Fire Calls 04-13-2015 to 04-26-2015

The Niagara Falls Fire Department responded to 224 incidents during the period of 4-13-15—4-26-15 bringing the yearly total to 2119 incidents.

Vehicle lock out– Truck 2’s crew consisting of Captain Frank Eugeni, Firefighters Joe Dimino, and Joe Pedulla were dispatched to the 1500 block of Military Rd. at 2:48 p.m. on 4-13-15 for a call of a 4 month old infant locked in a car. Using their lock out equipment, they were able to open the car door with no damage to the vehicle.

Fire: A large fire in stored raw materials sent a full assignment from Battalion Chief Greg Colangelo’s Platoon 3 to Norampac on Packard Rd. at 2:11 p.m. on 4-16-15. The fire in the cardboard bales was much more confined than the previous fire at this facility in September 2014 due to proper separation of piles which has been regularly monitored by the Bureau of Fire Prevention Even so, crews remained on the scene for 18 hours extinguishing. Further measures,including increased security are being implemented by plant personnel. There were no injuries or damage to equipment and the cause remains under investigation.

Vehicle fire:Engine 4 and Truck 1 responded to a truck fire in the 400 block of Ferry Avenue at 11:06 p.m. on 4-18-15. Numerous reports of a loud boom were heard in the neighborhood and subsequently a 2012 Dodge truck was discovered on fire. The entire passenger compartment of the truck was destroyed and Fire and Police Investigators continue to investigate. Damage estimated at $20,000.

Fire: Platoon 1 was sent to the 1600 block of 16th St. for a structure fire at 8:06 p.m. on 4-21-15. Heavy fire was showing from the rear attic window and crews advanced a hoseline up the stairs, fighting and extinguishing the fire. The house was vacant and all utilities had been shut off. As all accidental and natural means of this fire have been ruled out, it was considered to be intentionally set, which was supported by collected evidence and stays under investigation. Damage to the structure is pegged at $10,000.

Fire: A report of a kitchen fire dispatched Platoon 4 to the 2300 block of Monroe Avenue at 11:23 a.m. on 4-26-15. The crews were able to confine the fire to the kitchen stove and limited the damage to $500.

Note: Keep your home free of oily rags and trash build-up. Gasoline and other flammable liquids should be stored in approved metal safety cans. Cleaning materials should be kept in a ventilated area, away from any heat source. Vapors given off by these substances can ignite when they come in contact with a heat source, such as a pilot light.