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Friday, March 27, 2015

Otto Township Fire Dept. Reports On Rt. 46 Structure Fire Today

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3/27/15 This morning at 11:27 hrs Station 9 was dispatched on Box 0931 to the 1900 block of Route 46 near Fitch hill Rd for a Structure Fire. 

Station's 8 (Rew) 18 (Eldred Township) and 2 (Smethport) were dispatched to assist with mutual aid. Chief 930 (J Rettger) and E-91 responded shortly after dispatch. While en route unit's from Station 18 responded and Chief 8 (T Burkhouse) arrived on scene reporting flames showing and took Route 46 command. At this time Chief 930 decided to ask for a 2nd alarm due to the location of the incident. 

Station's 11 (Derrick City) and 4 (Eldred Boro) were dispatched for mutual aid. Chief 930 and E-91 arrived on scene, Chief 930 took interior command. E-91's crew pulled a 1 1/2 speed lay and entered the structure. Crew found light smoke conditions throughout the residence and began looking for the source. 

The laundry room was located on the Alpha/Delta side of the structure, crew found moderate smoke emitting from the 10 x 8 room with a small fire. The fire was extinguished, ventilation operations began. Salvage and overhaul was done to the affected area crews checked for fire extension with a TIC (Thermal Imaging Camera). 

Once the fire was ruled out by command all mutual aid companies returned in service. Station 9 and Station 8 personnel remained on scene and continued the investigation. The fire was ruled accidental, electrical in nature which started in the dryer. The residence was released back to the homeowner, command terminated all units returned in service.

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