Jakeland's Bravest battled this 2 Alarm house fire on Tenafly Rd.
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Official Press Release regarding the fatal 2 Alarm Fire on Tenafly Rd
On September 25, 2017 at 13:48, firefighters were dispatched to 46 Tenafly Rd, a 2.5 story 2 family wood frame dwelling, for a reported house fire. When Engine 7 and Tower Ladder 4 arrived at 13:51, a neighbor advised them that an elderly male who lives on the second floor was unaccounted for. A search by members of Tower Ladder 4 was attempted on the second floor. Engine 7 stretched a 1-3/4" attack line into the first floor residence to begin fire suppression. Flames quickly traveled up the walls of the structure to the second floor and attic. Engine 9's crew then stretched a second 1-3/4" attack line to assist with fire suppression. However, due to the intensity of the blaze, conditions rapidly decreased forcing firefighters to back down from the second floor to the first floor. Once ventilation was completed by Tower Ladder 2, firefighters were then able to advance up to the second floor and attack the flames and search for the victim. Once all visible fire was knocked down on the first and second floors, firefighters then headed up into the attic to douse the flames. Firefighters from Rescue 1 and Tower Ladder 4 then completed the primary search on the second and first floors. Firefighters located the occupant of the second floor apartment in the bathroom. He was unfortunately deceased. The County Prosecutor's Office Arson Unit was then requested and responded to the scene. Once the fire in the attic was doused, firefighters began overhaul. Once overhaul was complete and the fire was declared completely extinguished, Arson Investigators began their investigation. The origin and cause of this fire determined to be a faulty electrical power strip on the first floor. It was also discovered by investigators that there were no smoke detectors in the structure. All units that operated at this scene were Engines 7, 9, 12, 6, 13, 1, Tower Ladders 4, 2, 1, Squad 3, Rescue 1,Battalion 2 and Deputy 3. The Jakeland PD and Jakeland University Medical Center EMS assisted at the scene. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the victim.
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Another brilliantly photographed, well scripted incident from one of the LFC's best. Always appreciate any opportunity to see Jakelands bravest in action. Prayers to the family of the unfortunate victim. BOAJEWD and keep on brickin.