Lamar Defensive Fire
At 19:44 on January 13th, 2023 Lamar Fire Department was dispatched to the 300 block of S. 10th St. for a possible structure fire. Dispatch advised responding units that callers were reporting a house, outbuilding and a camper were on fire. Engine 6 arrived and reported the Charlie Side in the alleyway was were the heaviest fire was located. Quint 1 established a supply line for Engine 6 from the intersection of S. 10th St. and W. Elm St. Truck 1 arrived, and staged on the Alpha side of the home. The fire had breached the house and was actively running through the house. Engine 6 was already operating its ground deluge Blitzfire Nozzle and multiple hand lines. On scene crews then made the decision to go defensive with the fire conditions. Truck 1 was then assigned aerial operations, deployed their aerial mounted monitor and attacked the fire from above. Engine 5 then established a supply line for Truck 1 at S. 9th St. and W. Oak St. Truck 1 deployed multiple hand lines to the Alpha Side for defensive operations. After the transition into defensive operations, crews were able to get a knock on the fire within 30 minutes. Crews remained on scene for an additional 3 hours performing overhaul and investigation of the fire. A patient and one firefighter were transported to an area hospital for assessment. Additional information provided by the Lamar Fire Department.
Units on Scene: Engine 2, Engine 5, Engine 6, Quint 1, Truck 1, Rescue 1, Med 2, Med 3, Med 6 & FRU 3