Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Philadelphia Strikes the 4th Alarm with Special Calls for the Vacant Warehouse Fire
On-Scene of a 4th Alarm Warehouse Fire in the City of Philadelphia, Tactical Box 0243 was dispatched around 0230 hours for a 4 story warehouse. Engine 29 only a few blocks away declared the working fire and struck a 2nd alarm on arrival, shortly after that the 3rd alarm was struck and all units went in service with heaviest water lines. As the fire raged command struck the 4th alarm and special called an extra ladder and water tower, the fire was declared under control around 0430 hrs but crews remained on location for an extended period of time. One firefighter suffered a minor injury after a fall and the building was a total loss, fire is under investigation.
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