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These Are Wheeling's Bravest

Vacant House Fire – 105/107 S Huron Street

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Wheeling Firefighters from “A” Platoon were called to a report of structure fire on Wheeling Island this evening, across from Smoker Friendly on South Huron Street. Engine 5 had heavy smoke in the area as they pulled out of their station and report heavy smoke and fire showing from the first floor of a 3 story wood frame. Engine 2, Engine 5, Rescue 1 (with a crew of 4), Squad 2, Assistant Chief C-2, Unit 90, PIO responded as well and C-2 called for the 10-96 “All Hands Working”. Box alarm move ups were made throughout the city.

Companies initially made an aggressive interior attack, attacking the fire on the first floor. The fire later extended, however and compromised the safety of crews working inside. Duty Chief C-2 made the call to move to exterior operations and put up the tower ladder (Ladder 1). Several deck guns on engine companies were in operation as well as ground satellite nozzles on 2 1/2 inch hand lines. By 20:30, the fire was declared under control and companies hit hot spots and did overhaul.

This residence was on fire also in March of 2017, when “C” Platoon made an aggressive interior attack and successfully knocked down the fire. The house is vacant. Unit 90 is investigating the cause as it is undetermined at this time.

 

ALL HANDS WORKING VACANT HOUSE FIRE – 13th Street EAST WHEELING

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Wheeling Firefighters from “B” Platoon responded to a report of a structure fire near 13th and Wood Sts in East Wheeling Thursday afternoon. Squad 2 was first on scene and reported it was a fully involved 2 story wood frame house. Engine 2 was the first due engine company and took a hydrant. Companies made an exterior attack under the decision of incident commander C-3, for safety reasons and because the house was apparently vacant. Companies operated for several hours and were able to successfully put out the fire. There were no reports of injuries and the fire is currently under investigation. Engines 2, 5, 4, Ladder 1, Rescue 1, Squads 1, 2,& 3, Duty Chief C-3, Assistant Chiefs C-5 and C-8 were on the scene. Units 69 and 90 were also on the scene. The fire was on the upper east side hill of 13th Street.

Fire Alarm with Smoke Inside Building

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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.

Structure Fire after Lightning Strike – 1100 Blk National Rd

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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.

“All Hands Working” House Fire – East 1st Street – (North Wheeling)

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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.

“All Hands Working” Attic Fire – 230 BLK Incline Ave (Mozart)

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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.

Oven Fire – Locust Ave (Woodsdale) 5/27/17

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Wheeling Firefighters were called to a house on Locust Ave., in Woodsdale for the report of an oven on fire. Engine 10 arrived on the scene in about 1 minute, being located a few blocks away. Engine 2, Engine 5, Ladder 1, Squad 2, Duty Chief C-4 also responded. Companies found an oven on a self-cleaning mode that was filling the house up with smoke. Crews ventilated the structure using positive pressure ventilation methods with fans and by opening windows to remove the smoke. Companies worked on scene for about 30 minutes and cleared after the smoke was removed.

Kitchen Fire – Leawood Ave (Woodsdale) 5/21/17

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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.

ALL HANDS WORKING VACANT HOUSE FIRE – 91 NATIONAL RD

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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.

 

“All Hands Working” 10-96 House Fire – 130 BLK N 10th Street

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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.

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