Minersville fire goes 3 alarms, resident claims she started the blaze

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 1:50 PM on Wednesday, April 26, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched the Minersville Fire Department to the area of 213 Spruce Street in Minersville for a reported house fire.  All four Minersville companies were due as well as as Pottsville Engine 62 (Yorkville) and Minersville EMS. Chief 513 went responding and was advised of multiple calls reporting a house fire with people fighting outside the residence.  The chief arrived on scene shortly after and confirmed a working fire with flames showing from the upper floor of a three and a half story multiple family dwelling. Chief … Continue reading

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Car and farm tractor collide in East Union Township

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 12:14 PM on Wednesday, April 19, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Fire District 9 (Sheppton-Oneida), Mahanoy City Rescue 993 (West End) and Shenandoah ALS to 294 Phineyville Road in East Union Township for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Responding units were advised of a car versus farm tractor with one person trapped in the car.  Squad 9-70 and Engine 9-10 arrived on the scene to find a tractor vs Mustang with the tractor pushed into the drivers side of the car and the car pushed into the embankment. Crews found a female driver in the … Continue reading

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West Hazleton home damaged by fire

LUZERNE COUNTY, PA – Shortly before 11PM on Monday, April 17, the West Hazleton Fire Department responded to 110 Winters Avenue in their borough for a working structure fire. Police, on routine patrol, had noticed smoke in the area and requested fire department to respond to the area of Winters Avenue and North Warren Street.  Police then pinpointed the source to 110 Winters Avenue where smoke was pouring from the third floor.  Police reported a fire in the attic with all occupants out of the building. Chief 183 was advised of the update and requested County to repage the box as a … Continue reading

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SUV catches fire in Pottsville

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Around 11 AM on Thursday, April 13, Pottsville Fire Department Stations 30 (Humane) & 40 (Goodwill) were dispatched to the area of Sands Ford on Route 61 in the City for a reported vehicle fire. Crews were advised police were on scene to the rear of the building next to Sands with a working engine compartment fire.  P-1 arrived on scene and established command.  Engine 41 arrived and stretched a bumper line with the assistance on Engine 32’s crew. The fire was knocked down within minutes and crews were clear shortly after. Click here for additional … Continue reading

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Coroner called to crash on Burma

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Around 1:30 PM on Monday, April 3, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Fire Districts 26 (Ryan Twp.), 6 (Delano Twp.), 25 (Rush Twp. – Hometown) with Mahanoy City Engine 454 (Citizens), Ryan Twp. EMS and APTS Medic 11 to the area of 2086 Burma Road in Ryan Township for a reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment. First responding units were advised callers were reporting a two vehicle crash with entrapment and possibly one person deceased in a vehicle.  Mahanoy City EMS was added to the call due to the seriousness of the call.  Mahanoy City Rescue 469 … Continue reading

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Kulpmont home catches fire, spreads to exposure

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, PA – At 1:50 AM on Sunday, April 2, Northumberland County 9-1-1 dispatched the first alarm assignment for a dwelling fire at 909 Scott Street in Kulpmont. First arriving crews fire heavy fire showing from the attic of a single family duplex with close exposures on the B and D sides.  Engine 221 secured a water supply and approached the scene from 8th street laying hundreds of feet of LDH. A second alarm was struck bringing in additional units from surrounding municipalities. The fire continued to burn and spread to the D exposure as crews worked to contain … Continue reading

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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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