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Fairway Drive House Fire

Photos by Terri Cossey

21 November 2007 Fire
As a line of severe storms passed through Maumelle on the afternoon of November 21, 2007, neighbors witnessed lightning strike this house at 4 Fairway Drive -- igniting the ceder shingle roof. The four on-duty firefighters staffing Engine 1 found heavy fire upon their arrival. Assistance was quickly requested from North Little Rock Engine 4 and off-duty Maumelle firefighters were recalled to work. 
  

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21 November 2007 Fire
Firefighters used multiple handlines as large as 2.5" in diameter in addition to master streams from Engine 1 and Truck 1 to quickly knock down the main body of fire and protect exposures.
   

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21 November 2007 Fire

Maumelle received assistance from both the Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department and the North Little Rock Fire Department to respond to this house fire as well as to provide coverage for the rest of the city.
   

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21 November 2007 Fire
Division Chief John Payne (center) confers with Maumelle Firefighters Austin Woody, Josh Woods and Jeremy New.
   

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21 November 2007 Fire
Firefighters Woods and Woody doff their SCBA masks and prepare to rehab after working extensively inside the residence to extginuish the fire. These firefighters were the first team sent into the burning home.

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21 November 2007 Fire
Volunteer Engineer Kyle Howard helps exchange SCBA bottles for Firefighter New and Volunteer Firefighter Michael Felty. A total of seven volunteers responded to the fire, helping to staff Truck 1 and Engine 2.

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21 November 2007 Fire
Acting Engineer Michael Lister replaces an SCBA bottle for Firefighter Dustin Jaco while Volunteer Captain Larry Pruss looks on. Firefighter Jaco was one of eight Maumelle career firefighters recalled to work because of the fire.

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21 November 2007 Fire
Maumelle Mayor Mike Watson meets with Volunteer Captain Pruss (L) and Firefighter New as the two members rehab on scene of the house fire.

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