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BUSY THURSDAY ENDS WITH FIRST DUE HOUSE FIRE
Thursday, December 28, 2023

The volunteers at Clayton had a busy Thursday which ended with a first due house fire.  The day began with a CO Alarm going off at 07:13am on Sewell Branch Rd.  While Command 45, Engine 45 and Tower 45 were on scene on Sewell Branch Road the station along with Ladder and Engine 44 were alerted at 07:39am for the AFA at First State Military Academy at 355 W. Duck Creek Road.  Squad 45, Rescue 45, Tower 45 and Ladder 44 responded and found a faulty detector.  Just after units had gone in quarters from the previous calls the station was alerted at 08:55am to assist Station 44 with a gas leak in a residence in the Bergmont Woods Development off Brenford Road.  Squad 45, Rescue 45 and Chief Moorhead made that response and assisted 44-9, Engine 44-2 and Ladder 44 with a gas odor in a residence.  That scene was quickly placed under control.  In the evening at 9:14pm Command 45, Rescue 45, Brush 45, B-51, D-64 and KM6 responded to Twin Eagle Farms for a CPR.  Just after backing in the station from the CPR, Clayton along with Ladder and Engine 44 and Engine 26 were dispatched for the house fire at 83 S. Longwood Ln.  With crews in the station Command 45 w/ AC Carrow, Engine 45 and Tower 45 arrived in less then 4 minutes.  Responding units were advised the caller was reporting a fire in the laundry room but it was believed to be extinquished.  Crews arrived to find a single family home with nothing evident from the exterior.  Engine 45 established a water supply and stretched the handline while Tower 45 handled the searches and threw ground ladders.  The crew from Engine 45 located an active fire in the basement.  Command requested the fire be upgraded to a working alarm adding KCMD Engine 2, Rescue 51 and EMS assets.  Squad 45 arrived behind the Engine and Tower handled the second due engine assignment, stretching the backup line to the front door.  Ladder 44 was assigned to assist the crew from Engine 45 in the basement.  Engine 44-3 handled the 3rd due engine and stood by the second hydrant.  The remaning crews from Rescue 45, Engine 26, Engine 2, Rescue 51 staged and sent their manpower to the scene.  The fire was very quickly brought under control with minor damage.  The Red Cross was called for 5 children and 3 adults.  Assistant Chief Alex Carrow had the command.  Units responding; Command 45, Command 51, Engines 45, 44-3, 26, KCMD 2, Squad 45, Tower 45, Ladder 44, Rescues 45, Rescue 51, B-43, KM5, Clayton PD, Red Cross.  Photos courtesy Mike Carroll 


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