Incident Detail: 2018 Call No. 134

Call No.  134
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 Structure Fire 
 542 Main Street 

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December 8, 2018

Company 22, Engine and Rescue 23, Rescue 21 and Engine 24 along with EMS dispatched class one on the 22-1 box for a report of an attic fire at 542 Main Street in Lykens. Chief 22 went enroute POV and on his arrival had heavy smoke pushing from the top floor of a two and one half story wood frame single family dwelling with an adjacent multi occupancy structure butted up against the D side exposure. Engine 22 responded with 5 and took the A/D corner of the property having come in from the Market Street side, laying in from the hydrant on the square at Main and Market Streets. Truck 22 responded with 5 and approached the scene from the Pine Street side and set up on side A of the structure. Later into the call Utility 22 responded with 1 and staged on Main Street behind the Engine. Engine 23 responded with 4 and laid into the C side of the structure from a hydrant at Pine and South Second Streets. Rescue 23 responded with 4 and staged behind the Truck on Main Street. Engine 24 responded with 4 and on arrival staged in the Mid Penn Bank parking lot and sent their manpower forward. Rescue 21 responded with 7 and on arrival staged on Main Street beside Rescue 23 and sent their manpower forward. Command requested Company 27 dispatched class one to the scene for the RIT assignment. Engine 27 went enroute with 5 and on arrival staged behind Rescue 23 and set up RIT on side A. Crew from 22 went interior from side A through the front door with a two inch attack line while crew from Engine 23 went interior from the rear door on the C side with a hand line. Crew from Truck 22 went to the roof and vented the structure as crews from 22 and 23 knocked down the bulk of the fire on the third floor. Crew from 21 went interior from the D side of the adjoining structure at 540 and 538 Main Street to check for extensions while additional members went to the C side and worked on opening up and looking for extensions. Crews from 22, 23, 24 and 21 began overhaul and salvage of the original fire building. Finding no extension to the adjoining structures command placed the fire under control. All crews worked to complete the overhaul stage including checking the basement and other floors and securing power to the fire building. Command began releasing units as they became available and held the box to company 22 and 24. After wrapping up 5 inch Command placed the box available.

Units on scene:
Engine, Truck, Utility 22
Engine and Rescue 23
Rescue and Utility 21
Engine 24
Engine 27
Medic 6
QRS 24 with Rehab trailer

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