House Fire in the 88 Box

Friday, (7/1), Engine 59 was dispatched to a box alarm for a possible structure fire at 329 South Catharine Street. Engine 59 responded with five personnel a few minutes after dispatch. The police department was on scene with heavy smoke from a 2.5 story residence. Engine 88 was the first arriving laying in from Ann Street. Engine 59 arrived on location picking up the hydrant on Ann Street and sending the crew to assist Engine 88 crew. Capt. 88-1 (Fink) took command of the incident and advised that another line needed pulled and sent to the rear of the residence. The 59 crew split with two members entering the structure to check for extension on the second and third floors and the other two to pull a line and take it to the rear. The 88 crew knocked the fire down rather quickly and minimal extension was found and taken care of by the 88, 59 and 55 crews.
The 59 crews assisted with overhaul and salvage. Then Command 88 started to rotate crews out and the incident was scaled back to Engine 88 and Truck 50. Engine 59 broke the hydrant down and returned without incident.

Command: Capt. 88-1
Operations: Lt. 88-1

Engine: 88, 59, 54, 55, 46 and 7-4-1 (RIT)
Truck: 88, 50, 46
Rescue: 59, 88, 46 & 50
Air: 41
Fire Police: 88, 54
MICU: 4-1
Middletown Police Department
Middletown Electric

Photos Courtesy of Tom Foreman

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