On Sunday evening, B-shift firefighters in Kingsport were alerted of a possible apartment fire on East Sevier Avenue. As units responded, Dispatch advised that they had received multiple calls and had heard the smoke detectors sounding in the background. Units arrived on-scene to find a two-story apartment building with smoke showing from the second floor. Due to the distance from the apparatus and the apartment, the pre-connected attack line had to be extended.
Crews didn’t hesitate to attack the fire with a pressurized water can (PW Can), and were able to knockdown the fire. The crews continued to extinguish hot spots, and checked the apartment for extension. The fast actions of the attack crew kept the fire contained to the room of origin. Following extinguishment, the apartment was ventilated using a PPV fan.
The American Red Cross was requested to respond to assist the residents of the apartment that were displaced. Kingsport PD and Sullivan County EMS also assisted on-scene.
Units Responded: Chief 3, Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 4, Engine 5, Fire-Rescue 12, Ladder 1