Mattydale Residential Fire
By Firefighter Kiersten Spears
October 26, 2019

At approximately 2026 hours on October 26, 2019, the Liverpool Fire Department was requested Mutual Aid to the Mattydale Fire Department for a reported residential fire. Per County Fire Control, there was numerous calls to 911 about the fire. North Syracuse Fire Car 1 arrived on scene, giving the initial size up, and reported heavy fire to the bravo and charlie corner of the structure. North Syracuse Car 1 declared the Signal 99, requesting additional manpower and agencies to be added to the alarm. Liverpool Engine 1 (Lt. Schaefer) arrived 3rd due. Deputy Chief Manley was in-charge of operations. Engine 1 assisted Mattydale on-scene with initial fire attack and extinguishment. Once access to the second floor/attic could not be found, firefighters on Engine 1, threw a 24 foot extension ladder, to gain access to the second floor/attic area through a window. The remaining of the fire was extinguished at this point. Once operations died down, and overhaul was underway, the crew from Engine 1 along with a crew from Mattydale were tasked with cutting a horizontal hole on the delta side of the structure, to check for remaining hotspots. Units operated for approximately 1 hour before being released by command.

Additional Units on-scene included firefighters from Mattydale, East Syracuse, North Syracuse, Hinsdale, Moyers Corners, and Lyncourt.

Additional Resources on-scene included NAVAC, Salina Town Codes, and Onondaga County Fire Investigation Unit.