07/16/11 158 W, 1 I - + 4 - 4 Yesterday's Two Alarms / Atlantic Avenue

Lee Wilson took this picture yesterday morning of a wee hours fire at a recycling center at 2200 Atlantic Avenue. Dispatched as a fire alarm just before 3:00 a.m., the call was upgraded to a structure fire response. As his notes note, Engine 11 arrived with heavy smoke showing from a large warehouse building. Specifically, a 60.000 square-foot structure of steel construction with a metal exterior, built in 1957. Two alarms requested. Fire found in dumpsters, started by overheated conveyor belt. Extinguished by sprinkler system. Overhaul with foam flowed, with Engine 11 hooking to a hydrant. Heard that much on the radio, before returning to bed. Controlled at 3:22 a.m. Most second alarm companies returned to service. Units on scene: E11, E7, E6, E3, E1, E13, E9, L2, L4, R2 (with R1 canceled), B2 (and B1 canceled), A1, C10, C10, C40, C2, EMS 2, EMS 1, EMS 7, D1, T1. Read short WTVD story, or see Lee's photos.

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