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Pinehurst Way House Fire

Photos by Terri Cossey

23 May 2007 Fire
Shortly before the volunteer division's twice-monthly training meeting, Maumelle Police & Fire Communications received a report of smoke coming from a residence at 6 Pinehurst Way. Upon their arrival, firefighters found light to moderate smoke coming from under the eaves and from a side window. Unaware if the home was occupied or not, firefighters did a search for occupants -- none were found -- and stretched an attack line into the kitchen to extinguish the fire.
   

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23 May 2007 Fire
Only hours before the fire, Maumelle's front-line pumper (Engine 1) died while responding to a rescue call. The department's reserve pumper (Engine 2) had already been out of service due to maintenance issues. So, on the afternoon of May 23rd, Maumelle borrowed a reserve pumper -- "Standby 103" -- from North Little Rock and pressed it into service as Maumelle Engine 3. Engine 3 was first-due at Pinehurst Way and pumped during the fire.
   

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23 May 2007 Fire

The incident commander, Captain Drew Nichols (right), gives instructions to two volunteer firefighters on the scene. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, limiting fire damage to the kitchen.
   

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23 May 2007 Fire
The fire appeared to originate in the dishwasher. Firefighters benefited greatly from the fact that neighbors noticed the smoke while the fire was still small and quickly called 911 to notify the fire department.
   

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23 May 2007 Fire
Volunteer Captain Joel Galloway (left) and Volunteer Captain Larry Pruss roll hose after the fire was extinguished and as crews began returning apparatus and equipment to service.
   

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23 May 2007 Fire
Acting Engineer Jeremy New disconnects large-diameter hoses from Truck 1. These large hoses supply water from the hydrant to the fire apparatus. At five inches in diamter, they are essentially portable above-ground water mains.
   

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23 May 2007 Fire
Probationary Firefighter Adam Cordell rolls hose so that it can be taken back to the station, cleaned, dried and returned to service for another fire.
   

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