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.
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.
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.