Barn Fire in Newton Township PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 26 December 2010 15:36

Engine 4 and Ladder 4 were dispatched as part of the First Alarm Assignment along with Station 8 (Newton-Ransom) and Station 2 (Chinchilla) for the reported barn fire at the intersection of Laurel Hill Road and Milwaukee Road in Newton. Chief 8 arrived on scene and confirmed the working barn fire, then requested that the second alarm be dispatched. The Engine 4 crew arrived on scene and pulled two 2" hand lines to attack the fire from Side C. Half of the Engine 4 crew split and went to Side A of the barn and began cutting the exterior of the barn with a K12 saw to better access the fire. The Ladder 4 crew arrived and initially set up the ladder for master stream operations then were directed by command to advance a 2" hand line into the building to assist in extinguishment. Crews operated on scene for approx 4 hours.