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Above is a brief video provided by the Galveston (TX) Fire Department of a house fire Thursday at 3414 Ball Street as an evacuation is ordered. Below is a description of the fire from Interim Fire Chief Mike Wisko along with video from Galveston County Daily News:
First alarm units included Engine 1, 2, 5 Ladder 1, Squad 5, the Safety Captain & the Battalion Chief. Upon arrival units found a two story wood frame house (3414) heavily involved on both floors with an exposure on the B side (3416). An interior attack was initiated on both 3414 & 3416. A primary search was initiated in both structures and an exposure line was placed between 3414 & 3416. Crews inside 3414 encountered heavy fire which hampered the search.
They attempted to access the second floor and received the order to evacuate. A RIT crew was entering the front door just to see if they could aid the interior crew when the interior crew exited on their own. A second alarm was requested immediately after the change in strategy. There were ten occupants in the house at 3414 Ball when the fire started and all self evacuated. One was treated for minor injures. Additionally, one Firefighter was treated for dehydration.
While looking for additional video from this fire I came across the two clips below from Gregg Riley showing the Galveston Fire Department of long ago. There are a variety of fires and other scenes. It’s well worth watching.
Also on STATter911 …
- Video: Fatal multi-alarm duplex fire with exposure problems in Shenandoah, PA. – July 8, 2012
- Pre-arrival video & radio traffic: Two-alarm apartment fire in Whitehall, PA with transition to defensive operations. – October 26, 2013
- Arrival video & radio traffic: Two-alarm Minneapolis house fire. Evacuation ordered because of loss of water in attack lines. – May 22, 2013
- Raw video, fireground audio: Four-alarms for multiple rowhomes in Allentown, PA. Five firefighters hurt. – August 24, 2012
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