Fire District 63

November 1, 2014 – Working Structure Fire (Casket Factory)

November 1, 2014 – At 11:20 the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department was dispatched to 300 East Liberty Street, the Schuylkill Haven Casket Factory for a building fire. Chief 730 (Zulick) arrived on scene and found smoke coming from the eaves of the boiler room and confirmed a working fire with the sprinkler system activated.

First in Engine 737 deployed a 2 1/2 attack line and made entry into the boiler room. The next arriving unit Engine 732, tagged the hydrant located above the first entrance to the parking lot and established a water supply to Engine 737. Ladder 725 positioned on Side A of the boiler room and the Ladder crew began to ventilate the roof.

The fire was knocked down within the first 10 minutes. Fire personnel remained on scene for approximately 1 hour, checking for extension and dousing hotspots.

Chief 730 (Zulick) command. Pottsville RIT also responded to the scene. Photos via MLK Photography.

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