Tactical Fire Problem – House Fire “in the attic”

This week we have an attic fire in a new construction home. At least one occupant is home at the time of the fire. Take a look.

1.) Black smoke pushing from an eave line and someone greeting you on the front porch, what is your first action?

2.) How long of a hose stretch will you need if you determine an interior attack will be used?

3.) How quickly will this fire spread, based upon the time it will take you to stretch?

4.) Could the presence of the homeowner indicate that he may have been involved in the ignition, or could it indicate that he may have attempt to extinguish causing a delay?

5.) What is the overall strategy for this incident?