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Quick Response Saves East Fallowfield Property
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By Assistant Fire Chief Adam Grossman
June 10, 2017

On Saturday June 10th at 1107, the Westwood, Modena, Sadsburyville and Cochranville Fire Companies were dispatched to the 3100 block of Strasburg Road in East Fallowfield Township for a building fire. The caller indicated there was smoke in the building and they were evacuating.

Modena Chief Dowlin arrived at 1112 and reported nothing showing from the exterior. After further investigation a fire was located to the rear of the structure and the walls needed to be opened up to expose it. Chief McWilliams arrived at 1116 and established the Strasburg Road Command while Chief Dowlin assumed operations.

Engine 44-5 (March) arrived first due at 1116 and firefighters deployed a 200' 1-3/4" hose line to extinguish the fire. Crews split with half being the hose line crew and the other half opening up the exterior siding. Engine 31-1 (Reynolds) arrived at 1117 and pulled an additional hose line to the fire area. A quick knock was placed on the fire and Westwood firefighters advanced the hose line in the structure to check for extension. Sadsburyville and Modena firefighters assisted with opening up and checking for extension.

The fire was placed under control at 1122, just six minutes after the arrival of Engine 44-5. Crews continued with opening up walls and ceilings adjacent to the fire to ensure the fire was out. The Chester County Fire Marshall's Office was called to the scene to investigate the cause of the fire.

Cochranville Tanker 27 was also on scene to provide additional water, fortunately it was not needed as the 3,000 gallons of water on Engine 44-5 was sufficient. In addition, manpower from Cochranville Engine 27-2 assisted with racking hose lines on Engine 44-5 and Engine 31-1.

EMS from Modena and Westwood stood by on the fire ground for firefighter rehab. Fire Police from Westwood and Sadsburyville were on scene to direct traffic around the fire apparatus.

Some photographs courtesy of IrishEyez Photography.

Units: Engine 44-5, Ambulance 44-1, Traffic 44
 
Mutual Aid: Engine 37-1, Ambulance 37-1, Engine 31-1, Engine 27-2, Tanker 27
 
Fire damaged the exterior of this structure and began spreading inside.
Fire damaged the exterior of this structure and began spreading inside.
Apparatus lined up from Westwood, Sadsburyville and Modena to the rear of the structure on fire.
Apparatus lined up from Westwood, Sadsburyville and Modena to the rear of the structure on fire.
 
Deputy Chief Scott checks over operations.
Deputy Chief Scott checks over operations.
Engine 44-5 and Engine 31-1
Engine 44-5 and Engine 31-1
 
Damage to the structure can be seen, firefighters had to open the siding to expose the fire.
Damage to the structure can be seen, firefighters had to open the siding to expose the fire.
Firefighters arrive with smoke showing to the rear of a business on Strasburg Road.
Firefighters arrive with smoke showing to the rear of a business on Strasburg Road.
 
Battalion Chief Sly driver/operator of Engine 44-5.
Battalion Chief Sly driver/operator of Engine 44-5.
Engine 44-5 on scene of a working building fire in East Fallowfield Township.
Engine 44-5 on scene of a working building fire in East Fallowfield Township.
 
Firefighter March making the initial hose line stretch from Engine 44-5.
Firefighter March making the initial hose line stretch from Engine 44-5.
Sadsburyville firefighters stretched additional hose line from Engine 31-1.
Sadsburyville firefighters stretched additional hose line from Engine 31-1.
 

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