01-14-10
Jiffy Lube Fire
Statesville, NC

The call came in about 2030 hrs for a working fire at the Jiffy Lube at the intersection of Island Ford Rd and Old Mountain Road.  The building was within sight of the West Iredell Station and was quickly confirmed as a working fire.  Four stations were dispatched to the scene and others put on standby.  The platform truck from Statesville was requested and units were set up around the perimeter of the building.  Damage was confined to the store and to an apartment above the store.  Temperature was about 35.


Heavy smoke coming from building.


Pump Operator at work.


Water relay set up from hydrant.


Smoke coming from the gable.


Water being put on the fire.


Deputy Chief Wilson giving assignments.


Ruben and AC Telecommunicators doing their other jobs.


Interior of store gutted by fire.


Fire in the upper window - got into the wall.


Water stream coming from window.

 


Fire Chief speaking to State Trooper about how long the road will be closed

 


Statesville Fire Platform truck


Taking an axe to the soffit to find the fire.


Relaxing after coming out of fire.


Spraying water into the wall.


Statesville platform truck.


Firefighters on the roof.


Changing air tanks.

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