Thread: Working fire in Oxford, PA
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Working fire in Oxford, PA
On Saturday March 4, 2000 at 1000 hours the Union Fire Company #1 (Station 21), of Oxford, Pa was alerted for house fire on Hall Road in Lower Oxford Township, Chester County.
Deputy 21 arrived minutes later to find heavy fire and smoke exiting a 1 story wood frame house. Approximately 75% of the structure was involved. He quickly established command and requested a First Alarm Tanker Task Force. This brought the Cochranville Fire Company (Station 27) with and engine and tanker, the West Grove Fire Company (Stations 12 & 22) with a tanker, and the Avondale Fire Company (Station 23) with two tankers to the scene.
Engine 21-4 arrived and placed a 2.5" blitz line in service through the front door and backed it up with a 1.75" handline. The crew knocked down the bulk of the fire and the 2nd handline was advanced down the hallway to the bedroom area. Crews encountered heavy fire throughout the house. The fire was under control in about 30 minutes. There were no injuries reported. The fire is under investigation by the Chester County Fire Marshals Office.
Units responding; Engine 21-4, Ladder 21, Tanker 21, Ambulance 21-2, Squad 21, Engine 27-3, Engine 27-5, Tanker 22, Tanker 23, and Tanker 23-2, FM100, and FM102.
The Community Fire Company of Rising Sun, MD (Station 8) and the Quarryville Fire Company (Lancaster County Station 5-7) Stood by at Station 21. The Hockessin Fire Company (New Castle County, DE Station 19) stood by at Station 23. The Westwood Fire Company (Station 44) stood by at Station 27.
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