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Garage fire proves fatal
Photo by Joe Sheptak 
On Saturday, August 20, 2005 units were dispatched at 02:34 for the intial alarm.  Lt18c arrived on scene report a two story working fire.  E-18 marked on scene and split crews one advancing a 2 1/2" attack line to side A and the other half laddering the building and attempting a primary search of division two due to numerous reports of people trapped.  Crews were  forced from division two due to a flash over on division one and rapidly deteriorating conditions on division two.
E-24 marked on scene and deployed a 2 1/2" attack line to side a structure one and attemped to stopped the advacement in exposure one which was approximately two feet from structure one.  L-58 was placed in front of structure one and a defensive operation was ordered due to the conditions.  Water was supplied via a tanker shuttle and a 5