Youngstown firefighters were called to 2604 Market Street in the Uptown District shortly after 4am on Friday morning for a fire in a commercial building.
Engines 2, 9, 15, Squad 33, Ladder 24 and Battalions 1 and 2 responded on the initial alarm which was dispatched at 4:05am. The fire was visible from Station 2’s quarters a few blocks away. Battalion 2 put in a second alarm at 4:07am bringing Engines 3, 7, 6, Ladder 22, arson and fire control to the scene.
As companies began arriving at the fire, crews found heavy fire and smoke coming from the second floor rear part of the building. An interior attack was attempted but conditions were deemed unsafe and the evacuation alert was sounded at 4:25am. Ladder 24 was set up on Market Street while 22 was set up and began operating on the Princeton side of the building. Additional crews took hand lines to the back of the structure and began assessing the extent of the fire. Calls were made to utility companies to have services disconnected. Fire crews monitored the condition of several transformers located on the Princeton side of the building.
The building was home to the Joker’s Wrath motorcycle club.
04:05 – 1st Alarm – Engines 2, 9, 15, Squad 33, Ladder 24, and Battalions 1 and 2.
04:07 – 2nd Alarm – Engines 3, 7, 6, Ladder 22, Arson, Fire Control.
Photos by Greg Ricker, youngstownfire.com Webmaster.