Firefighters from Group 4 responded to a porch fire at # 111 Glenwood Road on Sunday June 27th. First arriving companies found heavy fire engulfing the 1st and 2nd floor in the front of the house. They were alerted to two residents trapped on upper floors hanging out of windows on the side of the house. Companies quickly raised ground ladders to rescue the two residents. Companies were slowed down in their efforts to extinguish the blaze when live power wires running to the house caught fire and dropped to the ground below as well as across the cab of Ladder 2. Engine companies also had hydrant problems which hampered their efforts to fight the fire. The outside temperature at the time of the fire was in the high 80's with high humidity. Two members of the department were taken to area hospitals and treated for heat exhaustion. Three alarms were sounded during the fire.
(Photos below by Capt. Charlie Breen - SFD)
Heavy smoke and fire push from # 111 Glenwood Road
Firefighter Pat Dorant of Ladder 3 assists a resident that he rescued over a ground ladder in getting medical attention.
Firefighters Pat Keane (left) and Tim Flynn of Tower 1 help advance an attack line up the front stairs.
Crews knock down heavy fire on the front porch and advance the line into the first floor.
Captain Bill Hallinan (right) is given orders by Deputy Chief Jack Memory.
Crews were hampered in their efforts when a live power line fell to the ground and across the cab of Ladder 2.
The fire which started in a sofa on the 1st floor porch, raced up the front of the house to the roof line.