Crews were alerted to the 800 block of Main Street in Pennsburg this morning for a reported dwelling fire. Occupant reported smoke and flames in holes in her floors. Chief 65 arrived to find an extinguished dwelling with minor overhaul. Assignment was held to Tower 65 to check for extension and overhaul. FM83 is continuing the investigation. Fire Police directed traffic around the scene. Crews returned to service in 45 minutes. Other units on the assignment were SQ71, E38 M369/CH369 and 83 PD.
Station 65 was dispatched for a vehicle fire at Copart Recovery on Geryville Pike in Upper Hanover Township. Chief 65 arrived to find a single vehicle on fire in the lot. Squad 65 arrived and pulled a foam 1-3/4" line to extinguish the fire. Crews worked for about 20 minutes and were returned to service. FM87 is investigating the incident. Fire Police assisted at the entrance to Copart.
Tower 65 was dispatched to assist Station 42 (Green Lane) on an apartment fire on Walnut Street in Green Lane Borough. Chief 72 and Chief 65 arrived to find smoke showing from the eaves of a 2 story wood framed apartment building. Squirt 71 arrived first and was advised to pull a hand line and advance to the second floor. Tower 65 arrived next and set up for ventilation and it's crew was assigned to assist with interior operations and search. Crews found an active fire in the walls of an apartment that was advancing to the attic. Crews work to pull the walls and ceiling to expose the fire. The fire was placed under control in about 30 minutes. Crews worked for another hour with overhaul. Fire Police had Walnut Street closed around the scene and the Fire Marshal is investigating the incident. Additional units on the assignment were T42, E72, SD65, SD78, R37 and E38. Medic 344 stood by as well.
Crews were dispatched to Broomstick Road in Upper Hanover Township on New Years Eve around 2230 hours for a reported chimney fire. Deputy 65 arrived to find an active fire in the chimney. Chief 65 arrived and established command and advised Squad 65 to stretch a dry line to the fireplace area and send a crew to the roof to check the chimney. Squad and Tower crews threw ladders and checked for active fire in the chimney. Crews used extinguishing packets to stop the flame and a brush to remove the creosote. Interior crews cleaned out the firebox and checked for extension in the tube. Crews worked for about an hour to extinguish the fire and check for extension. Fire Police assisted with traffic around the scene. Other units on the assignment were TW65, L38, SD38, Berks T58. SQ71 and Berks T97 were returned early in the assignment.
As the year comes to close, the Officers and Member of the Pennsburg Fire Company would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Have a safe and holiday season. Remember to be smart and be safe in your travels as well as make your home safe for you and your family. Thank you for supporting a 100% volunteer fire company.