Virginville Fire Company: 4/21/12-Lenhartsville Garage Fire
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4/21/12-Lenhartsville Garage Fire

Author:Kellen Klee
On April 21st at 08:58 hours, companies 61(Hamburg), 33, 44(Kempton), 40(Shoemakersville), and 545(Hamburg EMS), were dispatched to Penn St. in Lenhartsville Borough at the Lenhartsville Garage for a structure fire. Units responding had a column miles out and Deputy 61-2 called for the second alarm and the third alarm RIT team to the scene and the remainder of third alarm on standby. With this crews from 46(Kutztown), 77(Port Clinton), and Schuylkill Haven were called to the scene. Deputy 61-2 arrived and reported a 2.5 story building fully involved with numerous exposures. Ladder, Engine, Tanker, and Rescue 33 responded with twenty two crewmembers. Engine 44 took side A(front) of the building and began fire attack and exposure protection with a temporary water supply set up by a porta pond from Tanker 44. Engine 33 reverse layed with five inch from the scene to the nearby Maidencreek and began drafting from the creek to supply units now on scene. Engine 46 arrived later and did the same as Engine 33. A tanker shuttle was also run for a very short time. Ladder 61 set up on the A(front)side of the fire building and began flowing their elevated master stream. Engines from 61 and 40 began fire attack on the D(right)side when they arrived. Crews from 33 assisted with the multiple lines already in service and with checking the B(left) exposure. Crews found extension to the house on the left and crews from 33 and 61 opened up a portion of the wall and ceiling on the second floor and extinguished the fire spreading into the house. The Lehigh County Special Operations Team was also called in to help control the runoff of oil, gasoline, paint and other materials from the fire building that was working its way into the Maidencreek. An excavator was brought in to help crews take the remaining tin roof off and overhaul the original fire building. Crews remained on scene for about five hours with extensive overhaul.

Community Fire Company of Virginville #33
P.O. Box 122
20 First Street
Virginville, PA 19564

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