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Two perish in Wilkes-Barre Hi-Rise fire

LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. – A fire broke out in the Lincoln Plaza hi-rise at the intersection of South Wilkes Barre Boulevard and East Northampton Street in Wilkes-Barre around noon on Tuesday, December 5. Firefighters found heavy smoke and fire showing from the fifth floor of the eleven story apartment building owned by the Wilkes-Barre Housing Authority.  Additional truck companies were requested from Kingston, Plains and Hanover Township as first responders found multiple people on their balconies. Engine 1 was able to secure a water supply from a hydrant in front of the building and fed the standpipe. Hanover Ladder was … Continue reading

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Fire damages multiple homes in Porter Township

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. – Around 10:30 PM on Saturday, December 2, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched units to the area of 333 Dietrich Avenue in the Orwin section of Porter Township for a reported house fire.  The first alarm included Porter Township fire companies as well as Tower City. Shortly after dispatch, a portable unit from Orwin relayed that he had a fully involved house fire just a few doors away from the fire company.  Crews arrived to find heavy fire showing from 350 Dietrich Avenue with an attached exposure at 348 and another single family dwelling as the “B” exposure … Continue reading

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Frackville firefighters fight Jeep fire

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. – Around 10:45 PM on Thursday, November 30, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Fire District 43 (Frackville) to 343 South Broad Mountain Avenue in Frackville for a vehicle fire. Engine 43-10 responded and was advised that the caller was reporting smoke coming from under the hood of a vehicle. The Engine arrived on scene to find an engine compartment fire in a Jeep.  A bumper line was stretched and the fire was quickly darkened down. Click here for additional photos

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Fire rocks vacant Shenandoah dwelling

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. – At 9:13 PM on Thursday, November 30, the Shenandoah Fire Department was dispatched to the 100 Block of East Lloyd Street in the borough for a reported house fire.  Mahanoy City West End Rescue 993 and Shenandoah ALS were also due. Marshal 747 was advised by the County 9-1-1 Center that multiple calls were received reporting a fire in a house on Lloyd Street; an update was quickly given that police were on the scene and confirmed a working fire. Ladder 745 and Squrt 745 were first to respond and arrived to find fire showing from the … Continue reading

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Ashland fire destroys Arch Street home

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. – Ashland firefighters were alerted to a house fire shortly after 6:30 AM on Friday, November 24.  The initial call sent fire crews to 1237 Arch Street in Ashland after 9-1-1 received multiple calls reporting a house fire.  Fire District 38 and 45 were sent on the fire alarm. Chief 38 was advised of multiple calls reporting a house engulfed in flames.  The chief immediately requested a second alarm which dispatched Altamont, Gordon, Mount Carmel Station 2 and Englewood for a Rapid Intervention Team. Crews arrived on scene to find a two story single family dwelling with … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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