Fairfield firefighters extinguish fire on Pine Creek Avenue

Fairfield’s Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call from the resident at 9:34 a.m. reporting a fire in her home at 318 Pine Creek Avenue. Engines 1, 2, 4 and 5, Rescue 1, Ladder 2 and Car 3 responded, with Engine 1 first on the scene at 9:41 a.m. reporting a one and a half story cape with light smoke showing. Engine 3 was added to the assignment, and Cars 1, 2, 4 and 5 also responded.

Upon making entry Company 1 found fire in a furnace room at the center of the residence which they extinguished with a 1 ¾ inch hoseline. Fire had apparently burned through the floor and extended into the crawlspace below, which required Engine 4 to gain entry from the exterior of the residence in order to extinguish.

As the fire was being extinguished by interior crews, Rescue 1 and Ladder 2 personnel were directed to initiate salvage and overhaul; crews spread tarps to protect the property of the resident and checked for fire extension in the attic and walls. Incident Commander Assistant Chief George Gomola declared a recall of alarm at 10 a.m. and the scene was turned over to Fire Marshal William Kessler.

Although the smoke detectors in the home appeared to be working, due to the closed furnace room it was the odor of smoke that alerted the resident before the detectors were activated,  said Assistant Chief Gomola.  Her early call to 911 and evacuation along with her dog kept this fire from being far more serious, allowing us to achieve a quick knockdown of the fire with a minimum of fire damage.  Representatives from the Fire Marshal’s Office remain onscene at this time investigating the cause and origin of the fire.

Fairfield Fire on scene at 318 Pine Creek Avenue.

Fairfield Fire on scene at 318 Pine Creek Avenue.

Firefighters Justin Greenhaw and Tyler Prescott at the scene.

Firefighters Justin Greenhaw and Tyler Prescott at the scene.

Incident Commander Assistant Chief George Gomola on scene with personnel.

Incident Commander Assistant Chief George Gomola on scene with Fairfield Fire personnel.

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