Date: January 20th, 2015 Time: 09:20 hours City: Northeast County: Washington DC Address: 1100blk Oates Street Northeast Type: 2nd Alarm Apartment Fire
Companies were dispatched for the reported apartment fire. Engine Company 3 arrived with fire showing from a 2 story apartment building. Battalion Chief 2 arrived establishing command. Interior crews reported heavy fire in an apartment on the first floor with hoarding conditions. Engine Company 8 advanced a line to the floor above. Companies on the 2nd floor were met with heavy fire conditions and holes in the floor. Command requested the 2nd Alarm as interior crews were getting a knock on the fire.
The bulk of the fire was knocked down in 20 minutes with all searches coming up with negative results. Command held Engines 3, 8 and 16, Truck 15 and 2 approx 40 minutes into the incident.