Excellent Raw Video With Turbulent Smoke Conditions In Joplin, MO 11-15-2015

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Joplin House Fire 11-15-2014 from Marty Dashiell on Vimeo.

“iPhone video of house fire on Range Line Rd from a passerby (directly across from Big Lots.) Resident of the house stated to me that they were watching tv and smelled smoke, then heard a loud “pop”, and realized the house was on fire, exited the home safely and called 911. The Fire Department made a fast response and did a nice job getting the fire under control quickly. Marty Dashiell 913-709-0198 /Joplin resident.

Image below: Pre-arrival officer performs 360 of house

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 Image below: Officer returning from 360 walk around. Notice the turbulent and violent smoke conditions occurring in the peak of the roof and the eaves. Dark thick black smoke indicates a deep seated fire.

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Image below:First due company performs a transitional attack of the fire from the Alpa side. After what appears to be good knock down there is still heavy turbulant smoke pushing from the house. The smoke is pushing faster than you can run indicating there is active fire deep in the house.

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 4:38 minutes into the fire and you can still see extreme violent smoke conditions not changing.

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9 minutes into arrival firefighters appear to gain control of this fire. It appears the are still operating in a defensive mode. This could have easily been a  LODD.

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8 comments

  1. strong work by the nozzle. half way through the video I found myself pleading with the guys walking by to help him hump that hose!

  2. Open the fricken roof!!! What is going on here?

  3. You have to open up in this situation. No? I feel like they should have put a hole in the roof to help with heat and smoke dissipation inside the home

  4. First let me say I wasn’t there and can only comment on what I see. First, absolutely need that roof opened up to relieve the pressure and heat on the house & the men. Second, there appears to be little or no horizontal ventilation. Third, why was a white helmet spraying water into the house with crews inside? You never put water into a structure with crews inside, your either offensive, defensive, or transitional. Makes no sense!!!!

  5. Absolutely horrible. No vertical ventilation, officer on the pipe, no truck companies pulling ceiling to operate line from below, wtf is with the orange tarps? At least no one turned the ppv fan on, would of burned the roof off.

  6. Bulldoze job before they even got there. Risk little to save nothing.

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