First Due Fire Showing: 7624 Oxman Road
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 (2256 hrs): Just prior to 2300hrs multiple phone calls began coming into Public Safety Communications reporting fire coming from a house at 7624 Oxman Road in the Palmer Park neighborhood of Company 33’s first due. The box alarm was transmitted and the engine and tower from Kentland responded with 11 volunteers. As units were responding into the scene updated information began coming in reporting that the fire was spreading to a second home. Company 33 arrived on scene and reported a 1 story residential duplex with fire showing from all sides. the engine secured their own water supply across the street, and the Kentland Front Bumper line was stretched to side Alpha to begin extinguishing the blaze. The crew from the tower began ventilating the structure and throwing ladders as the interior crew paired with the engine to make the push and search for anyone still in the house. The engine company extinguished the fire and searches by the tower proved negative and everyone had made it out safely. Units remained on scene for several hours to assist with investigations and do extensive overhaul.