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Garage fire in Mifflin County
On Feb. 2, a working garage fire was reported on 61 Ruth Street, Rose Ann area of Milroy, Mifflin County. Stations 7, 6, 4, and 3 were dispatched. Milroy's Engine 7-2 laid 600 feet of five inch hose from the hydrant to the back of the garage. Engine 7-1 was sent to the front of the house, for protection of the back of the house. Companies 3, 4, and 6 assisted with manpower. Milroy EMS and Milroy fire police also assisted at the scene. Two motorcycles, a new truck, a car plus contracting equipment were destroyed by fire.
Truck load of apples overturns on Deadman’s Curve Blythe Township, Schuylkill County, PA. On April 5th at 3:17 p.m., the Frackville-Goodwill, Butler Township-Englewood, West Mahanoy Township-Altamont Fire Companies, Shenandoah ALS and Frackville Ambulance were dispatched to a vehicle accident with injuries. The accident was reported in the area of “Dead Man’s Curve” on Route 61 just south of the Schuylkill Mall. Second report from a phone caller reported a tractor trailer
JUMP TO FILE #040816121 overturned with the driver trapped inside. Frackville Ambulance 43-03 and Goodwill Engine 43-10 found a tractor trailer accident with no entrapment. The tractor trailer was on it’s side with the driver sitting on the nearby guard rails with a passerby. The trailer was torn open and
spilled fresh apples over the roadway. The uninjured driver was evaluated by Ambulance EMTs and found to have no injuries. Engine 43-10 checked the overturned vehicle for fluid leaks or fuel spill. A minor fluid spill was contained and control with Hi-dry material. Engine 369 and Engine 367 assisted with providing traffic control by setting up a new traffic pattern. - STEPHEN BARRETT
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Palmer Township and the Tilted Kilt raise money
On St. Patrick’s Day, the Palmer Township Municipal Fire Department in Northampton County teamed up with the Tilted Kilt to raise money for the eepartment’s training facility and burn tower, which is soon to begin construction
The Morris Township Fire Company in Clearfield County, recently placed into service a new Engine 17. The 2002 Sutphen Monarch has a 2000 pump, 750 water, and 30 foam. It is from Butler Township Fire District in Butler County. The engine was originally with Meridian Fire Company until they merged a couple years ago.