before firefighters arrived on scene, they could see the heavy fire showing
from the house at 124 Limoges Court. Upon arrival shortly before 6 a.m. January
3, the house was fully involved with fire.
no possibility of entering the burning home, firefighters used 1.75" hoselines
to protect the neighboring homes -- both of which suffered heat and fire
damage. Truck 1's ladder pipe was used to knock down the heavy volume of
fire in the burning home.
Shane Holmes & Acting Captain Michael Cossey (center) reposition after
a piece of the home's roof falls towards them. The efforts of firefighters
prevented further damage to neighboring homes, both of which suffered varying
degrees of heat and fire damage.
all, 12 of 13 career firefighters and five volunteer firefighters responded
to the fire along with engine companies from the Oak Grove Volunteer Fire
Department and the North Little Rock Fire Department. The Little Rock Fire
Department provided assistance during the investigation stage of the fire.
part of the home was spared from fire damage. From bystander reports, the
fire was well involved even before the first 911 call was received by Maumelle
Police & Fire dispatch.
Firefighter Jeremy New sifts through debris during overhaul operations. During
overhaul, the bulk of the fire has been extinguished and firefighters concentrate
on extinguishing hot spots and smaller fires.
Eugene Stacy stands by with a hose line while Probationary Firefighter New
checks for fire extension in the walls of the garage and sorts through piles
of smoldering debris.
firefighter pulls down sheet rock to check for fire spread in the walls of
the home. Before leaving the scene, firefighters must find and extinguish
even the smallest remaining fire.
Perry Hopman (left) and Volunteer Engineer Larry Pruss attempt to find and
extinguish a pocket of fire in a void space.
Austin Woody pulls a 1.75" hoseline from the home. In all, firefighters used
three 1.75" and Truck 1's aerial ladder pipe to extinguish the fire.