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Fire in Ashland vacant

By JC KRIESHER, Senior Correspondent | April 08, 2020 | PENNSYLVANIA

Story No. 040820102

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. – At 8:55 PM on Wednesday, March 18, Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatched a first alarm assignment for a house fire at 1016 Market Street in Ashland. Fire District 38 (Ashland) and 45 (Girardville) were due on the box.

Chief 38 arrived on the scene to find a two story end-of-the-row dwelling with smoke showing from the second floor. Chief 38 called it a working fire and asked for the second alarm.

The second alarm included Fire Districts 36 (Altamont), 46 (Gordon) and 4 (Englewood – RIT) along with Northumberland Engine and Truck 2 (Mount Carmel) and Columbia Engine 352 (Aristes).

Engine 38-15 was directed to pull past the address to allow room for Ladder 38-25. Engine 38-10 was sent to the rear of the building. Engine 45-10 came up Market Street and nosed in against 38-15.

Truck 2 came in behind 38-25 and both ladders were set to the roof. Englewood set up a Rapid Intervention Team at the A/B corner.

Multiple lines were stretched into the building and quickly knocked the fire down. Ventilation was performed on the second floor and cleared the smoke and steam out within 20 minutes.

The fire was placed under control at the 20 minute PAR check and units began to be released before 10 PM. All units were clear of the scene by 10:45 PM.

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