Hi-rise evacuated after Pottsville Fire


SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – On Friday, September 19 around 6:00 PM, Pottsville Bureau of Fire was dispatched to the 100 Block of Mahantongo Street in the City for an unknown type fire. The assignment was quickly upgraded to a working structure fire after crews find smoke coming from The Pottsville Republican Newspaper building.  Engines 32 and 41 took the front of the building allong with Ladder 21. Engine 72 and 62 took the rear of the building and the C side of the row while Ladder 51 also took the rear. Smoke had begun to enter the Necho Allen Apartments … Continue reading

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No entrapment in Frackville house fire


SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Just before 1:00 PM on Thursday, September 18, Fire District 43 (Frackville) was dispatched with Altamont Fire Company, Englewood Fire Company and Mahanoy City Tower 456 to the 100 Block of North Bell Street for a reported house on fire. Police quickly arrived on scene and confirmed the address to be 138 North Cherry Street.  Police also confirmed a working fire and possible entrapment.  Shenandoah ALS was added to the incident. Ladder 43-20 and Chief 43 arrived on scene to find fire venting from the second floor of a single family dwelling.  A rapid intervention team … Continue reading

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Driver flown from Interstate 81 crash


SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 7:22 PM on Tuesday, July 15, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Friendship Fire Company of Englewood, the Altamont Fire Company and Minersville Fire-Rescue to Interstate 81 North at the 121.2 milemarker for a motor vehicle accident with unknown injuries. Englewood Engine 369 went responding and was advised of a single vehicle accident involving a rollover into the woods.  Frackville Ambulance 4302 arrived on scene first and found a small passenger vehicle rolled over and down the embankment.  EMS reported all occupants were out of the vehicle and it appeared the driver had been ejected.  ALS was … Continue reading

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Fire rocks Locust Gap home


NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, PA – Around 9:30 AM on Sunday, June 29, Northumberland County 9-1-1 dispatched first alarm units to 296 Main Street in Mount Carmel Township for a reported dwelling fire.  The first alarm brought the Mount Carmel Township fire department along with other surrounding communities to the address which was located in the Locust Gap section of the township. First arriving units found a three story single family dwelling heavily involved with fire.  A second alarm was immediately requested to the scene bringing in units from Schuylkill County and additional tankers. Multiple lines were stretched off Locust Gap Engine … Continue reading

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Three alarm fire rips through Pine Grove


SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 12:55 on Monday, June 2, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched the Pine Grove Fire Department and the Pine Grove Twp. Fire Department to the area of 18 Spruce Street in Pine Grove for a reported structure fire. Shortly after dispatch, police arrived and reporting a large building heavily involved in fire.  A second and third alarm were immediately requested to the scene.  Multiple engines secured water supplies and stretched heavy lines to knock down the fire.  Ladder 58-25 also set up the ladder pipe for operations. The bulk of the fire was knocked down within the … Continue reading

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Tanker task force for Hazle Twp. house fire


LUZERNE COUNTY, PA – Shortly after 7:30 PM on Monday, May 26, Luzerne County 9-1-1 dispatched Hazle Township Fire/Rescue and APTS Medic 11 to 11 Getz Drive in Hazle Township for a reported house on fire.  McAdoo Engine 49-15 and Quint 49-22 were due out of Schuylkill County and Trescow Fire out of Carbon County was also on the first alarm.   The fire was quickly confirmed as a worker when a portable unit arrived on scene and found fire showing from the rear of the single family dwelling.  Hazle Township Command requested additional tankers be dispatched to the scene. … Continue reading

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Three alarms struck in White Haven


LUZERNE COUNTY, PA – At 7:23 AM on Monday, May 12, Luzerne County 9-1-1 dispatched White Haven Fire, Freeland Fire, Dennison Twp. Fire, White Haven BLS and APTS Medic 11 to 215 Towanda Street in White Haven for a reported house on fire. Initial responding units were advised of an updated address of 223 Towanda and the fire was spreading to the neighboring home.  Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire from multiple sides of 223 Towanda and it was quickly spreading to the “D” side exposure.  A second alarm was quickly struck. The second alarm brought in Valley Regional, Foster … Continue reading

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Ashland houses new engine


SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 10, the house siren of the American Hose Company of Ashland began to wail.  With the siren, firefighters from multiple counties jumped on their rigs and began an apparatus parade throughout the borough.   The parade was the first part of the celebration for the American Hose as they dedicated and housed their new Engine.  The new Engine led the parade followed by their other engine and equipment carrier. After the parade, the visiting companies along with residents of Ashland and other communities joined the company’s members at the firehouse … Continue reading

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Two injured in Ringtown crash


SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Around 4:30 PM on Friday, May 9, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Fire District 30 (Ringtown Valley Fire/Rescue), Shenandoah Engine 742, Ringtown EMS and Shenandoah ALS to Main and Center Streets in Ringtown for a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Engines 30-10 and 30-15 arrived on the scene to find a two vehicle crash with multiple injuries.  EMS arrived on scene and began to immobilize the patients.  In all, two patients were transported to local hospitals with what appeared to be minor injuries. Ringtown Police were on the scene to investigate the crash. Click here for the … Continue reading

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St. Clair dwelling catches fire


SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Around 10:30 AM on Wednesday, May 7, the St. Clair Fire Department was dispatched to 207 North Front Street in their borough for a reported house on fire. Police arrived in the area and reported heavy smoke showing from the front of the duplex.  Ladder 703 was the first arriving fire apparatus and stretched a line to the rear where fire was showing. Assistant Chief 700A took command of the incident. As the rest of the borough companies were arriving on scene, command requested an engine from Altamont, an engine and tower from Minersville Fire-Rescue and … Continue reading

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