Pottsville firefighters battle house fire; fire police officer gets hit by irritated driver

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. – Around 8:45 AM on Friday, August 17, Pottsville City Fire District 68 was sent to 511 Peacock Street for a reported house fire. Chief 68 was advised of a caller reporting fire in the rear second floor of a residence and everyone was believed to have been evacuated.  Nearing the scene, the chief had a column of smoke visible and declared a working fire with a request for a Rapid Intervention Team from Schuylkill Haven and a Tower-Ladder from Minersville. Crews arrived on scene to find a fire in a two story single family dwelling.  Engine … Continue reading

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Tree lands on passing car on Nuremberg Mountain

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. – Just before midnight on August 5, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Fire District 19 (Nuremberg-Weston) to Mountain Road and Millers Road in North Union Township for a tree down on top of a car. Fire units arrived on scene to find multiple large trees down on the roadway and suspended on utility wires.  Underneath the trees were a passenger car that was traveling toward Nuremberg when the trees came down. The driver of the car was able to escape without injury but the car suffered moderate damage. PPL Electric was dispatched the scene as the village of … Continue reading

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Multiple alarms to Port Carbon fire

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. – Just after 1 PM on Thursday, July 12, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Fire Districts 59 (Port Carbon) and 57 (Palo Alto) to 108 Market Street in Port Carbon for a brush fire endangering a structure. Chief 59-01 arrived on scene and found a working structure fire at the former Encounters Tavern and requested the box be filled out. Fire was seen consuming the “B” side of the building and impinging on the nearby residential exposure.  Upon further investigation, neighbors were stating there may be people in the second floor of the building.  The assignment was re-dispatched … Continue reading

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Car embeds into parked camper

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. – Around 5:30 PM on Tuesday, July 10, Pottsville City Station 30 was dispatched to 515 West Laurel Boulevard in Pottsville to assist the police department with a non-injury accident. Fire personnel arrived on scene to find police investigating a non-injury accident where a car careened into a parked camper and became embedded within.  The driver was self-extricated. Traffic on Laurel was reduced to one lane while police investigated and Womer’s Garage removed the vehicle from the camper. Click here for additional photos  

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Tremont home destroyed by fire

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. – Just after 10 PM on Monday, July 9, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 sent a first alarm assignment to the 100 Block of West Main Street in Tremont Borough for a reported house fire with possible entrapment. The first alarm included Fire Districts 67 (Tremont), 12 (Donaldson), 22 (Joliett), 21 (Ravine), 52 (Minersville Fire-Rescue) and a Rapid Intervention Team from District 58 (North End).   First responding units were advised the caller reporting a fire in the second floor with lights on inside the residence leading the caller to believe someone may be inside.  A fire police portable … Continue reading

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Driver escapes serious injury in Butler rollover

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. – The driver of a Subaru sedan escaped serious injury Thursday night after the vehicle rolled over on Malones Road in Butler Township. Around 10:45 PM on Thursday, July 5, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Fire District 4 Stations 1 (Fountain Springs) and 2 (Lavelle) with Englewood Fire, Ashland EMS and Ashland Rescue to the area of 253 Malones Road for an accident with rollover. Crews arrived on scene to find a Subaru sedan on its roof in the middle of the road; the driver was still inside the vehicle but moving around.  Personnel assisted the driver out … Continue reading

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Police Chief says Hazleton fire possibly started by fireworks

LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. – Over 50 people lined the sidewalks of Carleton Avenue in Hazleton Wednesday night, July 4th, to watch as fire tore through two buildings.  Around 11:30 PM, Hazleton City Fire and Medic 26 were dispatched to the 300 Block of Carleton Avenue for a reported house fire. First responding units advised communications that a header was present as crews raced toward the Heights neighborhood.  Crews arrived on scene to find heavy fire consuming the rear of two duplexes at the corner of Carelton and East Court.  A nearby SUV was also on fire. Chief 2 immediately requested … Continue reading

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Gilberton home destroyed by fire

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. – At 6:50 PM on Sunday, June 10, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 sent a first alarm structure assignment to the area of 116 Island Road in the Mahanoy Plane section of Gilberton for a reported house fire.  The first alarm included Districts 44 (Gilberton), 43 (Frackville), 45 (Girardville), 48 (Mahanoy City), 64 (Shenandoah) and Englewood Engine 369. Marshal 44 arrived on the scene shortly after dispatch and found a vacant two story single family dwelling with fire showing from all sides.  Mahanoy Plane Engine 44-10 was first to arrive and stopped short of the fire building which was … Continue reading

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Good Samaritan saves sleeping driver from truck fire

HAZLE TWP., Pa. – A Good Samaritan was able to arouse a sleeping truck driver to get him out of his burning truck Wednesday morning.  At 4:28 AM on Wednesday, May 23, Hazle Township Fire/Rescue and APTS Medic 11 were dispatched to the CanDo Expressway and Maplewood Drive near the Humboldt Industrial Park for a reported vehicle fire. Chief 141 arrived on the scene to find a fully involved truck tractor attached to a trailer in the parking lot of Maplewood Plaza at 626 CanDo Expressway.  Engine 3 pulled into the parking lot and stretched a bumper line to the … Continue reading

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