At 1838 hours, on Friday, Sept. 22, the Union Fire Company #1 of Oxford, Chester County, Pennsylvania (Station 21)was alerted for reported working house on fire in the 200 block of North Third Street in the Oxford Borough.
Chief 21 arrived moments later to find fire showing from the first floor front of a 2.5 story single family dwelling. Engine 21-4 arrived and went into service with an interior attack utilizing 2 1.75" handlines. Ladder 21 arrived and the crew laddered the roof for ventilation. Chief 21 requested the 2nd alarm. The West Grove Fire Company (Stations 12 & 22) were alerted for a full company response. Engine 21-2 had the plug a block away and supplied the 5" line to Engine 21-4. The fire was placed under control at 1918 hours. The Community Fire Company of Rising Sun, Maryland (Stations 8 & 18) was alerted for a 2 piece engine company for additional manpower for overhaul. EMS crews from Station 21 and SCCMC Medic 94-1 provided rehab for the firefighters at the scene. The last units cleared the scene at 2139 hours. The fire was investigated by the Chester County Fire Marshal's Office. It was determined to be accidental.
Units Responding to the call: Oxford: Engine 21-4, Engine 21-1, Engine 21-2, Ladder 21, Amb 21-1, and Amb 21-3; West Grove: Engine 12, Engine 22, Ladder 22, and Squad 12; Rising Sun: Engine 813 and Engine 814; Medic 94-1; Chester County Fire Marshals.
Units providing Cover-up: Engine 26-1 (Atglen) and Tanker 5-7 (Quarryville) at Station 21; Engine 25-2 (Longwood) at Station 22; Engine 27-1 (Cochranville) at Station 12.