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Quick Work Made of Wayne Township House Fire

By JC KRIESHER, Senior Correspondent | February 16, 2021 | PENNSYLVANIA

Story No. 021921102

Schuylkill County, PA – At 11:30 A.M. on Tuesday, February 16th, firefighters were dispatched to 2405 Panther Valley Road in Wayne Township for a house fire. The first-alarm included Fire Districts 34 (Wayne Township), 63 (Schuylkill Haven–Liberty), 58 (Pine Grove–North End) and 47 (Landingville).

Chief 34-02 arrived on the scene to find a working fire with active fire in the upper floor of a single-family dwelling. Chief 63 arrived shortly after and assigned water supply.

Situated in a rural setting, Chief 63 requested a tanker task force to the scene. The TTF included Fire Districts 39 (Auburn), 41 (Cressona), 47 (Landingville), 53 (Mount Carbon), and Berks County Engine/Tanker 50.

Summit Station Squad 34-55 was first arriving and took the driveway where a line was stretched into the building. Engine 63-14 was next arriving and staged on Panther Valley Road where they would become part of the water supply. Friedensburg Engine 34-10 went past the scene and secured a water supply from a small stream running nearby.

Firefighters from Summit Station and Liberty were able to locate the seat of the fire and had it knocked down within minutes. Ladder 58-25 arrived and brought ladders to the scene where they worked to open up the building.

With the fire knocked down and a stable water supply established, Command released the tanker assignment.

The American Red Cross was requested to the scene for a family of six that were displaced because of the fire.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.