Nutter Fort Engine 71 was alerted to assist West Milford, Lost Creek and Jane Lew with a structure fire on Good Hope Pike in Good Hope. Engine 71 staffed with four responded in three minutes, with Tanker 7 staffed with an additional two, following. Engine 151 arrived to find a vacant single-story dwelling with heavy fire throughout. Crews placed a 1-3/4 inch cross lay in service and laid into a nearby hydrant. Engine 71 arrived and placed an additional cross lay in service. Crews from companies 15 and 71, and Lewis 21 began an interior attack before being being pulled out due to the floor beginning to collapse into the basement. After switching to a defensive attack, the bulk of the fire was knocked utilizing 151’s deck gun. Tankers 7 and 3 stood by in case additional water was needed but sent their manpower to assist. The West Virginia State Fire Marshal will be investigating.
– Photos courtesy of Nutter Fort FD