Incident Detail: 2011 Call No. 009

Call No.  9
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 Structure Fire 
 301 Market Street 

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February 7, 2011

The 22-1 box was dispatched for a reported structure fire at 301 Market Street in Lykens. Engines 22, 23, 24, Truck 22, Rescue 21, and Air Light 66-60 from Tower City on the initial box. Rescue 27 added when Rescue 23 did not make the 6 minutes mark. Chief 22 responded POV to the scene, and on arrival reported smoke showing. Engine 22 responded with 5 and laid a 5 inch line from 2 doors up the street of the residence, a two story brick 3 unit apartment building with smoke pushing out of the rear upstairs windows. Truck 22 responded with 5 and arrived on side B on North Street, with the crew laddering the building and going to the roof. 22 Crew advanced a line into the structure from side A and took the stairs to the second floor. 23 crew advanced a line up the side D balcony and came in through a side door. 22 crew was met with heavy smoke when they made the second floor landing. Advancing the line into the kitchen area, they discovered fire around the stove, spreading up the walls and advancing across the ceiling. Initial fire on the stove was knocked down, with the extensions to the rear handled with 23's line. A crew from Rescue 21 entered and assisted with pulling the walls and ceilings. The bulk of the fire was knocked down in a few minutes. Chief 22 had command, with Chief 21-3 handling the manpower pool and Rescue 27 taking the RIT assignment. The Truck crew made the roof and were prepared to vent when command advised that it was not needed. They laddered all sides of the building. After knockdown, crews continued with salvage, tarping the first floor and checking for additional hot spots. Command began releasing units, holding companies 22 and 23 while finishing up overhaul, before eventually clearing the box.

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