Tanker 59 runs large brush fire in the 81 Box.
Yesterday, (1-6), Tanker 59 was dispatched to assist multiple companies on a large fire along Deodate Road, Box 81-2. Tanker 59 responded within a few seconds with two personnel. Tanker 59 arrived on location with the other tankers on scene. Lt. 59 went to the scene to assist with suppression activities and Driver/Lt. 59-1 started to set up a water supply for the brush units in the field. The tanker drivers and crews stretched over 500 ft of 3 inch supply line to Attack 3 in the field so the crews could extinguish the fast moving fire that was helped by dry brush and a strong wind. The crews knocked most of the fire down quickly with a single CAFs (compressed air foam) line on the east side of the fire while Attack 48 worked on the west end of the fire. The crews removed a few trees and brush to get to some of the fire. After most of the fire was extinguished the crews laid a perimeter of foam to protect the unburned brush so that it would not ignite. Tanker 59 supplied the crews with 2500 gallons of water during the incident. The entire incident consumed about 8 to 10 acres of land. Once the fire was marked under control, the crews broke down the lines and Tanker 59 was released by Command 81 after about 3 hours of operating at the incident.
Command: Chief 54
Attack: DC 48, LEB 3
Brush: DC 47
Tanker: DC 59, LANCO 2-11, LEB 2, LEB 3
Photos Courtesy of Lawn Fire