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Tropical Storm Isaias Structure Fire
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By SVFD Web Team
August 6, 2020

Somers FD Incident #: 20-1583

At 6:58am on Thursday August 6th, 2020 the SVFD was dispatched to 7 Eastern Way in the Lake Purdy’s section of town for a reported structure fire. Chief of Department Car 2441 arrived 7 minutes later and reported smoke showing from a residential house and requested the 10-75 assignment (working structure fire) be dispatched. Shortly after car 2443, Ladder 48 and Engine 180 arrived. Crews quickly began stretching an attack line and forcing entry into the house. Immediately crews were met with heavy smoke and heat. A hose line was advanced through the front door where crews were met with heavy fire coming from the basement. The fire had already burnt through the first floor which created a hazard for firefighters. Firefighters quickly conducted a search for victims and found none as the house was unoccupied at the time of the fire. A second hose line was stretched while ventilation was underway, and the fire was quickly brought under control. As there is no municipal water or fire hydrants in this area of town a water source was established at Lake Purdy’s and tankers from neighboring departments were requested to help shuttle water to the fire scene. During the fire one Somers firefighter was transported by Somers EMS to a local hospital for heat related injuries. This structure fire occurred during the height of the power outages in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias where the Somers FD had been responding to calls for service for almost 48 hours straight. Units cleared the scene at 10:18am.

The Westchester County Cause and Origin Team was requested to investigate the fire and it was deemed to be accidental and electrical in nature. The Town of Somers Building Department was also on scene to assist. Somers Firefighters were assisted on scene by Croton Falls Fire Department, Bedford Hills Fire Department, Mahopac Fire Department, Goldens Bridge Fire Department, Westchester EMS, and Westchester County DES Battalion 16. During the fire Katonah and Yorktown Fire Departments relocated to Somers Fire Headquarters to cover any additional calls in the Somers Fire District.

Units: Car 2441 (IC), 2442, 2443, 2444, 2445 Engine 180, 183, 185, 188 Ladder 48 Rescue 20 Somers EMS 80B1 Utility 35
 
Mutual Aid: Croton Falls Fire Department, Bedford Hills Fire Department, Mahopac Fire Department, Goldens Bridge Fire Department, Westchester EMS, and Westchester County DES Battalion 16
 
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2020 Incidents
Fire EMS
JAN 44 167
FEB 51 148
MAR 40 159
APR 58 162
MAY 48 140
JUN 64 133
JUL 56 168
AUG 173 169
SEP 60 140
OCT 45 162
NOV
DEC
Total 639 1548

2019 Incidents
Month Fire EMS
Jan 47 172
Feb 48 150
Mar 48 177
Apr 43 173
May 41 183
Jun 49 158
Jul 64 153
Aug 43 152
Sep 42 175
Oct 50 145
Nov 53 136
Dec 48 221
Total 576 1995

2018 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 58 152
Feb 47 153
Mar 177 178
Apr 38 143
May 71 174
Jun 59 172
Jul 62 159
Aug 68 177
Sep 39 178
Oct 52 160
Nov 46 172
Dec 49 169
Total 766 1987

2017 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 44 152
Feb 40 140
Mar 39 138
Apr 50 151
May 49 144
Jun 53 119
Jul 62 131
Aug 50 129
Sep 49 158
Oct 57 137
Nov 58 159
Dec 47 178
Total 598 1736

2016 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 53 118
Feb 64 126
Mar 30 146
Apr 45 120
May 50 112
Jun 54 142
Jul 49 132
Aug 60 137
Sep 37 160
Oct 55 161
Nov 47 131
Dec 38 154
Total 582 1639

2015 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 39 136
Feb 52 149
Mar 50 160
Apr 40 100
May 59 145
Jun 45 116
Jul 57 166
Aug 39 140
Sep 34 151
Oct 44 140
Nov 30 125
Dec 53 160
Total 542 1688

2014 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 40 124
Feb 32 121
Mar 40 110
Apr 39 118
May 46 155
Jun 28 147
Jul 54 146
Aug 44 136
Sep 47 139
Oct 48 135
Nov 56 108
Dec 45 143
Total 519 1582

Older Incidents
Fire EMS
2013 472 1588
2012 628 1613
2011 708 1654
2010 525 1562
2009 468 1474
2008 493 1385
2007 519 1339
2006 478 1195
2005 569 1160
2004 533 979
2003 730 706
2002 959 397
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