At 1727 hours on Friday, numerous companies were dispatched for multiple reports of a dwelling fire in the area of Patterson Road and Sweet Air Road in Jacksonville's first-due area. A large column of black smoke was evident by multiple units from a distance. A tanker strike team was then requested by E471 from approximately four miles away. Units arrived minutes later to find a two-story, single family dwelling with heavy fire conditions on the first floor. Command was established by the officer on E471 and a working fire assignment was then requested. Initial units put two 1.75" hand lines into operation and began aggressively attacking the fire. The bulk of the fire was knocked down within 20 minutes of arrival. BC11 arrived at location soon after and assumed command. As the fire was brought under control, units were gradually released. Crews from 47, 38, and 48 remained on scene approximately three hours performing salvage/overhaul operations and assisting FID. The last personnel on scene cleared at 2035 hours.
May 5th, 2007
Station 47 Units Respond to First Due Dwelling Fire (Fire Box 47-13)
Jacksonville Units: E471, B472, E473, M475, SU476, U477
Other Units: E381, E382, U388, HCE1311, HCE1312, HCT1331, E481, E482, B484, SQ483, TT488, E392, SU393, TSU394, E291, E292, E17, TOW17, E101, AU426, REH153, REH154, REH155, FID2, BC11