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Cinderwood Drive Fire

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27 June 2005 Fire
As Maumelle dispatch was paging out Engine 1 and Maumelle's volunteer firefighters for a "possible" residential structure fire on Cinderwood Dr., the members of Engine 1-C were approaching the area on Maumelle Blvd. and saw fire blowing from the rear of the house. This nearly instant response allowed firefighters to quickly knock down the fire.

During the intial stages of the fire, a motorist attempted to drive over the supply hose firefighters were using to provide water to their pumper from the hydrant. Not only is driving over a fire hose dangerous for the firefighters, it is also illegal. Never attempt to drive over fire hose!
   

27 June 2005 Fire

The initial investigation concluded that the fire was started by a lightning strike during a short but severe thunderstorm that swept through the Maumelle area late in the afternoon.
   

27 June 2005 Fire

Nearly every variable in this incident went in the favor of firefighters. Neighbors saw the fire in its early stages, the fire department was able to initiate an attack only moments later and the design of the home's attic helped keep the fire in check.
   
27 June 2005 Fire
Fire damage was limited to the attic and exterior of the home. Other portions of the home suffered some water and smoke damage.
   

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