Cardinal Lane House Fire
By Assistant Chief Thomas Buckmaster
February 23, 2020

On Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 at approximately 1400 hours, the St. Leonard VFD along with multiple other neighboring companies were dispatched to the 8100 block of Cardinal Lane for the house fire. Chief 7, Engine 71, Squad 7, Tanker 7, and Ambulance 78 responded. Engine 71 arrived on scene to find a one-story single family dwelling with fire showing from side charlie. Engine 71 stretched a 1-3/4 200’ line inside the structure and located the bulk of the fire in the attic space. Numerous other fire companies then arrived, assisted in water supply, and advanced multiple other attack lines. Ultimately the fire was deemed under control within 10 minutes.

Ultimately 3 uninjured adults were displaced and are being assisted by the Red Cross. Cause was found to be accidental by a BBQ grill that was located on the exterior of the structure. Company 7 units remained on scene for approximately two hours.

Units: Chief 7, Engine 71, Squad 7, Tanker 7, Ambulance 78