Fire Prevention & Protection, Firefighting, Truck Company

Brick Warehouse Fire

Issue 3 and Volume 168.

(1) Members set up to use a large-caliber stream from an aerial ladder as another member brings large-diameter hose to supply the water. (Photos by Kevin Brautlacht.) By Michael M. Dugan Firefighters from the Buffalo (NY) Fire Department were kept busy when a fire erupted in a 30- × 120-foot two-story brick warehouse. First-arriving units reported fire showing from windows on the exposure four side of the building. Two businesses were operating in the building at the time of the fire; both involved automobile repair and bodywork. They were the only reported occupants of the structure, and they reported that all of their people were out of the structure. The incident commander (IC) saw the size of the structure and indications of possible ongoing renovations on the second floor. The building was an old factory—most likely of a heavy mill-type construction with open floor areas or new dividing walls, which…

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