Hazleton firefighters fight Thanksgiving morning fire

LUZENRE COUNTY, Pa. – Just after midnight on Thanksgiving, November 23, Hazleton City Fire and Medic 11 were dispatched to 265 North Wyoming Street in the City for a reported building fire. Chief 3 was on scene shortly after dispatch and reported smoke showing from a three story taxpayer at the intersection of Wyoming Street and Diamond Avenue.  The chief assumed command and requested a re-tone for a working fire. Ladder 1 arrived and positioned on the Diamond Avenue side of the building followed by Rescue 3 who secured a water supply.  Engine 2 took the A/D corner on Wyoming … Continue reading

Posted in Fires | Leave a comment

Hazleton makes quick work of Friday morning fire

LUZERNE COUNTY, PA – Just before 8:30 AM on Friday, November 17, Hazleton City fire was dispatched to 619 Hanover Court for a reported house fire.  Chief 3 was advised Luzerne County 9-1-1 received two calls for the incident however there was an address discrepancy and the location was possibly 619 West 4th Street. Luzerne quickly updated fire units that police were on scene at the 4th Street address and confirmed a working fire.  Police were also reporting people still in the building.  Chief 3 requested a working fire page be sent and back staffing be sent for Engines 4, … Continue reading

Posted in Fires | Leave a comment

Fire destroys Sheppton house trailer

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa.  – At 05:55 AM on Saturday, November 11, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched a first alarm assignment to 119 West Pine Street in the Sheppton section of East Union Township for a reported house fire. The first alarm included Districts 9 (Sheppton-Oneida) and 30 (Ringtown Valley), Nuremberg-Weston, Mahanoy City (West End), Hazle Township and Harwood.  A tanker task force was quickly added by Chief 09-02 after receiving reports of a fully involved dwelling.  The tanker task force included Shenandoah (Polish American), Mahanoy City (Good American), Hazle Township and Ringtown Valley. Engine 09-10 arrived on scene with Chief 9 … Continue reading

Posted in Fires | Leave a comment

Minersville strikes second alarm for Spencer Street house fire

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. – Around 11 PM on Thursday, November 9, the Minersville Fire Department was dispatched to the area of 111 Middle Street in Minersville for a reported house fire. Assistant Chief 511 was first to respond and was advised that 9-1-1 was receiving reports of a fire with flames showing near the intersection of Middle and Spencer Streets.  It was also relayed that there were conflicting reports of a house fire or a church fire. Chief 511 was quickly on scene and confirmed a working fire in a two story dwelling at 116 Spencer Street.  A second alarm … Continue reading

Posted in Fires | Leave a comment

Shenandoah Heights duplex damaged by fire for second time

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. – At 2:10 AM on Monday, October 30, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched a first alarm assignment for 193 Ohio Avenue in the Shenandoah Heights section of West Mahanoy Township for a house fire. The first alarm brought Shenandoah Heights Fire, William Penn Fire, Altamont Fire, Shenandoah Fire Department (Squrt & Ladder 745, Engine 742, Rescue 741), Mahanoy City West End and Englewood for a Rapid Intervention Team. First responding units were advised that police were on scene and were confirming a working fire.  Shenandoah Marshal 747 arrived on the scene and assumed command where he found a … Continue reading

Posted in Fires | Comments Off on Shenandoah Heights duplex damaged by fire for second time

Morning fire in Tamaqua brings second alarm

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. – At 8:30 AM on Friday, October 13, the Tamaqua Fire Department and Tamaqua Rescue were dispatched to 501 North Railroad Street in the borough for a possible house fire. Tamaqua EMS was responding to a different incident and quickly reported they could see a working fire in the area.  First responding units were advised they were going to find a working fire. Engine 778 arrived on scene to find fire showing from the rear of two story duplex at 500-502 North Railroad Street.  Engine 778 secured a water supply  at the corner of Railroad and Vine … Continue reading

Posted in Fires | Comments Off on Morning fire in Tamaqua brings second alarm

Another serious accident on Route 924 in Humboldt

LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. – Around 11:45 AM on Tuesday, October 10, Hazle Township Fire & Rescue Company was dispatched with APTS Medic 11 to the CAN-DO Expressway (SR 924) near the entrance to Interstate 81 South for an accident with injuries. Chief 141 and Medic 11B were the first units responding and were advised of a passenger car versus truck with one occupant of the car unresponsive.  Units were quickly updated that there were now reports of the unconscious occupant being trapped in the vehicle. Chief 141 arrived on scene and confirmed one person trapped in passenger car in the … Continue reading

Posted in Accidents | Comments Off on Another serious accident on Route 924 in Humboldt

Police rescue two from Mahanoy Twp. house fire

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. – Just after midnight, the Mahanoy City Fire Department was dispatched with Shenandoah Engine 742, Ryan Twp. Tanker 26-30 and Hometown Tanker 25-30 to the 900 Block of West Centre Street in Mahanoy Township for a reported house fire with possible entrapment. First responding units were advised that police had arrived on scene and confirmed a working fire on the first floor and also confirmed entrapment.  Shenandoah ALS was added to the response and a medical helicopter was placed on standby. As fire crews were gathering at their stations, Mahanoy City police officers kicked in the door … Continue reading

Posted in Fires | Comments Off on Police rescue two from Mahanoy Twp. house fire

Fire rips through Schuylkill Haven home, damages neighboring exposure

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Around 4 AM on Thursday, September 21, the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to 13 East Liberty Street in their borough for a reported house on fire. Initial calls reported the rear of the house on fire and was quickly confirmed by police on scene.  Chief 63 requested RIT to the scene from Pottsville.  The Chief arrived on scene and assumed command. Crews found a two and a half story duplex with heavy fire on the B side with an exposure only feet away.  Tower 63-22 took the address with Engine 63-12 following right behind. … Continue reading

Posted in Fires | Comments Off on Fire rips through Schuylkill Haven home, damages neighboring exposure

Jeep destroys pole in Zion Grove

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 5:42 AM, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Nuremberg-Weston Volunteer Fire Company and Shenandoah ALS to Green Mountain Road and Red Ridge Road in North Union Township for a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Chief 581 and Engine 582 were advised of a single vehicle accident involving a utility pole with one person injured.  The injured person was reported to be at a nearby residence. Engine 582 arrived on the scene and found one Jeep in the roadway with severe damage and a utility pole completely sheared.  Engine 583 arrived on scene and initiated patient care until … Continue reading

Posted in Accidents | Comments Off on Jeep destroys pole in Zion Grove