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3 Alarm 2303 Moerlein Avenue

CFDHISTORY ---›Fire Photos ---› 3 Alarm 2303 Moerlein Avenue

Date 2009-06-28

On Sunday June 28, 2009 at 05:38, the Cincinnati Fire Tower received a telephone alarm reporting a structure fire at 2303 Moerlein Avenue in the Clifton Heights neighborhood. The occupants stated that something had exploded on the second floor. The 1st Alarm assignment was Engines 19, 5; Trucks 19, 29; RAT 21; Districts 1 and 2; Rescue 14; and Squad 14.

Photograph - David Jones

Initial arriving companies confirmed a “working fire” in a two-story with an attic occupied “frame” private dwelling with an exposure on side “D”. A second-alarm was immediately transmitted due to the time of day and the volume of fire. The 2nd Alarm assignment was Engines 34, 29; Truck 3; Rescue 2 and Squad 9.

Photograph - David Jones

At 06:08, a third-alarm was requested for “manpower” bringing Engines 23, 32 and Truck 24. One firefighter suffered a minor injury, and was transported to an area hospital for further treatment. No civilians were injured. The American Red Cross assisted four displaced persons.

Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA

The Cincinnati Fire Department’s Fire Investigation Unit is investigating the origin and cause. Damage was estimated at $80,000.00 to 2303 Moerlein and $25,000.00 to 2305 Moerlein Avenue. Sixty firefighters responded to this incident.

Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA

Truck 19 setting up for ladder pipe operations
Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA

Engine 5 hitting the fire with their deck gun
Photograph - David Jones