October 31, 2014
Product & Services
Products & Services
Vehicles for Sale
To immediately access any story, please enter the Story Number in the above box.
In the Line of Duty
Troy Magee, 39, New Orleans, LA
Christi Rodgers, Peach Bottom, PA
Eddie Johnson, Jr., Alton, MO
Kevin Bell, Hartford, CT
Vehicles for Sale
Apparatus Located in Veneta, Oregon - Online Aucti
Wireless News Subscription
Download the 2014 issue of 1st Responder Broadcast Network Media Kit.
How to Submit Photos & Video
If you want to see your department’s activities in
the newspaper and on the Internet, as a 1RBN Correspondent you have the powers to make that happen.
Attic Fire Damages Duplex in West Springfield
By NATE ARNOLD
1st Responder Network
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the
1st Responder newsroom.
By Nate Arnold
Fire vents from the roof shortly after Ladder 1 completed their vent cut.
A deep seated and stubborn attic fire damaged a two and a half story wood frame duplex at 20-22 Warren St. in West Springfield, Mass. on November 9, 2013.
West Springfield fire companies were toned out to respond for the report of a structure fire on Warren St. shortly before 8:30 p.m. and first due Engine 1 and Ladder 1 arrived on scene three minutes later to find heavy, pressurized black smoke pushing from the gable end vents on the A side and C side of the dwelling with all occupants of the home already outside.
Jakes advanced several hand lines through the A side second floor porch and C side porch as well, making quick work of the fire in the attic. West Springfield fire fighters had to set up a rotating fire watch detail however, for the rest of the night and into the following day to make sure a rekindle did not occur, due to the fact the home was under renovation at the time of the fire and embers from the attic crawl space had managed to get into the void spaces in the walls.
The fire displaced a family of 10 living on the first floor and caused several thousand dollars damage to the home and contents. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
More News From This State
- Save 5% with Discount Code First5 at AllHandsFire.com!
Belsito Communications Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Need to contact us? -