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Both Engines and Air Unit Respond to Tractor Trailer Fire on York Rd (Fire Box 17-19)

August 30th, 2007

Less than a half hour after the clock struck midnight on Friday, units from Station 17 were dispatched for reports of a car accident in the vicinity of York Road and Warren Road. As they responded, the dispatch center received additional information that there was an auto fire at location. Less than a minute later, the fire box assignment was dispatched as Battalion Chief 11 arrived on the scene reporting a 10-50PI involving a small SUV and a tractor trailer delivering parts to the nearby Frankel Acura dealership. The car had collided into the truck’s diesel tank and sparked a massive blaze that spread to more than eight other cars on the dealership parking lot. Diesel fuel continued to spill into the storm drains. BC11 established command and requested a Haz-Mat assignment. Jacksonville’s Engine 473, and Air Unit 478 responded on the call. They remained at location assisting other companies with foam operations as Jacksonville’s Engine 471 transferred to Station 17 and was later requested to the scene.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7ZugYM2-gM

Jacksonville Units: E471, E473, AU478

Other Units: BC11, DC1, E17, E302, E392, E101, E307, E391, E301, E292, E11, E473, TOW17, T1, T297, E14, HM114, FOAM14, E13, HMS13, SQ322, SQ533, M17, EMS7, Rehab 154, 155, MDE
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