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01/28/2014
BY MICHAEL N. CIAMPO As we were taking up from a run, the dispatcher asked us if we were available. We acknowledged that we were, and immediately the mobile data terminal's audible signal informed us that the run was coming up on the screen. The headline said: "Filling it out-2nd Source," meaning dispatch received more than one call for a fire at the reported location. As we responded, we had to use a bit more caution: The other units also operating at the last box were responding, and not in our typical response pattern, to the said address. Nearing the reported location, we saw a large column of grayish black smoke rising in an almost straight vertical line (sometimes this is ...

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