3-18-11 Structure Fire 401 Otterhole Rd.


Friday morning March 18, 2011 at 7:21 am, West Milford fire companies 4, 1 and 6 were dispatched to a house fire at 401 Otterhole Road. Numerous 911 calls reported smoke and flames coming from the rear of the home.

Company 1 Assistant Chief Robert Kirk was the first arriving fire unit and reported a working fire. At that moment Fire Commissioner Ed Steines requested Tanker 2 be dispatched to the scene. Company 4 Chief Steve Pellington arrived on scene and established command.

Engine 4 was the first arriving fire apparatus, the crew pulled one 2" attack line and entered through the front door. The fire was in the attic of the home in C-D area of the structure. Engine 61 arrived and was assigned to vent. Tanker 1 was next in and their crew pulled a second 2" attack line from Engine 4 and also entered through the front door. Tanker 1 tied a supply line into Engine 4 and supplied them with water.

The blaze was quickly brought under control. Also assisting at the scene was a "RIT" team from Co. 5. Standing by at Station 4 was Ringwood's Tanker 262, and at Station 1 was Bloomingdale's Engine 661.

The West Milford First aid Squad supplied rehab to firefighters on scene. There were no injuries reported during incident


WMFD 4, 1 and 6 Dispatch


Photos submitted by West Milford Fire Department photographers Raymond Shattuck and Rich Bathmann
All photos copyright 2011 Macopin Volunteer Fire Company


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