Beacon Hill Auto Fire
 
By Fire Chief Michael McWilliams
January 23, 2018
 

An automobile on fire in the 300 block of Revere Court, Valley Township, summoned the Westwood Fire Company to respond. A call to 911 indicated an automobile was on fire with exposure to a house.

Deputy Chief Scott on arrival reported an automobile fully involved with exposure to two other vehicles and a structure 20’ away. Deputy Chief Scott assumed the Revere Court Command.

Engine 44-5 arrived and stretched the front bumper line to extinguish the fire. Firefighters quickly had the fire knocked down and protected the exposures to where the fire could had spread through direct contact and radiant heat.

The fire was under control within 5 minutes of Engine 44-5 arriving. Ambulance 44-1 was also on scene to assist, fortunately there were no injuries reported.

 
Units: Engine 44-5, Ambulance 44-1, Deputy 44
 
First arriving fire officers found this vehicle in flames
First arriving fire officers found this vehicle in flames
Engine 44-5 arriving on the scene
Engine 44-5 arriving on the scene
 
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Firefighters deploy a hose line from the front bumper
Firefighters deploy a hose line from the front bumper
 
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A well-involved vehicle was on fire just feet from a house
A well-involved vehicle was on fire just feet from a house
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Chief Engineer McGrath was operating Engine 44-5
Chief Engineer McGrath was operating Engine 44-5
 
Crews attack the fire
Crews attack the fire
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The fire was under control within minutes
The fire was under control within minutes
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Chief McWilliams on the scene
Chief McWilliams on the scene
 
Engine 44-5 on the scene
Engine 44-5 on the scene
Ambulance 44-1 on the scene
Ambulance 44-1 on the scene
 
Firefighters decon turnout gear to remove carcinogens from the fire
Firefighters decon turnout gear to remove carcinogens from the fire
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