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3 Alarm 714 South Fred Shuttlesworth Circle

CFDHISTORY ---›Fire Photos ---› 3 Alarm 714 South Fred Shuttlesworth Circle

Date 2009-10-13

On Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at 11:31 AM the Cincinnati Fire Communication Center received several telephone calls reporting a structure fire at 714 South Fred Shuttlesworth Circle in the Avondale neighborhood.

Photograph - David J. Jones

Initial arriving fire units discovered a three-story brick and joist multi-family dwelling with heavy fire showing from the second floor. Firefighters initially conducted an aggressive interior fire attack. Due to the volume of fire and smoke presenting, a second alarm was requested at 11:54 AM.

Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA

The fire on the second floor entered into the third floor via numerous hidden wall voids and staircases, which is common with this type of structure. The decision was made to withdraw all firefighters from the inside of the structure and fight “defensively”. Due to the volume of water needed to suppress this fire, a third alarm was requested at 12:27 PM for more engine companies to respond and supply water from another water main on the next street over.

Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA

The fire was brought under control within one and one half hours using sixty-five firefighters from sixteen fire companies. Damage to the structure was extensive and the fire is being investigated by the Cincinnati Fire Investigation Unit. There were no reports of injuries. Smoke alarms could be heard throughout the building upon arrival. Ten people were displaced and seeking assistance from the American Red Cross.

Photograph - David J. Jones

Side C (rear)

Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA


Photograph - David J. Jones