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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Demolition begins on Kaier Brewery

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Nearly 72 hours after a contractor working on the site of the former Kaier Brewery noticed the abandoned building twisting and debris falling to the ground, the building located on North Main Street began to be knocked down Thursday afternoon. The Mahanoy City Fire Department and Emergency Management Agency had been on the scene since the danger began Tuesday morning and were there to help plan the demolition and ensure public safety.  The Command Post was set up at the Mahanoy Water Authority Building where crews were able to set up an extensive accountability board on … 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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Car slams into school bus in Fairlane Village Mall parking lot

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 12:21 PM on Wednesday, March 8, Pottsville City Fire (Stations 30, 40 & 60) were dispatched with Schuylkill EMS to the Fairlane Village Mall parking lot near Boscov’s for a motor vehicle accident with injuries. P-2 responded and was advised of a three vehicle crash involving a school bus in the middle of the parking lot. Crews arrived on the scene and found three vehicles in the parking lot.  Two passengers cars and one school bus were in the crash.  It appeared one car struck another car then smashed into the school bus and became … 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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Snow squall leads to MCI on I81 between Delano and McAdoo

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – At 3:35 PM on Friday, March 3, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched Fire Districts 6 (Delano Twp.,), 26 (Ryan Twp.) and 49 (McAdoo) to Interstate 81 in the area of mile marker 135 Northbound for a motor vehicle accident involving multiple vehicles. Additional calls were reporting multiple vehicles involved with possible entrapment. First responding units were advised that 9-1-1 was now receiving reports of up to thirty vehicles involved with entrapment; units were advised to anticipate a Mass Casualty Incident. Units from Mahanoy City (West End Rescue 993 and Engine 454) were added along with rescue units … 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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Vehicle strikes rock, injures one in East Union Township

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA – Sheppton-Oneida firefighters were dispatched at 9:22 AM on Tuesday, February 7 by Schuylkill County 9-1-1 to the area of 489 Main Boulevard in East Union Township for a vehicle crash with injuries. Shenandoah EMS was also due on the response. Rescue Engine 9-10 went responding and was advised of a single vehicle crash with one injury.  The Engine arrived on scene to find a single vehicle in the middle of the roadway with heavy front-end damage after striking a large rock off the road and an injured person sitting in the roadway. Ambulance 6402 arrived on … Continue reading

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Head-on crash outside Nuremberg

LUZERNE COUNTY, PA – At 6:11 PM on February 4, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched the Nuremberg-Weston Volunteer Fire Company to the area of 22 Nuremberg Mountain Road in Black Creek Township for a vehicle crash with unknown injuries.  Luzerne Ambulance 577 (Sugarloaf) was also due on the call. Engine 582 and Engine 583 responded to the crash and found a two vehicle head-on collision in the middle of the mountain separating Nuremberg and Fern Glen.  All occupants were self-extricated upon arrival. The crews split up and evaluated patients until the arrival of the BLS while fire police shut down the … Continue reading

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Vehicle fire slows Humboldt rush hour

LUZERNE COUNTY, PA – At 5:20 AM on Monday, January 30, Luzerne County 9-1-1 dispatched Hazle Twp. Fire & Rescue with Medic 11 to 1102 North Park Drive in the area of US Cold Storage in the Humboldt Industrial Park for a tractor trailer on fire. 141 Engine 2 responded and was advised that 9-1-1 was getting conflicting reports of what piece of the truck was actually on fire.  Some callers were reporting the tractor was fully engulfed while others stated the trailer was on fire.  The engine requested an additional page for an extra engine and tanker to the … Continue reading

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