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2 Alarm 2460 Observatory Avenue

CFDHISTORY ---›Fire Photos ---› 2 Alarm 2460 Observatory Avenue

Date 2010-02-03

At 09:36 AM the Cincinnati Fire Communication Center received a telephone alarm reporting a structure fire at 2460 Observatory Avenue (Hyde Park).

1st Alarm was Engines 46 & 31; Trucks 31 and 23; RAT 32; District 4 (DC Lakamp); District 1 (DC Kluesner); Rescue 46 and Squad 14.

Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA

Initial arriving fire units discovered heavy fire showing from the first floor of a large two-story with an attic brick single family private dwelling. The occupant had been removed from the building by a CPD officer prior to arrival of the fire department. Firefighters initially conducted an aggressive interior fire attack on the fire.

Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA

A second alarm was transmitted at 09:50 for additional resources. Due to the fire extending into the second floor as well as the attic space, firefighters we ordered out of the building.

2nd Alarm: Engines 23 & 32; Truck 18; Rescue 2 and whole bunch of CFD Staff Officers.

Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA

This fire would be fought “defensively” from the exterior after the main “body” of the fire was suppressed firefighters would be allowed to reenter the building for final extinguishment. Primary and secondary searches of the property proved “negative”. Damage is extensive the origin and cause was due “combustibles” to close to a heating source.

Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA

No injuries were reported. Fifty-two firefighters were utilized at this incident. It was undetermined if smoke alarms were present.

Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA

The occupant attempted to extinguish the fire prior to calling 911 the Cincinnati Fire Department encourages citizens to leave the home immediately in case of fire and telephone -911-! Have a home escape plan including meeting place. Do not attempt to fight the fire! Have a working smoke alarm on each level of the home.

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Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA