Fire rocks Coal Township building

NORTHUMERLAND COUNTY, PA – Shortly after 7:30 AM on Tuesday, March 28, Northumerland County 9-1-1 sent out the first alarm assignment to 217 3rd Street in the Ranshaw section of Coal Township. First arriving crews found a working fire in a multiple unit row-home style apartment building.  The fire appeared to be located in the Southern-most apartment and was spreading to the next apartment.  Smoke was pushing from the entire roofline. A second alarm was called to the scene bringing units from Shamokin, Coal Twp. and Ralpho Twp. as well as a rapid intervention team from Kulpmont. AREA Services EMS were … Continue reading

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Fire damages West Penn home

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 4:35 AM on Wednesday, March 22, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched a first alarm structure assignment to 2056 West Penn Pike in West Penn Township for a house fire.  The first alarm included Fire Districts 37 (West Penn) & 55 (New Ringgold), Tamaqua Fire (American & Ladder Co.) with Lehigh County Station 10 (Germanville) & 17 (New Tripoli).  Tamaqua EMS was also due. Chief 37 responded and was advised that County received a call from an alarm company stating a resident was reporting a fire in the residence.  Engine 37-11 and Tanker 37-32 were en route … Continue reading

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Suspect in jail after high speed chase

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – A high speed chase that traveled throughout the middle of Schuylkill County ended Tuesday night in Frackville. According to a press release issued by the Pottsville Police Department, the chase initiated around 10:15 PM after a red Chrysler 300 nearly struck an unmarked police vehicle on a special assignment on Mauch Chunk Street.  A marked patrol unit spotted the acting vehicle parked in the middle of the road in the 400 Block of East Market Street which then took off onto North George Street as the officer approached the vehicle.  The officer took pursuit using lights … Continue reading

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Quick response limits damage to Harwood firehouse

LUZERNE COUNTY, PA – Just after 11AM on Monday, March 20, Luzerne County 9-1-1 sent out the commercial structure fire box to 874 Old Street in the Village of Harwood, Hazle Township.  The address is the location of Station 241 (Harwood Fire Company).  Hazle Twp. Station 141, Harwood Station 241 and APTS Medic 11 were due on the response. Chief 141 was quickly on the air and was advised 9-1-1 was receiving multiple calls reporting heavy black smoke from the roof of the firehouse.  141 Engine 2 and Tower 5 were out the door of Station 2 within minutes and … Continue reading

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Hazle Twp. catches minor job overnight

LUZERNE COUNTY, PA – Around 3:30 AM on Monday, March 20, Hazle Twp. Fire & Rescue was dispatched with Columbia MICU 96 to 4193 Hollywood Boulevard for reports of a chimney fire with extension into the residence. Engine 141-3 arrived on the scene to find a two story dwelling with smoke showing.  The engine declared a working fire and pulled past the address.  The crew quickly pulled a bumper line to the structure.  Tower 7 took the A/D corner and set up to fly the tower while the truck crew laddered the building.  Medic 26 became available and recalled 96 … Continue reading

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Demolition begins on Kaier Brewery

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Nearly 72 hours after a contractor working on the site of the former Kaier Brewery noticed the abandoned building twisting and debris falling to the ground, the building located on North Main Street began to be knocked down Thursday afternoon. The Mahanoy City Fire Department and Emergency Management Agency had been on the scene since the danger began Tuesday morning and were there to help plan the demolition and ensure public safety.  The Command Post was set up at the Mahanoy Water Authority Building where crews were able to set up an extensive accountability board on … Continue reading

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Saint Clair quells kitchen fire

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 6:22 PM on Wednesday, March 8, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched the Saint Clair Fire Department to 16 Ann Street in Saint Clair Borough for a reported house fire. Chief 700 went responding and was advised that the caller was reporting a kitchen fire in the residence and all occupants were evacuating.  The Chief radioed shortly thereafter that he was on scene with a kitchen fire and had knocked the bulk of the fire down. Engine 704 pulled out of their station and had to travel only a few doors down to arrive on the scene. … Continue reading

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Car slams into school bus in Fairlane Village Mall parking lot

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 12:21 PM on Wednesday, March 8, Pottsville City Fire (Stations 30, 40 & 60) were dispatched with Schuylkill EMS to the Fairlane Village Mall parking lot near Boscov’s for a motor vehicle accident with injuries. P-2 responded and was advised of a three vehicle crash involving a school bus in the middle of the parking lot. Crews arrived on the scene and found three vehicles in the parking lot.  Two passengers cars and one school bus were in the crash.  It appeared one car struck another car then smashed into the school bus and became … Continue reading

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Fire rips through Gilberton home

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 2:01 AM on Monday, March 6, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 sent the first alarm to 14 Draper Street in Gilberton for a house fire.  The first alarm included Fire District 44 (Gilberton), District 43 (Frackville), Englewood, Mahanoy City (West End), Shenandoah (Rescue Hook & Ladder) and Frackville EMS. Marshal 44 arrived on the scene shortly after the dispatch and confirmed a working fire with smoke showing from a two and a half story single family dwelling.  Heavy smoke was pushing from the front of the house while flames were coming from a connected room on the … Continue reading

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Snow squall leads to MCI on I81 between Delano and McAdoo

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 3:35 PM on Friday, March 3, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Fire Districts 6 (Delano Twp.,), 26 (Ryan Twp.) and 49 (McAdoo) to Interstate 81 in the area of mile marker 135 Northbound for a motor vehicle accident involving multiple vehicles. Additional calls were reporting multiple vehicles involved with possible entrapment. First responding units were advised that 9-1-1 was now receiving reports of up to thirty vehicles involved with entrapment; units were advised to anticipate a Mass Casualty Incident. Units from Mahanoy City (West End Rescue 993 and Engine 454) were added along with rescue units … Continue reading

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