Chimney Fire in the 5 Box.

Tonight, Company 59 along with Truck 88 was dispatched to Minuteman Towing for a possible chimney fire. The caller reporting black smoke and embers from the chimney. Chief 59 living only a few blocks was there within a few seconds confirming the report. Engine 59 was out the door within a minute with six personnel. Engines 59 arrived on location sending a crew inside and having a crew ladder the structure to go investigate. The interior crew reported smoke coming from the chimney but no extension and the furnace was shut down. Engine 59-1 along with Rescue 59 arrived on location sending crews inside to assist. The roof crew reported heavy black smoke and embers from the top. The cap was removed and was found no block from what they could see. Interior reported a possible blockage in the flue area and was starting to pull it apart. Truck 88 arrived on location and staged. The crew disassembled the pipe and cleared the blockage along with extinguishing the contents. Once the blockage was cleared and the furnace running fine, the crews took up. Command 59 (Furlong) placed the box in service.

Command: Chief 59
Operations: Chief 59-2

Units:
Engine: 59, 59-1
Truck: 88
Rescue: 59
Command 59
University EMS
Lower Swatara PD

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