Leadership

Fire Hits 3-Block Unfinished Apartment Complex

Issue 10 and Volume 123.

Fire Hits 3-Block Unfinished Apartment Complex —Gary DeGroot photos Whipped by 25 to 35 mph winds, a general alarm fire caused a $1.5 million loss in a three-block-long luxury apartment complex under construction at 6000 N. Pennsylvania in Oklahoma City. More than 400 fire fighters fought the flames for one hour and 49 minutes before bringing the fire under control. The first alarm was turned in at 1:28 p.m. last May 7. At 1:30 p.m., District Chief Jack Cuppy radioed for a second alarm as he approached the scene. The third alarm was struck 6 minutes later, and at 1:42, off-duty fire fighters were called—the department’s equivalent of a fourth alarm. The total response included 15 engine companies, three truck companies, two squads, two on-duty district chiefs, two tank pumpers, one brush pumper, all high ranking chiefs and all inspectors. A total of 188 off-duty fire fighters responded to the…

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