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4th Alarm of Fire in the Wakefield Section

     

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 0830 Hours While already out on a box for a gas leak in the Edenwald Housing complex, Bronx Communications alerted Bronx companies to 1050 East 232 street off Laconia for the house fire. Battalion 15 upon hearing this quickly gave the 10-18 and made Engine 63 and Ladder 39 available for their first due box. Before even turning off of East 229 street Battalion 15 gave the 10-75 for a heavy volume of smoke from the area of the reported fire. On arrival companies found heavy fire on the first and second floors of a 2 1/2 story 20x70 wood frame private dwelling. Engine 63 quickly stretched the first hand line to the front door where they were met with fire issuing from. After pushing the fire back enough, a second hand line was started up the stairs to the second floor. As companies began to knock down the fire, the 15 Battalion quickly gave the second alarm for heavy fire on 2 floors. Due to the intensity of the fire, the back stairwell from the basement to the attic had completely burned away before companies were able to gain control of the already heavily engulfed the attic space. Because the attic space was completely finished with very little access, companies had to cut holes through the second floor making the operation very labor intensive. On arrival of Division 7 and third alarm was transmitted due to the arduous conditions, humidity and extensive overhaul needed. A fourth alarm was also transmitted for relief purposes and at the height of the incident there were a total of 6 hand lines in operation including one line into exposure 2 for protection and one line into the basement where fire had extended to via the balloon framing. This fire went under control in just under 2 hours. Car 13 of the FDNY had the command.