Photos and story by John M. Buckman III
Indianapolis (IN) firefighters arrived on scene at 500 N. Oxford to find a single-family dwelling well involved with fire on the first floor and fully involved on the second floor.
Aggressive interior operations contained the fire even as command was considering switching to defensive firefighting operations.
The building was unoccupied at the time of the fire. There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians. The cause of the fire is unknown.
For more training information on the firefighting tactics employed at such structure fires, consider Switching from an Offensive to a Defensive Strategy, Mastering Fireground Command: 10 Commandments of Command. Initial Attack: One Chance to Succeed, and The Backup Firefighter’s Role in the Initial Fire Attack.
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