Saw sparks North Hudson fire
Residents of a North Hudson home are staying with relatives following a basement fire on Sunday.
Dabruzzi said the extreme cold complicates things for firefighters. “The number one thing is once you start your hose, you can’t shut it off. If you do, it will freeze almost immediately and there is no way to fix it. You also have to watch closely for hypothermia. When you have guys coming out of a space where the temperature is several hundred degrees into way below zero, you have to have a place where they can warm up immediately. That’s why we had another department on standby so we could rotate the crews if necessary.”
Dabruzzi said Sunday’s fire only took his men minutes to “knock down.” They were on scene for a little more than an hour.