DCFD Responds to Chimney Fire on Sherwood Drive
By Department Photographer Rebecca Schilke
December 30, 2020

This morning at approximately 0600 hrs. DCFD responded to a chimney fire on Sherwood Drive in the Westerly side of our district. Upon arrival crews found a light smoke condition and begin investigating further. Car 1 assumed command. Engine 4’s interior crews using thermal image cameras quickly identified fire in the walls, gained acces and began to extinguish the fire. Engine 5 established water supply at a nearby hydrant and Engine 6 supplied additional manpower. Tower 5’s crew using chimney chains cleared the chimney fire and creosol build up working from the tower ladder. Extensive overhaul took place to ensure all hotspots were extinguished. Great teamwork by all DCFD members making this quick fire stop!

Units: Engine 4, Engine 6, Engine 5, Tower 5 and Westerly Police