Sunday, March 20, 2011

Structure Fire on Washington St. 3/19/11

On Saturday, at approx. 3:15pm, the Belton Fire Dept. responded to a reported structure fire at 112 Washington St.  Within minutes units were on scene and found a one story residential with heavy smoke and fire showing.  Firefighters advanced two lines into the structure to begin a coordinated search and fire attack.  Interior crews were aided by vertical ventilation and the fire was knocked down quickly.  A rapid search of the structure proved negative and the overhaul process began.  The occupants of the home escaped without injury after it appeared a cooking accident led to the fire. Belton Fire was assisted by manpower from Cheddar and Friendship Fire Depts.  Honea Path and Williamston also responded to establish a Rapid Intervention Team.  The fire was contained to two rooms but there was extensive smoke damage throughout.  The Red Cross was called in to assist the residents.

FF Vaughn knocks down flames before crews enter structure
Photo by David Rogers

 "Washington St. Fire Video Clip
Video by David Rogers

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