Tuesday afternoon, a lightning strike caused four concurrent structural fires in Fairview.
Here’s a look at the timeline of the fires, shared by Fairview Fire on Facebook.
At 3:31pm the Fairview Fire Department was dispatched to respond to the 7100 block of Glenhaven Drive for a dwelling fire. Engine 31 arrived to find burnt/blown out outlets and wiring in the basement.
At 3:37pm, a structural fire was transmitted at 7200 block of Dogwood Dr. Heavy Rescue 31 arrived to find a slight haze in a detached garage and several burnt/blown out outlets and wiring.
At 3:43pm, a structural fire was transmitted 1000 block of Brayden Dr. Heavy Rescue 31 took up from the second fire after finding no immediate hazard and responded to the third. Companies arrived to Brayden Dr and investigated the home for damage.
With the initial three incidents deescalating, resources were returned to previous addresses to confirm that there were no continuing hazards.
While investigating at the previously mentioned Dogwood address, smoke was noticed to be coming from a house in the 7300 block of Dogwood Dr. Engine 31 arrived, stretched its lines and went to work suppressing the fire. Operations continued and were supported by other Fairview Fire Department assets and our mutual aid partners. The home sustained substantial damage.
“The swift mitigation of all the emergencies could not have been accomplished without our continued combined efforts to mutual aide. Strong coordination between scene commanders and WC Emergency Communications lead to a quick relay of information and needs. Additionally, recognition is due to those volunteers and career staff that came to assist and cover the city in a time of need. We hope all the different homeowners are able to get back on their feet soon,” Fairview Fire added.