Atlanta, GA

Two-Alarm Fire Involving Three Houses in the Lakewood Heights Neighborhood

NewsFocus Atlanta

https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=17XGeK_0dtVV8qq00
Atlanta Firefighters Battle a 2-Alarm Fire Involving 3 Houses.(Atlanta Fire Co. 20 Unofficial)

News Focus Atlanta – Three houses were simultaneously engulfed in flames as Atlanta Fire Rescue crews responded early Sunday morning around 12:30AM on Jan. 23, 2022 to a working fire scene located on Charleston Avenue SE near Lakewood Avenue SE.

To see more News Focus Atlanta articles in your feed and support local independent journalism, click the Follow button.

On the first alarm, a full possible working fire assignment was dispatched. Once first arriving fire companies arrived on scene, a second alarm was called bringing additional resources of apparatuses and manpower to the scene.

https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=1qKrq9_0dtVV8qq00
Atlanta Firefighters Battle a 2-Alarm Fire Involving 3 Houses.(Atlanta Fire Co. 20 Unofficial)

Firefighters initiated aggressive interior attacks with multiple handlines. As conditions declined with a significant potential for roof collapses, Battalion Safety Command pulled crews from inside the structures.

After crews ceased their interior attacks, the crews continued in a defensive mode of operation from the exterior of the structures. Firefighters utilized handlines on the ground, and overhead water from an aerial ladder truck.

https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=28dPjz_0dtVV8qq00
Atlanta Firefighters Battle a 2-Alarm Fire Involving 3 Houses.(Atlanta Fire Co. 20 Unofficial)

The fires were eventually contained to the three structures with the dedicated skilled hard work of our firefighters.

Atlanta Police Department was on scene for traffic control and to address issues with crowd control.

This scene was not without incident as at around 5:30 AM, gunfire was heard in the area and Atlanta Police Department dispatched additional patrols.

https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=1FYWVi_0dtVV8qq00
Atlanta Firefighters Battle a 2-Alarm Fire Involving 3 Houses.(Atlanta Fire Co. 20 Unofficial)

Information available at this time is very preliminary. No official press release, nor other information, was available from Atlanta Fire Rescue Department at time of writing.

https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=3tXwxF_0dtVV8qq00
Atlanta Firefighters Battle a 2-Alarm Fire Involving 3 Houses.(Atlanta Fire Co. 20 Unofficial)

Within the last seven days, Atlanta Fire Rescue crews have responded to at least two additional major two-alarm structure fires.

https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=2I1wmA_0dtVV8qq00
Atlanta Firefighters After a Good Job Battling a 2-Alarm Fire Involving 3 Houses.(Atlanta Fire Co. 20 Unofficial)

Comments / 0

Published by

Walter Bell photographs and writes about commercial construction and public safety for NewsFocus™. He is a Forensic and QA/QC Consultant with Bell Flooring Sciences (bellsciences.com) in the flooring and concrete sectors of the commercial construction industry. He has been involved in many high-profile projects partnering with his clients to prevent and solve flooring system and concrete problems.

Atlanta, GA
138 followers

More from NewsFocus Atlanta

Comments / 0