Photos by HRFD Photographer Marcia Soppe
Firefighters responded to a report of a chimney fire on Poppy Ct. on Feb. 1 with temperature hovering the 0 degree mark. Not only did that make the wind-chill below zero, but the hydrant in front of the house, as well as the one down the block, were frozen. A MABAS Box was dispatched to bring tenders (tankers) and more manpower. In-coming tenders were then used to refill the attack trucks because it was too cold to use the folding tanks. First in firefighters encountered heavy smoke but were able to make an aggressive attack on the fire and save most of the home. Firefighters then overhauled the chimney chase and attic looking for hot spots.
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