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BSFR Drone Used to Assist in Extingushing House Fire

By MICHAEL KANE, Correspondent | February 13, 2021 | FLORIDA

Story No. 022321104

West Park, FL - Just before 8:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 13th, Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue received a report of a structure fire located at 4321 SW 18TH St., in the City of West Park.

Upon arrival, responding companies reported light smoke showing from the roof of a two-story home. Firefighters investigated and located a small fire on the roof.

With the assistance of a drone, firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the small fire. Drones are also used to keep a birds-eye view of firefighters operating in dangerous locations to provide extra safety.

About 25 firefighters responded to the scene and the fire was extinguished in about 20 minutes. No injuries were reported.

One of the residents living in the home advised firefighters that roofers were performing repairs earlier in the day which may have contributed to the fire. Due to the fire damage, the home is likely uninhabitable.

This report by: Michael Kane, BSFR

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.