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Incident Commander Drill: House Fire Size-Up

David Decker – Newark Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire at 232 S. Williams Street on 12-8-2017. One adult and three children self evacuated prior to arrival. Newark units responded with two engines, 2 ladders, 2 medics and 2 chief officers. The working fire assignment brought two additional engines. 

Upon arrival crews found fire throughout the front the structure. Upon initiating attack the front porch roof collapsed blocking the front door. As crews moved to the rear of the structure to make entry, much of the back of the house flashed over. 

While this fire was in progress a second structure fire was dispatched for an apartment on fire at 340 Eastern Avenue, a senior high-rise. That fire was contained to the apartment of origin. 

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