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Adams County 911 CAD
111 S Main St, Biglerville, PA 17307 - (717)677-7532 - Fax: (717)677-0124
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READING HOUSE FIRE
1/7/16 - Engine 6-2 and Tanker 6 responded to assist Co. 10 with a second alarm house fire at 260 S Hickory Ln in Reading Twp. Upon arrival, the engine crew assisted with overhaul, and the tanker staged on scene and was then released.
Photos by Harrison Jones Photographer
ENGINE RINGS IN THE NEW YEAR IN GETTYSBURG
12/31/15 - Engine 6-2 transferred to Gettysburg Boro to assist with the New Year's Eve festivities. After the fireworks rang in the new year, crews completed their customary block check to look for hotspots caused by the fireworks, and discovered some embers burning on the roof of a nearby residence. Deputy Chief 6 advised Command 1, and other units responded to assist. After extinguishing the hotspots, crews returned to service.
12/30/15 - Co. 6 and other units were dispatched to the 1400 blk of Carlisle Rd for a car fire next to the house. Chief 7 arrived on scene and reported a working car fire; he then held the assignment to Co. 7 and Tanker 6.
Photo by Chief 7
POSSIBLE HOUSE FIRE TO GOOD INTENT
12/29/15 - The assignment was dispatched to the 700 blk of Beecherstown Rd in box 5-6 for the possible house fire. MICU 6-1 arrived on scene with smoke showing, and the Working Fire Dispatch was dispatched. Upon further investigation, units found that the occupant of the home had done a burnout with his vehicle inside the garage, causing a smoke condition that became visible to the outside; no fire department services were needed, and the box was placed in service.
1 INTO THE CREEK
12/6/15 - Units were dispatched around 0100 hrs for a vehicle accident in the 300 blk of Bull Valley Rd. Units arrived to find a single vehicle overturned in the creek, with the driver out of the vehicle. EMS evaluated the driver while fire units checked to ensure that no fluids were leaking into the waterway, and then turned the scene over to PSP.
ATTIC FIRE, THEN HOUSE FIRE
12/3/15 - Co. 6 and surrounding companies were alerted in the late hours to 154 S Main St in the boro for a possible attic fire. As Engine 6-2 called responding, FP6-1 called on the scene with fire showing. With this report, the engine laid a supply line from the hydrant in front of the station, and arrived to find fire showing from a vent pipe in the roof. The engine crew pulled a handline and proceeded to the 2nd floor, finding a fire in the attic, and began efforts to extinguish the fire. Upon arrival of Tower 5, crews opened up the ceiling and finished extinguishing the fire, and after overhaul, units returned to service.
While crews were cleaning up, Deputy Chief 6 sent 2 personnel back to the scene to ensure that things were still ok; these personnel found that some of the blown-in insulation was smoldering, and doused the area before returning to the station.
A few hours later, crews were dispatched back out to the same location, this time for the reported house fire. Before units called responding, AC911 struck the working fire dispatch(WFD) after receiving multiple calls. Engine 6-2 responded using the same plan of attack as before, arrived on scene to find fire showing on the second floor. The crew stretched a line and forced entry, and began extinguishing the fire. Next-in companies assisted with fire attack and overhaul, and the WFD units were cancelled prior to their arrival on the scene. The cause of the initial fire is believed to be electrical in nature.