made the short drive from their quarters around the corner and reported a working fire.
Photograph - Bill Strite
Yep - that's smoke coming from the roof of this prominent east side landmark that is only a few blocks from Mt. Washington Elementary School. Depending on your vantage point when this fire happened it is possible to have observed it from numerous neighborhoods in Ohio and Kentucky. Photograph - Bill Strite
Workers were welding inside the tower and caught insulation on fire. No injuries to civilians or fire fighters were observed.