Common Sense for Uncommon Events

  BY BOBBY HALTON The Tulsa (OK) Fire Department responded to a school fire at a charter school for the Arts and Sciences at 4 a.m. on a Wednesday. The first due secured a water supply outside and gave a size-up that indicated significant fire involvement in a classroom on the A side with flames venting to the exterior. Handlines were laid to the window, and master streams were directed on fire inside. After knocking down most of the visible fire and performing considerable horizontal ventilation, crews decided to force entry and complete the extinguishment process. A full first alarm was on scene, and an additional alarm had been struck because of the size of the fire and the str...

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