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3 Alarm 2333 Kemper Lane

CFDHISTORY ---›Fire Photos ---› 3 Alarm 2333 Kemper Lane

Date 2007-04-08

At 01:51 hours a one alarm was dispatched for a house on fire at 2333 Kemper Lane in Walnut Hills. The assignment was: Engines 23-19-3 Trucks 23-19 RAT 3 Districts 1-4 Rescue 46(?) & Squad 14. RAT 3 wsas put to work and either Trcuk 32 or 29 picked up the RAT assignment.

Engine 23 reported smoke in the area and about 20 seconds later reported a three story stone, occupied structure with heavy fire on all floors.

Photograph - Bill Strite

One of the occupants called 911 stating he smelled smoke. Two other people were in the structure. The individual that called 911 alerted them of the fire.

Upon arriving Firefighters assisted one of the occupants out of the structure; the other occupants had already left the building. Firefighters also reported they found heavy fire coming from the first floor rear with extension into the second floor and attic. A 2nd and 3rd alarm were transmitted for the blaze. Engines 32-5-34 Truck 32 Rescue 2 & Squad 9 were dispatched for the 2nd alarm and Engines 14-29 and Truck 29 responded on the 3rd alarm.

Photograph - Bill Strite

Car 1 (Chief Wright), Car 502 (Duane Herth), and Car 406 (Ron Texter) confer on the lawn.
Photograph - Bill Strite

Advancing an 1 1/2" line up Truck 23's aerial to get hot spots on the roof around the chimney.

Within twenty-minutes of their arrival fire crews extinguished the main body of fire, saving the majority of the structure. Fire damage was held to the rear sections of the structure’s first and second floors, and attic.

Photograph - Bill Strite

The loss is estimated at $200,000. Smoke alarms were working in the structure. The Cincinnati Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting the three adults that were displaced from their homes.

A complement of 10 engine companies and 6 ladder companies and other support staff responded to the incident.
Photograph - Bill Strite