Crews responded the 100 block of South 4th Street for a working structure fire with people jumping off the roof. A full first alarm assignment consisting of Company 50, Engine 91-2, Wagon 4, Tower 1, Rescues 33, 40, 59, 88 and 69, and Air 30. Chief 50 was advised of two people who jumped from the roof and suffered leg injuries. Chief 50 quickly arrived to a fully involved duplex. Cliffs Engine 73 laid a line in and began stretching lines and setting up for deck gun operations. Chief 50 requested the second alarm on arrival as he had two additional houses becoming involved. All companies were heavily engaged in the exposure as heavy fire consumed the cockloft and exterior of a large, 2-1/2 story occupied wood frame. Heavy fire also consumed the fire building which was a 2-1/2 story, occupied,wood frame with fire on all floors of both addresses. Units were evacuated for a short period while the master stream from Tower 1 knocked down heavy fire impinging on its aerial platform. Crews operated with several hose lines and master streams from Tower 1 and Trucks 34 and 88 before the fire began to darken down. Extensive overhaul was required to open up and expose hot spots for mop up. The two occupants who jumped to escape were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

– Fire News photos by Jason Coleman-Cobb