At 1653 hours, Stations 5, 1, 2, and EMS Station 59 were alerted to a reported house fire on Crestview Drive in Longview Beach. Chief 5 advised a large column of smoke could be seen and the assignment was upgraded.
Chief 5 arrived on the scene and located a single story house with fire showing from sides C and D and established the "Crestview Drive Command." Engine 21 (Capt. Emmart) arrived and advised to pull an additional line from Engine 51. Firefighters made a good knock on the fire and mopped up hot spots while awaiting for the power to be secured.
Engine 21 operated on the scene for approximately forty-five minutes while Tanker 2 was held a little longer while overhaul was completed.
Engine 21, Tanker 2
Engine 51, Engine 54, Water Supply 5, Squad 5, Utility 5, Engine 14, Truck 1, Ambulance 598, SMECO, Red Cross
Firefighters responded on the engine and tanker to this Maddox blaze early Sunday evening