Midday Furnace Fire In Abell
By 7th District Volunteer's
January 10, 2019

On Thursday at 1051 hours, Engine 5, Tanker 5, Water Supply 5, Truck 1, Tanker 1, Engine 2, Tanker 2, Truck 7, Engine 7, Charles Squad 10 and EMS Stations 59 and 19 were alerted to a structure fire on Collinwood Drive in Abell. Responding units were advised of a fire extending from the furnace inside the home. Engine 51 was first to arrive and located a two story home with smoke showing from the rear. Engine 51 pulled a line to the rear of the home and located a fire in a rear boiler room.

Chief 7 responded from the Clements area and established the Abell Command. Tanker 5 supplied Engine 51 and Truck 1 was requested to the scene to assist with ventilation. The fire was contained to the boiler room. The crews opened the walls around the furnace and checked for any further extension. Once all fire was confirmed to be extinguished the assignment was held with Company 5 and Company 1.

Red Cross was notified to assist the home owner. Crews operated on the scene for approximately one hour before returning to quarters.

Units: Engine 51 and Tanker 5
Mutual Aid: Truck 1, Tanker 14, Tanker 2, Engine 23, Truck 7, Engine 71, Squad 1010, Ambulance 597 and Ambulance 198