Dwelling Fire in East Brandywine, Pennsylvania

Wednesday March 15th at 10:30 am, East Brandywine (49), Alert of Downingtown (Eng & Rescue 45), as well as one engine from GlenMoore Fire Company (48) were dispatched to the Timerlake sub section of East Brandywine Township, Chester County, Pa. for a...


Wednesday March 15th at 10:30 am, East Brandywine (49), Alert of Downingtown (Eng & Rescue 45), as well as one engine from GlenMoore Fire Company (48) were dispatched to the Timerlake sub section of East Brandywine Township, Chester County, Pa. for a reported dwelling fire.

While responding, Engine 49 was advised by the fire board that numerous calls were now being received as well a column of smoke could be seen approaching the incident. Upon arrival the end unit of an 8 unit complex was well involved and was extending to the exposure on side "B".

A second alarm was transmitted. Initially, crew's tried to make an interior attack on the exposure however, due to a collapse of the fire building and high winds the interior crews were evacuated.

Master streams were set up and units operated for several hours.

The fire destroyed 2 units and damaged a 3rd. Also, several small brush and mulch fires were also started due to flying embers. A 4th home and a vehicle was damaged by a mulch fire which extended on to the front porch area of a home 8 units down the street.