Sunday, May 13, 2012
Just after 1130 hours, PG Police called in the box at 5001 Auth Way, in Company 29's area, for smoke coming from the roof of a car dealership. Truck 29 arrived to find heavy smoke conditions coming from the service bays. After further investigation and opening up, several autos and an RV were found on fire inside and a second alarm was called bringing Engine 82 second due on the 2nd alarm. While enroute units were pulled out due to the fire conditions and weakening roof. Engine 82 arrived and was directed to work with E21 and TW33 on side B of the structure. Engine 82 picked up E21's dual lines and supplied them so that they could supply TW33 as well as some hand lines. After the ladder pipes darkened down most of the fire, the crews from E21, E82, and Chief 8A were tasked with taking a 2 inch line inside and hitting hot spots and areas the master streams couldn't reach. The incident eventually went to 3 alarms and Engine 82 operated for just over 3 hours.