A Sunday Morning fire was discovered by a passerby at 700 E. Main St. in Greenville. Crews responding encountered heavy fire and smoke coming from the rear of the house. A first alarm assignment was asked for by the OIC bringing all off duty personnel as well as New Madison and Ansonia for a second and Rapid Intervention Crew. (RIC) A RIC team is standard response in the county on structural fires and their only job is safety of the interior crews. As crews worked on the fire the Red Cross was called to assist the inhabitants of the home. There was extensive damage and the cause is still under investigation. As part of the RIC and Rehab function Greenville TWP EMS responded to the scene and the called for Ansonia Area EMS also who took over the Rehab station for the firefighters exiting the building. As this fire wound down, New Madison received a report of a field fire on Arcanum-Hollansburg RD. Remaining crews on their station responded and immediately asked for grass rigs from Pitsburg, Arcanum and West Manchester. In this picture, New Madison’s Engine 1146 is responding to the fire. Turn from SR 503 after being released from the Greenville Run.
A couple minutes later Greenville Twp. Received a report of a field fire in the north end of the township. They were released from the Main St fire and Engine 541 responded with GTFD Grass rig to the north township line. These fires were quickly extinguished by arriving crews. There were many more runs during the day prompting a word of caution to people starting trash fires. Until we get some rain, it’s probably not a good idea. [info from badge1] … update from whiotv.com is here.