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Dwelling Fire Quickly Contained in Marlbough Twp.

By TERRY RITZ, Correspondent | June 07, 2021 | PENNSYLVANIA

Story No. 060821102

MARLBOROUGH TWP., PA - On Monday, June 7th at 2:55 P.M., Green Lane Fire Co., along with a host of other fire companies from the local area, were dispatched to a dwelling fire on Geryville Pike in the township.

Upon arrival there was a heavy smoke condition in the dwelling and the call was upgraded to a working dwelling fire. The tanker task force for this area was dispatched, along with more manpower with engines and an air truck. There were no injuries to firefighters, and it is unknown whether or not there were any residents from the dwelling that might have been injured.

The cause of the fire was not known, as its pending the outcome of an investigation. The fire, which was under control within 45 minutes, was fought with handlines, ladders, and the use of a tower truck. Water had to be supplied by tankers, as there were no hydrants in that area.

Some of the fire companies assisting Green Lane Fire Co. were Pennsburg Fire Co., Red Hill, East Greenville, Upper Salford, Trumbauersville, Miford, Tylersport, Trappe, and more. Upper Perk and Harleysville EMS units also assisted. The mid-afternoon heat hampered the conditions for firefighters, as the temperature outside approached the mid-nineties.

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