Working Fire in the 88-1 Box.

This evening, August 31st, Box 88-1 was struck for a structure fire at 537 North Union Street in Middletown Borough. Moments later, PD arrived on scene with heavy smoke and fire from the second and third story of a three story residence. Engine 88 went enroute and confirmed the report. Engine 59-1 in place of Engine 59 went in route minutes later with a crew of six personnel. As the Engine was responding a first alarm was stuck that brought it Rescue 59 along with varies other units. Engine 59-1 arrived on location, command advised to stage the rig and told to go to work. The crews then went to work, two crewmembers went interior immediately to assist Engine 88 crews with extinguishment. The interior crews were met with heavy smoke and fire on the second floor along with smoke and fire above them in the attic area. Crews began knocking down all the fire on division two and trying to gain access to the attic area. After a few minutes access was gained and the fire was beginning to be knocked down as truck 88 vented the roof. While some of the 59 crew members were inside the structure a few were outside assisting with throwing ladders and extinguishment on the outside of the structure on the porch area. Once the main fire was knocked down, command marked control. Overhaul and Salvage was begun and FM started to investigate. The crews worked for over two hours at the scene until being released by command 88.

Great Job by ALL crews involved!

Command: Chief 88-1, Chief 88
Operations: Captain 46

Units:
Engine: 59-1, 88, 55, 54, Lanc 7-4-1 (RIT)
Truck: 88, 46
Rescue: 59, 88, 46, and 50
Air: 41
Utility: 54

Transfers:
Lebanon Tower 1 and Engine 35 to Station 88
Truck 48 on Stand-By in Station for Company 46
Cumberland Squad 13 to Station 55


Photos Courtesy of Tom Foreman & Penn Live

Two Penn Live Stories with Pictures and Video:
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2010/08/firefighters_still_working_to.html
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2010/08/3_displaced_by_middletown_apar.html

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