Archive for February 2016

FCFD responds to Fred-Amity investigation

CH411, E419, E413, T417 responded to the 12000 block of Fredericktown-Amity Road at 2:16am on Monday morning for the report of an odor investigation.  Upon arrival to the scene, CH411 advised that evacuation was in progress and smoke in the garage.  The incident was then marked as a chimney fire.

Upon arrival to the scene the crew of E419 went to work on removing fire from the chimney clean-out and the wood burning stove.  Crews encountered high heat around the chimney and a large amount of creosote.  Incoming crews from T417 and E413 went to work on the roof utilizing a device to break up the burning material where it could be removed.

Crews utilized a thermal imaging camera to check walls and areas around the chimney for fire extension and progress on extinguishing the fire.

There were no working smoke detectors in the home at the time of the fire.

There were a total of 8 FCFD personnel that responded to this call.  No injuries to the homeowners, pets, or firefighters were sustained.  All crews were back in quarters by 4:11am.