Norwood Fire Company

Working fire at local Landmark


Thursday, June 12, 2014 20 minutes past midnight the Box alarm for 2 Chester Pike, The Toll House, in Norwood was struck.  Police were reporting a fire in the kitchen on the grill.  Engine 2 arrived and had smoke showing, Chief 2 arrived at the same time and took command.  Engine 2 and the crew from Tower 5 deployed a hand line to the back of the building where the kitchen door was and starting attacking the fire.  A second hand line was deployed through the front door and crews started attacking the fire in the bar area. Engine 8 and Snozzle 8 supplied water to multiple units.  Telesqurt 01 secured their own water supply.  Command evacuated the building due to heavy fire in the roof and 3 large air conditioner units on the roof directly over where the crews were operating.  Crews backed out and went into a defensive attack mode with multiple deck guns and Ladder 43 who set up in the rear parking lot and Tower 5 out front.  Unfortunately the fire took hold of the roof and traveled the length of the building destroying the entire building. Photo's courtesy Frank Wesnoski.