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The latest video from Chief David Decker is a house fire Thursday on Chestnut Street in Newark, Ohio. An evacuation order comes at 16:17 into the video.
Here’s some of what Chief Decker wrote with the video:
On February 20, 2020 at 2019 hours NFD units were dispatched to the area of 54 Chestnut Street for a report of a fire. While responding, Dispatch reported multiple calls coming in reporting a duplex on fire and it was unknown if the house was occupied. When the call came in, Battalion-1, Ladder-3 and Medic-3 were on an EMS call. Battalion-1 and Ladder-3 were able to clear from the EMS call and respond to the house fire.
The following equipment was on the initial assignment for the house fire:
Rescue-1 (engine/rescue) with a crew of 3 – First Due
Medic-1 with a crew of 2 – Firefighter/paramedics in a transport unit
Engine-2 with a crew of 3
Medic-2 with a crew of 2 – Firefighter/paramedics in a transport unit
Engine-52 with a crew of 2 – Heath Fire Department
Ladder-201 with a crew of 4 – Granville Fire Department
Upon receiving multiple calls the run was upgraded to a working fire requiring 2 additional engines to be added.
Engine-201 with a crew of 4 – Granville Fire Department
Engine-541 with a crew of 4 (or 5, I can’t remember)- Newark Twp. F.D.
Battalion-1 and Ladder-3 cleared from the EMS run and was added to the fire.
Ladder-3 with crew of 3