House Fire 08/30/2007

House Saved from Fire

     On Thursday, 08-30-07 at 18:39hrs Chester County Dispatch alerted the Ridge Fire Co. (62) and Goodwill Ambulance of Pottstown (MontCo 329) to a house fire on Coventryville Rd between Favinger Rd and Chestnut La in South Coventry Twp. The initial notes on the call were that smoke was coming from the roof and eaves of the house, with the house evacuated. 62-30 was first to arrived and confirmed the report with smoke on the second floor as well. Capt 62 arrived on scene and assumed Coventryville Command. Command advised for all 62 units to enter Coventryville rd from Favinger Rd. Engine 62-2 arrived and stretched a hose line to the rear corner of the house where the fire was located, and another line through the front door up to the second floor. Eng 62-5 arrived and set up supply to Eng 62-2, and sent its crews to the house. The fire was quickly contained to that corner of the 2nd floor. Crews went to work ventilating and opening up the wall to confirm the fire was extinguished. Crews also faced another obstacle due to the live PECO service lines entering the house in the corner where the fire located. The situation was placed under control at 19:08. FM 101 arrived on scene to conduct his investigation on the cause of the fire. 329 crews did a great job in rehabbing the fire crews. It was a hot and humid summer evening. All units were clear of the scene by 20:45hrs.

Units On-Scene: Eng 62-2, Eng 62-5, Squad 62, Medic 329-2, Chester County Fire Marshal FM 101, and 62 Fire Police.

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