Fire District 63

October 31, 2014 – Working Structure Fire (Fort Motel)

October 31, 2014 – At 15:25 Stations 1 & 4 were dispatched along with Fire Districts 56, 42, and 47 to 1044 Centre Turnpike West Brunswick Township, the Fort Motel for a structure fire. Chief 56-01 arrived on scene and and was met with heavy fire showing from the rear of the motel and immediately requested a tanker task force.

Crews from Engine 737 and the Orwigsburg FD arrived on scene and initiated an aggressive interior attack.  Ladder 725 setup on the address side of the building and began roof operations.

A tanker shuttle was setup and a water supply was established from the pond located in front of the Lighthouse Church.

Due to conditions deteriorating rapidly and the fire intensifying Chief 56-01 requested the Schuylkill Hose and Ladder 51 from the city for additional manpower. All operations then switched to defensive.Once the bulk of the fire was knocked down from the exterior, crews were able to continue the interior attack, ultimately extinguishing the fire.

The fire was brought under control within 2 hours. Photos from MLK Photography.

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