Incident Detail: 2007 Call No. 64

Call No.  64
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 Structure Fire 
 64 Spring Road 

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December 4, 2007

Truck 22 was dispatched to Porter Township, Schuylkill County, 64 Spring Road in the Village of Orwin in an area commonly known as Kalmia for what was initially reported as a chimney fire. Truck 22 responded with a crew of seven, and Chief 22 responded POV. While en route, updated information stated that this was now a house fire. Truck 22 arrived on scene to find a 2-story front, 3-story rear converted log house with fire on the C side. The truck set up on the A/B corner since there was no access by vehicle to the C side, and the crew threw all of the truck's seven ladders around the building. Heavy smoke was pushing from the eaves and there was extensive fire in the side C wall from the upper first floor to the second floor heading towards the eaves. Companies 655, 650, 66, 810, and Dauphin County 24 were also on the scene. The initial attack from the first in crews knocked down the bulk of the fire before our arrival, but extensive overhaul was underway as the fire was running the gap between the logs that this home was originally built with and the exterior siding. Crews assisted interior on the second floor and attic with overhaul, and used saws and axes on the exterior to assist in digging out the many deep-seated hot pockets of fire in the wall. Heavy snow squalls were blanketing the area during the call, with dropping temperatures causing anything that was sprayed with water to ice up, including the ladders.

The crews continued with overhaul until released by command 655.

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