GOOD NEIGHBOR KEEPS PORCH FIRE FROM SPREADING INTO HOME

     

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 2133hrs- Bedford Communications alerted Companies 1 (Bedford-1st due), 9 (Montvale-2nd due), and 5 (Forest-RIT) to 1149 Sawmill Road for a reported house on fire. Engine 1 (with four) responded at 2135hrs and was soon updated with information that the neighbor who reported the fire was holding the fire at bay with a garden hose and that the fire was contained to the porch. Engine 1 arrived to find the same with very little fire left to extinguish. Command (Chief 1) had all units with the exception of E-1 and B-1 stage on Peaks Road.  E-1's crew stretched a trash line to extinguish the remaining fire and began checking for extension with the TIC. With no extension into the living area, command made the incident a can handle for E-1 and B-1. Units operating: E-1, L-1, E-9, W-1, R-5, B-1, and Medic 14-1. Total Company 1 personnel: 18.