Incident Detail: 1989 Call No. 33
Call No. 33
Klinger Rd, Matterstown
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December 29, 1989
Engine 22 was dispatched to relocate to Company 21's station while Company 21 was on the scene of a fire call in Upper Paxton Township. Engine 22 responded and stood by at Station 21 until released by command. (08:47-12:40) Tanker 22 was dispatched at 8:59 a.m., and responded to the scene, where several loads of water were delivered to porta tanks, until released by command. The tanker returned available at 12:56 p.m.
At 8:30 a.m. on December 29, 1989, an Upper Paxton Township home, a two-story house situated at the end of a long lane along West Matterstown Road near Klinger Road, had a fire that started in the basement, apparently caused by a wood-burning stove. Firefighters laid 1,500 feet of 5-inch diameter hose from a portable pond set up on West Matterstown Road to the fire. Tanker trucks shuttled water from a dam about a mile away. The fire was brought under control in 1½ hours. Equipment remained on the scene for nearly eight hours to douse hot spots. Millersburg, Halifax, Berrysburg, Elizabethville, and Lykens firefighters responded. Millersburg Fire Chief, Robert Lehman Sr, said it was Millersburg Fire Company's first attempt with large diameter hose.
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