Incident Detail: 2010 Call No. 20

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Call No.  20
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 Structure Fire 
 624 Main Street 

February 16, 2010

A first alarm assignment was dispatched on the 22-1 box for a reported kitchen fire at 624 Main Street in Lykens. Dispatched were Engines 23, 24, and 21 (for the out of service Engine 22), Truck 22, Rescue 21 and Air Light 66-60 out of Tower City. Chief 22 responded POV to the scene, and on his arrival, had heavy black smoke coming from the first floor rear of the structure. Chief 22 took a 2.5 pound dry chem extinguisher to the door and entered the kitchen, and knocked down the bulk of the fire. Truck 22 responded with 5, and approached the scene from the square, laying in from the hydrant at Main and Market Streets. The Truck staged on side A, and the crew was advised by the chief that the bulk of the fire was knocked down and to bring a PW to the rear of the structure. Two crew members brought the can to the kitchen door and extinguished the remaining hot spots. Engine 23 arrived on scene and staged on side A, and sent their manpower to the rear to assist. Chief 22 marked control, and canceled off all remaining units and EMS. The PPV fan was set up at the front door and the remaining smoke was vented from the structure. Crews from 23 and 22 performed overhaul in the kitchen. After completing their task, command released all units and placed the box in service. Cause was accidental, owner cooking on the stove.

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