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June, 2016

1ST Responder Newspaper - PA

Trash fire turns to brush fire in Caernarvon


Kitchen fire in North East Reading

Reading, PA. On Monday afternoon April 4th, the Berks County Communications Center received a call reporting a stove fire at 1601 North 11th Street. A box alarm was transmitted, with companies observing a large amount of smoke pushing from the area. Engine 9 arrived at a two and a half story duplex with smoke showing throughout the first floor. A line was stretched to the kitchen along the side. With Ladder 3 firefighters searching the structure, all occupants were accounted for. No injuries were reported, with the fire placed under control in 30 minutes. The fire marshal's office is investigating. Chief Mogel (C2) was in command.

At approximately 5:30 pm on April 15th, Twin Valley Fire Department was called to a brush fire in it’s first due area of Lancaster County. When firefighters at the station saw the smoke, they hopped into Brush 69-1 and re- JUMP TO FILE# sponded to the 041616105 scene. They arrived, reporting a working brush fire. As the initial attack began, more Twin Valley units responded and Churchtown Fire Company’s tanker and brush unit were requested to the scene. Engine 69-1 arrived to help supply water and foam to brush 69-1. Twin valley units attacked from two sides of the fire to prevent it’s spread to nearby houses. As Station 34’s (Churchtown) brush truck arrived, they attacked the fire from a third angle. Once tanker 34 arrived, they supplied more water to Engine 69-1 and sent manpower to help build a fire line. Units were able to knock out


Smoke seen from nearly two miles away from the fire.

the fire, and prevent further spreading in under an hour. Once the fire was extinguished, crews kept dousing the burned areas to prevent fire from sparking up again. They also overhauled piles of

wood that fought fire. Units returned after overhaul was complete and a fire line was established. - LUCAS RICHARDSON

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