At 1935 hours Engines 10 and 4, Truck 4 with Battalion 4 were dispatched to a smoke investigation in the area of 7200 Connecticut. Dispatch sent a Still response because of multiple calls reporting smoke. Engine 10 tracked down a warehouse with heavy smoke 7245 Connecticut at the end of the block, a dead-end. Battalion 4 took command, initial companies lead out dual 2.5" lines and began ventilation and a primary.
Engine 10 found 2 dead hydrants closest to the building. Crews were forced out due to a lack of water. Command requested a Box Alarm at this point. Bringing in mutual aid station coverage. Water supply was established, a second interior attack was briefly attempted. Crews went defensive at this point, and a 2-11 was requested. The 2-11 brought mutual aid to the scene. Several inline operations were set up to supply the tower ladders. Heavy fire vented through the roof. Several 2.5" lines were set up as well as deck guns flowed. After several hours of a defensive stand, the fire was darkened. River County crews remained on the scene for several hours.
River County would like to thank the following departments for station coverage and assisting with the fire:
Jakeland Rescue 1
New Brickington Engine 4
South Palm Beach Engine
Saint Lego Engine
Westbrick Truck 7 & Utility 2
Brick Township Squad & Air Unit
Rochelle, Portage, Lego Valley, Jakeland, Brickmont, Lego Township, and South Brick Beach engines on the change of quarters
Midlego, Brickville and New Brickton trucks changed quarters as well.
Thank you all!