At approx. 0700 hrs. Friday morning the alarm came in reporting smoke in the building at 2320 Milton Avenue, China Towne Furniture Store. Solvay, Taunton Ladder 5, and Fairmount Engine 6 (R.I.T.) were assigned. Solvay Car 2 (Spaeth) and Solvay Truck 11 arrived moments after dispatch to find nothing showing from the exterior of the 100,000+ square feet facility. Truck 11's crew began investigating. Exterior units that were arriving noticed smoke coming from the eaves towards the C, D corner of the building upon arriving and relayed the information to operations. Truck 11's crew quickly made their way through the warehouse and down stairs to a basement where they found active fire conditions. Solvay Engine 22 arrived and brought in a plug off of Bridge Street and their crew stretched a hand line to an exterior door where they made entry to knock down the fire. Truck 11's crew kept the fire in check with a water can until the engine got into place. Taunton Ladder 5 brought in a secondary water supply off of Milton Ave to supply Truck 11. Crews made quick work of the fire and command held the Signal at a 98.

Once the fire was knocked down units operating began extensive ventilation operations of the facility. Units cleaned up and were put back into service at approx. 1030 hrs. Units Operating: Solvay Truck 11, Engine 22, Rescue 11, Squad 12, Taunton Ladder 5, Fairmount Engine 6 (R.I.T.)