Burn Barrel Spreads Fire-Endangers Building
By FF/EMT-P Daniel Byrne
Oct 13, 2010 - 5:16:55 PM
A fire contained inside a burn barrel at the Chavis Moving and Storage quickly spreads to nearby combustibles and endangers building.
The Burton Fire District was notified of a possible building fire at 265 Bay Pines Road at the Chavis Moving and Storage building. Firefighters arrived on scene and located a fire that had originated in a burn barrel and was now out of control, involving numerous combustibles to include the trailer portion of a tractor-trailer, and was spreading to within feet of the building.
Burton Firefighters Kevin Crouse and Will Sanford were able to position themselves between the spreading flames and building to cut the fire off and protect the building until additional firefighters arrived to complete extinguishment. Fire crews were on scene for an hour and a half completing extinguishment.
In all - three Burton fire apparatus and several off duty firefighters responded to assist in extinguishing the fire. No injuries were reported and the only significant damage was to the trailer which was a total loss. The cab of the tractor-trailer was not attached at the time.
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