Port Chester (Westchester), NY- 2nd Alarm 05-28-23


Mar 1, 2007
Date: 05-28-23
Time: 1345hrs
Location: West William St
Description: Heavy fire in the rear of a 3-frame dwelling

Shortly before 1:45 yesterday, PCFD was dispatched for a reported structure fire on West William St with multiple calls being received by 60 Control. Rescue 40 Captain (A. Sposta) arriving on scene first, confirmed the fire and requested a 10-75 (Working Fire) to be transmitted. With heavy fire conditions found in the rear of the structure, crews stretched in the front door of the residence. Car 2391 (Chief Sposta) was notified of a possible occupants trapped in the basement. Crews continued Primary Searches of all 3 floors turning out to be negative.

Due to rapidly deteriorating fire conditions, the hotter temps, and exhaustion of crews, a 2nd alarm was transmitted. A Mayday was transmitted by crews on the roof due to structurally compromised roof components. West Harrison’s TL9 assisted in the safe removal of the potentially hazardous condition resulting in the mayday.

The fire was placed under control within an hour and a half. The Westchester County Cause & Origin Team was requested to the scene to determine the origin. The cause was determined to be due to an air conditioning unit.
As usual, we’d like to extend many thanks to our many mutual aid companies for their assistance. Two members unfortunately did receive minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital. Final Port Chester units cleared the scene shortly after 4pm.

Units on Scene:
Port Chester: 2391, E60, E61, E63, E64, TL2, R40, R41, U67
Rye Brook: L54, U42
Rye: 2422, 2423, E191
Purchase: E241
Town of Mamaroneck: 2231, 2232, R6
Tarrytown: 2461, 2463, R61, U246
Village of Mamaroneck: 2242, E38
Bedford Hills: 2031, TL57
Valhalla: 2482, R9
Harrison: 2162, 2163, E13, TL24
Valhalla Vac: 8206
Scarsdale EMS: 7911, 79A1
Port Chester EMS: 77M2, 77A6
Harrison EMS: 61A5
C&O Zone 2
Dobbs Ferry: 2091, 2093, E49
Fairview FD: 2121, L1
Mount Kisco: E105