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Limoges Court Fire

Photos by Michael Cossey (except where noted)

03 January 2006 Fire
Even 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.
   
03 January 2006 Fire
With 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.
   
03 January 2006 Fire
Firefighter 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.
   
03 January 2006 Fire
In 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.
   

03 January 2006 Fire

No 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.
   
03 January 2006 Fire
Probationary 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.
   
03 January 2006 Fire
Captain 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.
   

03 January 2006 Fire

A 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.
   
03 January 2006 Fire
Engineer Perry Hopman (left) and Volunteer Engineer Larry Pruss attempt to find and extinguish a pocket of fire in a void space.
   
03 January 2006 Fire
Firefighter 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.
   

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