Back to Back Fires for Truck 33: 9203 McHenry Lane and 7911 Kara Court
At 1710hrs, Truck 33 was alerted for the reported house on fire at 9203 McLeary Ln in Company 28’s first due. First arriving units went on scene a short time later with fire through the roof of the garage and extension throughout the attic. Dispatched as the search company, the Truck arrived and promptly executed a search of the first floor of the 2 story SFD and noted the fire on the first floor was being held by the garage fire-rated interior door. During this time, Command (VDC Riley) called for the evacuation tones due to the collapse of the roof of the garage and the fire load. Engine Company 18 also lost water pressure due to a burned through section of hose. After a new line was deployed, the crew from Truck 33 reentered the structure under the supervision of Chief 33 (Steger) and resumed their searches, reporting negative results, and performed extensive opening up to allow hoseline extinguishment of the attic space. Truck 33 operated for 1.5hrs, and no more than 5 minutes after becoming available from this fire, Truck 33 was en route to a house fire as the WFD Truck for the house on fire in Company 48’s area.