At 4:50 AM this morning, the District was toned out for a report of a house fire at 95 Brookline Ave. While Car 27 was enroute the Chief was notified by Lt 25 that he had a header in the air. Car 27 requested a retone and Rescue 56.
On the arrival of Car 27 there was heavy fire on the B side venting out the windows and the entire lower back of the house was involved in fire. A 2nd alarm was struck. Eng-253 arrived and a 2-1/2 was pulled to knock down the heavy fire in the rear. Ladder 27 arrived and the crew from Ladder 27 & 253 pulled 2 hand lines to attack the fire from the inside. New Brunswick Eng 1 arrived and pulled a 3rd line for the second floor and attic. New Brunswick Ladder 1 vented and put ladders up at the windows. The crew from Eng 272 and Eng 251 and Ladder 25 assisted the crews inside. All hands worked for approximately 45 minutes before bringing the fire under control. Crews from 26, 44,23,30 and Kendall Park assisted with overhaul. 56 stood by as the RIC team. Thanks to all that helped out and to Station 31, 28 and 35 for covering the District. The fire is under investigation by Franklin Township Fire Prevention.
Helmet Camera footage from Lt. Burton of Station 25