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2 Alarm 729 Ridgeway Avenue

CFDHISTORY ---›Fire Photos ---› 2 Alarm 729 Ridgeway Avenue

Date 2009-09-27

On Sunday, September 27, 2009 at 8:14 PM the Cincinnati Fire Communication Center received several telephone alarms reporting a structure fire at 729 Ridgeway Avenue.
1st Alarm assignment was Engines 32, 19; Trucks 32, 23; RAT 19; Districts 1 & 3; Rescue 24; and Squad 9.
A 2nd Alarm was requested at 8:23 PM bring Engines 23,9; Truck 3; Squad 14; Rescue 2, Ambulance 19; Car 5 Duty Chief (AC Kuhn)

Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA

Initial arriving fire units discovered heavy fire showing from the second floor of a two-story with an attic, wood frame duplex, private dwelling. Firefighters were confronted with an extreme life hazard with persons reported inside the structure. Firefighters laddered the building rescuing one occupant from the second floor.

Firefighters initially conducted an aggressive interior fire attack while simultaneously searching for occupants. Sadly, one occupant was found within the building deceased. Fire conditions deteriorated to the point firefighters were ordered out of the building and defensive operations were conducted.

Photograph - David Jones

The Cincinnati Fire Investigation Unit, Cincinnati Police CISD Unit and the Hamilton County Coronerís Office are investigating this incident. Damage is estimated at $100,000 dollars. Fifty firefighters were utilized at this incident. It is unknown if there were working smoke alarms present at the time of the fire.

Photograph - David Jones

Crews re-entering the building after the bulk of the fire has been knocked down.
Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA

District Chief 1 Collini gives instructions.
Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA