Sep 19, 2012 12:09 PM by Swetha Iyengar

Tucson Fire investigating early-morning hotel fire

Tucson Fire Department is currently investigating the cause of a two-alarm fire early this morning.

Firefighters responded to Four Points Sheraton Hotel on Speedway and Campbell after two 9-1-1 calls reporting flames from the third floor of the building.
Firefighters were on the scene shortly after 4 a.m.

According to Tucson Fire, "the engine crew advised all other units that they would be going to the third floor and performing a high rise attack."

A second engine company on the scene, connected to a standpipe system, and charged the system with water. According to TFD, a standpipe is a large pipe, usually found in a staircase that carries water vertically to assist firefighters in getting water to upper levels of high rise structures. Firefighters can connect hoses to the standpipe on each floor.

But, this was not the case in this fire, the crew on the third floor was not able to get water from the standpipe system and the reason behind that is being investigated. Firefighters instead threw a rope down from the third floor to the ground and hoisted a charged hose line to the third floor to extinguish the fire.

The cause of the fire and damage to the building is currently under investigation.


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