04/23/11 167 W, 1 I - + 3 - 0 Working FIre on Rawls Drive

This was the scene about 90 minutes ago at 630 Rawls Drive, with Engine 12 arriving and finding fire through the roof of a one-story, wood-frame, brick-veneer duplex with 1,836 square-feet. Built 1979. Multiple calls reported as reported as units were en route. Command with Battalion 2, arriving right behind Engine 12. Water brought by Engine 7, from the corner of Rawls and Poole. Hazards included electrical power arcing inside structure as water was applied. Crews withdrawn due to roof collapsing. Defensive mode started, with hand lines and blitz nozzle. Special request for extra engine. Dispatched 11:31 p.m. Controlled 12:27 p.m. One person displaced. Three civilians with injuries, with cuts to arms and hands. They broke windows out of apartment on fire, to see if anyone was inside. Cause determined as accidental. Units on scene included E12, E7, E3, E1, E26, L2, B2, A1, C10, C20, C21, C5, EMS 1, EMS 62, EMS 2, D1, T1. More details and photos from Mike Legeros in the morning. Click to enlarge this hot shot:

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