Odor Investigation

9/4/2011 – At 22:39hrs stations 50 & 60 were dispatched to 24 North 24th street (York Terrace Nursing Home) for an odor investigation. As units were en-route, county advised that parts of the building were without power and workers were reporting an unknown type of odor. When apparatus arrived on scene, command upgraded the call to box alarm which brought the rest of the city stations to the scene. Crews used multiple Thermal Imaging Cameras to locate the source of the burning odor but the smell dissipated and everything checked out clear. At the time, a large thunderstorm with frequent lighting, was believed to strike a nearby utility pole that sent a surge of power into the building and tripped multiple breakers. PFD crews were in service approximately 1 hour. Photos from Yorkville Hose Facebook