At the E 11 a truck loaded with 30 tons of construction steel crashed into a roadside Restaurant. The building collapsed, four people got killed. The bodies had to be recovered using pneumatic lifting equipment and a crane.
Due to the heavy smoke of a flat on fire at the first floor of a residential building in Baniyas 4 persons got trapped at the second floor. An attack-team secured the persons who could remain in their room while the fire was extinguished with two 1,5 Inch nozzles. Two portable ladders were deployed, one thereof as escape way. Nobody was injured.
A working fire in a warehouse could be contained by attacks from 3 sides. The space above suspended ceiling of the building was used for storage which resulted in additional risks and difficulty to extinguish the fire. No persons were injured.
Flames engulfed the building at Airport Road from 3 sides reaching from ground floor to the 3rd storey and spreading back into the building via the windows and balconies when the first units arrived. The blaze was contained essentially to this size by up to 10 master-streams and nozzles. The search of the building discovered 8 persons who were rescued and treated by the Ambulance service. One firefighter was injured.
A fire in the escape staircase over three storeys caused tenants of the building being trapped by rapidly spreading smoke over 11 storeys. More than 25 people were rescued using smoke-hoods, some had to remain in the building under protection by firefighters. The fire was extinguished by three 1,5 inch nozzles. The smoke was removed by PPV. A baby was injured by smoke inhalation.
Due to exploding Gas-cylinders a fire in a barrack being attacked by Civil Defence Units spread to the 6th and 12th storey of a building under construction. Falling burning debris from the 12th storey’s construction material made an approach via the intermediate wooden stairway impossible. Burning beams falling imperiled the approach. The Fire was extinguished after several hours by exterior attack using a water-tower and 2,5 inch hoses from the adjacent buildings under construction. Additional German staff was called to the scene.
The approach to the villa was difficult due to parked cars and cost a lot of time. The principal reported no remaining persons in the villa upon arrival. The fire was extinguished by a combined interior and exterior attack.
When the Al Falah Platoon arrived at the scene 3 storey’s of a 12 storey residential building were on fire. Persons were leaving the building, the flames threatened to spread to the next building. The Fire was extinguished by combined interior- and exterior attack. The exterior attack was performed via a Turn Table Ladder and a Skylift as well as from the adjacent building’s balconies. No persons were injured.
A fire in a 1st storey flat with flames coming out of several windows led to 3 children being trapped in a flat at the 3rd floor. Two attack teams were employed to safeguard the children and extinguish the fire. A hydraulic platform was held at readiness.
A fire in an electrical room lead to the tenants of a high rise residential building panicing. About 200 to 300 people fled via the smoke filled staircase, about 80 were rescued, 30 thereof by means of a Turn-Table-Ladder. One person perished when falling due to failure of the ancient handrail in the staircase. The fire was quickly extinguished by a single 1,5 inch nozzle.
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