Posted March 8, 2013 EST
Dead Hydrants Hamper Totowa Firefighters
(New Jersey) -
Totowa firefighters were left with temporarily just using tank water after they encountered two dead hydrants at a fire on March 8th. Totowa units were dispatched at 9:07 AM, during a heavy snowfall, for a report of fire at 100 Greene Ave. Heavy fire was showing from several windows on both floors of the 1 ½ story frame structure on arrival of the first rigs. Mutual aid was immediately called. Two of the hydrants hit for supply lines were dead. Longer stretches were needed and additional companies were called to help with water supply. The water problem was soon solved.
Several lines were advanced and the heavy fire was quickly knocked. Companies opened up on both the inside and outside to hit any remaining pockets of fire. The fire was under control in about one hour. One resident received minor smoke inhalation, but refused treatment. No other injuries were reported.
Written and photos by Bill Tompkins
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