|Quick Action Foils Kitchen Fire|
|By Assistant Chief Alexander Dennett|
|December 17, 2018|
On Monday December 17th at 8:35 pm, Bedford Hills Volunteers were dispatched to Railroad Avenue for a commercial fire alarm. Car 2032 and 2033 arrived on scene within minutes and immediately noticed a odor of smoke emanating from the multiple dwelling. The occupant was located outside the structure and after a brief interview, stated the kitchen was on fire. Car 2033 performed a 360 size up of the building and notified Command of heavy smoke in the structure. The alarm was upgraded to a structural assignment bringing in additional resources. Engine 199 arrived on scene moments later, crew members stretched an 1-3/4" cross-lay to the front door while the chauffeur secured a positive water source. Engine 199 made entry into the residence and stated the fire had been knocked down by the homeowner with an ABC Dry Chemical Extinguisher, a heavy smoke condition remained. Tower Ladder 57 searched the fire building and adjoining residences, assisting individuals with evacuation. EMS was requested to the scene for one patient with smoke inhalation. Bedford Hills units cleared the scene at 9:24 pm.
What you should know about home cooking safety
Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stovetop.
Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire.
Always stay in the kitchen when frying on the stovetop.
|Units:||Car 2031 (Command), Car 2032 (Operations), Car 2033 (Attack), Engine 199, Engine 198, Tower Ladder 57, Rescue 10|
|Mutual Aid:||KBHVAC 65B2, WEMS 45M1, Bedford Police|