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Oakridge Drive Fire

Photos by Terri Hopkins (except where noted)

25 March 2006 Fire
Maumelle firefighters found smoke showing from the rear of the residence upon their arrival at 59 Oakridge Drive. A second alarm brought Engine 4 of the North Little Rock Fire Department to the scene and all off-duty personnel were recalled to duty to assist.
   
25 March 2006 Fire
Incident commander Captain Eugene Stacy briefs off-duty Captain Drew Nichols on the fire after Nichols and off-duty Engineer Charles Watson responded to the scene with Brush 1 and the department's Mobile Air Unit to refill air cylinders.
   

25 March 2006 Fire

Maumelle and North Little Rock firefighters breech the gable of the home to inspect for hidden pockets of fire. The fire spread through much of the home's attic space. Fire damage was limited to the attic, but the remainder of the home suffered significant water damage.
   
25 March 2006 Fire
Captain Nichols and an unidentified firefighter don self-contained breathing apparatus before relieving crews inside the burning home. In the background, several hundred feet of five-inch diameter hose is visible supplying water from a hydrant to Engine 1.
   

25 March 2006 Fire

Engineer Paul Grove assists Firefighter Austin Woody in swapping his air cylinder while Woody catches a short break from the action.
   
25 March 2006 Fire
Firefighter Woody and Engineer Michael Cossey wet down areas around the chimney of the home. Early reports indicate that the fire started in or near the fireplace.
   

25 March 2006 Fire

Captain Nichols salvages family photos from the home to protect them from further damage.
   

25 March 2006 Fire

Volunteer Firefighter Maury Loket and Volunteer Engineer Andy Wood begin to return tools and equipment to the apparatus after the fire is contained.
   
25 March 2006 Fire
Engineer Grove pulls the one-inch booster line from Engine 1 to clean gear soiled with dirt, soot and insulation from the home's attic.
   

25 March 2006 Fire

Volunteer Engineer Wood (left), Volunteer Firefighter Loket (right) and Volunteer Firefighter Shane Preator reload the five-inch supply hose into Engine 1's hose bed. (Photo By Michael Cossey)
   

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