Two Rescued on Uvalde Lane on Easter Sunday Huntsville, Alabama
Published on March 27, 2016
Huntsville Fire responded to a structure fire on Uvalde Lane this morning. The call came in around 800 am to 911 by a caller stating that a house was on fire. Firefighters from station 15 on Sparkman Drive could see the smoke before they arrived. On arrival the Captain reported heavy smoke and flames showing from the upstairs portion of a spilt level brick home. A bystander reported to the crew that no one was in the house. Firefighters used a 1 ¾” hose line and entered the house through the front door.
As firefighters started to battle the blaze in the upper portion of the house other firefighters started a search for possible victims downstairs. As firefighters entered the smoke filled downstairs portion of the house, Firefighter Brett Reynolds found a male patient semiconscious that was disoriented. Firefighter Reynolds assisted the patient outside and across the street to safety. Reynolds then returned to the area where he found the first patient and found a second patient that was unconscious and carried him to safety. Once outside the patient came around and was turned over to HEMSI.
The fire was in the upper area of the spilt level home and it took about 10 minutes to get the fire knocked down. The house received fire damage in the upper portion of the house and smoke damage throughout the rest. The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time.
Due to the victims being downstairs and fire upstairs and the fast actions of the fire crew’s two lives were spared this Easter morning.