Incident Detail: 2006 Call No. 12
Call No. 12
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February 26, 2006
Company-22 was dispatched to Machamer Avenue, Wiconisco Township, to the Kimmel Coal Bagging Plant for fire in the upper area of the hopper building. Reports from some of the workers were that it had been burning off and on for several days and finally got into the wood framing of the roof. Engine-23, Tanker-23, Engine-22, Tanker-22, and Truck-22 were on the call. Engine-23 arrived first on side-A and took a line in through the interior and advanced to a catwalk near the roof line. Truck-22 arrived on side-B, set up, and went to the roof and vented both the roof and a couple of holes on side-A. The truck was fed water by Tanker-23. Engine-22 and Tanker-22 were staged at the weigh scale and sent manpower to the scene. Engine-22's crew acted as RIT and the rest of the truck crew worked with Engine-23's crew. After the truck crew vented the roof, Engine-23's crew was able to get to the seat of the fire, which appeared to be burning in the roof timbers supporting the tin roof. This was a very dirty fire, with coal dirt on everything. There was excellent teamwork among the companies.
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