Massive fire destroys Monroe County business

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MONROE COUNTY, PA – Around 8:30 AM on Wednesday, February 3 Monroe County 9-1-1 dispatched units to the Blakeslee Inn & Restaurant on Route 940 in Tobyhanna Township for a commercial fire alarm.  Soon after, reports of a commercial structure fire began to come in to 9-1-1. Crews arrived on the scene to find a working fire in a large motel with restaurants inside. Extra assistance was immediately requested into the scene.  Firefighters throughout Monroe County were brought in as well as crews from Carbon, Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties.   Tobyhanna Township Ladder 2 was on the scene in the … Continue reading

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Former restaurant destroyed in W. Brunswick Twp.

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 10:27 AM units were sent to the former Swiss Chalet restaurant at 529 Second Mountain Road in West Brunswick Township for a reported commercial building fire.  The first alarm included Fire Districts 42 (West Brunswick / Deer Lake), 56 (Orwigsburg), 47 (Landingville), 63 (Schuylkill Haven) and a Rapid Intervention Team out of Pottsville. Chief 42 and Chief 56-02 went responding and were advised County was receiving multiple calls reporting a fire at the former restaurant.  Chief 42 requested a tanker task force be dispatched due to no water supply in the area.  The tanker task … Continue reading

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Pottsville battles another building fire

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 8 AM on Wednesday, January 27, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched the Pottsville Bureau of Fire to 1247 West Market Street in the City for a reported building fire with entrapment. Chief P-1 went responding and was advised of multiple calls reporting smoke showing from a building in the area of 13th and Market Streets.  Captain 55 was immediately on radio reporting a large column of smoke almost a dozen blocks away.  Additional calls were now reporting people possibly jumping from the rear of the building and possibly two people trapped. P-1 arrived on the scene … Continue reading

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Fatal apartment building fire in Pottsville

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 2:44 AM the Pottsville Bureau of Fire was dispatched to 324 East Norwegian Street in the City for a reported apartment building fire with entrapment. P-4 arrived on the scene and confirmed a working fire with entrapment and requested a Rapid Intervention Team from Schuylkill Haven.  Upon further investigation, P-4 found heavy fire in a three story apartment building.  A second alarm was requested at 2:52 AM. Ladder 51 took the address on Norwegian Street and went to work.  Engine 32 secured a water supply at Norwegian and 61 and fed Ladder 51.  Engine 62 … Continue reading

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Wax Factory destroyed in Tuscarora

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Around 11 AM on Sunday, January 24, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched the first alarm commercial assignment to 140 Walnut Street in Schuylkill Township for a reported building fire.  Fire District 27 (Schuylkill Twp.), District 32 (Walker Twp.), District 40 (Coaldale), District 65 (Tamaqua) and Tamaqua Rescue were due. Engine 27-17 went responding and was advised of multiple calls reporting a working fire at Material Dynamics also known as “The Old Wax Factory.”   The Engine arrived on scene and confirmed a working fire with fire through the roof on arrival.  A second alarm was struck. A … Continue reading

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SUV rolls over in Black Creek Twp.

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LUZERNE COUNTY, PA – At 4:13 AM on Saturday, January 9, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Nuremberg-Weston Fire and Nuremberg EMS to 1589 Tomhicken Road in Black Creek Township for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment.  Medic 26 was also due out of Luzerne County. Engine 582 went responding and was advised of a single vehicle rollover with one occupant trapped. The engine arrived on scene to find one SUV on its roof, off the roadway into the woods. Firefighters quickly approached the vehicle and found no one inside.  Crews proceeded to check the wooded area surrounding the scene to ensure … Continue reading

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Man dies, two others injured in Girardville blaze

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – One person died and two others were injured as a result of a two alarm fire in Girardville.  The initial alarm was sent out shortly after 7:00 AM on Friday, January 8 to 529 East Mahanoy Avenue in Girardville for a reported house on fire with possible entrapment. Multiple calls were received for the incident and a second alarm was immediately struck.  Chief 45 arrived on the scene and confirmed a working fire and confirmed entrapment.  Engine 45-10 pulled past the address and crews began to search for victims. The Washington Fire Company of Ashland, Columbia … Continue reading

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Commercial fire damages Port Carbon business

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 2:06 PM on Friday, November 27, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched the first alarm assignment to 15 Main Street in Port Carbon at the Penn Equipment Company for a reported commercial building fire.  The first alarm included Fire District 59 (Port Carbon), Palo Alto, Saint Clair Tower 701 and Pottsville City Engine 32, Ladder 21 and Rescue 63. Chief 59 arrived on the scene within a minute and confirmed a working building fire and requested Pottsville Ladder 51 to the scene.  Workers were reporting fire in the ceiling of the shop.  Engine 5911 was directed to … Continue reading

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1st alarm plus tanker task force for Ryan Twp. job

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Shortly before 6:30 PM on Sunday, November 22, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched the first alarm to 252 Hillside Drive in Ryan Township for a reported house on fire.  The initial alarm included Fire Districts 26 (Ryan Twp.), 25 (Rush Twp.) and 6 (Delano Twp.) as well as multiple units out of Mahanoy City and Engine 367 (Altamont). Chief 26 arrived on scene shortly after dispatch and advised he had a working fire with heavy fire showing from the second floor of a single family dwelling, a tanker task force was requested to the scene.  Chief 26 … Continue reading

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Pottsville makes quick knock on house fire

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Around 12:00 PM on Friday, November 13, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 transmitted Box 342 for the address of 1009 West Howard Avenue in the City of Pottsville for a house fire. The Pottsville Bureau of Fire due on the box. Ladder 51 arrived on scene to a find single family dwelling with smoke showing from the second floor.  A working fire was declared and a rapid intervention team from Schuylkill Haven was dispatched. Engine 62 arrived behind the ladder as did Engine 32.  A water supply was secured from 12th and Howard while two lines were placed … Continue reading

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