2/10/2014 Hays Rd Chimney Fire. by Mike Benson Jr.
At approximately 8:23 am the EGFD was dispatched for a reported structure
fire on Hays Road in Engine 9's still district. Upon arrival Car 2 reported to the first due truck that he had a
minor chimney fire. Engine 7 with a 5 man crew arrived moments after under the helm of Captain M. Benson Jr.
Captain Benson assumed operations for the incident. Engine 9 under the helm of Captain Edberg assisted in
checking for any fire extension and utilized the chains to mitigate the incident within the chimney and the
connection to the woodstove pipe. After a complete investigation there was no extension into the residence.
EGFD units operated on scene for approximately 45 minutes. Car 2 operated on scene with approximately
20 firefighters, 2 Engine companies, a Rescue company, the Truck Company, and the Fire Police squad.