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The First Structure fire of 2014 proved to be a stubborn one - on january 3rd at approximately 06:45 hrs the district no. 3 fd was dispatched to reports of a possible structure fire at a single story wood frame residential home across from D3fd station #1.
Upon arrival on scene by chief 350, heavy smoke was observed pushing from the eves and doorways. an all hands was requested for D3fd, and additional mutual aid was also requested at that time, bringing in two more companies in addition to the automatic mutual aid.
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temperatures in the -30 degree range made fighting the fire difficult as hand lines, trucks, and equipment froze or became inoperable. the temperatures and conditions also lead to the injuries of six firefighters on scene. two firefighters were treated and released for minor smoke inhalation, and four firefighters were treated and released for injuries sustained by slipping and or falling on the ice.
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an aggressive interior attack was attempted, however, proved unsuccessful. mutual aid was received by numerous agencies throughout the area, including Beekmantown FIre Department, Cumberland Head FD, City of Plattsburgh FD, Morrisonville FD, Morrisonville EMS, cvph EMS, cadyville fd, danamora fd, west chazy fd, chazy fd, altona fd, champlain fd, mooers fd, south plattsburgh fd, clinton county cars 6, 7, 16 and 18, NYSP, and the Red Cross.
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The home was a total loss, however, all 10 family members were able to escape without harm.
A sincere thank you to all that responded and worked in the frigid conditions for hours on end Friday evening well into saturday morning. all help was greatly appreciated!
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