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Caught on video: Initial attack at restaurant fire handled by 1 firefighter, 200 gallons of water & a booster line

Helmet-cam video from Tyger Fullerton of a fire February 5 at Stockyard BBQ and Brew at 1820 Lansing Rd in Charlotte, Michigan.

The initial attack was by a lone firefighter in a pick-up truck from the Charlotte Fire Department & Rural Fire Association with a pump, 200 gallons of water and a booster line. Here’s the description with the video (and here is news coverage):

Charlotte Fire was dispatched to a commercial structure fire on the -18F deg morning of Feb 5th 2015, first arriving unit found heavy fire from a back window of the restaurant. This one man unit suppressed most all flames in about 6 minutes from the time of dispatched to the time arrived at the scene with less than 200 gallons of water. After more units arrived, crews entered the building though the front and side doors to extinguish small areas of fire and check for extension. All flame damage was held to the area of origin, with smoke damage throughout the building. Once again proves when water is applied fast and correctly water STOPS fire spread and limits damage. Charlotte was assisted by fire departments from Windsor Twp., Benton Twp. and Olivet. No one was in the building during the time of the fire, and no firefighter injures, even with the extreme cold temperature.

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