PRINCETON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Responding firefighters had to think on their feet late Sunday night when a lack of available hydrants created supply concerns in attempts to control a structure fire.
The East River Volunteer Fire Department reports that, shortly after 11:40pm on Sunday, East River Volunteer Fire Department received notice of a structure which was occurring on Douglas Avenue.
Engine 33 with the City of Princeton arrived at the scene, stretching a hand line to begin fire attack. ERVFD Engine 1 and Engine 5 arrived at the scene soon after to discover fire through the roof. A second handline was placed for assistance with fire attack.
Green Valley Volunteer Fire Department also responded to the scene of the incident and provided assistance with fire attack. A nursing operation for water supply was initiated by Engine 1 and a second page was sent out for additional tankers to respond the scene due to no available hydrants.
Green Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Oakvale Volunteer Fire Department, and Bluestone Valley Volunteer Fire Department each sent a tank to ensure adequate water supply.
Reports indicate that the fire was brought under control at 1:50am, with all units clearing the scene by 3:00am.