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Tractor trailer takes out hydrant, spills diesel throughout Pottsville

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Around 10:30 PM on Thursday, August 10, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched a Pottsville Fire Chief to the area of Centre Street and Mauch Chunk Street for a report of fluid on the roadway. P-6 was advised of a report of a tractor trailer that had a ruptured fuel tank in the area and was still driving on Centre Street.  Callers were reporting a large amount of diesel fuel on the roadway.  P-6 requested Stations 10 and 70 be added to the run. Crews arrived to find a large spill that began near Morris Street where a … Continue reading

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Rubbish burns near Hazle Township building, PPL sent to scene

LUZERNE COUNTY, PA – Just before noon on Thursday, August 10, Hazle Township Fire/Rescue was dispatched to the area of PNC Bank on Susquehanna Blvd. in Hazle Township for a wire down.  Moments later, the tones were again set off for the same area on reports of a commercial structure fire. First responding units were advised of conflicting reports of a commercial building on fire or rubbish burning next to the building.  Chief 141 then radioed that he received a direct call from a person on scene reporting a working building fire. Tower 7 arrived on the scene at the … Continue reading

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Nuremberg puts quick hit on Eagle Rock house fire

LUZERNE COUNTY, PA – At 12:20 PM on Sunday, August 6, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Nuremberg-Weston Vol. Fire Company and Sheppton-Oneida Vol Fire Company to 174 North Iroquois Circle in Eagle Rock (Black Creek Township) for a reported house fire.  Hazle Township Fire & Rescue was also due on the box from Luzerne County. First responding units were advised the caller stated the bedroom was on fire with flames shooting out the windows.  Additional calls were reporting a male still in the residence and possibly throwing items out the window. Chief 581 arrived on the scene to find a single … Continue reading

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Nuremberg-Weston “Give it Hell” 7K Run/Walk

The Nuremberg-Weston Volunteer Fire Company is hosting the first annual “Give it Hell 7K” Run/Walk on September 9. This 7K (4.3 mile) race will start at 9 AM at the Nuremberg-Weston Volunteer Fire Company on Hazle Street in Weston, PA.  The race will travel through the villages of Nuremberg and Weston before finishing at the Fire Company.  The course is primarily a road course and will consist of gentle hills and flat areas. All proceeds from the race will benefit the Nuremberg-Weston Volunteer Fire Company. There will also be a 1 Mile “Fun Run” for children immediately following the 7K. Race … Continue reading

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Fire in restroom damages Shenandoah Burger King

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 10:47 PM on Tuesday, July 19, the Shenandoah Fire Department was dispatched to the Burger King at 331 South Main Street for an investigation at the request of the police department.  The response was quickly upgraded to a building fire as police then reported a fire in the bathroom. Crews arrived to find “a lot of smoke in the complex” said Fire Marshal Rick Examitas.  “There was no fire present as the police department had the fire knocked down.” Examitas continued, “Crews took in a water can and thermal imaging camera and the [Squirt] 745 … Continue reading

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Car crashes into 209 bridge near Pottsville

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Just before 11PM on Friday, June 30, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Pottsville City Stations 50 and 60 with Schuylkill EMS to the area of West Market Street and Gordon Nagle Trail for an accident with injuries. Rescue 63 arrived on the scene to find one car into a bridge in a construction zone with one occupant laying outside the vehicle.  The rescue relayed to the responding duty chief that traffic would need to be shut down while crews operated.  District 3 (Llewellyn) was dispatched to assist with traffic control. Engine 62 and Ladder 51 arrived on … Continue reading

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Schuylkill County firefighters attend final Flashover seminar of season

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – On Saturday, May 13, Schuylkill County firefighters gathered at the Schuylkill County Fire Training Grounds in West Mahanoy Township to participate in the final session of PA State Fire Academy “On the Road” Flashover Survival and Recognition. The session began at 8 AM when firefighters from Pottsville, Port Carbon, Schuylkill Haven, Sheppton-Oneida, Orwigsburg and Mahanoy City gathered in one of the classrooms on the school grounds to listen to a two hour lecture about fire behavior and flashover.  The class was led by Jim Misstishin and Greg Fabrizio Sr.. After the lecture, the class was split … Continue reading

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Shenandoah firefighters find trash fire in vacant building

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 4:48 PM on Saturday, May 6, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched the Shenandoah Fire Department to the area of South Vine and West Cherry Streets in the borough for a trash fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find tires and other debris on fire in the basement of a vacant brick building once used in a mining operation behind Boyer’s Food Market. Brush 750 and Engine 742 responded to the scene.  Crews initially tried to knock down the flames using a line off the brush truck but determined more water would be needed. Engine 742 … Continue reading

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Car burns along Route 924 outside Shenandoah

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Around 11:30 PM on Friday, May 5, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched the Shenandoah Heights Fire Company to the area of 818 Shenandoah Highway near the entrance to the Wind Farm for an automobile fire. Engine 881 went responding and was advised of a report of a vehicle fire off the roadway near the entrance to the Wind Farm between Shenandoah and Brandonville on Route 924. EMS Squad 64 arrived on the scene and confirmed a fully involved vehicle fire with no one near the vehicle. Engine 881 arrived on the scene and stretched a bumper line … Continue reading

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Fire damages Palo Alto garage

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Around 6:15 AM on Tuesday, May 2, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched fire crews to the area of East Savory and William Streets in Palo Alto for a working building fire.  The first alarm assignment included Palo Alto Fire, Fire District 59 (Port Carbon) and Pottsville Stations 20, 30 & 60. Chief 610 went responding and was advised that a Pottsville officer was on the scene with a working building fire in the area.  The Chief arrived on scene shortly after and confirmed the working fire with smoke showing from a three bay garage. Engine 59-11 arrived … Continue reading

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