At Aproximately 05:00 Hours the Cincinnati Fire Department was dispatched to 3215 Riverside Drive (formerly Eastern Avenue), East End, for a reported building on fire.
1st Alarm: Engines 18 & 46; Trucks 18 & 23; RAT 31; Districts 4 (Boeing) & 1 (Reed); Rescue 46 and Squad 14.
Engine 18 went on the scene with heavy fire on a building fully involved and fire extending to exposures on sides B and D. Photograph - Bill Strite
District 4 requested the Second Alarm upon his arrival at approximately 05:05 Hours.
Second Alarm: Engines 31 & 23; Truck 3; Rescue 2; Squad 9. Photograph - Bill Strite
Riverside Command requested 3rd Alarm at approximately 05:10 Hours.
3rd Alarm: Engines 3 & 14 and Truck 19.
This fire occurred on the day of the Flying Pig Marathon and was on part of the course. The race officials had to detour the race which added 1/4 of a mile to the course. Photograph - Bill Strite
Fire in the walls of exposure building on the D side. Photograph - Bill Strite
Master streams in operation along Riverside Drive. Photograph - Bill Strite
The building starts to collapse. Ironically the sign on the structure states the building was going to be sold at auction on 5-17-08. Photograph - Bill Strite
The fire building collapsing. Photograph - Bill Strite
Fire building collapsing. Photograph - Bill Strite
Fire building is on the ground. Photograph - Bill Strite