Sometimes they just have to cut it open
Fire in the attic!
Sometimes a fire gets started in the attic and the access to the attic is far from the fire site.
The only thing the fire department can do is for this is usually to cut a hole through the ceiling near the fire from the room(s) below.
This will give access to treat the fire or to test that it is out.
Good thing to do.
Bad thing for the unaffected building area below the ceiling. Smoke, ash and debris can and will come out into the area below.
On this Hamilton, TX fire, an opening was cut just above the fireplace to the right side. It is patched closed in the picture.
SERVPRO of Waco, a restoration company, was called in to clean the living areas of the home.
All in all, very lucky homeowners on this one.
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