Delaware County, PA Firefighters Battle 2 Alarm Fire

At 0900 hrs Delaware County Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a structure fire. The fire was located at 1561 Hermesprota Drive, cross street of Tribbett Ave. The first alarm assignment consisted of:

  • Briarcliffe: E75
  • Darby Township: E76
  • Good Will: E77
  • Collingdale: BLS
  • Fitzgerald Mercy: ALS

The building consisted of a two story brick middle of the row with flat roof. Chief 77 went on location with heavy smoke showing and 1 person in a second floor window.

The companies went in service with heavy fire in the basement and extension into the upper floors. The woman jumped and suffered a broken leg. Chief 77 requested a second alarm consisting of:

  • Darby Borough: E 04
  • Glenolden: Tower 5
  • Folcroft: Tele squirt 1, R1
  • Sharon Hill: E09
  • Felton: Canteen 47

The original fire building received heavy fire damage and the exposure buildings on both sides received smoke damage.

One firefighter who was also a neighbor was injured and the family pet dog died. The Township Fire Marshal and State Police are investigating the incident.