Thursday, April 18, 2013

Garage Fire

On March 26, 2013 we were paged to an brush fire at 96 North State road in Genola.  Genola Assistant Chief 172 noticed while passing that it was a garage and fire was already venting though the roof. A page was sent out to Goshen and Santaquin for help, Genola Engine 171 arrived on scene and found the nearest fire hydrant too far away for our 1,500 feet of hose. A page was sent out for a water tender to bring us water to fight this structure fire. Santaquin Truck 141 arrived on scene with more manpower and it was determined the best way to get water to this fire was to pull hose by hand though the field to the hydrant. With the combination of a water tender and the hydrant the fire was knocked down quickly.   

This is what we found as we arrived on scene. There was a large fuel load of used tires stored in the garage along with gasoline in a vehicle that started the fire.

After the fire was knocked down.
Hose line though the neighbors field to the nearest hydrant.

Office space on the side of the garage was saved and only suffered minor water damage.