12-21-05
Eufola Road Barn Fire

The call came in as a grass fire and as units started to respond, the calls to ECOM changed to where it was a barn on fire.  The barn was abandoned with no power, so suspicious activity may have caused this fire.  Units from Troutman, Shepherds, Wayside, and West Iredell responded to the scene.  Due to it's location, multiple tankers were needed to supply water to the pumper.  The barn was almost on the ground as firemen arrived on the scene.

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View from roadway as I was pulling on to scene.

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Firemen are getting hoses dragged into the scene to start fighting the fire.

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Firemen are looking down the hose waiting for it to be charged.

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The hose is charging and they are getting ready to put out the fire.

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Starting to put water on the fire.

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The fire is still winning but not for long.

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The wall of the barn is falling in as firemen try to put the fire out from the bottom.

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Firemen holding the 3 inch line as it backs them up.

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The fire is knocked down and embers are glowing against the smoke.

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Advancing the hose through some burning embers around their feet.

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Getting the water pumped from tanker to the pumper.

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Tanker trucks parked side by side supplying water to the pumper.

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Looking from rear of the tankers toward the pumper.

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Getting the pressures set on the pumper.

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Pump operator and tanker operator getting things set up.

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Command units in the trees directing the attack.

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Chief Rhonda Hoke operating the supply tanker.

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Lights from the truck illuminate the area as smoke rises from the barn.

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Breaking down the 3 in line.

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Getting the lines cleared of water and lined up to repack the truck.

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Shepherd and West Iredell Trucks supplying water.

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The cold isn't bother the operator of Shepherds truck.

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Chief Troutman communicating with someone.

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Reloading equipment back on to the truck.

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Getting the hose reloaded on the truck

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Feeding the hose down the line as it is put on the truck.

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Getting the job done.

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