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2 Alarm 3243 Riverside Drive

CFDHISTORY ---›Fire Photos ---› 2 Alarm 3243 Riverside Drive

Date 2012-04-27

At 11:13 A.M. the Cincinnati Emergency Communications Center received a telephone call reporting a structure fire at 3243 Riverside Drive. (Columbia Tusculum)

Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA

1 Alarm: Engines 18 & 46; Trucks 18 & 23; RAT 31; Districts 4 (CPT Howell) & 1 (Arnold); Medic 23 and Heavy Rescue 14.
Initial arriving fire units found heavy fire from the rear of the first floor and heavy smoke from the eaves of the two story with attic, single family dwelling.

11:16 AM Working Fire: Medic 51 and ALS 32.

Photograph - Bill Strite. IFPA

At 11:22 AM a Second-Alarm was called due to the labor intensive process of opening up all ceilings and walls to check for and extinguish the fire.

Second Alarm: Engines 23 & 7; Truck 3 and Heavy Rescue 9.

Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA

There were no occupants home at the time of the fire. Red Cross was called to temporarily house the residents. There were no firefighter or civilian injuries. Three pet dogs were lost in the fire.

Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA

Damage is estimated at $50,000.00 dollars.

Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA

Sixty-one firefighters operated at this incident.

Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA

Retired CFD LT Jay Shearman of Engine 18 (Unit 1) was enroute to lunch at the 18's when ran into this scene.

Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA

Chief Braun and Mrs. Sue Braun check up on the firefighters in rehab.

Photograph - Bill Strite, IFPA