Brush fire starts massive 2nd alarm junkyard fire in Larksville,PA
Photo by PA BYSTANDERLarksville,PA junkyard fire
Around 3pm May 14,2023 The Larksville Vol. fire dept along with Courtdale Vol. fire dept were dispatched for a reported brush fire by nearby businesses in Larksville. Larksville fire arrived first on scene to find heavy black smoke and flames 20 feet in the air was a pile of at least 200 cars on fire. Larksville fire called for the Luerne county tanker task force, brush trucks and brush tankers,fire police, and multiple other departments to help assist with manpower.The smoke from the fire was so brutal it could be seen from 8 miles away. The fire fighters trying to put the fire out before it spread any further faced alot of issues while battling this blaze from windy conditions, water supply issues, even a fire engine having a mechanical issue. Fire fighters battled this junkyard fire for 10 hours and once all units went available. Two hours later they were called back for a smoke condition along with an orange glow. Once units returned back to the junkyard it was confirmed another fire broke out again. Fire fighters worked another 5 hours to extinguish the 2nd blaze. But a bulldozer was called in to rip the car pile apart to better extinguish so no future rekindles happened.