2nd Alarm Apartment Fire
At 15:03 on April 7th, 2019 Aurora 911 Emergency Communications dispatched Aurora Fire Rescue to a structure fire in the 1500 block of Nome St. Engine 1 arrived to a 3-story garden-level multi-family apartment structure with smoke from the roof, and pulled in a line for fire attack to the 3rd floor. Engine 3 arrived and established a water supply, and Engine 2 pulled a 2nd line in and assisted Engine 1 with fire attack. Battalion 1 arrived and assumed command with a working fire in a apartment complex, fire from a 3rd floor balcony and spreading into the attic with fire through the roof. Truck 8 arrived and assigned to the roof for vertical ventilation, and Engine 5 established a 2nd water supply. Crews chased fire in the attic space, and was able to get the fire contained. Crews started a major overhaul with mopping up hot spots and ventilating the building. The fire was started from a barbecue grill on the 3rd floor balcony. No injuries were reported and the American Red Cross was called to the scene to assist with displaced residents.
Units on Scene:
1st Alarm: Battalion 1, Battalion 2, Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Engine 5 & Truck 2 (RIT)
2nd Alarm: Engine 7, Engine 8, Engine 11, Truck 8 & Rescue 4
Special Call: Chief 5, Rescue 1 & Rescue 5
Falck: EMS Supervisor(F5), Medic 107 & Medic 105