Chimney Fire
By Member Jake Sherwood
December 22, 2019

On Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 8:30pm the Purchase Fire Department along with a West Harrison Engine & Harrison Tower Ladder were dispatched to a reported chimney fire on Windsor Court. As units were responding, 60 Control advised of additional calls reporting the roof to be on fire and Car 2411 requested the Town of Mamaroneck’s FAS Team. First arriving units reported fire showing from the top of the chimney. Shortly thereafter, Car 2411 requested the 10-75 (working fire assignment).

Engine 240 established a water supply and began to stretch a 2” handline into the attic to reach the seat of the fire to begin fire suppression. Members had active fire burning inside the chimney chase that was beginning to drop down. Members from Engine 238 & West Harrison conducted searches and began to open up adjoining areas to check for further fire extension. As soon as Harrison’s Tower Ladder 24 bucket reached the top of the 2 1/2 story wood frame structure, firefighters from both Harrison and West Harrison began to ventilate and check for fire extension to support interior operations. The fire was extinguished and all searches were proven negative. There were no injuries and the incident was brought under control in 45 minutes.

All units returned to service at 10:30pm. The Purchase Fire Department would like to thank all mutual aid companies who responded as well as the North White Plains & Port Chester Fire Departments, for standing by in our quarters throughout the incident.

Units On-Scene:


Units: Car 2411, 2412, Engines 238 & 240, Rescue 30, Utility 101. (Tower Ladder 53 Out Of Service)
Mutual Aid: West Harrison: Car 2502, Engine 265 Harrison Fire : Car 2162, 2163, Tower Ladder 24 Town of Mamaroneck: 2231, 2232, Rescue 6 (FAST) Stand By Coverage: North White Plains Car 2322, Engine 74 & Port Chester Car 2393, Ladder 31. Harrison EMS, Harrison PD, Harrison Building Department, Westchester County Cause & Origin & Battalion 15, Con-Edison Gas & Electric. Harrison Fire Department Harrison Professional Firefighters West Harrison Fire Department Port Chester Fire Department Harry Howard Hook & Ladder Co. #1