Wheeling Firefighters were called to the Mil Acres section of Elm Grove Saturday morning for the report of a possible structure fire. Squad 2 arrived on scene first and found moderate fire showing from the door of the 1 story ranch wood frame house on the 50 block of Sherwood Ave. Prior to companies arriving, the report from dispatch was that the house was occupied and only 1 of the 4 residents were evacuated. Engine 11 arrived on scene shortly after Squad 2. Engine 10 took the first hydrant and hand drug the hose to the rig. Crews stretched lines and advanced into the house, after confirming all residents were evacuated. The main body of the fire was quickly knocked down. Crews continued to use their TICs and check for extension. Possible extension was found in the attic area and Ladder 1 opened up the roof for further ventilation. At the time of this article being published (04:51), companies are still on the scene and 1st alarm call outs are made. The city is under the command of Assistant Chief Harto C-4.
Wheeling Firefighters were called to a house on Leadwood Ave., in Woodsdale (off Knox Lane near Linsly School) for the report of a kitchen on fire. Dispatchers advised Duty Chief C-2 that was “heavy smoke” visible on the camera, so C-2 called for the 10-96 “All Hands Working”. Engine 10, Engine 2, Engine 5, Ladder 1, Rescue 1 (with a 4 person crew) and Duty Chief C-2 responded to the call. Engine 10 arrived on scene to find fire in the kitchen of the house and hooked up to the hydrant and stretched lines. The fire was quickly contained with no addition extension to other areas of the house. Overhaul was performed and the companies cleared about 2 hours after time of tone.
Wheeling Firefighters were dispatched to a report of a fully involved house on a fire, at 91 National Rd., at 0357 Thursday 4/20/17. Rescue 1 arrived on scene first and found a fully involved single-story wood frame house on the lower side of Wheeling Hill with one exposure. Engine 2 took the hydrant and stretched multiple lines into operation. Crews did an exterior attack, due to the amount of fire showing and because it was a vacant house. The condition of the house shifted and the chimney was a concern for possible collapse. Duty Chief C-2 called the 10-96 making the incident “All Hands Working.” Engines 2, 5 and 4, Ladder 1, Rescue 1, Squad 2, Duty Chief C-2, Fire Chief C-1, Unit 90 Investigations, PIO, Wheeling PD and Ohio County Sheriff’s Office responded. The house was on Wheeling Hill, near the top, just down from the Indian Statue and Pike Street. Later, Engine 4 took a second hydrant and stretched other hose lines. Crews spent several hours at the fire and after the fire was contained, performed overhaul. The exposure house was successfully protected.