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House Fire - 12/27/2012


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  A call came in 11:09 AM from a passerby that there was A LOT of smoke coming from a house in E. Vincent Township. Ridge Fire, Chester County {CC} Station 62, and Liberty Spring City, CC Station 63, and Friendship Ambulance Montgomery County{MC} Station 325, were dispatched 11:10 AM.

  Deputy Chief 62(R, Kolb) got on scene, reported heavy smoke and possible still one person inside.

  The occupant that was reported still inside the building upon arrival of the first officer onscene was evacuated the building with no injuries.

  The working fire dispatch was requested at 11:15 AM redispatching CC Station 62 and adding on Ladder 63 and Royersford Fire Company, MC Station 98, was dispatched for their Rescue and Engine. Engine 62-1 arrived and crews began an interior attack, but due to the rapid spread of the fire and its location in the upper floors of the home command evacuated the building and went to defensive operations on the exterior.

  At 11:17 AM officers on scene reported house "fully involved"!!

  At 11:18 AM Linfield Fire Company, MC Station 51, dispatched for their Tanker, Air/Light Truck and Engine.

  At 11:21 AM CC Fire Marshalls dispatched for investigation. PECO requested to turn off power to house.

  At 11:32 AM Kimberton Fire Company, CC Station 61 dispatched for Engine and Tanker, and Ludwigs Corner Fire Company, CC Station 73, dispatched their Rescue for air bank and manpower.

  At 12:28 PM Valley Forge Fire Company, CC Station 68 for manpower and Twin Valley, CC Station 69, for standby at Ridge Fire Company, CC Station 62.

  East Vincent and East Coventry Police on scene through call.

  At 12:54 PM Command place the fire under control with extensive overhaul.

  At 3:10 PM call closed out, all assisting companies return to home firehouses to clean up gear and reset trucks for next call.

  Fighting the fire was complicated by the cold and wind!!

Stand by Companies:

    Twin Valley Fire Department with Engine 69-5 covered Station 62

    Lionville Fire Company with Engine 47-5 covered Station 61

    Black Rock Volunteer Fire Dept with MC Engine 99-1 covered Station 63


Units Onscene: Engine 62-1, Engine 62-2, Engine 62-5, Traffic 62, Engine 63-5, Ladder 63, Traffic 63, MC Engine 98, MC Rescue 98, MC Squad 51, MC Air 51, MC Tanker 51, Engine 61, Tanker 61, Squad 61, Tac 61, Rescue 73, Engine 68-1, MC MICU 325-14, FM 100 & 101

Thank you to all of our assisting companies and stand-by companies for your support during this incident.

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