2 ALARM MARIO'S PIZZERIA FIRE
At 12:44 PM, firefighters were dispatched to Mario's Pizzeria, 217 St Peters Ave, for a working fire. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke pushing through the first floor pizzeria. Engine 4 stretched a line into the pizzeria, while Ladder 6 vented. When Rescue 1 arrived, they split their crew. Half searched the pizzeria for any victims, and half searched the apartments above. Firefighters were forced to evacuate the building and fight the blaze from the exterior. The blaze was held to the pizzeria and the apartments above only suffered heat and smoke damage. All units that operated at this 2 Alarm job were Engines 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 15, Truck 1, Ladders 6, 7, Squad 10, Rescue 1 and Battalions 1 and 4. No one was injured at this fire.
2 ALARM OAK AVE ROOMING HOUSE FIRE
At 10:53 PM, firefighters in South Jakeland were dispatched to 575 Oak Ave for a working rooming house fire. Upon arrival of Engine 15, firefighters found heavy fire venting from the second floor of the structure. A hose was quickly deployed to the second floor by Engine 15. Ladder 7 arrived soon after and began venting the roof. When Rescue 1 arrived, they began a search of the second floor. Conditions changed rapidly causing crews to evacuate the building and battle the blaze from the exterior. Ladder 7 placed it's aerial master stream in operation to douse the flames from above. A 2nd Alarm was struck bringing in Engines 1, 5 and Truck 1. Thankfully no one was injured at this fire. All units that operated at this scene were Engines 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 15, Truck 1, Ladders 6, 7, Squad 10, Rescue 1 and Battalions 1 and 4.
ALL HANDS TROY AVE HOUSE FIRE
Firefighters in the Jakeland Heights section were dispatched at 1:01 PM to 45 Troy Ave for smoke coming from a private residence. When Engine 7 and Truck 4 arrived, they found heavy smoke pushing from the first floor windows of the 1.5 story home. Firefighters made their way in through the front door with a hose to combat the blaze. Truck 4 sent half it's crew inside to begin a search of the first floor, while the other half started to vent the structure. The fire was located in the rear kitchen and was quickly extinguished. Upon further investigation, it was found that the fire had extended up the walls to the second floor. Engine 9 stretched a second line and headed up to the second floor. The flames were quickly knocked down and the job was held to an All Hands assignment. No one was injured at this fire. All units that operated at this scene were Engines 7, 9, 12, 13, Trucks 4, 5, Squad 3, Rescue 1 and Battalions 2 and 3.
ALL HANDS FIRE AT 44 E. PASSAIC ST
Firefighters in Downtown Jakeland were dispatched at 3:20 AM to 44 East Passaic Street for an activated fire alarm. While en route, they were advised that 9-1-1 operators had received multiple calls reporting a working fire at 44 East Passaic Street. When Engine 5 and Ladder 3 arrived, they found heavy smoke pushing from the first floor. A hose was quickly deployed by Engine 5 while Ladder 3 split its crew to search and vent the structure. The fire was located in a first floor apartment of the 3 story apartment complex. Engine 5's crew was able to quickly douse the flames holding the fire to the original apartment. Engine 1 stretched a line to the second floor and searched for extension along with Truck 1. The fire was held to an All Hands assignment with Engines 1, 2, 4, 5, Truck 1, Ladder 3, Squad 10, Rescue 1 and Battalions 1 and 4 operating at the scene. No one was injured at this fire.
2 ALARM FOREST AVE HOUSE FIRE
Engine 13 was dispatched at 12:13 PM to 29 Forest Ave for a working house fire. When they arrived on scene, they found heavy smoke venting from the 2.5 story home. A hose was quickly placed in service and stretched into the home by Engine 13. Ladder 6 arrived shortly after and began a search of the home. When Truck 4 arrived, they began venting the home. There were reports from a neighbor that the homeowner was home and they believed they were still inside. Rescue 1 sent it's entire crew to search all floors of the home for a possible victim. Flames quickly spread throughout the house into the walls and up into the attic. Firefighters had a difficult time putting water on the seat of the fire in the attic. Ladder 6 eventually placed its ladder pipe in operation and doused the flames in the attic through an attic vent. The fire was held to 2 Alarms with Engines 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, 14, Trucks 4, 5, Ladder 6, Squad 3, Rescue 1 and Battalions 2 and 3 operating at the scene. No one was injured at this fire. The homeowner was later located at a friends house in the area.