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 and arrived on the scene.
Firefighters quickly knocked down the bulk of the fire and began to open up walls both interior and exterior. Tanker 6 arrived on the scene and positioned next to the Engine to supplement it’s booster tank.
The scene was under control and crews were ready for service by 4:30 AM while the chief waited for PPL and Red Cross to arrive on the scene.