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2 Alarm 409 Catherine Avenue

CFDHISTORY ---›Fire Photos ---› 2 Alarm 409 Catherine Avenue

Date 2010-07-04

Date: 07-04-2010

Time: 3:47 PM

Incident Location: 409 Catherine Avenue, Avondale

At 3:46 PM the Cincinnati Fire Communications Center received a telephone alarm reporting a rear deck on fire behind this address.

1 Alarm: Engines 32 & 19; Trucks 32 & 29; RAT 23, Districts 3 (Coleman) & 1 (CPT Kirby); Rescue 38 and Squad 9.

Photograph - David J. Jones

Initial arriving fire units arrived on the scene and reported a “working” fire in a structure, the fire had extended into the attic space from the deck. Firefighters conducted an aggressive interior fire attack initially, after some time conditions in the attic began to deteriorate.

Photograph - David J. Jones

Due to the extreme weather conditions and the internal fire conditions a “second” alarm was transmitted!

16:04 2nd Alarm: Engines 23 & 34; Truck 3 and Squad 14.

Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA

Firefighters would be ordered out of the building and the fire would be fought “defensively” until the main portion of the fire could be extinguished. Firefighters would reenter the building afterwards. Searches of the building proved negative.

Photograph - David J. Jones

The origin and cause of this fire was due to children playing with fireworks. Damage is estimated at $80,000.00 dollars, forty-two firefighters were utilized at this incident. There were no reported injuries. Five people were displaced and received assistance from the Red Cross.

Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA

Chief Coleman gives directions to hose crew.

Photograph - David J. Jones

Districts 1 and 3 meeting with the company officers.

Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA

Crew of Truck 19 take a well deserved break.

Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA