Townhouse Fire in Urbana
By Captain Matthew Thews
May 7, 2017

On Sunday May 7th at 2215 hours, Box Alarm 23-1 was sounded for a house fire on Tavistock Road in the Villages of Urbana. E152 (FF3 Williamson), RS15 (Sgt. Kline), C15-1 (DFC Moe), and D15 (Lt. Bowles) responded on the call with 9 volunteers. E231 arrived to find smoke showing from a two story end of the row townhome. The officer from E231 established command and requested the rapid intervention dispatch upon finding heavy smoke conditions and a sprinkler activated on the second floor. A159 responded on the RID with 2 volunteers. Crews stretched attack lines, conducted searches, performed ventilation, and controlled utilities. E231 found a dryer on fire and extinguished the fire in short order. Crews located two pet cats on the second floor and returned them to the home owner, who was overjoyed to see them okay. Crews picked up and cleared a short time later. BAT901 held the Tavistock Road Command.

Units: E152 RS15 A159 C15-1 D15 ET254 A259
Mutual Aid: E231 PRE709 E331 TWR23 TR41 BAT901 SFT901 RID: E31 RS3 M23
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