Category Archives: Fires

West Hazleton home damaged by fire

LUZERNE COUNTY, PA – Shortly before 11PM on Monday, April 17, the West Hazleton Fire Department responded to 110 Winters Avenue in their borough for a working structure fire. Police, on routine patrol, had noticed smoke in the area and requested fire department to respond to the area of Winters Avenue and North Warren Street.  Police then pinpointed the source to 110 Winters Avenue where smoke was pouring from the third floor.  Police reported a fire in the attic with all occupants out of the building. Chief 183 was advised of the update and requested County to repage the box as a … Continue reading

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SUV catches fire in Pottsville

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Around 11 AM on Thursday, April 13, Pottsville Fire Department Stations 30 (Humane) & 40 (Goodwill) were dispatched to the area of Sands Ford on Route 61 in the City for a reported vehicle fire. Crews were advised police were on scene to the rear of the building next to Sands with a working engine compartment fire.  P-1 arrived on scene and established command.  Engine 41 arrived and stretched a bumper line with the assistance on Engine 32’s crew. The fire was knocked down within minutes and crews were clear shortly after. Click here for additional … Continue reading

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Kulpmont home catches fire, spreads to exposure

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, PA – At 1:50 AM on Sunday, April 2, Northumberland County 9-1-1 dispatched the first alarm assignment for a dwelling fire at 909 Scott Street in Kulpmont. First arriving crews fire heavy fire showing from the attic of a single family duplex with close exposures on the B and D sides.  Engine 221 secured a water supply and approached the scene from 8th street laying hundreds of feet of LDH. A second alarm was struck bringing in additional units from surrounding municipalities. The fire continued to burn and spread to the D exposure as crews worked to contain … Continue reading

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Fire rocks Coal Township building

NORTHUMERLAND COUNTY, PA – Shortly after 7:30 AM on Tuesday, March 28, Northumerland County 9-1-1 sent out the first alarm assignment to 217 3rd Street in the Ranshaw section of Coal Township. First arriving crews found a working fire in a multiple unit row-home style apartment building.  The fire appeared to be located in the Southern-most apartment and was spreading to the next apartment.  Smoke was pushing from the entire roofline. A second alarm was called to the scene bringing units from Shamokin, Coal Twp. and Ralpho Twp. as well as a rapid intervention team from Kulpmont. AREA Services EMS were … Continue reading

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Fire damages West Penn home

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 4:35 AM on Wednesday, March 22, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched a first alarm structure assignment to 2056 West Penn Pike in West Penn Township for a house fire.  The first alarm included Fire Districts 37 (West Penn) & 55 (New Ringgold), Tamaqua Fire (American & Ladder Co.) with Lehigh County Station 10 (Germanville) & 17 (New Tripoli).  Tamaqua EMS was also due. Chief 37 responded and was advised that County received a call from an alarm company stating a resident was reporting a fire in the residence.  Engine 37-11 and Tanker 37-32 were en route … Continue reading

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Quick response limits damage to Harwood firehouse

LUZERNE COUNTY, PA – Just after 11AM on Monday, March 20, Luzerne County 9-1-1 sent out the commercial structure fire box to 874 Old Street in the Village of Harwood, Hazle Township.  The address is the location of Station 241 (Harwood Fire Company).  Hazle Twp. Station 141, Harwood Station 241 and APTS Medic 11 were due on the response. Chief 141 was quickly on the air and was advised 9-1-1 was receiving multiple calls reporting heavy black smoke from the roof of the firehouse.  141 Engine 2 and Tower 5 were out the door of Station 2 within minutes and … Continue reading

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Hazle Twp. catches minor job overnight

LUZERNE COUNTY, PA – Around 3:30 AM on Monday, March 20, Hazle Twp. Fire & Rescue was dispatched with Columbia MICU 96 to 4193 Hollywood Boulevard for reports of a chimney fire with extension into the residence. Engine 141-3 arrived on the scene to find a two story dwelling with smoke showing.  The engine declared a working fire and pulled past the address.  The crew quickly pulled a bumper line to the structure.  Tower 7 took the A/D corner and set up to fly the tower while the truck crew laddered the building.  Medic 26 became available and recalled 96 … Continue reading

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Saint Clair quells kitchen fire

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 6:22 PM on Wednesday, March 8, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched the Saint Clair Fire Department to 16 Ann Street in Saint Clair Borough for a reported house fire. Chief 700 went responding and was advised that the caller was reporting a kitchen fire in the residence and all occupants were evacuating.  The Chief radioed shortly thereafter that he was on scene with a kitchen fire and had knocked the bulk of the fire down. Engine 704 pulled out of their station and had to travel only a few doors down to arrive on the scene. … Continue reading

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Fire rips through Gilberton home

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 2:01 AM on Monday, March 6, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 sent the first alarm to 14 Draper Street in Gilberton for a house fire.  The first alarm included Fire District 44 (Gilberton), District 43 (Frackville), Englewood, Mahanoy City (West End), Shenandoah (Rescue Hook & Ladder) and Frackville EMS. Marshal 44 arrived on the scene shortly after the dispatch and confirmed a working fire with smoke showing from a two and a half story single family dwelling.  Heavy smoke was pushing from the front of the house while flames were coming from a connected room on the … Continue reading

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Shamokin apartment building fire requires multiple alarms

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, PA – Just before 11 PM on Saturday, February 11, the Shamokin Fire Bureau was dispatched to the area of 337 West Spruce Street Street in the City for a report of an apartment building fire.  The address was quickly updated to 45 South 5th Street for a working fire in apartment 4. Crews arrived on scene to find a working fire on the third floor of a large apartment building.  A working fire page was sent out bringing additional units from Coal Township and Mount Carmel. Engine 41 arrived on the scene and took the address at … Continue reading

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