Second Alarm Structure Fire
Yesterday Company 59 was dispatched to a working structure fire in the area of Murphy’s Hardware with multiple structures involved. Within a couple of minutes Engine 59 with a crew of 4 was out the door, in the distance we could see a visible column of smoke rising. The engine was to take 322 east and stage behind engine 48-1. Once Engine 59 got on scene, we were given multiple assignments throughout the afternoon and nighttime hours. We threw ladders, hoseline operations with CAFs (Compressed Air Foam), cutting, and many more. Moments after Engine 59 was out the door, Tanker 59 was dispatched. It went out the door in minutes as well. Once on scene it took a few assignments then was released by command. It was a full day operation for all the crews involved, totaling four structures with the warehouse a complete loss and the residential house beside it being severely damaged. The engine crew operated for about 6 hours until being released by command.
Command: Chief 45 & Chief 91
Engine: 59, 33, 40, 44, 45, 46, 47-1, 48-1, 49
Rescue: 35, 40, 44, 46, 49
Truck: 46, 48, 456
Tanker: 59, 47, 37, 35
Air: 41, 30
Traffic: 91, 48, 47
Canteen 29 THANK YOU!!!
EMS: Swatara EMS, MICU 5-1, Ambulance 5-2, Medic 5-20, MICU 7-1, MICU 4-2
Hummlestown Public Works
American Red Cross
Hummelstown Fire Department had a camera shooting while in route to the call and also while units were operating at the scene. It shows the hard work of all the crews while operating at a second alarm fire.
If I forgot any units please let me know. Thanks.
Photos Courtesy of Company 33, 456, and Hummelstown Fire Department’s Video, Amy Schaefer.