Originally Posted by cyclepuck
The only thing I wonder is why they used the cannon as the primary and didn't look like any hoses where being pulled. Around here cannons are rarely used and we can have two lines off the truck and charged in 2 min.
I have been staying out of the fray here, but I will have to agree with cyclepuck. I haven't actively fought fire for about 15 years, but our command would have had us pulling lines and getting up close and personal. I see a fireman on the front porch getting ready to enter the house with a pike pole.....he is a brave sole.
The trouble with this fire is the angle. You need to be above the fire fighting down, which the pumper is making a weak attempt from too far away, IMHO. From the ground, by the time you angle the nozzle so it goes up and then comes down on the fire, most of the water has evaporated from the heat. A couple of 2 1/2" lines from close up in the front yard may have been a better choice to get rid of some of the heat.
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