Three firefighters suffered minor injuries in a house fire that killed two people early Monday in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported (http://bit.ly/14Gt6Vg) that firefighters were dispatched just after midnight and found smoke coming from a duplex at the River Rill complex.
Firefighters made entrance and found two victims, one male and one female, in cardiac arrest. The first victim, a male, was located inside the door, while the female was found during search operations on the second floor.
One firefighter sustained a knee injury, while another burned his hand. A third firefighter was overcome by the heat.
Deputy Chief Jeff Scarbrough told the paper that firefighters were hampered by clutter inside the home. The the unit that caught fire apparently had no working smoke detector, but alarms in the other half of the duplex went off, prompting a resident to call 911.
For more details, go to http://bit.ly/14Gt6Vg.
For more on residential search, consider RESIDENTIAL SEARCH AND RESCUE: Methodology, Residential Search and Rescue Carries and Drags, High-Target Areas for the Residential Primary Search , and RESIDENTIAL SEARCH AND RESCUE:reordering priorities.
For more on dealing with hoarding and clutter on the fireground, consider First-Due Battalion Chief: Collyer’s Mansions, Hoarding : A Fire Prevention and Response Concern, and Hoarding Makes Things Difficult for Firefighters at NM Fire Rescue.