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

This evening at 18:09 Engines 4, 6, Rescue 1, Ladder 2, and BC2 were dispatched to Thompson Circle @ Lunns Way for a Building Fire. Fire Alarm advised Multiple Calls While companies were en route, and Engine 4 reported heavy smoke from a distance. Engine 4 signed off with a 2 story wood frame with heavy fire showing from the structure. BC2 struck A Working Fire on Box 14 for Group 3, and requested an additional engine to the scene as well as a state rehab unit due to the extreme heat, starting Engine 3. Engine 4 reported multiple explosions, and fire throughout the 2nd floor, as well as an area of brush going. BC2 then requested a Breaker to scene starting 174. Engine 4 and 6 stretched a line and made entry to perform a Primary search before being pulled due to collapse concerns. Engine 4 then reported Fire through the roof. Ladder 2 was setup and put into operation upon there arrival and per BC2 companies switched to Defensive Operations. BC2 arrived and assumed command reporting the structure was now fully involved and struck an all call on the Box. A Blitz Gun and a hand line on side C was used along with L2’s aerial to Knock down the fire. Engine 1 was also started for manpower to relieve crews. Fire was Knocked down at 19:07. Crews were tied up with rehabbing due to extreme heat and wetting down before clearing.

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PETER WALSH JR.Correspondent

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