Firefighters from all South Sumter stations and apparatus from Siloam, Cuba, and Whitfield responded to a structure fire in the Siloam area on Tuesday morning. The first unit to arrive on the scene advised that the fire was coming through the roof and that the structure was well involved. Cuba Engine 1 and Siloam Engine 1 arrived on scene and made a quick attack on the fire. Siloam Tanker arrived and established a water supply from the hydrant less than 150 feet away. The Whitfield tanker arrived on scene to provide additional water if required. With the fire darkened, a crew went through the front door and knocked out the rest of the fire. The thermal imaging camera from Cuba Fire Department was deployed for the second time since it was purchased. The unit was used to find multiple spots that would likely have caused a rekindle. While the home sustained heavy damage the fire was contained and many of the family belongings were secured.
Cuba Engine 1 (Oldie but a Goodie) operates at the scene of the fire.
Firefighter Harvison works the pump on Siloam Engine 1.
Whitfield Chief Steele, steadies the ladder.
Cuba Firefighter/Chaplain Avery watches the pump on Engine 1 .
Siloam Captain Brooks knocks out a hotspot.
Belmont-McDowell Firefighter/EMR Smith helps reload the Cuba Engine.
PHOTOS BY: J. HUGHES