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Industrial Firefighting: TN Firefighters Respond to Fire at Formal Industrial Site

By Captain D.J. Corcoran Knoxville (TN) Fire Department At 9:30 p.m., a call was received at the 911 Dispatch Center, reporting the former Industrial Belting Supply Company at the corner of Depot Ave. and Ogden St. was burning. The building stretches approximately 200 feet on the front and is 70-feet deep. There are three fire walls that quarter the building into 50x70 sections. Half of this 14,000-square-foot building was fully involved with fire when Knoxville (TN) firefighters arrived. Seeing the potential for fire extension, the incident commander called for additional personnel by turning in a second alarm, this gave a total of seven pumpers, three aerials, a rescue truck, a hazardo...

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