Shortly after 6am on Tues January 22, 2013, a call reporting a house fire on Boulevard Avenue came into the Lincoln Fire Alarm office. Upon arrival, heavy fire was showing from the basement. One of the occupants, an elderly male reported to fire officials that his wife was still inside. Firefighters attempted to enter the house but due to heavy gas fed fire conditions, they were forced out of the building. The elderly woman was later found on the 1st floor.
Besides heavy fire conditions, firefighters were also hampered by frigid temperatures. It took almost 3 hours to bring the fire under control.
Homeowner Henry Barry, 90, made it out of the house but his wife, Jeannette Barry, did not survive the fire.
Henry Barry was in the basement when the fire broke out. His wife was in the bedroom on the first floor. “I went upstairs to try to get her, the fire was too much, I managed to get the door open to let some of the smoke out, but couldn’t get back in, I had cell phone and called 9-1-1,” he said.
Also on STATter911 …
- Raw video: House fire with exposures in Utica, New York. – May 15, 2012
- UPDATED – Helmet-cam: House fire in Delaware County, PA. Additional video added. – January 6, 2013
- Raw video: Defensive operations ordered during fire in century old Shrewsbury, NJ home. – February 5, 2013
- Must see pair of dash-cam videos as ice takes toll on firefighters in OH & IN. Vehicle smashes into crash scene. Ice chunk takes out fire truck windshield. – March 27, 2013
Powered by Facebook Comments