Pennsylvania Firefighters Battle Strip Mall Blaze

This blaze was discovered at approximately 11:45 pm, April 2nd. A passing motorist knocked on the firehouse door which was across the street from the fire bldg.


This blaze was discovered at approximately 11:45 pm, April 2nd. A passing motorist knocked on the firehouse door which was across the street from the fire bldg.

A 2nd and 3rd alarm were quickly sounded for heavy fire thru the roof of a store in a 7 store strip mall. The bldg was a 1 story U-shaped, overall dimensions approx., 100 x 75.

The fire eventually spread to at least 3 other stores in the small strip mall via a common flat roof. Companies were in service with 2 ladder pipes and 1 tower ladder along with numerous handlines. Four 5" supply lines were dropped. Crews did an excellent job of preventing the spread of fire to the 3 remaining businesses in the mall.

Companies that responded to the call were from Lower Merion Township - Union Fire Association Bala Cynwyd, Narberth, Belmont Hills, Gladwyne, EMS was provided by Narberth Ambulance and Trailer 34, Llanerch, from Haverford twp.