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BUSY WEEK FOR FIRES AT RITCHIE

The last week has kept the Volunteers of Ritchie busy with six fires. On Saturday the 6th just before 1600 hrs Engines 371 372 and 373 responded to 2709 Lorring Dr. in Company 26s area to find a fire on the third floor with extension in the walls and floor. The crews stretched two attack lines and ladder the rear of the building. On Monday the 8th the Engine was specialed to a house fire in Company 8s area at 6404 Avon St. The crew helped check for extension and performed overhaul. On Wednesday the 10th the Engine was specialed to 5627 Regency Park Ct. in Company 27s area for the apartment fire. The crew checked the exposure buildings for extension. On Friday the 12th crews stayed busy with three working fires for the day. The first being just before 0500 hrs at 2602 Brinkley Rd in Company 21s area. Engine 372 was on a transfer to Company 32 when command asked for the fire task force. The Engine arrived and checked the exposure buildings for extension. As the crew was getting ready for a visit from Arrowhead Elementary school students an assignment was sent to 14613 Brock Hall Dr in Company 20s area for house fire. The last fire for the day was just after 1700 hrs at 6303 Hilmar Dr in Company 26s area. Engine 371 arrived second picking up 27s line while the crew stretched a back up line to the fire apartment. While in the apartment the crew helped with overhaul and checking for extension.