Firefighting on YouTube writes: On July 8th, 2016 at approximately 2 a.m. Stockton Firefighters responded to a heavily involved 2-story, single-family, 3rd Alarm structure fire. Upon arrival, fire crews encountered a working, wind-driven attic fire; auto-exposing to the ‘B’ side structure.
A delayed report time and extended response times places the first-in apparatus on scene moments before the attic fire self-ventilates; shooting flames into the sky. With the initial 1 3/4 attack line in place, the first-in officer calls for a 2 1/2 back up line and a second alarm.
The roof collapses after firefighters were forced to withdrawal, and Command orders a ‘Defensive Fire Attack.’ The Aerial Master Stream is able to extinguish the majority of the fire. Firefighters redeploy hand lines to various windows and entryways to extinguish the remaining fire