Wheeling Firefighters from “B” Platoon responded to a typical call today. Engine 11, Engine 10, Ladder 1, Rescue 1 and Duty Chief C-3 responded to 55 Lunez Ave., the YMCA Gym for the fire alarm activation. Engine 11 was on scene in under 2 minutes, be stationed less than 4 blocks away. What the companies found, for a fire alarm activation, was anything but typical. They found smoke inside the building. Dispatch upgraded the rest of the full response was to a structure fire response, responding with their lights and sirens on. Engine 11’s acting Lieutenant requested Thermal Imaging Cameras be brought in and they checked the inside of the building with the TICs. Crews made their way to the roof and it was determined that there was possibly an issue with the A/C units in the building. After some checking and determining it was safe, the occupants of the building were able to return inside. All companies cleared in under 30 minutes.
Wheeling Firefighters were dispatched to the 1100 Block of National Road, just across the street from Whisk Bakery and next door to Edgwood Lutheran Church in Woodsdale on Friday August 4, 2017 for the structure fire. Apparently, lightening had struck the house igniting it. Engine 5, Engine 2, Ladder 1, Rescue 1, Squad 2, Duty Chief C-3, Investigator Unit 90, PIO and Wheeling PD were on the scene of the fire. Crews made an aggressive interior attack stretching several hand lines into operation in addition to extending the bucket of Ladder 1 to the second story/roof area of the 2 story wood frame house. Companies were successful at quickly knocking down the fire and stopping any extension into the home. Stay tuned to @wheelingfd on Twitter for more from PIO Philip Stahl.
Wheeling Firefighters were alerted to a report of a structure fire on Friday evening, June 2, 2017. The fire was reported to be on East First Street in North Wheeling. Rescue 1 arrived on scene first with heavy fire showing from the the roof and C-3 ordered the incident to be made 10-96 or “All Hands Working”. Engine 2 arrived on scene as the first due engine company and took a hydrant and stretched multiple hand lines into operation. The house was reported to be occupied and Rescue 1 performed a quick search with negative results. C-3 ordered the exterior attack. There was heavy fire in the attic area and top floor. Crews worked for several hours and were succussfully able to bring the fire under control. They hit hot spots and checked for further extension. Companies on the scene were Engine 2, Engine 5, Engine 4, Ladder 1, Rescue 1, Squads 1, 2 & 7, Unit 90 Investigator, PIO, Duty Chief C-3, Fire Chief C-1 and Wheeling PD. “B” Platoon was on Duty with several “A” Platoon call outs.
A full response of Wheeling Fire Department was sent to the 230 block of Incline Ave in Mozart late Tuesday evening 5/30/17 for the report of smoke coming from a structure. Engine 4 arrived on scene with C-3 and companies found heavy smoke in the attic of the vacant house. Crews made entry and found fire in the attic. Engine 4 took a hydrant and stretched lines into operation and attacked the fire. Crews also vented the structure. Companies made quick work of the fire and it was knocked down in minutes of the initial attack. They checked for extension and hit hot spots. Just shortly after midnight, all companies were clear.
Wheeling Firefighters were alerted to a report of a structure fire with flames and smoke showing from a house at approximately 00:45 Friday morning, December 23, 2016 in Warwood, on North 10th Street. Engine 9 was first on the scene, with their firehouse a few blocks away. They found fire showing on the Bravo side upon arrival and the OIC said he was making entry and started an aggressive interior attack into the basement. Engine 2 was second due and laid into Engine 9, taking the first hydrant. Duty Chief Campbell, C-3 quickly called for a working fire 10-96 assignment and Engine 5 was assigned to the box as the third due engine company, along with Ladder 1 and Rescue 1. C-1 was also alerted. Companies continued their aggressive interior attack in the basement of the 1 story ranch, wood-frame house, but fire extended into the roof. Ladder 1 positioned ground ladders and made their way to the roof to cut a vent hole. Companies worked about an hour and were able to contain the fire. There is no word on injuries.
Wheeling Firefighters were alerted to a vehicle fire early Wednesday morning of July 27, 2016. After Engine 5 was dispatched the call was upgraded to a structure fire. A full response was sent to Virginia Street and South Huron Street on Wheeling Island. Engine 5 arrived on scene to find the fire in the rear of the residence. C-3 indicated that the fire was a vehicle fire in a carport with extension into the garage next door. Engine 2 laid in from the hydrant and supplied Engine 5. Crews stretched two attack lines and knocked down the fire very quickly. They pulled walls and ceilings in the garage and made sure the hot spots were out. Engine 5, Engine 2, Ladder 1, Rescue 1, Squad 3, C-3 Duty Chief, and C-8 Chief Investigator responded. About 5 Wheeling PD cruisers were also on scene and members of the police department assisted with scene control and traffic control. The incident occurred early Wednesday morning.