Incident Detail: 2012 Call No. 029
Call No. 29
Commercial Structure Fire
738 Pottsville Street
May 3, 2012
Companies 23 and 22 dispatched class one to 738 Pottsville Street in Wiconisco for a reported commercial structure fire at TNT Cycles. Engine 23 responded with Chief 23-2, who observed a growing column in the sky and requested an upgrade to the first alarm assignment, bringing companies 21 and 24. Truck 22 responded with 7 and Engine 22 with 3. On arrival, Chief 23-2 passed command to Chief 22 and took operations command. A further upgrade to the box was requested, bringing companies 20, 26, 27, and Perry 2 (Duncannon)with Engine 32 relocated to station 23 and Schuylkill Engine 650 to station 24. Air 35 also arrived on scene. Command was presented with a 1 story combination block and wood structure, a cycle and four wheeler shop with numerous vehicles located within and around the structure, with fire showing at least 20 feet into the air. Engine 23 led off with the deck gun until hand lines were in place, along with the roof being trenched by the Truck crew. Crews had heavy fire throughout the structure, and lines were deployed on the A, B, and C sides. The C side was breached and numerous tires were found burning in the rear corner. Crews continued with suppression activities as more relief crews arrived, eventually achieving a knockdown. Relief teams began salvage and overhaul which was extensive. Crews continued until released by command.
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